Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sings with busker James McKelvey on Cruises Street | Picture: Adrian Butler
ONE OF the highlights of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's visit to Limerick city was when he spotted a busker to do a sing-along to none other than The Cranberries' anthem Zombies, this Thursday evening.
Joined by fellow members of Fine Gael, the Taoiseach didn't mince his words in his praise for the Offaly busker James McKelvey at the end of their jam on Cruises Street.
"You're pretty good," the Taoiseach said while reaching out to shake his hand, before adding: "And I don't do bulls**t!"
Speaking to the Leader, 21-year-old James said: "It's amazing to be honest with you it's absolutely amazing I wasn't expecting that at all. I was actually looking down the street wondering what all the cameras were for and I couldn't believe it and I'm delighted the way it happened - it's amazing.
"I'm down here every three or four weeks buking at this very spot - it's very good spot and today I was on my own so it's even better."
Commenting on the Taoiseach, he said: "He's about the same as I thought he would be he's a tall man and he's a very nice guy."