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.

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