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Wicklow's Simon Harris Becomes New Leader Of Fine Gael

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has been named as the new leader of Fine Gael - and will become the new Taoiseach next month.

He was the only candidate to be nominated in the race to take over from Leo Varadkar.

Addressing Fine Gael delegates in Athlone, he vowed to be a leader for the common good of the country.

He outlined Fine Gael's stance on many issues, such as condemnation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.


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