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Varadkar resigns and retains job

After its first day of sitting Thursday the 33rd Dáil failed to elect a new taosieach so at the end of the day Leo Varadkar went to Aras an Uachtarain to hand in his resignation as taoiseach to President Michael D Higgins. Mr. Varadkar, pictured arriving at the presidential residence, will continue as acting taoiseach until the Dáil elects a new taoiseach and government. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie.