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MORE to folly.

Thanks Dermot Ahern (The Irish Examiner); Paul Murphy (The Irish Sun); Nick Sutton (UK covers); Brian Oliver (The Irish Times); Ruairi O’Gallchoir (Racing Post); Colm Heaney (Irish Daily Mirror)

Covers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie

25 thoughts on “De Monday Papers

  1. More_Bermuda_Than_Berlin

    Don’t think Vlad will ever make leader of FG, but if he did, and if FG were returned to power, then that would be a step forward from those grassroot, ultra-conservative, civil war voters

    The next thing, they’d be all for fairness!

  2. One Dub

    Get a grip.
    The only reason this right-winged ***wipe came out was for fear of being exposed during a debate on same-sex marriage.
    He even admitted it.

    There’s NOTHING brave about that, absolutely nothing.
    He’s an ambassador of fear, nothing more.

    1. Wayne.F

      Onedub, he has been openly gay for quite some time, I have seen him on dates in one particular eatery on more than one occasion.

      I guess he decided with the upcoming vote he had no choice but to clarify it to those who were blind, or had a defective Gaydar, that he was gay. Nobody could have outed him as it was well known by most he was Gay but as he said himself it does not define him

      1. Disasta

        I heard from a source that a number of papers were in line to “out him” and its a preemptive strike as such.

        Whole thing is meaningless to me. Dont care what you’re into. As long as its not hurting anyone.

        1. Soundings

          The days when the Irish print and broadcast media knew the sexual proclivities of the great and good, have long gone. If the Daily Star knew Leo was gay, and could back its story up, then they would have printed it ages ago. Ditto every single other paper, with varying degrees of enthusiasm.

          I still think “gwan the Leo” and well done.

          We’re now 24 hours into this story, and fair enough, the dead wood business is catching up, but it will be depressing if it stretches into Tuesday.

          And can we now say “Leo, you’re as bent as a red cent coin” to bring this back to politics?

        2. Mr. T.

          Don’t think ‘outing him’ would be a big deal. Nobody cares he’s gay except for the Iona Institute.

      2. rotide

        He certainly did not decide to do this. I’d be astonished if this wasn’t done to get out in front of a particular story or other.

  3. only when

    YE KNOW WHEN YOU BRIEFLY WAKE UP IN THE AM, & THE RADIO IS STILL ON WITH THE MORNINGS HEADLINES, & YOU FLIP THE PILLOW OVER TO THE COOL SIDE & GET THE TRIPLE YAWN IN & GET THAT ALL IMPORTANT 3/4 EXTRA HOURS IN…’YOU’ ARE ALL THAT MATTERS

  4. Soundings

    What story was blanked out in the Irish Times? David Duffy’s resignation from AIB? Emigrating to the UK/Oz, I hear.

      1. Stewart Curry

        The images are usually of the first edition, and they put them out very early. They blank out some stories to stop other papers from lifting them for the second edition.

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      Apparently David Duffy’s resignation was announced at 7am, too late for the papers.

  5. Mr. T.

    The arrogance to assume FG will be in power after the next GE. They won’t be. They’ve insulted the people for far too long, divided us, sneered at us, directed money towards their rich friends and carried out the instructions and wishes of international merchant banks at the expense (and sometimes the lives) of Irish people. They are the most contempt filled government Ireland has ever had.

    1. Mister Mister

      It’s not being assumed he may be taoiseach during the next government term, but eventually.

  6. Murtles

    Leo Varadker, the first man ever in the history of the world and humankind to come out publicly and say he is a homosexual. We’ll he must be because it’s front news on every Irish newspaper. Even the death of a 5 month old baby, the 6th person to be killed in road traffic accidents this year, is confined to the insides of the papers. A review of the financial state of the whole country by the leaders of the troika, which could potentially affected millions in the long term, is being decided from today onwards, but Leo, the worlds first gay man, trumps that.

    1. Eoghany

      You’re adding to the hysteria by contributing to it. This story has got you exercised enough to write a long paragraph about how we shouldn’t be talking about it. I dunno, is that irony?

    2. David

      people die every few days on the roads, just because it happen to be a baby doesn’t make it particularly noteworthy.
      members of the troika visit all the time. when they actually decide something then i’m sure there’ll be coverage of it, rather than just arriving into Dublin.
      the first openly gay serving minister, someone who has a realistic shot at being Taoiseach some day, is newsworthy.
      the stories on the front pages of the Times/Indo prove that there wasn’t really much else that was a big news story yesterday.

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