Press release

Statement by Eamon Ryan on resignation of Leo Varadkar

20th March 2024
Minister Eamon Ryan delivers a speech

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Leo Varadkar for his work as Taoiseach. He has been an energetic and committed leader of the country who was always supportive of his government colleagues.

It’s worth noting that the agreement at the start of this Government was between the three coalition parties, not the three leaders. That agreement stands, particularly in light of the important work that this Government has to do.

The Green Party looks forward to the the conclusion of the Fine Gael leadership contest and the election of a new Taoiseach by Dáil Éireann. In the interim, the important work of Government continues and the three coalition parties will continue to fulfil our mandate, just as we have done over the last three and a half years.

I would like to offer my good wishes to Leo as he prepares to depart the Taoiseach’s office. He has served the country well and can be proud of the contribution he has made to Irish political life.

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