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I promise to serve, says Ireland's youngest Taoiseach

I promise to serve, says Ireland's youngest Taoiseach

Varadkar becomes the EU's youngest national leader with Jüri Ratas, the 38-year-old Estonian Prime Minister and Emmanuel Macron, 39 of France, joining him as a trio under 40.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated H. E. Mr. Leo Varadkar on assuming office as Taoiseach of Ireland.

A triumphant Mr Varadkar described the day as a "demonstration of democracy in action". "We have come so far since he took office in the 1950s, when most Irish schools didn't even consider encouraging students to apply to Trinity".

This is a period of fracture and change across our continent and all of us in political life face the challenge of meeting that change and bringing unity and stability in the interests of all our people.

"I hope through our acts and the progress we achieve, we can earn the trust of the people".

The government I lead will not be one of left or right.

"In that context, it has never been more critical that the Irish Government acts very publicly and very comprehensively to reassert its role as co-guarantor of all our political agreements". His vision is to transform Ireland into a "republic of opportunity".

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His first official act was to propose suspension of the Dail for four hours while he travelled to Aras an Uachtarain to be officially appointed to the office by President Michael D Higgins.

It remains to be seen if his partner, doctor Matthew Barrett, will serve a public role. Later, he will appoint new ministers when he carries out a cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Kenny said he had known Mr Varadkar since his election to Fingal County Council in 2004, and especially since he was first elected a TD in 2007.

In his acceptance speech Wednesday, Varadkar said politics of the past no longer work.

Mr Varadkar secured the backing of a majority of the party's elected representatives earlier this month.

Mr Varadkar will discuss the Brexit crisis during a series of phonecalls with Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron over the next 48 hours.

In a statement to the Dail Eireann, lower house of Irish parliament, Varadkar confirmed Frances Fitzgerald remains as deputy prime minister and becomes minister for enterprise and innovation.


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