ALISON O'CONNOR: Varadkar hasn’t done much in first year yet he’s still ahead of the rest

Exactly what it said on the tin — that’s what Leo Varadkar has done in the year since he was elected as our Taoiseach, give or take a few diversions. He has delivered for parliamentary party colleagues who elected him on the basis that he would increase Fine Gael’s popularity, broaden the party’s appeal, and bring a good dollop of that elusive X factor.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with former Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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