Sunday 20 August 2017

Kevin Doyle: We became distracted by 'shiny and new', but reality is different

Things can get better but Mr Varadkar has no time for a honeymoon. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Things can get better but Mr Varadkar has no time for a honeymoon. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

It was like the taming of the Maverick. The feisty and rebellious Leo Varadkar turned into a Statesman with a wry smile and a wave to crowds basking in the Leinster House sunshine.

Everything was shiny and new. For a moment Ireland turned a genuine corner, showing the world how open-minded and modern we are.

Little old 'backward' Ireland made the UK government look like jokers and the United States appear crazy.

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