— Harry Burton (@HBtoons) May 25, 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with partner Matthew Barrett and friends in Phoenix Park yesterday
A spokesperson for the Taoiseach has said Leo Varadkar was complying fully with Covid-19 guidelines while out socialising in the Phoenix Park in Dublin over the weekend.
In a statement, the spokesperson said the Taoiseach was within the 5km travel limit as he is currently living on the Farmleigh Estate, which is located in the park.
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— seán pender (@seanpender_) May 25, 2020
Phoenix Park, Dublin.
The Taoiseach and his partner Matthew Barrett met friends at the Wellington Monument on the Parkgate Street side of the park on Sunday afternoon.
The area of the park is almost 8km from his apartment on Carpenterstown Road in the Dublin West constituency.
Under the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, people are prohibited from any non-essential travel more than 5km from their homes.
However, following queries from the Irish Independent, the Taoiseach’s spokesperson said: “The Taoiseach was in the Phoenix Park with his partner Matt and two friends on Sunday afternoon, in line with public health guidance.”
“He was within 5km of the Stewards Lodge, where he is staying during the Covid Emergency,” he added.
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— PAradise PAddy (@PAradisePAddy) May 25, 2020
No need for the language.