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Varadkar and McDonald would prove effective campaigners in a border poll campaign.

Varadkar and McDonald would prove effective campaigners in a border poll campaign.

Varadkar and McDonald would prove effective campaigners in a border poll campaign.

We're used to watching them tear strips off each other in the Dail. But Leo Varadkar and Mary Lou McDonald called a temporary ceasefire in an RTE studio on Monday night and managed to have a civil conversation on Irish unity.

Nowhere near as much as might have been predicted divides them. If they ever joined forces in a border poll campaign, they would certainly pack a punch. You’d travel far to find two better communicators with a reach beyond their own electoral base.


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