Tuesday 23 May 2017

Martina Devlin: Leo enters lion's den in his close encounters with public servants

Fine Gael's Leo Varadkar canvasses in Carpenterstown, Co Dublin, yesterday
Fine Gael's Leo Varadkar canvasses in Carpenterstown, Co Dublin, yesterday
Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

LEO Varadkar is giving me a lift. I'm repaying him by snooping round his car. There's a large Brown Thomas bag at my feet -- I re-angle my position to peek in, assuming it might contain a new suit for the election campaign.

Instead I spot a can of Red Bull, a Kit Kat and an empty packet of Dolly Mixtures: fuel for the campaign trail.

On the back window is 'The Little Book of Buddhism' by the Dalai Lama -- fuel of a different class.

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