Thursday 20 September 2018

Leo Varadkar tweeted about his new socks and some eagle-eyed followers spotted a cheeky message

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada who was presented with an Irish Rugby jersey by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. at Farmleigh House in Dublin.
Photo: Julien Behal Photography
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada who was presented with an Irish Rugby jersey by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photo: Julien Behal Photography
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar chose today to tweet about his new socks.

Ever since his summer sojourn in Canada with Justin Trudeau when he wore a pair of Mounties socks with maple leaves, novelty socks have become the Taoiseach's 'thing'.

The socks feature Mounties and Canadian maple leaves (Kenneth O’Halloran/PA)
The socks feature Mounties and Canadian maple leaves (Kenneth O’Halloran/PA)
Varadkar presents Trudeau with a pair of socks and a rugby shirt (Niall Carson/PA)

On the evening of the first day of the Irish Rail strike, which caused traffic chaos as up to 150,000 commuters attempted to navigate their way to work by alternative means, the leader of the country took a moment to tweet a photo of his new socks. 

The word 'BYE' adorns a yellow pair while bicycles decorate another.  A third features hurleys.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Iverk Show Chairman Robert Dowley compare socks during the Taoiseach's visit to the Piltown venue. Picture: Pat Moore
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Iverk Show Chairman Robert Dowley compare socks during the Taoiseach's visit to the Piltown venue. Picture: Pat Moore

Zooming in, some followers spotted something else, a message reading, 'You are a ride'.

Others took the opportunity to make Brexit jokes and election gags.

Others were simply not amused by the whole thing.

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