Máire Whelan appointment is Taoiseach’s first problem

Leo Varadkar response to controversy over Court of Appeal role will signal political path

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Will he rescind Máire Whelan’s appointment  and reopen the process? Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Will he rescind Máire Whelan’s appointment and reopen the process? Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny paid Leo Varadkar the compliment of nominating him to be his successor as taoiseach on Wednesday, but he has also left him with the first political problem of his administration.

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