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Irish politician; Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Minister for Defence, leader of the Fine Gael party

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Leo Varadkar: Irish politician; Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Minister for Defence, leader of the Fine Gael party
Leo Eric Varadkar is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Taoiseach, Minister for Defence and Leader of Fine Gael since June 2017. He has also been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin West constituency since 2007.

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Varadkar: EU will have upper hand in trade talks with UK

The Irish PM warns the UK not to try for a "piecemeal" trade deal, saying the EU will not accept it.
BBC News - Published

Third poll shows Irish PM's party behind in election race

The party of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is trailing its main rival ahead of a general election on Feb. 8, a third consecutive poll showed on Sunday, with data indicating few voters trust it on..
Reuters - Published

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Thousands attend Drogheda rally in opposition to drug-related violence [Video]Thousands attend Drogheda rally in opposition to drug-related violence

Thousands attended a rally in Drogheda, Ireland to voice opposition to drug-related violence in the town, following the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods. Politicians including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

Leo Varadkar involved in fiery exchange on homelessness [Video]Leo Varadkar involved in fiery exchange on homelessness

The Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, Leo Varadker was involved in a heated debate about rising homelessness during a visit to Swords, Ireland. The exchange took part at the end of the first full week of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

Varadkar willing to support a Fianna Fail minority government [Video]Varadkar willing to support a Fianna Fail minority government

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is willing to enter a confidence-and-supply arrangement with Fianna Fail, however he ruled out going into a coalition with Sinn Fein. Mr Varadkar said he would be..

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Leo Varadkar: 'It's only half-time for Brexit' [Video]Leo Varadkar: 'It's only half-time for Brexit'

Irish premier Leo Varadkar has said that there has to be a level playing field in the Brexit negotiations to ensure the single market and customs union are "not diluted". The Taoiseach said there must..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Leo Varadkar announces February election in Ireland [Video]Leo Varadkar announces February election in Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed Ireland’s General Election will take place on Saturday February 8. Making an announcement outside Government Buildings, Mr Varadkar said: “I have always said..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Varadkar – Ireland and UK to beef up co-operation after Brexit [Video]Varadkar – Ireland and UK to beef up co-operation after Brexit

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson deliver a joint statement during their visits to Stormont after a deal to secure the return of a local government was struck..

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British and Irish Prime Ministers meet in Belfast [Video]British and Irish Prime Ministers meet in Belfast

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meet in Belfast after the resumption of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:25Published

rish premier Leo Varadkar urges parties to get behind powersharing deal [Video]rish premier Leo Varadkar urges parties to get behind powersharing deal

Irish premier Leo Varadkar urges other parties to "get onboard" with powersharing talks. Speaking in Dublin, he said: “We are at a very sensitive point now in the talks in Northern Ireland and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Christmay Day dips for brave swimmers in UK and Ireland [Video]Christmay Day dips for brave swimmers in UK and Ireland

Hardy swimmers take the plunge for Christmas Day dips around the UK and Ireland, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar among those taking part in the sea off Dublin. The Serpentine lake in London's Hyde Park..

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Leo Varadkar 'relieved' over Tory majority [Video]Leo Varadkar 'relieved' over Tory majority

Irish premier Leo Varadkar congratulates Boris Johnson and welcomes his outright majority after Thursday’s election. "It’s a positive thing that we have a decisive outcome in Britain in their..

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Main Irish opposition rules out grand coalition with PM's party

Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls, on Thursday ruled out forming a grand coalition with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael after the Feb. 8 election.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM willing to enter grand coalition with main rival

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said for the first time on Wednesday that he would consider entering an unprecedented coalition government with the country's second-largest party and historic rival..
Reuters - Published

Main Irish opposition surged into 12-point lead as election called

Ireland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, surged into a 12-point lead over the governing Fine Gael party according to an opinion poll that was published on Sunday but conducted mainly before Prime..
Reuters - Published

Homeless issues puts Irish PM on electoral backfoot

The plight of a homeless man badly injured when city workers cleared the tent he was sleeping in put Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on the backfoot on Thursday as housing issues dominated the start..
Reuters - Published

Ireland's PM Varadkar calls early election for February 8

Ireland will go to the polls in an early general election on February 8, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday, hoping to capitalise on a Brexit deal and talks in Northern Ireland.
France 24 - Published

Irish PM seeks to put Brexit at center of Feb. 8 election

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday called a parliamentary election for Feb. 8, pitting his record on Brexit and Ireland's fast growing economy against struggling services in a contest polls..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM calls national election for Feb. 8

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he would ask President Michael D. Higgins to dissolve parliament in order to hold a parliamentary election on February 8.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM to call February national election: president's office

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will ask President Michael D. Higgins to dissolve parliament on Tuesday in order to hold a parliamentary election in February, the president's office said in a..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM expected to call February election: reports

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is expected to ask President Michael D. Higgins to dissolve parliament on Tuesday in order to call a February parliamentary election, local media reported.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson visits Northern Ireland to meet new executive, Irish PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland on Monday to mark the restoration of the British province's devolved executive after three years and to hold talks with Irish counterpart Leo..
Reuters - Published

Ireland's PM sets stage for possible February election

Ireland's Prime Minster Leo Varadkar said on Sunday he had made a decision on the timing of a general election, with many media outlets and politicians predicting a Feb. 7 poll.
Reuters - Published

Northern Ireland political talks at advanced stage, Irish PM says

Talks between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland to restore devolved government there are reaching an "advanced stage", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM to meet main rival to discuss election date

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is to meet the leader of the opposition party that props up his minority administration on Thursday to discuss the date of the next parliamentary election.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM leaves for Delhi after celebrating New Year in Goa

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar left for New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon after celebrating the New Year in Goa, an official said. "His entire trip was private and he did not even avail any police..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian-origin Irish PM Leo Varadkar arrives in India on private visit to meet family

The Prime Minister of Ireland is the son of a Hindu immigrant from Mumbai.
DNA - Published

Ireland's Varadkar says Boris Johnson's NI bridge idea should be treated seriously - but UK must pay for it

'All messing aside, I do think at the very least a high-level engineering assessment should be done as to whether it is a viable proposal'
Independent - Published

Irish PM refuses to rule out bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland

irish pm refuses to rule out bridge between northern ireland and scotland
Irish PM Leo Varadkar has refused to rule out Boris Johnson’s bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland (Picture: Getty) The Irish Prime Minister has refused to rule out building a bridge between..
WorldNews - Published

UK's Johnson and Varadkar vow to help restore N.Irish government

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ireland's Leo Varadkar vowed to work together to restore the power sharing government in Northern Ireland on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Leo Varadkar suggests Boris Johnson ready to sign up to EU standards to secure post-Brexit trade deal next year

Taioseach 'relieved' at end to 'deadlock and gridlock' over Brexit
Independent - Published

Brexit looms in background of EU Brussels summit

brexit looms in background of eu brussels summit
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will join other EU leaders for a two-day summit in Brussels later today. Although Brexit is not on the agenda until tomorrow, leaders are expected to keep a close eye on the..
WorldNews - Published

Ireland set for IS detainee, young daughter to return from Turkey

Ireland expects to repatriate an Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State and her two-year-old daughter from Turkey this weekend, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday, as authorities in Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Labour manifesto: EU 'open to' Corbyn's Brexit policy, says Ireland's Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach says Corbyn's renegotiation plan would not be a problem
Independent - Published

Irish PM says will not call election as no-deal Brexit risk remains

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday said he would not call an election this year due to the continued risk of a chaotic British exit from the European Union.
Reuters - Published

EU leaders may meet on Friday if no Brexit extension consensus: Irish PM

European Union leaders may need to meet as soon as Friday if they cannot agree through contacts with chairman Donald Tusk on the terms of a potential Brexit extension, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar..
Reuters - Published

Ireland to investigate if truck where bodies found passed through country

Irish authorities will carry out any investigations necessary if it is established that the truck in which the bodies of 39 people were found near London on Wednesday passed through Ireland, Prime..
Reuters - Published

Ireland to await developments from UK and EU on possible Brexit delay

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday he would await further developments from London and Brussels about a possible extension to Brexit after his British counterpart lost a crucial vote in..
Reuters - Published

Ireland's Varadkar says no British request to delay Brexit yet

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday afternoon that Britain has not yet made any request to delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a vote in the UK parliament that means he..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM's party primed for snap election if Brexit sealed: party sources

Supporters of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will urge him to call a snap election if Britain can seal its departure from the European Union, four members of his Fine Gael party told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Johnson-Varadkar meeting was turning point in reaching Brexit deal: Barnier

An Oct. 10 meeting near Liverpool, England, between Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, was the turning point in reaching Thursday's new deal on Britain's..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says Brexit issues remain, EU sources report "standstill"

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday that last-ditch talks between the European Union and Britain had so far failed to resolve issues standing in the way of an amicable Brexit, with EU..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says outstanding Brexit issues, may need more time

There are still issues to be resolved in Brexit negotiations, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, as European Union sources said the eleventh-hour talks with London were at a..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says Brexit talks make progress and going in the right direction

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday that Brexit talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union had made progress and were moving in the right direction.
Reuters - Published

Amid Brexit tension, Irish PM says UK citizenship laws out of step with Northern Ireland peace deal

British citizenship laws are out of step with Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord that recognized the birthright of anyone in the British-run region to identify as Irish, British or both, Irish Prime..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM's popularity surges as Brexit takes center stage: poll

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's approval rating has jumped sharply as voters back his government's approach on Brexit ahead of a parliamentary election he wants to hold in May, a poll showed on..
Reuters - Published

‘Pathway’ to Brexit deal hits usual obstacles on the Irish border

‘pathway’ to brexit deal hits usual obstacles on the irish border
Hopes of a Brexit breakthrough surged after Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson went for a walk in the Wirral and declared “a pathway to a possible deal”. Four days later it is increasingly obvious that..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: Prospects of deal now 'promising', culture secretary Nicky Morgan says

Cabinet minister says 'mood music seems positive' after talks between Boris Johnson and Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar
Independent - Published

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