Tweeting Taoiseach: was he correct to say we could help the UK out financially?

Smart Money: Leo Varadkar’s tweet raised eyebrows, particularly as we stil owe the UK €4m

Tongue in cheek? Leo Varadkar tweeted that the State would be ‘happy’ to offer financial help to the UK in the future.  Photograph: PA Wire

Tongue in cheek? Leo Varadkar tweeted that the State would be ‘happy’ to offer financial help to the UK in the future. Photograph: PA Wire

Last weekend Taoiseach Leo Varadkar replied to an anonymous tweet, which had questioned the State’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council as a “bad Irish joke” given that Ireland had borrowed millions from the UK during the crisis “ to survive”.

The Taoiseach replied : “Have paid back all we borrowed from the IMF plus interest and early, Ireland has no budget deficit now and we have a Rainy Day Fund. Happy to do same for UK and help them out financially in the future if they need it…”

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