Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to stand down as Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader.

He's due to make an announcement at Government Buildings in the next few minutes.

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will address the nation any minute now, and it's an announcement that will cause a political earthquake.

Leo Varadkar is set to step down, but at this stage its unknown why.

The wider public first became aware of a pending announcement after reports of frantic meetings in Government Buildings this morning.

The Cabinet met this morning for the first time since the defeat of the referendum and were alerted to expect the announcement following the Cabinet meeting.




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