Friday September 18, 2020

Varadkar and Fine Gael will need to make electoral history

The Taoiseach’s Brexit bounce may have eclipsed the Children’s Hospital scandal. But the upcoming local and European elections will determine his political future

24th March, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar waits to meet European Council President Donald Tusk in Government Buildings last week Pic: PA

Brexit day - if it ever actually happens - may come to define Leo Varadkar’s premiership. But there is another date, Friday, May 24, that is just as important to the Taoiseach’s future political prospects. It is the day of the local and European elections, and it will be the Fine Gael leader’s first electoral outing since he took office nearly two years ago.

It will test the central argument...

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