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08th Sep 2023

Leo Varadkar discusses the Wolfe Tones and the prospect of a united Ireland

Fiona Frawley

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The Taoiseach made the comments when asked about the band’s recent success.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he believes that Ireland is “on the path to unification” and that there will be a united Ireland in his lifetime.

The Taoiseach made the comments on RTÉ’s News at One on Thursday (7 September) after he was quizzed about legendary Irish rebel band the Wolfe Tones.

Leo Varadkar believes that there will be a united Ireland in his lifetime.

Fresh off the back of seeing record crowds at Electric Picnic last weekend, the Wolfe Tones this week announced a 60 year anniversary concert in the 3Arena for next year.

That said, in the days since the group’s Electric Picnic show, many have expressed concern over audiences singing along to the refrain of their track ‘Celtic Symphony’, which contains the lyrics: “Ooh, aah, up the Ra,” referring to the IRA.

Asked if he would be buying tickets to see the Wolfe Tones at the 3Arena next year, Varadkar responded “Probably not,” before laughing.