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

Published 22/02/2011 | 05:00

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

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.

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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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