Kevin Doyle: We became distracted by 'shiny and new', but reality is different
It was like the taming of the Maverick. The feisty and rebellious Leo Varadkar turned into a Statesman with a wry smile and a wave to crowds basking in the Leinster House sunshine.
Everything was shiny and new. For a moment Ireland turned a genuine corner, showing the world how open-minded and modern we are.
Little old 'backward' Ireland made the UK government look like jokers and the United States appear crazy.