Wednesday 26 July 2017

Leo must pay his political debts - but can't keep everyone happy

Leo Varadkar surrounded by his political supporters at the Mansion House in Dublin during the Fine Gael leadership contest. Photo: Gareth Chaney/ Collins
Leo Varadkar surrounded by his political supporters at the Mansion House in Dublin during the Fine Gael leadership contest. Photo: Gareth Chaney/ Collins
John Downing

John Downing

You do not have to be an Einstein of the political world to know that Brexit, Brexit and Brexit is the challenge ahead of Taoiseach-designate Leo Varadkar.

But his more immediate job is to pull together a unified Government team.

That leads to the key question: can he pay the "political debts" he incurred on his way to the top job without further fuelling party divisions?

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