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Lise Hand: Leo the Lip left sheiken but not stirred by holiday hullabaloo

Published 02/12/2011 | 05:00

Tourism and Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said people should be able to afford a 2012 holiday
Tourism and Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said people should be able to afford a 2012 holiday

Gosh, but Leo Varadkar has a barefaced sheik. Even as yet another controversy roared to life over his rosy view of next week's Budget, the Minister for Transport, Tourism, Sport & Boo-Boos was shaking hands with sheiks in the Burlington Hotel yesterday at a reception to mark United Arab Emirates National Day.

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It's entirely possible that the first thing which Enda Kenny types into Google search every morning is the trio of fearful words, 'Leo', 'Varadkar' and 'Controversy'.

For he's Leo the Lip, a chap born with a silver foot in his mouth. His pronouncements can make money-markets shiver and cause a stampede of frothing citizenry clamouring to talk to Joe.

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