Leo Varadkar has the support of 38 members with Simon Coveney on 19 and 14 members still to declare their intentions
Leo Varadkar has now officially gained the support of over half of the Fine Gael parliamentary party.
With 14 members still to declare their intentions, Mr. Varadkar has the support of 38 members, with Simon Coveney on 19.
Mr. Varadkar's camp claim to have another three or four members secured, whose endorsements will be announced later.
Officially announcing his candidacy earlier, Minister Varadkar said the country was now at a crossroads.