'DJ' Leo Varadkar to host radio show on RTÉ

Mr Varadkar will be one of a series of presenters

'DJ' Leo Varadkar to host radio show on RTÉ

RTÉ presenter Miriam O'Callaghan and Minister Leo Varadkar in 2011 | Image: RollingNews.ie

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar will soon be able to add 'DJ' to his CV.

Broadcaster RTÉ has confirmed he will be a presenter on their 'Late Date' show on Radio One.

Mr Varadkar will be one of a series of people to present the music programme.

The show is set to air between Christmas and New Years.

Fianna Fáil's social protection spokesperson Willie O’Dea has responded to the news.

"The country is suffering from truly shocking levels of deprivation and the Social Protection Minister is planning to take on a radio show."

"If it was anyone else, it would be called out and ridiculed as an unprecedented self-promoting absurdity. But it’s no problem for Leo Varadkar. Indeed, it is a natural progression for the most hands-off minister in modern times."

The party also tweeted this image:

In reply to Mr O'Dea's statement, Mr Varadkar suggested he 'chill'.