Saturday April 4, 2020

Taoiseach prepares for prime time pitch

The Taoiseach tweeted pictures of himself practicing with an autocue earlier this week

10th November, 2017
Varadkar's speech was moved to avoid a clash with Saturday's football but still faces stiff competition from the likes of Planet Earth II. Picture: Maura Hickey

Leo Varadkar will tonight deliver his biggest speech since taking over as Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach five months ago. It is big not for its content, but its status: a live half-hour prime time television address to the nation from the party’s conference in Cavan.

The decision to move the event from the usual Saturday to a Friday has been dictated by the Republic Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier in Denmark tomorrow...

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