Fintan O’Toole: No, Taoiseach, Irish values are not American values

Leo Varadkar’s sycophantic US speech was a travesty of Irish culture and history

Speaking at the annual St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the Irish Government will continue to work with the Trump Administration to find a solution for the undocumented Irish in the US, adding that the Government is "ready to do a deal".

Leo Varadkar does not often give set-piece speeches about Irish public values. Perhaps it is just as well.

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