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Leo Varadkar slaps down Simon Harris over ‘navel gazing’ comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris viewed within FG as leadership contender

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Simon Harris and Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Simon Harris and Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Simon Harris and Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has slapped down Simon Harris in a clear sign of simmering tension between two of the most high-profile ministers in Fine Gael.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris last month launched a thinly veiled attack on Mr Varadkar, saying that “we don’t need navel gazing or debates or workshops or focus groups”.


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