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2021-06-11T06:04:37Z  ·  independent.ie

Today's headlines: Varadkar's team used fake pollsters to help get him elected in 2011; Inside Ireland's first post-lockdown concert

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s campaign used students posing as representatives of a fictitious polling company with fake business cards as part of his Dáil re-election bid, the Irish Independent can reveal. It comes as former taoiseach Bertie Ahern contradicted his successor Micheál Martin, who had said prior to 2007 Fianna Fáil members undertook polling while pretending to be market researchers.