Taoiseach finally takes Brexit bull by the horns
Leo Varadkar's speech on Friday took a stronger line than his predecessor
The Taoiseach’s speech to Queen’s University in Belfast on Friday ticked many boxes. He spoke of one of its most famous graduates – Mary McAleese – who went on to become President of Ireland. He also spoke of Seamus Heaney, who was educated there and won the Nobel Prize for literature. He spoke of marriage equality – an issue of intense debate in the North. There was even a reference to Game of Thrones – one of the North’s most famous cultural exports of recent years, the producers of which met at his own alma mater, Trinity college in Dublin.
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