Leo Varadkar hails end of ‘Civil War politics’ in Ireland’s parliament
Civil War politics has ended in Ireland’s parliament, after political rivals agreed to form a historic governing coalition, Leo Varadkar has said. Ireland’s new premier is set to be elected today, after Micheal Martin was nominated for Taoiseach. Mr Martin’s Fianna Fail won the most seats in February’s inconclusive general election, and his appointment as Taoiseach represents the culmination of 30 years in mainstream political life. As Mr Varadkar hands the reins to his former political rival, he told the Dail, which is sitting in the Convention Centre, that it is “an historic occasion”. “I believe Civil War politics ended a long time ago in our country, but today Civil War politics ends in...
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