The dos and don'ts of being a 'Sporting Taoiseach'

Every taoiseach must walk a tightrope when it comes to mixing sport and politics

5th September, 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar watching Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau try his hand at hurling. Pic: Getty

Now, given his role as Taoiseach, it is impossible to escape Varadkar at all the main sporting events in this county.

He was at the Ireland v Austria match in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium last month with his partner Matthew Barrett. And there he was last Sunday on the podium accompanied by his new female aide-de-camp Comdt Caroline Burke, when Galway hurling captain David Burke lifted the Liam McCarthy cup up into the air.


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