With no experience of changing the world, they did it anyway

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett meets US vice president Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence Poynter at Mr Pence’s official residence in Washington DC. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA

They were certainly disagreeing with each other, but that wasn’t why two of the women spoke louder and with more precise diction than the norm in a half-filled railway carriage.

It was just that the third member of the group seemed slightly hard of hearing.

They were disagreeing about someone they all disapproved of and the hard-of-hearing woman seemed to want that person to be completely silenced.

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