Tuesday 24 April 2018

Bromance anyone? Leo Varadkar and Justin Trudeau go for a run in Dublin

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes his first official foreign visitor, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Farmleigh. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes his first official foreign visitor, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Farmleigh. Picture; Gerry Mooney
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

They may have bonded over their mutual love of novelty socks and after a busy day of engagements Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went for a run in the Phoenix Park.

The world leaders both shared photos of their evening jaunt on their Twitter accounts.

"The sun came out just in time for a quick chance to see more of this beautiful part of Dublin on foot... nice pace," the Canadian PM wrote online.

Their friendship may have been inevitable as Mr Varadkar has previously spoken about his admiration for Mr Trudeau's leadership style.

Their trip to the park comes after a day of the Canadian leader touring Dublin.

Earlier, both leaders were given an exhibition of Gaelic football and hurling from Castleknock schoolchildren.

Mr Trudeau was also presented with a personalised Irish rugby jersey, a Dublin GAA jersey, a bodhrán and a pair of what the Taoiseach described as "Celtic socks".

He was also given a framed copy of the WB Yeats poem 'Lake Isle of Inisfree'.

Some Twitter users, including fitness guru Karl Henry, were quick to praise the politicians for setting a good example by working out.

 

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