The Taoiseach says he accepts the apology offered by a Sinn Fein Councillor, who said the country should be run by 'a family man'.
Former MMA fighter Paddy Holohan also questioned Leo Varadkar's connection to Ireland because of his Indian heritage.
The West Dublin councillor apologised for the remarks this afternoon, saying he was 'misrepresented'.
Leo Varadkar says he accepts the apology, but admits anyone in Ireland from a minority background has likely experienced racism.
Speaking on the General Election campaign trail in Dublin this evening, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said: “I understand that Paddy has apologised. I think an apology was the correct thing to do.”
“I think Paddy is probably frustrated at the fact that he is known to be actually a very approachable, a very open-minded and a very kind person,” she said.
“Unfortunately, the comments that he has made have given the impression that he holds other views.”