Stephen Kinsella: A letter to Leo Varadkar

Defining Ireland’s relationship with the world is your problem now, Leo, and you will need to manage the Irish economy through a period of de-globalisation

Dear Leo,

First off, congratulations. Only 13 men have held the title of “Leader” or “Taoiseach” before you. You are now a piece of history in the making, and whether you last in this great office for one year or ten, you are now a sort of index of Irish political and social life. Historians speak of the ‘Lemass Years’ or the ‘Kenny Era’. Your era will be no less colourful, and however ...