Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach of Ireland, has acknowledged the security threats that come with being the country’s leader.
Following the recent unrest in Dublin, there are reports that armed gardaí have been stationed outside Varadkar’s Dublin home.
However, the Taoiseach declined to provide details about the security arrangements in place.
He stated that he had been instructed by the gardaí to keep such information confidential.
Mr Varadkar said: “part of being in public life, particularly if you’re in cabinet or if you hold the office of taoiseach, or the office of president or chief justice or attorney general, is that there are certain security threats,” reports RTE.
“That’s something you accept as part of the job that you chose to and are privileged to do,” he added, reports RTE.
Mr Varadkar said: “I’m not worried about it because, as I think everyone knows, our GDP in Ireland is very much affected by the operation of multinational companies. Bizarrely for a long time in Ireland, we had the multinational sector growing very fast, with our own domestic Irish owned economy not growing so fast. It’s actually the reverse now,” reports RTE.
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