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Taoiseach branded a 'tosser' by LCD Soundystem guitarist after attending Dublin gig

 

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar didn't get a warm reception from American rock band LCD Soundsystem after appearing backstage following their Dublin show.

The band's guitarist Al Doyle took to Twitter to brand him a 'tosser' after a brief interaction between the two in the Olympia Theatre last night.

"Irish PM Leo Varadkar came backstage. Wore a "repeal" tote bag around my neck in front of him; he walked away. Tosser," he wrote.

 

He said that the band's synthesizer Nancy Whang "took him to task" on Ireland's abortion law.

"It was uncomfortable and awesome," he added.

The Taoiseach had been enjoying the show with fellow Fine Gael members, including Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee, who defended their party leader on Twitter.

 

"Wow! You do realise he's the one actually raising the repeal issue when other wouldn't," Ms McEntee wrote.

"#GreatGigByTheWay #PityAboutTheBitterness"

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