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Leo Varadkar has defended a decision to visit an Ethiopian monastery that refuses entry to women, saying it was appropriate to respect “different cultures and religions”.The Irish Mail on Sunday reported that senior female staff accompanying the taoiseach had to wait outside the Ethiopian Ortho
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will come under increasing pressure to make an early decision about who will be Ireland's next EU Commissioner.
In a recent visit to a section of a famous ancient Ethiopian monastery where