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'Preaching from his perch': What Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan have said about each other in the past


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Eamon Ryan. Picture: Tom Burke

Eamon Ryan. Picture: Tom Burke

Eamon Ryan. Picture: Tom Burke

"Will the real Eamon Ryan please stand up? Is it the aforementioned answer or the one about which the minister is now fantasising? The minister is desperate… I despair of the minister" - during a debate on energy policy when Mr Ryan was Communications Minister and Mr Varadkar a Fine Gael TD, October 12, 2010.

"We have any number of economic strategies. I encourage Deputy Eamon Ryan to read them" - after the Green Party leader asked for the Government's economic strategy, October 18, 2017.

"Sometimes when I hear the deputy preaching from his perch on the edge of the chamber, I almost forget the fact that he was not just elected to the Dáil in 2016. He was, of course, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for four and a half years. He had responsibility for this area for four and a half years when he served in office with Fianna Fáil during that disastrous government which led the country to bankruptcy, never mind individual enterprises" - responding to questions from Mr Ryan on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy and media funding, April 17, 2018.