Analysis: Party leaders are backing Varadkar to keep coalition intact

If Micheál Martin and Eamon Ryan withdrew their support for the embattled Tánaiste, the government would almost certainly collapse

16th March, 2021
Analysis: Party leaders are backing Varadkar to keep coalition intact
Leo Varadkar has responded to Sinn Féin calls for him to step aside due to an ongoing garda investigation into his leaking of a draft GP contract to a friend in the now disbanded National Association of General Practitioners. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

What a difference a year has made for Leo Varadkar.

This time last year, he was the Taoiseach and earning plaudits for his speech announcing the start of the country’s first Covid lockdown during his St Patrick’s Day visit to the US.

Now he is Tánaiste and having to respond to Sinn Féin calls for him to step aside due to an ongoing garda investigation into his leaking of a draft...

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