The coronation of King Leo: the inside story of how Varadkar made it to the top

He was marked out as precocious, ambitious and ruthless from an early age. Now he is Ireland’s 14th Taoiseach

4th June, 2017

Before he was a minister, a TD or even a councillor, a young Leo Varadkar once publicly proclaimed that attacking the party leader was not the answer to Fine Gael’s problems. “Fine Gael should not seek a Messiah to lead it out of its difficulties. There is none and never will be,” he wrote in an early letter to a daily newspaper back in 2002.

But this is the very reason why...

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