Wednesday 15 August 2018

Lucky are we who have such Great Men

The Dail threw around extravagant praise, but aims to limit the views it allows to be heard, writes Gene Kerrigan

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

May God forgive me for what I'm about to inflict on you, but in a moment it will be necessary to replicate some praise for our new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. It won't take long and you might even enjoy it, in a quirky, masochistic sort of way.

Here's what's supposed to have happened in recent weeks:

As Enda Kenny retired to rest on his laurels, Leo Varadkar was chosen by Fine Gael to be its new leader, in a democratic contest with Simon Coveney.

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