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Which politician do Irish people most want to kiss?

The answer may not be surprising.

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IRISH PEOPLE WOULD most like to kiss the Health Minister, Leo Varadkar, according to a survey carried out by TV3.

The survey was undertaken to support the ‘#Kiss4Crumlin’ campaign. The fundraising campaign will primarily run as a social media crusade where people will take a video or picture of themselves kissing someone or something close to their heart and post it on social media.

To maximise awareness and reach people on a national scale, part of the campaign is to put forward at least three other people, encouraging them to “pucker up” and to donate to #Kiss4Crumlin by texting ‘KISS’ to 50300. Each text will automatically donate €2 to The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (CMRF).

When asked which Irish politician the public would most like to kiss, the Health Minister Leo Varadkar was the runaway winner, taking 43% of the vote, double that of second-placed Mary Lou McDonald.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern got just 4% each.


In terms of party leaders, in a one-on-one competition, Micheal Martin beats Enda Kenny by 76% to 24%, while Michael Fassbender is Ireland’s most kissable man and Rozanna Purcell is Ireland’s most kissable woman.

Read: What does Leo make of being described as ‘tall and good-looking with a certain exotic feel’?

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