In a crisis, Varadkar’s response is more PR

As the ongoing problems with homelessness, health and housing spill further out of control, the Taoiseach is busy burnishing his own brand at no little expense

27th August, 2017

For the period known as the ‘silly season’, the past week has provided some serious hard news that tells us a lot about the “Republic of opportunity” promised by Leo Varadkar when he became Taoiseach.

Last Tuesday morning, we learned that there are just 3,000 rental properties available across the country, including 1,121 in Dublin - the lowest supply ever recorded.

On the same day, 25,000 students got their much-anticipated CAO offers of...

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