Leo’s shock Exit!

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By Gazette Staff

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar dropped one of the biggest political bombshells in the history of the state by resigning while in office on Wednesday morning after seven years in office.

Mr Varadkar said he was stepping down for “personal and political reasons.”

He said he would continue in the role as Taoiseach until  his successor was elected in the coming weeks.

He made his decision known early on Wednesday to his cabinet and held a press conference confirming his intention to leave high office shortly after midday.

His successor will now come from the new Fine Gael leader with ministers Paschal Donohoe, Simon Harris, current deputy party leader Simon Coveney and possibly Heather Humphreys are among those tipped to run.

Mr Varadkar, who is only 45 years old, has served several  ministerial roles from Minister for Social Protection (2016-2017), Minister for Health (2014-2016) and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (2011-2014). 

He has served as Taoiseach since December 2022, and before that from  2-17-2020. He was Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment from June 2020 to December 2022.

Mr Varadkar has been leader of Fine Gael since June 2017, and a Dublin West Deputy since 2007.

PHOTO – Leah Farrell / © RollingNews.ie

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