TÁNAISTE Leo Varadkar has been criticised sharply after a photo emerged of him at a music festival in London.
Varadkar was spotted at the Mighty Hoopla festival.
A spokesperson for the Tánaiste said that Varadkar was ‘in the UK on private time where such events are allowed’.
The spokesperson said: “Festivals and concerts are permitted in Ireland from Monday. The Tánaiste is one of the strongest supporters of the events industry in Government.
“He supported Electric Picnic going ahead and helped secure the reopening plan for concerts and other big events beginning on Monday with capacity limits and vaccination certificate moving to full capacity next month.”
This was the same weekend Electric Picnic was due to be held.
The Irish entertainment industry has effectively been closed since March 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Irish Music Industry Podcast producer Mark Graham, said: “On the weekend that Electric Picnic was meant to be on, here is Leo Varadkar at the unsegregated full-on full capacity Might Hoopla Festival London.
“Entry with Covid passport or PCR test. Angry? Please let him and his colleagues who have crippled our entertainment industry know.”Tags: