Leo Varadkar wants to be outspoken in Irish too!

As reported on July 9th, tourism Minister Leo Varadkar will be spending even more time in Donegal this summer.

As reported on July 9th, tourism Minister Leo Varadkar will be spending even more time in Donegal this summer.

Speaking to media in Glenties at the MacGill summer School, the outspoken minister confirmed that he plans to brush up on his Irish in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

In a July 9th interview with the Irish Independent Mr Varadkar revealed that he will be heading to the Donegal Gaeltacht where he will enrol on an Irish language course.

The Independent speculated he may bump into Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, who has a holiday home in the area and who will also be opting for a “staycation” this summer.

In Glenties this week Mr Varadkar said that he had studied Irish to Leaving Cert standard, and that while writing essays were not an issue, it was the spoken word he wanted to brush up on to allow him to do more media interviews in Irish and to debate in the Dail through the medium of Irish.