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The Week Trending - Leo Varadkar Denies Farmers' Claims He Is A Vegan

Leo Varadkar was in Cork this week for a cabinet meeting when he was confronted by protesters from t...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:28 PM - 3 May 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Week Trending - Leo Varadkar Denies Farmers' Claims He Is A Vegan

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:28 PM - 3 May 2019

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Leo Varadkar was in Cork this week for a cabinet meeting when he was confronted by protesters from the Irish Farmers Association.

The Taoiseach was greeted by chants of "Where's the beef, ye vegan", a reference to comments he had previously made about trying to eat less meat.

He has since denied claims of being a vegan, saying that he is "very much an omnivore".

Are politicians afraid of insulting farmers by publicly stating that they will not eat their products?

Alison Healy and Damien McLoughlin joined us for The Week Trending to discuss this and more.

The Week Trending - Leo Varadkar Denies Farmers' Claims He Is A Vegan

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