They are under starters orders - the Great Race to be outta here on Paddy's Day - Leo 2 WDC

Catalpast

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Yes folks its that time of year again as plans are afoot for Ireland's Government Ministers to be like the Wild Geese of old

and fly the Flag on foreign fields:

The Government's travel plans for St Patrick's Day have been announced, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set to make the traditional visit to meet US President Donald Trump in the White House in March.
The Taoiseach and his ministers will travel to 38 countries to promote Ireland around the world.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0116/933835-st-patricks-day/

I wonder if Trump will snub him?

- after all he promised vengeance on those who voted against his plan to move the US Embassy from one part of Israel to another

- at least Leo can always claim [truthfully] that he vas only obeying the Orders of the Chancellor...

Only one Cabinet Minister is staying home during the national holiday with Minister for Transport Shane Ross opting again to remain in the country.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney* will visit China, while Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will be in Argentina on St Patrick's Day.



* Interesting...very interesting....petunia
 


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Yes folks its that time of year again as plans are afoot for Ireland's Government Ministers to be like the Wild Geese of old

and fly the Flag on foreign fields:

The Government's travel plans for St Patrick's Day have been announced, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set to make the traditional visit to meet US President Donald Trump in the White House in March.
The Taoiseach and his ministers will travel to 38 countries to promote Ireland around the world.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0116/933835-st-patricks-day/

I wonder if Trump will snub him?

- after all he promised vengeance on those who voted against his plan to move the US Embassy from one part of Israel to another

- at least Leo can always claim [truthfully] that he vas only obeying the Orders of the Chancellor...

Only one Cabinet Minister is staying home during the national holiday with Minister for Transport Shane Ross opting again to remain in the country.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney* will visit China, while Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will be in Argentina on St Patrick's Day.



* Interesting...very interesting....petunia
Is it interesting? Sounds like any other year.

Will be hard for Leo to top Endas speech to Trump last year.
 

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Yes folks its that time of year again as plans are afoot for Ireland's Government Ministers to be like the Wild Geese of old

and fly the Flag on foreign fields:

The Government's travel plans for St Patrick's Day have been announced, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set to make the traditional visit to meet US President Donald Trump in the White House in March.
The Taoiseach and his ministers will travel to 38 countries to promote Ireland around the world.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0116/933835-st-patricks-day/

I wonder if Trump will snub him?

- after all he promised vengeance on those who voted against his plan to move the US Embassy from one part of Israel to another

- at least Leo can always claim [truthfully] that he vas only obeying the Orders of the Chancellor...

Only one Cabinet Minister is staying home during the national holiday with Minister for Transport Shane Ross opting again to remain in the country.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney* will visit China, while Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will be in Argentina on St Patrick's Day.



* Interesting...very interesting....petunia
Will be hilarious again to see the latest Irish ‘leader’ kiss the ring of America’s President.

Especially Trumps.

Has Merkel approved his ‘hall pass’?

I wonder what socks he’ll wear too.

Personally, I hope President Trump tells him to füçk off.

Little Leo will kiss his àrse to get his photo op, then stab him in the back the very next week to over compensate to the intolerant snowflakes for daring to meet with him.

Mark my words.
 
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Leo will be all over trump disgustingly over the top fawning is possible
Publicly he’ll repent and project self-hatred/regret, but privately he’ll be dancing up and down the living room with his boyfriend pondering how he got so lucky.
 

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Annual nonsense. It's business, direct access, publicity, tourist hype etc. Get on with it, it's actually the best value we get from our politicians. Just try and minimise the 'Orish and keep Mary Mitchell'O and the special ones at home.
 

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Yes folks its that time of year again as plans are afoot for Ireland's Government Ministers to be like the Wild Geese of old

and fly the Flag on foreign fields:

The Government's travel plans for St Patrick's Day have been announced, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set to make the traditional visit to meet US President Donald Trump in the White House in March.
The Taoiseach and his ministers will travel to 38 countries to promote Ireland around the world.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0116/933835-st-patricks-day/

I wonder if Trump will snub him?

- after all he promised vengeance on those who voted against his plan to move the US Embassy from one part of Israel to another

- at least Leo can always claim [truthfully] that he vas only obeying the Orders of the Chancellor...

Only one Cabinet Minister is staying home during the national holiday with Minister for Transport Shane Ross opting again to remain in the country.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney* will visit China, while Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will be in Argentina on St Patrick's Day.



* Interesting...very interesting....petunia
This annual exodus presents Ireland with a terrific opportunity to market itself to a vast international audience, for tourism, education, investment etc,. Ireland for such a small country has a national holiday marked throughout the world and it's government would be foolish not to take advantage of this. Having Ministers abroad will open more doors than an ambassador would. Ireland should milk this for all it's worth.
 

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This annual exodus presents Ireland with a terrific opportunity to market itself to a vast international audience, for tourism, education, investment etc,. Ireland for such a small country has a national holiday marked throughout the world and it's government would be foolish not to take advantage of this. Having Ministers abroad will open more doors than an ambassador would. Ireland should milk this for all it's worth.
Agree , many other small countries would love to have this kind of exposure and contacts that come out of it , they are working trips and we should take advantage.

Of course we will have the usual mob out again calling on Varadker to snub Trump and not go the White House , but he will wisely ignore those calls.
 

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Will be interesting to see what protocol if any the WH shows for whether it extends spousal recognition to Leo's partner. I personally would like to see a "First Gentleman" position here.
 

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What an original and thought provoking idea of a thread. Someone tell Joe Duffy and the Sindo. They’d love a fresh story like this.
 

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What an original and thought provoking idea of a thread. Someone tell Joe Duffy and the Sindo. They’d love a fresh story like this.
Put up a few of your own then before you start criticising others....

Yes its an old perennial that's for sure

- but also a very important one

I am not criticising what their doing as such

- just pointing out what they intend to do

TBH though I think anything that Leo has to say to DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

- will have as much effect as a gnat on an Elephant's hide...
 

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Ah yes. The annual plastic paddy excursion/celebrations.

Any chance of them staying away, for good?

Nope! Too much gravy to be had at home plus it's not like politicians to refuse a junket.

Tis all good publicity they'll say... when all the day does is remind people around the world that the 'Irish' have serious alcohol issues.
 

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Who is the Grand Marshall at the Dublin Parade this year?
 

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Is it interesting? Sounds like any other year.

Will be hard for Leo to top Endas speech to Trump last year.
That was a moment of pure EK cringe.

Up there with the time EK fended off a leadership challenge and said to his supporters

"from now on I am going to be meself".

It was embarrassing.

Other moments of cringe included Conor Lenihan in Vietnam telling the diplomatic representatives to get drunk ( at expense to the PAYE taxpayers back home ), and Meehaul staying in an expensive hotel in Rome, when the embassy was the normal procedure.

This is possibly the most pathetic scandal in the entire year of Irish politics.
 

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Annual nonsense. It's business, direct access, publicity, tourist hype etc. Get on with it, it's actually the best value we get from our politicians. Just try and minimise the 'Orish and keep Mary Mitchell'O and the special ones at home.
A lot of it is embarrassing.

It is like as if we show the world what a bunch of gobsh1tes we have here rubberstamping nEU empire rule, by sending them around the world on expensive junkets.
 

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Please ensure that accommodation and entertainment costs are kept in check.

We dont need the extravagance that Mehole was use to.

€3,800 for two nights stay in a Hotel :(
 

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Please ensure that accommodation and entertainment costs are kept in check.

We dont need the extravagance that Mehole was use to.

€3,800 for two nights stay in a Hotel :(
He should have had his return ticket taken off him, for that. Let him walk/swim home.
 

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Please ensure that accommodation and entertainment costs are kept in check.

We dont need the extravagance that Mehole was use to.

€3,800 for two nights stay in a Hotel :(
Cos I'm worth it. This mindset is prevalent across a range of bodies.
 


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