Saturday 25 March 2017

Leo out of blocks in race to replace Kenny - but he'll only get one shot

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar Photo: Tom Burke
Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar Photo: Tom Burke

Gerard O'Regan

Shhh... We've got to really try and listen. Strain our ears. Read the signs. Something has been afoot in the undergrowth during these surprisingly sun-dappled October days. There are so many things we can't see. But we can try and pick up the signals from hidden happenings.

Politics is often just a question of toddling along. One day blending into the next, and a deceiving sense of calm in the air. But one should never forget - stuff is always happening out of view.

And so with all that in mind, let us say that, as of now, Leo Varadkar is one to watch. There is no doubt he has left the starting blocks in the race to try and replace Enda Kenny.

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