Portraits in Power: The 14 men who have led the nation

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Tim Pat Coogan and more profile the 14 men who have held the highest office in the land

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
11th August, 2019
Éamon de Valera, Enda Kenny, Leo Varadkar, Jack Lynch and Seán Lemass

Portraits in Power does not just paint pictures of the men who have led Ireland. It also tells the story of how the country has been transformed, socially, politically and economically, under their administrations.

A constant theme post-de Valera is the growing importance of Ireland's relationship with Europe - an issue that, thanks to Brexit, will define how the history books look back at Varadkar.

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