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Taoiseach talks of May's tenacity, courage and determination

Conor Trindle
25 May 2019, 18:03 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Taoseach Leo Varadkar has paid tribute to his counterpart in the UK following her announcement that she is stepping down on 7 June.

"I got to know Theresa May very well over the last two years. She is principled, honourable, and deeply passionate about doing her best for her country and her party," he said Friday.

"Politicians throughout the EU have admired her tenacity, her courage, and her determination during what has been a difficult and challenging time."

"Theresa May strove to chart a new future for the United Kingdom. I want to wish her the very best for the future," said Varadkar.

"And I look forward to working closely with her successor," he added.

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