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Leo the Lion unleashes his star power to woo the troops

Published 23/07/2014 | 02:30

Pearse Doherty, TD, Lucinda Creighton TD and Catherine Murphy TD at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties. (North West Newspix)
Pearse Doherty, TD, Lucinda Creighton TD and Catherine Murphy TD at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties. (North West Newspix)

THERE'S a pub right across the road from the Highlands Hotel called Leo's Bar. Its proprietor is Leo McLoone Snr, father of the Donegal footballer who bears his name.

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Though it wouldn't have been a total surprise to learn that the hostelry had been recently rechristened to welcome the brand-new Health Minister to Glenties.

For in the absence of the Taoiseach making the pilgrimage to Donegal, there's little doubt that the starry Leo Varadkar is to the MacGill talking shop what Niall Horan is to a stadium full of One Directioners.

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