Varadkar: ‘I’ve experienced a degree of racism’

Taoiseach adds that he has never been physically attacked, unlike many others

22nd December, 2019
Varadkar: ‘I’ve experienced a degree of racism’
Leo Varadkar Picture: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has revealed that he experienced “a degree of racism” due to his Indian heritage.

His Fine Gael party has been at the centre of controversy after its former Wexford by-election candidate Verona Murphy was criticised for linking asylum seekers to Islamic State.

During a Christmas interview with political correspondents, Varadkar said that his own experience of racism was not something he particularly wanted to go into.

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