Leo Varadkar

Place of Birth: Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland

Date of Birth: 18 January, 1979

Ethnicity:
*Indian (father)
*Irish (mother)

Leo Varadkar is an Irish politician. He has served as Taoiseach of Ireland, since 14 June, 2017, Minister for Defence, since 14 June, 2017, and Leader of Fine Gael, since 2 June, 2017.

Leo’s father, Ashok V. Varadkar, is an Indian-born doctor, from Bombay. Leo’s mother, Mary R. (Howell), is an Irish nurse, from Dungarvan, County Waterford.

He was previously Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, from 9 March, 2011 to 11 July, 2014, Minister for Health, from 11 July, 2014 to 6 May, 2016, and Minister for Social Protection, from 6 May, 2016 to 14 June, 2017.

Leo’s paternal grandfather was named Vitthal Varadkar.

Leo’s maternal grandfather was Thomas “Tom” Howell (the son of Patrick Howell and Margaret “Maggie” Barry). Thomas was born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. Patrick was the son of Thomas Howell and Mary Power. Margaret was the daughter of James Barry and Johanna Mahony.

Leo’s maternal grandmother was Catherine “Kate” Walsh (also known as Catherine Walsh, the daughter of John Walsh and Bridget McGrath). Catherine was born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. John was the son of William Walsh and Catherine Condon. Bridget was the daughter of John McGrath and Mary Donahue.

Sources: Genealogy of Leo Varadkar – https://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Leo’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Leo’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Leo’s maternal grandparents, Thomas Howell and Catherine “Kate” Walsh – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Leo’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Howell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Marriage record of Leo’s maternal great-grandparents, Patrick Howell and Margaret Barry – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Leo’s maternal great-grandfather, Patrick Howell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Leo’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Barry – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Leo’s maternal grandmother, Catherine “Kate” Walsh – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.iepdf

Marriage record of Leo’s maternal great-grandparents, John Walsh and Bridget McGrath – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Baptismal record of Leo’s maternal great-grandfather, John Walsh – https://www.ancestry.com

Baptismal record of Leo’s maternal great-grandmother, Bridget McGrath – https://www.ancestry.com

6 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  2. Manila says:

    Leo’s paternal grandfather was Vitthal Varadkar.

  3. Manila says:

    He has started serving as Taoiseach.

  4. Manila says:

    Ashok’s middle initial is V. Meanwhile, Miriam is her nickname, her real name is Mary R. (Howell).

    Leo’s maternal grandfather was Thomas “Tom” Howell (the son of Patrick Howell and Margaret “Maggie” Barry). Patrick was the son of Thomas Howell and Mary Power. Margaret was the daughter of James Barry and Johanna Mahony.

    Leo’s maternal grandmother was Kate Walsh (also known as Catherine Walsh, the daughter of John Walsh and Bridget McGrath). John was the son of William Walsh and Catherine Condon. Bridget was the daughter of John McGrath and Mary Donahue.

    Marriage record of Leo’s parents – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV65-D6YB

    Birth record of Leo’s mother – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F18H-23L

    Marriage record of Leo’s maternal grandparents, Thomas Howell and Catherine Walsh – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1928/09092/5289085.pdf

    Birth record of Leo’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Howell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1903/01876/1730281.pdf

    Birth record of Leo’s maternal grandmother, Kate Walsh – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1904/01824/1713343.pdf

    Marriage record of Leo’s maternal great-grandparents, Patrick Howell and Margaret Barry – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1902/10294/5747066.pdf

    Birth record of Leo’s maternal great-grandfather, Patrick Howell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1879/02893/2060132.pdf

    Birth record of Leo’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Barry – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1874/03122/2145105.pdf

    Marriage record of Leo’s maternal great-grandparents, John Walsh and Bridget McGrath – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1887/10797/5937422.pdf

    Baptismal record of Leo’s maternal great-grandfather, John Walsh – https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61039/02469_01_0182?pid=2887056&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DIrelandCatholicParish%26gss%3Dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3Djohn%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3Dwalsh%26gsln_x%3D0%26msypn__ftp%3DDungarvan%252C%2520Waterford%252C%2520Ireland%26msypn%3D10039678%26msypn_PInfo%3D9-%257C0%257C1652381%257C0%257C3250%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C5321%257C0%257C10039678%257C0%257C%26msypn_x%3D1%26msypn__ftp_x%3D1%26msfng%3Dwilliam%26msfns%3Dwalsh%26MSAV%3D1%26MSV%3D0%26uidh%3Dft6&usePUB=true

    Baptismal record of Leo’s maternal great-grandmother, Bridget McGrath – https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61039/02454_08_0032/3455006?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dIrelandCatholicParish%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_r_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26gsfn%3dbridget%26gsfn_x%3d0%26gsln%3dmcgrath%26gsln_x%3d0%26msydy%3d1864%26msydy_x%3d1%26msydp%3d10%26msypn__ftp%3dWaterford%252C%2520Ireland%26msypn__ftp_x%3d1%26msfng%3djohn%26msfns%3dmcgrath%26MSAV%3d1%26MSV%3d0%26uidh%3dft6&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults

  5. Bobby Martnen says:

    CORRECTION: Varadkar’s father is from Bombay – it wasn’t renamed ”’Mumbai”’ until Varadkar was a teenager.

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