Taoiseach in Twitter spat

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Taoiseach in Twitter spat


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Getty Images
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has “no regrets” over getting in a Twitter spat with a faceless user who has 28 followers.

A Brexit supporter described Ireland as a country that borrowed “millions off the UK, just to survive” and added that Mr Varadkar’s talk of influence was “another bad Irish joke”.

The Taoiseach responded by noting Ireland repaid IMF loans early and with interest.

“Happy to do same for UK and help them out financially in the future if they need it for some reason…” he said in a tweet to his 176,000 followers. A Government spokesperson said: “It was an attempt at humour. It was a light-hearted remark.”

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