The word is out — Leo Varadkar is Ireland’s most desirable politician.
In a recent survey, 43% of people said Leo was the representative they would like to kiss the most, with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald second with 20%.
Michael Noonan was the least desirable — only 1% of the 500 surveyed said they would like to have a smooch with the finance minister.
In terms of celebrities, Michael Fassbender (28%) and Roz Purcell (80%) topped the male and female lists of those the Irish would most like to pucker up with.
The research was done by TV3 and their official charity The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation as part of their #Kiss4Crumlin campaign.
The drive seeks to raise awareness and funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin through a social media campaign.
The initiative asks people to take a video of themselves kissing someone or something close to their heart and upload it to sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Participants are asked to nominate three more and to donate €2 to CMRF by texting KISS to 50300.
CMRF is the main fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, as well as the National Children’s Research Centre.
It plays a key role in supporting the hospital funding, providing state-of-the-art facilities for some of Ireland’s sickest children and has a current shortfall of €2m in its fundraising target.
At the launch of the campaign, presenter Colette Fitzpatrick said the drive was “a no-brainer” for TV3.
“In the run-up to Christmas, we wanted to run an initiative which made people feel warm inside,” she said. “One which people would find fun and enjoyable to participate in and give them a worthy excuse to pucker up for the ones they love, while also doing a good deed.”
The #Kiss4Crumlin campaign is supported by the likes of Jedward, Keith Duffy, Vincent Browne, and Sharon Corr.
For more, go to www.cmrf.org. To donate, text KISS to 50300.
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