Friday June 5, 2020

Taoiseach finally takes Brexit bull by the horns

Leo Varadkar's speech on Friday took a stronger line than his predecessor

6th August, 2017

The Taoiseach’s speech to Queen’s University in Belfast on Friday ticked many boxes. He spoke of one of its most famous graduates – Mary McAleese – who went on to become President of Ireland. He also spoke of Seamus Heaney, who was educated there and won the Nobel Prize for literature. He spoke of marriage equality – an issue of intense debate in the North. There was even a reference to Game of Thrones –...

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