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PICTURES: Friends again! Leo and Enda patch things up over a cup of tea

Just two best pals sharing a completely normal cup of friendship tea.

"I'm really, really glad we're doing this."
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY and Health Minister Leo Varadkar seem awfully keen to kiss and make up at the Fine Gael think-in at Fota Island in Cork today.

After a few days of public back-and-forth over the government’s health policy and the forthcoming budget, the two men appear to have buried the hatchet.

Leo said yesterday he didn’t mind “being slapped down or scolded“, after a rebuke from the boss earlier in the week, and on RTE News Fine Gael TD Michael Ring likened the relationship to that of a mother chastening her children.

And what better way to show that there is peace in the valley, than a nice, calming, uncontroversial cup of tea.

12/9/2014. Day Two of the Fine Gael Think-In. Taoi Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Day Two of the Fine Gael Think-In. Taoi Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

12/9/2014. Day Two of the Fine Gael Think-In. Taoi Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Day Two of the Fine Gael Think-In. Taoi Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Day Two of the Fine Gael Think-In. Taoi Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Day Two of the Fine Gael Think-In. Taoi Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Read: Taoiseach rounds on ‘Sir Humphreys’ in Health Department>

Leo: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded. I’m a big boy.”>

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