Tag Archive | Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar Becomes First Openly Gay Cabinet Minister in Ireland

Leo Varadkar Becomes First Openly Gay Cabinet Minister in Ireland

On today’s Sunday with Miriam on RTÉ Radio One, Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, talked publicly for the first time about being a gay man. Minister Varadkar (36) is the first cabinet minister in Ireland to be openly gay. On the show he said: “I am a gay man, it’s not a secret but […]

Opinion: Can the NYC Mayor’s Parade Boycott Counter LGBT Exclusion?

Opinion: Can the NYC Mayor’s Parade Boycott Counter LGBT Exclusion?

Scott De Buitléir writes on New York’s Irish-American LGBT community, their exclusion from the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and the support given to them by new NYC mayor, Bill de Blasio In Ireland, the actions of a mayor are rarely, if ever, noticed. If you ask many Dubliners, it’s likely that they wouldn’t know who […]

Leo Varadkar Criticises Joan Burton For Her Stance on NYC Pat’s Parade

Leo Varadkar Criticises Joan Burton For Her Stance on NYC Pat’s Parade

Minister of Transport, Tourism & Sport,  Leo Varadkar, has criticised his colleague, Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, for her stance against participating in the NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade. Ms Burton made her decision not to attend based on the fact that the NYC Parade organisers exclude LGBT groups from taking part.