Leo Varadkar says he ‘definitely’ does not want EU job

The taoiseach is on his way to a summit of EU leaders in Brussels

Leo Varadkar announces his resignation as taoiseach and party leader of Fine Gael. Picture:

Leo Varadkar has said he “definitely” does not want an EU job, one day after announcing his retirement as taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael.

Asked on Thursday morning whether he is looking for a job in Brussels, he said: “No, definitely not. But thank you.”

Varadkar is attending a meeting of prime ministers belonging to the European People’s Party (EPP), Fine Gael’s centre-right EU umbrella group.

Manfred Weber, the head of the EPP group ...