"Follow" here means, like, "keep up with news about," yeah?
It can mean either. While I don't think FGB shows an example of lean being used this way, it does appear on focloir.ie
Why no "h" here?
past tense =lenition +mé...?
"L" does not lenite.
That's too bad. They could have made it into the alveolar lateral fricative, like they do in Welsh with "LL."