Wednesday 22 November 2017

Niall O'Connor: First week throws up plenty of 'women problems' for Leo

Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photo: Stephen Collins /Collins Photos
Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photo: Stephen Collins /Collins Photos
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Leo Varadkar arrived at Government Buildings with a spring in his step. It was a minute after eight and the new Taoiseach had recently stepped off a plane from London, where he held talks with one of Europe's most prominent female politicians.

By all accounts, his discussions with Theresa May were both impassioned and intimate.

Mr Varadkar told the British prime minister that Brexit was a "tragedy" and his "heart breaks" over the UK's decision to leave the EU. His supporters insist a later reference to the Hugh Grant film 'Love Actually' shows the Taoiseach's soft side.

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