'Varadkar honeymoon over before it began'

The gloves are off and the battle for the next election is already underway, writes Mary Regan

15th June, 2017
Varadkar receives his Seal of Office from President Higgins Pic: RollingNews.ie

For all the symbolism of a social and generational change that Leo Varadkar brings to the role of Taoiseach, there was little novel or fresh in his approach on his first day as Taoiseach.

Rising to the office at the age of 38 - just ten years to the day after he first entered Dail Eireann as a TD - is a distinction remarkable enough in itself. But Varadkar begins the task of proving himself...

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