Is the Indo the promotion agent of Varadkar for FG leader ?


Jul 5, 2008
From his profile blurb on the fine gael website-

Leo Varadkar TD was appointed Minster for Social Protection on 6 May 2016. He previously served as Minister for Health from July 2014 to May 2016. He served as Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport from March 2011. Leo was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 2007 and is a TD for Dublin West.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport he led a number of bold initiatives, including The Gathering: the largest and most successful tourism initiative ever held in Ireland. He took the decision to link up Dublin’s heavy and light rail commuter network through the Luas Cross City project; open up more bus routes to competition; further develop the National Sport Campus; and grant independence for Shannon Airport. He also developed a new Road Safety Strategy and a National Ports Policy.

In his time as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, the number of international visitors to Ireland has increased by one million per annum, while passenger traffic has increased through the three State airports and on public transport.
So his did some good work as Minister for Transport which is good but since July 2014 as health Minister and now more recently as social protection minister, he has done nothing of note in two and a half years, says is all really.


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Jun 16, 2007
He may be the darling of the media yet I would suggest he is better suited to his new and occasional DJ job, I don't ascribe the words 'political leader' to him at all. All mouth and no trousers so to speak.
Exactly my point, FFers fear him.


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Feb 25, 2011


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Aug 1, 2011
He has an opinion on every department except his own.His greatest achievement was "coming out" and really no one gave a rats ar$e about that.
And that's why INM comics are doing all they can to make him FG leader. No leadership, bland debating skills, non existent as a minister - but what does that matter to Gombeen politics and the West Brit luvvies :)

The main attraction of Varadkar for FG leader is the reaction of other parties to the prospect. FF are especially fearful because he is popular among the uncommitted who like the idea of someone who answers questions in single syllables on occasion. He has pretty strong opinions of a conservative nature and he's as likely to walk away from govt as to cobble together a shambles.
Like been savaged by a dead sheep :)

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