Saturday 17 November 2018

Analysis: The scars of heaves past weigh upon Leo and Simon - but have they learned?

'Big' Phil Hogan. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
'Big' Phil Hogan. Photo: Colin O'Riordan

Fionnán Sheahan

Tears rolling down his face and being consoled by a colleague, Leo Varadkar stood in the lobby of Leinster House.

On a sunny day in June, the post-match analysis of the failed leadership heave had finished.

Suddenly, for a fellah who is so often accused of being socially awkward, he let all the emotion out.

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