WATCH: There has been a strong reaction to Leo Varadkar's Christmas message 3 years ago

WATCH: There has been a strong reaction to Leo Varadkar's Christmas message

It has been an eventful week for the Taoiseach.

Just a few days after President Michael D. Higgins gave his Christmas message asking that the people of Ireland help and support those that are vulnerable in our society, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has released his own festive missive with a similar sentiment.

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However, some viewers have pointed out that the cost of producing this specific video could have gone towards supporting those in financial need instead.

Varadkar has had a very eventful few days due to a heated Dáil exchange with Pearse Doherty in the Dáil last week.

In his Christmas message, the Taoiseach has the following to say:

"This is a very special time of year, a chance to spend time with your loved ones and reflect on what is most important in life.

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"While the country is in a good place with more people at work than ever before in our history and our living standards are rising, [we] know that many people are still struggling this Christmas.

"We think especially of the homeless and those living in emergency accommodation."

Check out his Christmas message in full right here:

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Perhaps inevitably, there was a very strong reaction to Varadkar's message online:

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