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16 random things we learned about Leo Varadkar from his Twitter account

He likes Barry’s Tea and is a big Pixies fan, apparently.

LEO VARADKAR IS making headlines worldwide after being announced as the new leader of Fine Gael yesterday.

But what do we really know about Leo Varadkar? Here is some information we gleaned from his Twitter account.

1. He has experienced an existential crisis on Twitter before.

2. He once gave up wine for Lent. He also owns weird wine glasses.

3. He is a big Pixies fan…

4. Having been introduced to them via Fight Club. He’s not as keen on Arcade Fire, though.

leo Source: Leo Varadkar

5. Before becoming Taoiseach, he was the Unofficial Soft Drinks Boy in Fine Gael, tasked with stocking up on fizzy drinks for important meetings.

6. One time he went Paleo and felt like a furnace.

We don’t know either.

7. He gets a kick out of seeing his name on chocolate bars.

8. He wishes he was as popular and athletic as Brian O’Driscoll.

pop Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter

9. He is not above issuing corrections to gyms.

“Well actually…”

gyms Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter

10. Or above making a poo joke.

11. He doesn’t take requests.

Let the DJ do his work, okay?

does Source: Leo Varadkar

12. He drinks Barry’s Tea and will voice his displeasure if he’s not served it.

13. He is eager to protect Jedward at all costs and once congratulated the coastguard for rescuing the double act.

14. He is not opposed to hearing Fairytale of New York in November.

15. He *really* does like getting up early.


16. Simon Harris makes him feel old, too.

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