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IN CHARGE: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says ‘something that we definitely don’t need in the next couple of years is pay cuts — or welfare cuts or increases in income tax’. Photo: Steve Humphreys

IN CHARGE: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says ‘something that we definitely don’t need in the next couple of years is pay cuts — or welfare cuts or increases in income tax’. Photo: Steve Humphreys

IN CHARGE: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says ‘something that we definitely don’t need in the next couple of years is pay cuts — or welfare cuts or increases in income tax’. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Leo Varadkar should be on holidays now. He planned to go away next week with his partner, Dr Matthew Barrett, including a few days in Spain. But now, despite Fine Gael coming third in the election, he finds the ultimate responsibility for running the country, and forming the next government, rests with him.

Philip Ryan: A lot has been asked of the public this weekend and for the coming month. Is there any glimmer of hope you can give them?


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