Thursday September 24, 2020

Varadkar: ‘Some people become more conservative as they grow older. I became more liberal’

Brexit was the dominant issue when Leo Varadkar appeared at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal last week, but even debate around the crises in housing and health failed to ruin the easygoing atmosphere at the public interview

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

28th July, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal on Friday Picture: Clive Wassan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in relaxed form for his fifth appearance at the MacGill summer school in Donegal despite the threat of a hard Brexit. He was certainly rested after his first cabinet meeting in Donegal the day before. “I had a lie in, it was a bit of a late night,” he confessed.

He had the familiar sight of ‘Leo’s bar’ across the road from the Highland Hotel in Glenties, where he...

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