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Leo vs Mary-Lou: more fiery than Connell and Marianne

Fionnán Sheahan


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Gloves are off: Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald goaded Leo Varadkar in the Dáil this week. In response, the Taoiseach sneered and was over-wrought, in a sign of things to come. PHOTO: PA

Gloves are off: Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald goaded Leo Varadkar in the Dáil this week. In response, the Taoiseach sneered and was over-wrought, in a sign of things to come. PHOTO: PA

Gloves are off: Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald goaded Leo Varadkar in the Dáil this week. In response, the Taoiseach sneered and was over-wrought, in a sign of things to come. PHOTO: PA

Get ready for a more fractious relationship than even the harrowing bust-up of Marianne and Connell in 'Normal People'.

The niceties of the crisis are ending. The gloves are off in a return to naked politics.

Leo Varadkar was playing down the significance of opinion polls as he fended off the Leaving Cert dawdling.