Ireland’s Most Powerful Man Meets Taoiseach


This morning.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2

President of the European Council Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker with Taoisach Leo Varadkar. Mr Juncker will address both houses of the Oireachtas today.

EC President Juncker to address both houses of the Oireachtas (RTÉ)



This morning.

Taosieach Leo Varadkar greets European Chief Negotiator for the UK leaving the European Union Michel Barrnier.



14 thoughts on “Ireland’s Most Powerful Man Meets Taoiseach

  1. Ollie Cromwell

    Juncker will feel right at home here.
    As the corrupt Prime Minister of Belgium his sole job was to make his country even more of a tax haven than Ireland.
    And as EU President he presides over a corrupt organisation whose annual accounts have never passed proper auditing scrutiny.
    Plus he’s a drunk.Of course he’s going to be happy to be in Ireland.

    1. Andrew

      well yes, people did vote for both of them Eoin. Not the public directly, but they were voted for.

  2. ReproBertie

    Cue Muintir Sasamach jumping in to tell us how corrupt the EU is and how Ireland is a lap dog and so on and so forth.

  3. Joe Small

    Coffee table looks a bit silly between them.
    Juncker’s term runs out next year so he’s trying to cram in as much legislation as he can before June 2019. I don’t think he’ll get another 5 years.
    The European Commission President was never designed to be elected but MEPs are elected and the Heads of State/Government that appoint the Commission President are elected so he’s not exactly a Soviet General Secretary.

  4. Alors

    Whew, Leo just manages to escape the unlucky action of shaking hands across a threshold there.

  5. Sheik Yahbouti

    Juncker is a truly dangerous slime ball, and is no friend to Ireland. We are flavour of the month merely to bash the Brits. Ask the Greeks, or any EU nation in trouble, what they think of our Great Pal.

  6. John f

    When I saw the title I expected to see a picture of a certain litigious happy, tax evading, morally flexible, Irish billionaire businessman.
    On a semi-serious note Jean-Claude Juncker is no friend to Ireland. If anyone doubts this they merely need to cast their minds back to how the state was treated during the banking bailout and with the subsequent debts, any talk of a write-down was instantly dismissed by the ECB.
    All a big gain Leo and Simon are as pro EU as Juncker, the hell with the national interest there is virtue signalling to be done.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Ah heor. I’m a drunk meself. Slate him for being a Tax Haven creating,tax evading, dishonest bully who runs with ‘the big boys’ and would step on a starving child to reach his next free meal/EU job. Dat might cover it.

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