The Taoiseach has responded to Miley Cyrus' "callout" from last weekend.

Leo Varadkar sang the praises of the singer and welcomed her for "reaching out."

Cyrus had turned to Twitter last Friday to talk about the recent Black Lives Matter protests in Ireland.

The singer praised the solidarity shown by the country and tagged Varadkar, calling him to "to stay united with the world to tackle #COVID19 and the racial injustice of health inequalities."


Miley Cyrus tweeted other European leaders including Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte a similar message.

Responding to her comments, Leo Varadkar said: "I welcome Miley, or indeed anyone, reaching out to me."

He said that there was no data on whether Covid-19 has affected black people or other minority groups more than white people in Ireland.

Varadkar told the Sunday World (via The Irish Mirror): "The information we have is that Covid has affected affluent households in Ireland more than disadvantaged ones which is very different to America and Britain."

He added: "Black Lives Matter."