Monday February 24, 2020

Matt Cooper: A delicate balancing act

By virtue of his position, Varadkar may find the attention on his personal life more than he might find appropriate

4th June, 2017
Leo Varadkar: has indicated that he wants to protect his partner’s privacy Picture: Naoise Culhane

The foreign media’s main interest in our incoming taoiseach is prompted by the two things that have been spoken about least during the campaign to become Fine Gael leader: that he is gay and the son of an immigrant.

Those facts are what make him remarkable and interesting to others. They have brought about more extensive foreign media coverage than most probably would otherwise have been the case – Indian TV camera crews...

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