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06th Sep 2017

Leo Varadkar finally comments on *that* tweet about Princess Diana

Errr, we're not too sure about this

Olivia Hayes

Not too sure if this is what the people wanted.

Last week, on the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted, saying that he remembers where he was when he heard the news of her passing.

Many were angered by the tweet, as it came on the same day that another homeless person died on the streets of Dublin.

He received major backlash online, with people commenting that he doesn’t care about what’s going on in his own society.

But now, during an interview on TV3 News, the Taoiseach opened up about his thoughts on the situation.

Speaking about the homeless crisis, he said: “Each one was an individual death with individual circumstances.

“It had been the case in some homelessness deaths that people didn’t seek accommodation on the night… That can be a complex issue.”

And commenting on that tweet: “I think most reasonable people – anyone on Twitter – understands what you may tweet out about is not necessarily a reflection of your responsibilities.”

What do you think of his response?