Saturday August 8, 2020

Blank Canvass: Leo’s sleight of tweet during a TV debate

Self-appointed patriots, glowing endorsement by family members, Shinners taking one for the team: it‘s all happening as the candidates wear out the shoe leather in week two of the campaign

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
26th January, 2020
Leo Varadkar achieved political bilocation of a sort during last Wednesday night’s debate

No one is safe from the Healy-Rae canvassing machine, it appears. Hurling pundit Buff Egan was in the middle of a live interview with the Our Game YouTube sports channel when two Healy-Rae canvassers began knocking on his door. Despite pointing at his laptop in an effort to ward them off, the knocks continued until Buff brought his laptop with him and answered the door.

“Can the Kerry hurlers come back this year, is there...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Fianna Fáil fears that some Green TDs do not want to be in office during what is increasingly likely to be a time of tough economic conditions

Michael Brennan | 4 months ago

In response to TDs’ complaints, a process of ‘peeling back the onion’ will examine how Fianna Fáil lost eight of its 45 seats

Michael Brennan | 4 months ago

Leo Varadkar will have to jettison several ministers if the party agrees to a coalition with Fianna Fáil

Michael Brennan | 4 months ago