Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks at a count centre near Dublin during Ireland's national election on February 9. Photo: Reuters

Irish PM Leo Varadkar resigns as government formation founders

  • Premier will stay on as interim leader while country’s three main parties battle it out in coalition talks after inconclusive election
  • ‘Substantial’ challenge remaining for formation of new government as rivals refuse to cooperate
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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks at a count centre near Dublin during Ireland's national election on February 9. Photo: Reuters
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