Leo the Green: Fine Gael looks to Northern nationalists
Inside Politics: Sinn Féin appears stung by FG selection of former SDLP leader Mark Durkan as European Parliament candidate
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Mark Durkan, the former SDLP leader who is now a Fine Gael candidate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins
As is almost always the case when parties unveil high-profile or celebrity candidates, the initial reaction of the political bubble is to be underwhelmed.