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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies he was given a free meal at Kylie concert logo 05/12/2018 Galen English
a group of people posing for a photo © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied he was given a free meal at the Kylie Minogue concert and dismissed claims he failed to tip staff as totally untrue.

A fake social media post accused Mr Varadkar of failing to tip waiting staff who served him complimentary food at the gig.

Mr Varadkar was snapped at the 3Arena concert with a group of friends meeting the Australian singing legend.

But clearly irked by the reports he had received a free meal and failed to tip staff last night the Fine Gael leader took to Twitter to make it clear the reports were false.

He posted he had “been made aware of a post on social media saying I had a free meal at a concert the other night”.

‘This is not true,’ he said. ‘There was no meal, we only had drinks and I paid. I have the receipt to prove it too.’

Mr Varadkar attended the gig with friends as well as two plain-clothes gardaí.

But the Taoiseach was hammered online for focusing on false reports about his attendance at the concert when there are bigger issues to be dealt with.

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee tweeted he should be “worrying less about your Kylie concert . . . and more about the desperate housing situation in this country at present”.

Kylie Minogue standing on a stage: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

While Twitter user O Christmas Reid@FergalReid posted: ‘Taoiseach, I promise you that there are better things for you to be doing right now than addressing this. Literally anything would qualify’.

And Pink#People Power wrote: ‘I’m more concerned about real people sleeping on the streets in this freezing weather tbh during your watch’

Gallery: 50 photos of Kylie Minogue (Photo Services)


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