The Tánaiste has not been offered any political absolution this evening.

The Taoiseach believes what Leo Varadkar did in April 2019 was not appropriate.

Ditto the Green Party, who say "the passing on of sensitive information in this manner is not appropriate".

The timelines and the full impact of the disclosure on all involved needs further scrutiny, a statement from the party read.

All this despite ongoing contact between the three leaders of the Government parties today.

Leo Varadkar will make a further statement and answer questions in the Dáil next week. 

That process in the midst of a political controversy is always something of a tightrope walk for even the most accomplished of politicians.

Leo Varadkar has admitted that providing a GP agreement reached with the Irish Medical Organisation to a rival group of doctors was not best practice.

He regrets that it was not provided to the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) in a more appropriately formal manner.

In a statement, he said the copy of the agreement given to Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail, in his capacity as president of the NAGP, was to encourage acceptance of the agreement amongst the General Practitioner community.

The Tánaiste said too that the essential details of the agreement were known publicly at that time in April last year - and he described allegations that he had breached laws and protocols as grossly defamatory and inaccurate.

In a statement Village magazine, the source of this story, point out that the Dáil record shows that the then Fianna Fáil heath spokesperson Stephen Donnelly was unable to access that confidential document at the time.

Stephen Donnelly said back then: "The GPs have not seen it. The public have not seen it and we have not seen it."

Sinn Féin's Louise O’Reilly and the Social Democrats' co-leader Róisín Shortall also told the Dáil on 16 April, 2019, that they had been unable to get fine detail of the agreement.

It all suggests that the agreement passed to the NAGP was a precious commodity.

The way the then taoiseach did this raises questions around his judgment and that will be the focus of much scrutiny in the Dáil next week.