Leo Varadkar’s vision is not that of Declan Costello’s Just Society
In the Taoiseach’s Republic of Opportunity, owning a home would seem to be the preserve of the middle class
Leo Varadkar set out his stall for the leadership of Fine Gael at the 2014 MacGill Summer School. The speech, How to Restore Trust Between Governors and Governed, was his first substantive attempt at establishing an overarching political ethos which would ultimately serve as his guiding beliefs as Taoiseach.
Borrowing from Seamus Heaney’s famous poem, the then Minister for Health referred to the “Republic of Conscience” no less than eight times. The theme of his Donegal...
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