Leo: All work and some play

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - FRONT PAGE -

SOME­HOW, I doubt all work and no play will ever make Leo a dull boy. The 39-year-old leader of our na­tion loves Nick Cave, Blur, Grace Jones and dance mu­sic, adores the mu­si­cal Hamil­ton, sings A Rainy Night in Soho by The Pogues as a party piece and wears Fred Perry shirts, for God’s sakes.

Still, Mr Varad­kar should per­haps not take be­ing the coun­try’s coolest ever An Taoiseach for granted.

When I asked him, as I do, had he been up to any­thing of late, the Fine Gael leader replied, heart­break­ingly for a so­cial di­arist: “Not much. Busy time of year.” Per­son­ally, I blame Theresa May for this cruel as­sault on Leo’s once vi­brant so­cial life. My spirit soon lifted, how­ever, when Leo added: “I was at Tom Neville (a Fine Gael TD) and Jenny Dixon’s en­gage­ment party last Satur­day in Lil­lie’s,” he said of the Fair City star’s be­trothal beano in the Grafton Street night­club last week­end.

“It was fun.” Our worka­holic An T at­tended with his part­ner, Dr Matthew Bar­rett.

So, there you have it. Leo and Matt were at an en­gage­ment party. Sadly not their own. Yet. Also in at­ten­dance with Leo and Matt were Josepha Madi­gan, Colm Bro­phy and, said An T, “lots of Fair City peo­ple”.

Leo and part­ner Dr Matthew Bar­rett at­tended the glitzy en­gage­ment party of Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville

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