Wanted: Special advisers for Varadkar

Inside Politics: Taoiseach says he wants a ‘working understanding’ of his role before forming a full team

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: I intend to recruit a number of special advisers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: I intend to recruit a number of special advisers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been planning his ascent to the top of the political mountain for a long time.

Now that he has reached the summit, it was somewhat surprising to hear him admit in the Dail yesterday that he does not already have a coterie of special advisers, or Spads as they call them up in my neck of the woods.

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