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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing criticism after his appearance on the Vincent Browne show last night. 

The leader expressed to Vincent that the majority of Irish people are 'middle class,' and that that includes people living on minimum wage. 

'Over 70 per cent of people' consider themselves middle class, according to the Taoiseach, and those on minimum wage 'very much are the people.'

Vincent Browne also described the concept of those on minimum wage being middle class as a 'fantasy.' 

The comments caused anger on Twitter, as people exclaimed that the Taoiseach doesn't seem to know what life is like on minimum wage. 

There is a major housing crisis in Ireland, and Dublin in particular, right now. 

A number of potential remedies have been considered to relieve the strain on renters and buyers, and a vacant property tax is one of them.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hinted that he is strongly considering implementing such a tax in the hopes of creating more homes from what is already in existence.

'There are a lot of vacant properties in the country, some of those could be renovated and brought into use, some could be purchased.'

 'I think we need to impose penalties on people who leave houses vacant in areas where there’s a very demand for housing, and those houses should be in use,' he told Vincent. 


Vincent Browne will no longer be gracing our TV screens, it seems.

The journalist is set to leave his landmark political series on TV3 at the end of this month.

According to The Sunday Times, Vincent's contract expires at the end of July, and unfortunately for fans, it will not be renewed.

It is not yet known if another presenter will take Vincent's spot, however names such as Ivan Yates have been popping up as he has previously hosted the show in Vincent's absence.

Mr Browne is well liked by his audience, and is known for his sense of humour however, figures for his show, Tonight with Vincent Browne, have dropped from 120,000 to 80,000 in recent months.

Vincent refused to comment on the news, and TV3 have yet to confirm his departure.


TV3's Vincent Browne has been banned from driving for six months.

The political show host received the maximum number of penalty points over the last three years for speeding and using his phone while driving.

He told the Irish Daily Star: “I got penalty points for speeding and for the use of the mobile phone while driving on a number of occasions over three years.

“I believe I thoroughly deserved disqualification from driving for six months."

His ban began one month ago.



Vincent Browne has been a TV staple for the people of Ireland for many years now, and most of the time he acts in a very professional manner on his TV show Tonight With Vincent Browne.

Except last night, when he made a big boo-boo and swore on LIVE TV. 

He was in the middle of a very heated discussion about Irish Water, and let's just say he got a little too carried away with his argument.

“And the fella who made the real cock up is given promotion to the European commission. It’s f***ing ama… sorry, it’s amazing.”

Of course, everyone watching the show couldn't handle it and took to Twitter cheer him on:

He swiftly apologised after the mishap, telling his guest Phil Hogan, “I’m sorry, I’ve been off for a few weeks so…”

Ah, Vinny. You're a superstar.