Mortgage row puts Varadkar on back foot
No bank of mum and dad for Varadkar
Leo Varadkar should know that when you're explaining you're losing, and the Taoiseach was explaining a lot yesterday.
Varadkar found himself detailing his own personal mortgage circumstances yesterday, after his ill-judged comments in the Dáil on Tuesday, suggesting that young aspiring home-owners should ask 'the bank of mum and dad' for the deposit for a home.
In the Dáil on Tuesday, Varadkar was defending the government's Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan plan, which allows...
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