Ireland Gets Cook Moment as Future PM Tip Says He’s Gay

January 19, 2015 12:32 PM

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Ireland’s health minister, tipped as a future prime minister, came out as the first openly gay cabinet member in a Catholic country that until the 1990s banned homosexuality.

Leo Varadkar, 36, discussed his sexuality in an interview yesterday on state broadcaster RTE Radio. The son of an Indian immigrant and a doctor before entering national politics, Varadkar has odds of 2/1 to replace Enda Kenny as the next leader of the Fine Gael party, according to bookmaker Paddy Po...

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