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Ireland’s Varadkar accuses Sinn Féin of defending homophobia, racism, sexism

Irish deputy PM says Sinn Féin leader seeking to justify ‘latent homophobia’ in her party.

DUBLIN — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has accused the main opposition Sinn Féin party of defending homophobic, sexist and racist attitudes within its ranks.

  • Shawn Pogatchnik
  • Politico

Tensions between Varadkar’s centrist Fine Gael and the nationalist Sinn Féin have repeatedly flared in recent months as the two compete for first place in public opinion polls.

“If you’re an opponent of Sinn Féin and you’re gay, or you’re mixed race, or you’re a young woman, that’s fair game.

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