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TD chides Varadkar over his 'cringeworthy' letter to Kylie

Concert cancelled: Kylie Minogue
Concert cancelled: Kylie Minogue

By Ryan Nugent

A letter from Leo Varadkar to Kylie Minogue has been labelled "cringeworthy" by an opposition TD.

The Taoiseach wrote the letter on official headed paper to the Australian singer ahead of her proposed concert in Dublin last October.

The gig was later cancelled when she came down with a throat infection.

"Dear Kylie, just wanted to drop you a short note in advance of the concert in Dublin," the letter read.

"I am really looking forward to it. Am a huge fan! I understand you are staying in the Merrion Hotel which is just across the street from my office in Government Buildings.

"If you like, I'd love to welcome you to Ireland personally," he added, signing off the letter with "Leo V Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister). Fianna Fail TD James Lawless said there were better ways to welcome a celebrity to Ireland.

"I think it's demeaning of the office sending a letter of that nature," Mr Lawless said. "It's a little bit cringeworthy."

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