The political legacy of the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar could be glorious – or ignominious

the hour comes Comes the man. Leo Varadkar returned to power this weekend. Problems galore await him. Leo’s destiny will be determined by his success or failure in coping with the twin chronic issues of health and housing; If overwhelmed by them, he is likely to face an ignominious end in 2025 when he is removed from office in a wave of popular anger. But his long-term legacy may well be the role of the Taoiseach presiding over something even deeper: the decline of Irish political standards.

eo, Ireland’s newest political Houdini, is wounded. The restored Taoiseach’s release from possible prosecution by the DPP followed threats that the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) would investigate him for an ethics violation. Sipo developed a chaotic solution. Last month his commissioners ruled – in a split three to two – that the Leo investigation was outside their jurisdiction.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/new-taoiseach-leo-varadkars-political-legacy-could-be-glorious-or-ignominious-42227277.html The political legacy of the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar could be glorious – or ignominious

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