Vincent Browne to interview Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tonight ahead of final show


Earlier this month, Vincent Browne announced he would be stepping down as presenter of the Tonight programme, after ten years at the helm of one of the countries most popular current affairs programmes.

Ahead of his last show tomorrow, Vincent will interview newly-appointed Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, on tonight’s show.

According to TV3 Vincent will:

“Take this opportunity to ask the Taoiseach about his plans for his time in office and what he meant by vowing to represent ‘people who get up early in the morning’.

“Another topic of conversation is sure to be Brexit and the Taoiseach’s priorities for the period ahead including Northern Ireland, the budget and the Capital Plan.”

Previous Taoiseach Enda Kenny refused every invitation to appear on the show and over the last decade the famously grumpy Browne has given a host of the countries politicians an uncomfortable time when they appeared as “guests.”

Bill Malone, Director of Programming at TV3 paid tribute to the legendary journalist.

“Vincent has made an extraordinary contribution to Irish journalism and to Irish broadcasting.

“As the presenter of the Tonight Show, Vincent encapsulated the mood of the nation during unprecedented economic and political turmoil.

“His commitment to highlighting inequality and injustices in Irish life has been unwavering over his journalistic career.”

The hour-long show airs from 11pm on TV3 tonight.