Varadkar reveals that he keeps portrait of Lemass in his office

Varadkar describes Lemass as a moderniser and great patriot who helped make Ireland a better place

11th August, 2019
Sean Lemass

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has revealed that he keeps a portrait of Séan Lemass in his office to remind him that the government he leads “does not have an overall majority” and that “there are good people across all parties”.

Varadkar is now dependent on Fianna Fáil, the party of Lemass, and independents, for his continuation as head of government.

“Lemass brought an optimism to politics and it...

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