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Fine Gael Senator Defends Varadkar's Trip To UK Festival

A Fine Gael Senator's defending the Tanaiste's attendance at a UK music festival and is describing the controversy as little more than 'clickbait'.

It's after a photo emerged on social media at the weekend showing Leo Varadkar at the Mighty Hoopla festival in London.

Members of the live entertainment industry have criticised the Tanaiste over his attendance as the sector here remained closed up to today.

While former Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell described his actions as 'tone deaf'.

But senator Jerry Buttimer says it's a non-story and needs to be kept in context:

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