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# Spin machine

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# First 100 Days
One of the first things Martin would do as Taoiseach: Dismantle Leo's strategic comms unit
Micheál Martin used his opening speech at the Ard Fheis to take a pop at the Taoiseach.
# PR
Revealed: Taoiseach's new communications unit to cost €5m next year
The Taoiseach previously said the new unit would be cost neutral.
# Spin machine
Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'
The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.
# Media
Varadkar defends setting up separate office to look after his own PR
Those in opposition have dubbed the new communications unit the Taoiseach’s own “spin machine”.
# Crib Notes
Here's how Labour TDs and Senators were told to spin the Budget... and slam the opposition
Deputies and senators got a fancy-looking tip sheet ahead of Tuesday’s Budget.