Tuesday 24 October 2017

Honestly, Leo. Is that how you were raised?

Rude guest: Leo Varadkar gave out to his hosts, the Hibernian Society, in Savannah, Georgia
Rude guest: Leo Varadkar gave out to his hosts, the Hibernian Society, in Savannah, Georgia
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

So, as is normal for this time of the year, the Cabinet has made its way back from those onerous duties of having a few nice dinners in foreign climes. And, as is normal for this time of the year, we've got at least one politician who, on balance, would have been better served to keep his comments to himself.

On this occasion, it is the good burghers of Savannah, Georgia, who have reason to be somewhat less than gruntled.

Leo Varadkar was a guest of the Savannah chapter of the Hibernian Society, a 200-year-old organisation that can boast some of the finest 19th-Century minds alive today. That can be one conclusion drawn from the fact that it still hosts something as antediluvian as a 'men only' dinner, but Leo wasn't going to allow such an injustice to go unnoticed.

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