“I do not know nor have I ever met Mr McGahon.

“I have had no dealings whatsoever with the man he alleges raped him.

“As a victim of alleged abuse Mr McGahon has every right to have his allegations pursued through due process. But I refute entirely the allegations that he has made against me. They are completely baseless and untrue.

“I am concerned that media outlets and political leaders are repeating these allegations as fact when they are without foundation.

“I am aware that there is an ongoing Gardaí investigation. I have previously through my legal representative offered to voluntarily attend for questioning to clear up this matter. That remains my position.”