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Varadkar and Martin gear up for ‘presidential’ contest

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may be largely aligned on core policies, but the former’s message to voters is that they will deliver on their promises

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

19th January, 2020

There was a moment at the state dinner for Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday night when Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were laughing and joking together.

Like John and Mary, the squabbling couple in Father Ted who instantly stop threatening to knife each other when Ted Crilly enters their shop, the Taoiseach and the Fianna Fáil leader maintained a temporary truce in front of the European Commission president.

While Varadkar...

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