Leo Varadkar, 14th Taoiseach of Ireland

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Leo Varadkar

Gaelic: Leo de Varad
Also Known As: "Leo de Varad"
Current Location:: County Dublin, Ireland
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Birthplace: Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
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Occupation: Polaiteoir, dochtúir
Managed by: Ashley Odell
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About Leo Varadkar, 14th Taoiseach of Ireland

Leo Varadkar is an Irish Fine Gael politician and the current Taoiseach. Following the retirement of Enda Kenny, he was elected as Leader of the Fine Gael Party on 2 June 2017. On 14 June, he was nominated as Taoiseach by Dáil Éireann and this nomination was approved by the President of Ireland. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin West constituency since 2007. He held the ministries of Transport, Tourism and Sport (2011 to 2014), Health (2014 to 2016), and Social Protection (2016 to 2017).

During the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum he became the first openly gay Irish government minister and is the first minister of Indian heritage. Upon his election as taoiseach Varadkar became the youngest person to hold the office, as well as the first person from a minority ethnic background to do so. He is also the world's fourth openly gay head of government.

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1979
January 18, 1979
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland