Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spoken about marching in the Chicago St.Patrick’s Day parade alongside Conor McGregor, the Irish Examiner reports.
Both men took part in the Windy City event, which led to questions today at the Fine Gael national conference. McGregor was arrested and charged with criminal damage in Miami earlier this month and has previously been involved in a number of scandals both here in Ireland and across the Atlantic.
When asked about the two men appearing together today, Varadkar stated that “Obviously he has had some trouble with the law in recent months and I wouldn’t condone or like to be associated with the kind of actions he has been involved in which include prosecution in New York and a potential prosecution in Miami.”
McGregor is believed to have been invited to take part in the parade by the Chicago Plumber’s Union, having worked in the trade before finding fame in the UFC.