Red faces in Ireland over coronation quips by Leo Varadkar’s partner


Irish delegation set precedent by attending, but Matt Barrett posted irreverent comments from motorcade and Westminster Abbey

When Ireland’s leaders attended the coronation of King Charles III it was hailed as a milestone in relations between Dublin and London.

President Michael D Higgins, the taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill set the precedent – their predecessors had shunned previous coronations – to show respect to their neighbour.

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