Although there’s absolutely nothing to even suggest that this is actually true, some social media users are saying that the video that showed the Tanaiste kissing a man in a Dublin nightclub was purposely posted on social media in an effort to push through strict social media rules.
Some people are saying that Varadkar purposely looked directly into the camera when the footage was filmed, alongside that, they’re saying that Varadkar must have known he was going to be spotted and indeed videoed openly kissing a man in a packed nightclub.
Others are saying that it’s all just totally random, Varadkar didn’t realise he was being filmed, even though it appears at one point that he looked at the camera and that it is all just coincidental.
Either way, the Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the video of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar socialising in a Dublin nightclub was an “breach of privacy” and dismissed recent media reports of concerns over the matter.
Speaking to Newstalk, he said: “I think, first of all, Leo Varadkar’s life, my life, everyone’s private life is their private life and I do not in any shape or form condone any breach of that privacy. I think it is wrong, in my view, to be breaching that privacy in terms of filming people in a social context,” reports RTE.
He said he did not think there was “the degree of concern that is being suggested” in relation to the incident by recent media reports surrounding Leinster House.
Asked at a press conference on the IDA’s annual results on reported concerns about “errors of judgement”, Varadkar said: “I’m confident in my judgement and that I have support of my parliamentary party and other members of the coalition Government and that will be decided on Saturday. I’ve had the privilege to be in the Dáil since 2007 and in Government for about for 12 years,” reports RTE.
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