Fingal Chamber statement on the resignation of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD

Fingal Chambers responds to the resignation of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD.

Speaking this afternoon, Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive, said:

“With the passing of time it can be easy to overlook the crises that threatened our economy and society and the enormous changes that have taken place in Ireland since Leo Varadkar first became Taoiseach in 2017. 

During his tenure as Taoiseach some of his most significant achievements included successfully overseeing Ireland’s response to Covid and ensuring effective supports to businesses and employees were put in place to minimise the social and economic impact.

He also played a vital role in the EU’s negotiations with the UK on Brexit and helped manage its impact on the Irish economy.

In addition, his contribution to social and diversity issues have also contributed significantly to Ireland’s attractiveness for investment.

Mr Varadkar has been a pivotal figure in Irish politics, notably within our local community where he served as a Councillor on Fingal County Council from 2003-2007 before his election to Dáil Éireann for the Dublin West constituency in 2007.

Overall, his economic management of the country has helped ensure Ireland’s success as one of the most productive and competitive economies in the world.

On behalf of our members we would like to thank him for his outstanding service and to wish him every success in his future career.”