Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on the public to send “a very clear message” to presidential nominee Peter Casey following his deeply “divisive” and “regrettable” views about the Travelling community.

Speaking to the media in Brussels, Varadkar said the Dragons’ Den panelist was wrong to make the controversial comments and that he did so “to gain attention”.

Casey is currently reconsidering if he will still run for Presidency in light of these events.

-Noah Harte