Thursday June 4, 2020

Fanboy Leo: Is the Taoiseach spending too much time courting celebrities?

Leo Varadkar’s fondness for social media and meeting big names sits well with some politicians and not with others. However, what the public thinks of it is what will matter

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

9th June, 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had a meeting with the world’s biggest celebrity last week when he welcomed US president Donald Trump to Ireland. As he nears his second anniversary in office, Varadkar has had one-to-one encounters with pop stars like Kylie Minogue, the Pixies and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Hollywood star George Clooney. But the Trump encounter was not a photoshoot that he or his team wanted - at all.

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