Tanaiste Leo Varadkar was called a “f**king w**ker” by a number of people in a car while out on a jog in Dublin city centre recently.
A video of the incident was initially posted on TikTok.
However, it has now gone viral on Twitter after it was deleted from the video-sharing app.
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Mr Varadkar appeared to be jogging along the quays in Dublin city in the clip.
A number of men in a car begin jeering at him.
A voice is heard saying, “here Leo, you’re a p***k.”
The Tanaiste responded, “have a good day”, before the same voice from the car says, “you f**king w****r.”
A number of people were heard laughing from the car at the end of the video.
Mr Varadkar has also condemned a suspected homophobic attack after a man was left seriously injured following an alleged assault in Dublin over the weekend.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Mr Varadkar said he would speak to Justice Minister Helen McEntee about the Garda presence in the city centre.
He said: “There’s a sense among the community that there has been an uptick in verbal abuse on the streets and even assaults.
“I am not sure if that’s backed up by real evidence but it has people worried.
“It would be sad if we fell backward given how far we have come as a society.
“I am going to talk to Helen [McEntee] about it in the context of the Garda presence in the city centre and the plans to strengthen our hate crime laws.”
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