Friday 9 December 2016

Leo has edge on Simon and Frances - but leader races are unpredictable

Published 09/07/2016 | 02:30

'All the money in Fine Gael is going on Leo Varadkar to become the next party leader and Taoiseach. But nobody is suggesting that it will be handed to him on a plate' Photo: Tony Gavin
'All the money in Fine Gael is going on Leo Varadkar to become the next party leader and Taoiseach. But nobody is suggesting that it will be handed to him on a plate' Photo: Tony Gavin

Times have changed in politics. A new, urbanite, female TD reprimanded a seasoned, rural male counterpart this week for reeking. When he sat down beside her at a meeting (after a feed of pints the night before), she told him to go off, put on some deodorant and eat some freshmints.

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The female TD told hushed party colleagues later she wasn't going to tolerate such behaviour. The male TD was spotted in a sweat later on during a vote in the Chamber.

Times have changed.

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