Skip to comments.Ireland set to have first gay PM
Posted on 06/02/2017 2:28:26 PM PDT by Ennis85
Leo Varadkar is set to become the Republic of Ireland's next taoiseach (prime minister) after winning the leadership of the Fine Gael party. The 38-year-old will become the first gay taoiseach and will also be the country's youngest ever leader. Mr Varadkar beat his rival, Housing Minister Simon Coveney, with 60% of the votes to lead Fine Gael - the biggest party in the coalition government. He will succeed Enda Kenny as leader of the centre-right party within weeks.
The former GP is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India and much of the media coverage of his victory has focused on Mr Varadkar's background, age and sexuality. The former first minister of Northern Ireland, DUP leader Arlene Foster, has spoken on the phone to congratulate Mr Varadkar. He has also received a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May.
Following the announcement on Friday evening, the new Fine Gael leader said he was "honoured" to accept the "enormous challenge" ahead of him with humility. "If my election shows anything it's that prejudice has no hold in this Republic," he said. "When my father travelled 5,000 miles to build a new home in Ireland, I doubt he ever dreamed his son would grow up to be its leader." He said Simon Coveney had gained his and the party's admiration for his "principled and spirited" campaign and he looked forward to working with him to bring Fine Gael and Ireland forward.
Following the announcement on Friday evening, the new Fine Gael leader said he was "honoured" to accept the "enormous challenge" ahead of him with humility. "If my election shows anything it's that prejudice has no hold in this Republic," he said.
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Well, La Dee Frickin’ Dah!
How very queer.
Patrick Fitzmichael or Michael Fitzpatrick?
A gay tea suck?
At least we will finally discover the proper method of kissing the Blarney Stone.
Sore and Buggerorah!.............
For the past eight years, until Jan 20th, we had a gay [usurper] president with a tranny "wife".
One’s sexual deviations from the normal is all that really matters to a country anyway.
Europe has lost it’s F***ing mind.
Well, he is gay and he licks.
Sure sounds Irish.
Was his campaign slogan “They’re always after me lucky charms”?
In 2009 Iceland elected a lesbian Prime Minister, Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir who is married to a woman.
And ironically, the rumors of Alexander The Great’s bisexuality extend from Diogenes of Sinope who wrote to Alexander: “If you wish to be beautiful and good, throw away the rag you have on your head (the diadem, symbol of the monarchy)and come to us. Yet you will not be able to do so, for you are held tight by Hephaistion’s thighs...”—Letter 24
Don’t ask where he hides the shillelagh
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! May the Saints preserve us!
There once was a lad named Varadkar
who came to Old Erin from a Country afar
queer as can be, thought he was a she
and imagined he entered a casbah...
Yes it has but at least its a worth a try and couldn’t be worse than the (whatever the Irish word for schmuck is) Bertie Ahern.
Islam, socialism and homosexuality - Europe is finished.
The Dystopia that Europe is becoming began a long time ago. It has been in decline since World War I.
And ironically, the rumors of Alexander The Greats bisexuality extend from Diogenes of Sinope who wrote to Alexander:
One could never tell when Diogenes was being serious or merely joking. As is often so common with brilliant people, he was quite a bit nuts.
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