Varadkar says he is prepared to take legal action against British government over legacy bill

The Taoiseach said the voice of victims was the government’s primary consideration

The legacy laws are opposed by all major Stormont parties, and victims’ groups

Leo Varadkar has made clear he is prepared to take legal action against the UK over its legacy laws.

The Taoiseach said his government had not made a final decision on its response to the enactment of Westminster legislation that grants perpetrators of Troubles crimes a limited form of immunity.

He acknowledged that taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights would have political implications for Ireland’s relationship with Britain. But he said ...