Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is an Irish Fine Gael politician. Following the retirement of Enda Kenny, he was elected as Leader of the Fine Gael Party on 2 June 2017.
Leo Varadkar who was elected Fine Gael leader. Credit: Mark Condren / The Irish Independent / eyevine Contact eyevine for more information about using this image: T: +44 (0) 20 8709 8709 E: info@eyevine.com http://www.eyevine.comMark Condren — The Irish Independent/eyevine/Redux
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    Prime Minister of Ireland
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Ireland has long defined mass emigration. Yet remarkably, its new Prime Minister is the son of a Hindu immigrant from Mumbai. This former doctor is Ireland's youngest leader in centuries, not to mention its first-ever openly gay one—no small detail in his devoutly Catholic country. Varadkar dismisses all that as irrelevant. Far more crucial is his ability to protect the Celtic Tiger against economic disaster when Britain exits the E.U. in 2019, and guarding Ireland's low-tax deals with tech giants. Many are rooting for his success. (For more on Varadkar read our feature here.)

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