Leo Varadkar Quotes

  • I've realised that doctors can only help change a certain number of patients, but a Minister of Health can really change things.
  • We always need to bear in mind that when it comes to blood transfusion, it's the person that's receiving the blood who takes the risk, not the person donating it.
  • The Government needs to be honest and straight with people.
  • Unless people who voted for unionist parties are suddenly going to vote for a united Ireland, which I don't believe will happen, a border poll will be defeated.
  • There are far too many people who get up early in the morning, and work hard, who cannot make ends meet.
  • The gutter is Bertie Ahern's natural habitat.
  • Marriage in our Constitution is very clear that it's a man marrying a woman, largely with a view to having a natural family, and if they are unable to do that, obviously then they can adopt.
  • It's the middle class; it's middle Ireland, and it's a group of people who often feel that they contribute a lot to the economy and a lot to society, but maybe they don't get as much back for it as they should.
  • Whatever happens with Brexit, what I am absolutely convinced will not happen is that free movement of individuals, free movement of people, will not change, North and South without passports.
  • I don't see myself in politics at 51. I definitely want to do something else.
  • What I do now is I train in the mornings, and people ask me why I do it. I do it for two reasons: first of all, to keep in shape, but secondly, I think training, sport, and physical activity is really good for mental health.
  • Those of us who are in the centre believe in opening up to the world, believe migration on balance is a good thing if it is managed properly, and believe that multilateralism is the best way to solve problems.
  • The traditional divide between left and right, capital and labor, small state and big state, high taxes and low taxes doesn't define politics in the way it did in the past.
  • An agreement is an agreement, and when you make it, you should stick to it.
  • Politicians should trust people with the truth. Very often, we don't do that.
  • I won't be allowing my own background or my own sexual orientation to dictate the decisions that I make.
  • We would only need a bespoke solution for Northern Ireland if Britain leaves the Single Market.
  • Nobody that I know would ever say that I'm sexist.
  • There are a lot of people who want to retain the Eighth Amendment - I don't agree with that view myself - there are others who want to remove it, but when you ask them what that means, they aren't able to tell you.
  • It's not something that defines me. I'm not a half-Indian politician or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter... it is part of my character, I suppose.
  • I consider myself pro-life, as I accept that the unborn is a human life with rights, and I do not support abortion on request or on demand.
  • If you want to change things, politics is the best way to do that.