Tuesday February 18, 2020

Most voters still support centre ground, says Varadkar

Taoiseach says onus is on Sinn Féin ‘to get a socialist republican programme of government through the Dáil’

12th February, 2020
Leo Varadkar arrives at the European Financial Forum at Dublin Castle this morning. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Leo Varadkar has told international business leaders that the general election was a “day of reckoning” for Ireland’s political parties.

Speaking at the European Financial Forum at Dublin Castle, the Taoiseach said the centre ground in Ireland had been “shaken” and “diminished” by the result of the general election, but had ultimately held firm.

“[The centre] still represents the views of the majority of the people. The...

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