'The start of the Varadkar era'

Varadkar took a non-confrontational tone during his first day - but there was a harder edge too, writes Michael Brennan

15th June, 2017
'The start of the Varadkar era'
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New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come up with a slight rather than significant cabinet shake up.

But what was more interesting was the policy directions he issued to new and existing ministers.

Varadkar tasked them with building more social houses, introducing a vacant homes tax and reviving stalled anti-alcohol abuse legislation.

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