Monday 5 December 2016

Leo just can't help shooting from the lip as Garda dispute gathers momentum

Published 19/10/2016 | 02:30

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. Photo: Douglas O'Connor

Leo Varadkar probably knows the old political question and answer dialogue: Q: How do you quench a fire? A: Not sure - but I do know how to start another one.

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It just might explain why, on his way to shut down the notorious JobBridge scheme, that he had a good poke at the gardaí now set to "withdraw their labour."

The Social Protection Minister's one big job yesterday was to close off the JobBridge scheme which had drawn down heaps of trouble on the collective heads of the previous government who had introduced it. The bould Leo would eventually argue that overall the work placement scheme was a success.

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