Beware the Taoiseach’s New York state of mind

Beware the Taoiseach’s  New York state of mind
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: What possesses our Taoiseach when he goes stateside? Does the author of the Strategic Communications Unit not know that in today’s world the walls have ears? Pic: PA

He is no Donald Trump, but it is puzzling and worrying that Leo Varadkar made the mistake of seeming to align himself with the US president’s dangerous, anti-democratic view of the media

What with the heatwave and everything, I was ill-prepared for the barrage of headlines relaying the news that the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, had got off the leash in New York and made some alarming observations on the functioning of today’s media. What possesses our Taoiseach when he goes stateside? Does the author of the Strategic Communications Unit not know that in today’s world the walls have ears?

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