Leo Varadkar

by Manila on June 3, 2017

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, 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). 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). John was the son of William Walsh and Catherine Condon. Bridget was the daughter of John McGrath and Mary Donahue.

Sources: 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

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Manila November 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm

Leo’s paternal grandfather was Vitthal Varadkar.

Manila June 14, 2017 at 3:06 am

He has started serving as Taoiseach.

Manila June 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm

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

Bobby Martnen June 7, 2017 at 8:53 am

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

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