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Offaly-owned venue hosts Taoiseach's private 40th birthday bash

Medley plays host to Leo and 150 guests

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Offaly-owned venue hosts Taoiseach's private 40th birthday bash

Offaly-owned venue hosts Taoiseach's private 40th birthday bash

It was the best-kept birthday bash so far this year, but when the venue for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s 40th party did emerge, it turned out to be Medley in Dublin which is run by Moneygall-born private chef and cookbook author Andrew Rudd.

The party in the private dining establishment housed in the former Irish Times building in Dublin was attended by Cabinet colleagues as well as political friends such as former senator Averil Power and Fine Gael junior minister Lucinda Creighton.

Leo entertained his 150 guests with a showing of the comedy Strictly Ballroom, some finger food and followed by music.

Andrew is son of David and Prue Rudd who set up Rudd’s foods at Busherstown House in Offaly, just inside the county's border with Tipperary.

The company, which was sold recently, is now owned and based in Birr.