Wednesday January 29, 2020

In the next 100 days, we’ll get Varadkar’s true measure

Those who write Varadkar off after barely three months are making a mistake

24th September, 2017
Leo Varadkar: another big 100 days coming up Picture: Fergal Phillips

One swallow does not make a summer. One opinion poll – even two opinion polls – cannot be relied on to forecast the outcome of a general election still some distance away. However, if a trend is evident, then the figures seldom lie.

The ‘first 100 days’ barometer is an American import. In the case of new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, it is not very meaningful. It’s been high summer with the Dáil in recess and...

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