Leo Varadkar has pointed to the example of former Fianna Fáil leader Sean Lemass as someone who was a “modernising and reforming taoiseach” after a mid-term takeover.
But after watching his conservative cabinet reshuffle, several Fianna Fáil TDs said later that it reminded them of an error made by another mid-term taoiseach – Brian Cowen.
Instead of clearing out his cabinet, he was largely loyal to the ministers already...
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