Cost Of Living

Every Leo helps: Taoiseach under fire over supermarket-style cost savings hand-out

Leo Varadkar distributing leaflet in Dublin West constituency to highlight measures in the state’s cost of living package

Leo Varadkar: Taoiseach accused of ignoring the fact that that the number of young people stuck living in their childhood bedrooms has almost doubled since Fine Gael took office a decade ago. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under fire for creating a supermarket-style ad highlighting government measures designed to help family save money in his Dublin West constituency.

The leaflet is styled along the lines of the cost saving advertisements from large supermarkets, with a Lidl-style yellow and blue colour scheme.

It comes as new figures reveal the number of young people living at home has almost doubled.