The incident took place as Varadkar held up a poster which related to medicinal cannabis use. It was swiftly pointed out that this broke house rules, and that it was forbidden to display a poster of that nature in the chamber.

As this took place, People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny berated the Taoiseach, loudly calling him a “disgrace”.

Kenny described what the Taoiseach did as “the lowest thing I’ve seen in this place.”

Gino Kenny took to Twitter to express his concerns later that night:

-Noah Harte