Leo Varadkar Is Ireland's Youngest Ever Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar Is Ireland's Youngest Ever Taoiseach
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

14 Jun 2017

Leo Varadkar has been elected as Ireland's youngest ever Taoiseach.

He received his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins earlier today.

 

The result was announced after two hours of speeches, congratulations and best wishes from fellow TDs.

At 38, he's the country's youngest Taoiseach and took up the position 10 years to the day after he entered Dáil Eireann.

He's had a phone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May and is currently reshuffling the Cabinet.

He's the country's 14th Taoiseach and was elected by by 57 votes to 50, with 47 abstentions.