Sunday December 15, 2019

Michael Murray: An open letter to Leo Varadkar

A new Taoiseach needs a new strategy for promoting investment and risk-taking

11th June, 2017
Leo Varadkar is being urged to call a general election before the end of the summerFergal Phillips

Firstly, congratulations on your election as Fine Gael leader. You are now presumptive taoiseach – a powerful position from which you can make a real difference. But I believe you need to go to the country as soon as you can. With a fresh mandate, you can flush away the stew of paralysis, instability and the entitlement culture in which our politics and society have become mired for so long.

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