Sunday 22 July 2018

Eoghan Harris: Leo Varadkar's olive branch more important than Doonbeg

Eoghan Harris March 18
Eoghan Harris March 18
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Leo Varadkar's largely successful American visit was rich in raw material for my fat mental files on the incoherent interaction between media and politics in Ireland.

The incoherence is in taking the Taoiseach to task on minor issues like the Trump visit and Doonbeg, but letting him off the hook on major mistakes like his speech in Texas and not playing up his olive-branch speech in Washington.

The Taoiseach was perfectly correct to invite the president of the United States to Ireland. A snub would seriously annoy all Americans and not just the pro-Trump ones.

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