‘Bizarre’: Criticism of Varadkar’s remarks at a private lunch that he ‘sympathised with Trump’

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The remarks have been made at a lunch for members of the Irish group within the metropolis on Monday.

A NUMBER OF high-profile journalists have criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for remarks made at a personal occasion in New York this week at which it’s reported he mentioned he sympathised with Donald Trump’s views on the media.

Reviews in The Irish Instances and the Eire Version of The Instances this morning element how Varadkar informed visitors at a lunch on Monday that he had some sympathy with Trump’s perspective to the press.

In keeping with the Eire Version of The Instances, he mentioned that political reporters spent extra time overlaying gossip than substantive points. The Irish Instances reported that he mentioned that some investigative journalism in Eire was incorrect, and singled out RTÉ for explicit criticism.

The remarks have been made at a lunch for members of the Irish group within the metropolis on Monday.

Plenty of media retailers have despatched reporters to the US to cowl Eire’s bid for a a seat on the UN Safety Council.

The federal government drafted Bono and Mary Robinson in to assist their marketing campaign this week. As a part of the allure offensive, all UN ambassadors have been invited to U2′s live performance at Madison Sq. Backyard earlier this week.

Cork journalist Samantha Barry, who previously labored at RTÉ, Newstalk and CNN and who now edits Glamour journal, was amongst these criticising the Taoiseach’s feedback this morning.

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This isn’t okay. “Irish chief Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has mentioned Donald Trump’s criticism of the media was one of many few issues he might sympathise with the US president about.” https://t.co/GCVZgGFAEv

— Samantha Barry (@samanthabarry) July four, 2018


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Tom Lyons, the Deputy Editor of the Sunday Enterprise Put up, described his feedback on Twitter as “pathetic stuff” and “tone deaf at a time when journalism is beneath assault in America”

TV3′s political correspondent Gavan Reilly tweeted:

“Each main Irish media outlet spent a four-figure sum following the Taoiseach to New York this week to cowl precisely the kind of matters he’s complaining we ignore. To say this kind of factor behind our backs, at an occasion closed off to us, is actually poor kind.”

Labour chief Brendan Howlin issued a press launch criticising the Taoiseach’s reported feedback.

No matter about criticising the media when at house on the marketing campaign path, Howlin mentioned, “for Eire’s Head of Authorities to assault the Irish media when on a diplomatic and strategic commerce mission is wholly inappropriate”.