Leo Varadkar T.D.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

12th September 2022

Leo Varadkar is the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

He was born and raised in Dublin. He is a qualified medical doctor and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

Leo Varadkar served as Taoiseach from June 2017 to June 2020. He was a member of Fingal County Council (2003-7) and elected to Dáil Éireann for the Dublin West constituency on his first attempt in 2007 and was re-elected to a fourth term in 2020. He previously served as Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport (2011-2014); Minister for Health (2014-15) and Minister for Social Protection (2015-16). He is parliamentary leader and President of the Fine Gael party (EPP affiliate).