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Varadkar teed up his own gaffe, and he’s not out of this hole yet

The Taoiseach's ‘father of the bride’ story was designed to entertain the audience, but it turned a smooth trip into a PR disaster

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

18th March, 2018

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar does not play golf – but his diplomatic gaffe over Doonbeg would go down as a double bogey if he ever got out to play on Donald Trump’s course.

Varadkar will know that he has only himself to blame for ending up in the rough. Many sources in government were initially keen to portray his tale of having phoned up Clare Co Council on Trump’s behalf to enquire about a...

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