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Varadkar: "I'm Not Sure What Purpose A Trump Visit Would Serve"

By James Fenton

February 6, 2017 at 5:31pm


Leo Varadkar has become the first minister to speak out against a Donald Trump visit to Ireland.

Speaking to Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio 1 earlier today, the Minister for Social Protection said he '"wasn't sure what purpose it would serve" and referred back to former president Barack Obama's trip to these shores in 2011. 

“The only visit I was involved in was President Obama’s visit. Tens of thousands of people in College Green turned up to hear what he had to say, and cheered him. You wouldn’t necessarily assume that’s the kind of visit it would be.”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has already agreed to fulfil his traditional visit to the White House in Washington to meet with President Trump on St. Patrick's Day.

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