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Leo Varadkar

Mark Coles looks at the life of Leo Varadkar head of Fine Gail, the country's governing centre-right party, and the newly appointed taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland.

Mark Coles looks at the life of Leo Varadkar, head of Fine Gail, the country's governing centre right party and the newly appointed Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland.

Varadkar has made history in Irish politics. The country's first openly gay leader and at 38, its youngest ever. He's the son of an Indian GP and Irish nurse, who followed in family footsteps to become a doctor. Aged just eight, he expressed his desire to become health minister, a position he would come to hold in his early political career.

Interviews include: his oldest friend Andy Garvey, close friend Nollaig Crowley, former teacher John Rafter, Noel Whelan, a political columnist with the Irish Times & the Irish politician Paschal Donohoe.

Producer Smita Patel
Researcher Sarah Shebbeare
Editor Penny Murphy.

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13 minutes

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Sun 18 Jun 2017 17:40