TANAISTE Leo Varadkar has revealed that his favorite food is chicken wings – but he’s laying them off before the holiday season.
And he admitted he was considering having a chat with his partner Matt Barrett.Tanaiste Leo Varadkar answers pressing questions from Paudie O’CallaghanFine Gael chef revealed his default food choice is chicken wings
The Fine Gael boss explained that he would need a pet to take care of himself during a candid conversation with Late Late Toy Show star Paudie O’Callaghan.
The 11-year-old from Limerick recorded a special episode of his Paudcast as part of Down Syndrome Ireland’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
And Varadkar revealed that while he doesn’t have a pet yet, it’s on his mind.
The Tanaiste, who has a long-term relationship with cardiologist Matthew Barrett, told Paudie in a clip exclusively revealed to The Irish Sun: “I don’t know. We think we have a cat. a pet that could take care of itself as I am not at home much. ”
The Minister of Business has revealed that his favorite food is chicken wings – but he is laying them off before the holiday season.
He said: “I love food, I eat too much food. My default option would be the chicken wings. I’m trying to avoid them now because I want to lose some weight as Christmas approaches. ”
Asked about the 21 requests, a discrete and specific list of requests from government, broad stakeholders and society for people with disabilities, Leo said: “I think they are good, I think they are. reasonable. I don’t think they are things we can do overnight. It can be difficult to find staff, but I agree with them.
And he said that while he was a doctor he was more “respected”, but being a Tanaist is a “great job”.
He said: “They are both great jobs and it has been a privilege to do them both. One big difference is that as a doctor you are a little more respected by people.
“They tend to trust you and believe what you’re saying is true, but when you’re the same person wearing a different hat as a politician, people are a lot more skeptical, which is a bit sad but that ‘is like that. ”
CHANGE THE WORLD
Leo revealed that he got into politics because he had the ambition to “change the world” but he had not “done” it. ‘
He added: “I think if I see something that I don’t like or if I see something that I think is wrong, I want to try to change it.”
Seasoned journalist Paudie also asked Taoiseach Micheal Martin to talk about his love for football and the only time he met football legend Roy Keane.
The leader of Fianna Fail said: “I love football. I met Roy Keane once and he told me that of all the players he had watched, Ronaldo was the genius. Incredible player. ”
Regarding the 21 requests, Martin added: “I think the 21 requests are fair and very reasonable. They are realistic. I think we can do them and that’s important. ”
Speaking about the experience, Paudie said: “It was fantastic to meet An Taoiseach and An Tánaiste! I visited government buildings and we sat and chatted in their offices.
“They both gave me a lot of time and I felt very important. I got to see things that most people never see and I asked them what they thought it was to be me, someone with Down syndrome.
“After finishing the interview with An Tánaiste, my father and I returned to the Hard Rock Café hotel to prepare for my appearance on the Late Late Toy Show.”
4Ryan Tubridy teamed up with Paudie for a performance of Harry Styles’ uplifting track Treat People with Kindness on the Late Late Toy Show
Down Syndrome Ireland marks its 50th anniversary with the launch of the UpSide campaign which highlights the value of inclusion for people with Down syndrome in Ireland.
Paudie watched the podcast as her father Brian believed it would boost his self-confidence and improve his communication skills while schools were closed during the lockdown.
Down Syndrome Ireland CEO Barry Sheridan said: “The Paudcast is a great example of how people with Down Syndrome can be much more involved and included in society today.
“It demonstrates what is possible, and we are delighted that Padraig has chosen to work with us on this project as we raise the issues that affect all people with Down’s Syndrome.
TO find out more about Paudie’s Paudcast visit paudcast.ie and to access a full copy of The Upside – Life with Down Syndrome Report, learn more about Down Syndrome or to find out how you can help go to theupside .ie.
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