The dos and don'ts of being a 'Sporting Taoiseach'

The dos and don'ts of being a 'Sporting Taoiseach'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar watching Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau try his hand at hurling. Pic: Getty

Every taoiseach must walk a tightrope when it comes to mixing sport and politics

By his own admission, Leo Varadkar was “a bit of a swot in school” and did not get involved in sport until his early 20s. But since then, there has been a well-documented pathway into triathlons, and he was exposed to lots of different sports by necessity when he was Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Now, given his role as Taoiseach, it is impossible to...

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