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#Leaders' Questions

# leaders-questions - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Eamon Ryan feels heat over cuckoo funds stamp duty vote but says 'it's a short-term measure'
# Housing
# Housing

Eamon Ryan feels heat over cuckoo funds stamp duty vote but says 'it's a short-term measure'

Jul 8th 2021, 1:38 PM 24,271 Views 78 Comments

Catherine Murphy said leasing properties from funds was “an abuse of public money”.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable
# 'absolutely Bananas'
# 'absolutely Bananas'

'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable

Jun 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 29,393 Views 77 Comments

Opposition TDs have called on the government to rescind its decision, describing it as “absolutely bananas”.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 17 June, 2021

National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity

Jun 17th 2021, 1:54 PM 12,690 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste has said there are “problems, quite frankly, in going forward with this project”.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 10:54 PM 42,047 Views 68 Comments

The HSE chief said it is planned that the second doses of AstraZeneca will be completed by 19 July.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July
# Rent Protections
# Rent Protections

Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:06 PM 9,349 Views 22 Comments

Opposition says government must ensure that all renters – not just those that fall under the Covid-19 protections – are not hit with an 8% rent hike.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Dáil told taxi drivers forced to call off today's protest - but gardaí say it was a matter for the groups alone
# Taxi Drivers
# Taxi Drivers

Dáil told taxi drivers forced to call off today's protest - but gardaí say it was a matter for the groups alone

Apr 29th 2021, 4:52 PM 19,042 Views 9 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett told the Tánaiste the drivers were “threatened with fines”.

New Catholic school sex education programme not in line with Government policy, says Tánaiste

New Catholic school sex education programme not in line with Government policy, says Tánaiste

Apr 29th 2021, 1:55 PM 47,052 Views 76 Comments

Róisín Shortall said the transfer of patronage was ‘a snail-paced programme’.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer vaccines to Ireland - 191,800 doses - arrived today

Apr 28th 2021, 1:32 PM 30,702 Views 58 Comments

Martin said the HSE’s modelling is still based on delivering 450,000 doses per week by the middle of June.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 76,584 Views 80 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
# Chop Chop
# Chop Chop

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 74,421 Views 115 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste

Apr 1st 2021, 2:35 PM 46,563 Views 127 Comments

A delivery of 112,000 vaccines were delivered last night, said Varadkar.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up

Mar 3rd 2021, 3:20 PM 39,554 Views 95 Comments

Government says it’s on target to give first dose to 72,000 over-85s by the end of the first week of March.

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,522 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 18 February, 2021

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,051 Views 21 Comments

The Tánasite said he could not make a commitment today that it would be extended beyond 28 February.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,365 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work

Feb 10th 2021, 3:23 PM 7,376 Views 17 Comments

His comments come after reports that the tribunal has yet to receive a single claim, more than two months after it started its work.

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds
# Pension Age Rise
# Pension Age Rise

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds

Feb 10th 2021, 2:42 PM 30,429 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the plan would cost individuals more than 2,000 euro a year.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 42,056 Views 62 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach

Jan 27th 2021, 1:40 PM 16,439 Views 40 Comments

Speaking in Leaders’ Questions, he said “there will be no half-measures from me, as Taoiseach, or from Government”.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 4:25 PM 72,183 Views 74 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 14 January, 2021

AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar

Jan 14th 2021, 1:57 PM 17,271 Views 53 Comments

This week, around 50,000 vaccinations are expected to be completed.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett

Jan 13th 2021, 1:32 PM 32,056 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned his statement yesterday is being presented in a certain light.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,339 Views 55 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
# Nurses Pay
# Nurses Pay

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated

Dec 9th 2020, 1:18 PM 19,177 Views 36 Comments

Martin specifically referenced testimony raised about a student midwife who comforted a mother who lost a baby.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Dec 8th 2020, 3:47 PM 24,590 Views 77 Comments

Micheál Martin said there should be “no exploitation of any student nurse in any hospital setting”.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 7:55 PM 105,577 Views 140 Comments

The Taoiseach said the low temperature fridges are being stored in Citywest before being distributed around the country.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers

Nov 26th 2020, 3:03 PM 22,972 Views 49 Comments

The Tánaiste said if people borrow money, they have a responsibility to pay it back.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role

Nov 19th 2020, 1:44 PM 25,079 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste faced numerous question on the ongoing controversy today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Government considering whether to make it mandatory for a person to restrict their movements
# Legally Enforceable
# Legally Enforceable

Government considering whether to make it mandatory for a person to restrict their movements

Nov 5th 2020, 4:33 PM 106,835 Views 62 Comments

Varadkar said it is under consideration for “certain circumstances”.

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'

Nov 5th 2020, 2:09 PM 28,939 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he does not “as standard” retain text messages, but retains official emails

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes
# Rural Independent Group
# Rural Independent Group

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes

Oct 6th 2020, 5:20 PM 92,654 Views 67 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin subsequently apologised to Michael Healy-Rae.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Eamon Ryan defends decision not to inform Cabinet about Leaving Cert error
# Leaving Cert Controversy
# Leaving Cert Controversy

Eamon Ryan defends decision not to inform Cabinet about Leaving Cert error

Oct 1st 2020, 1:42 PM 30,272 Views 45 Comments

The controversy was described as a “shambles” in the Dáil today.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel
# Penalised
# Penalised

'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel

Jul 28th 2020, 3:22 PM 14,381 Views 51 Comments

A number of concerns about how welfare payments were cut if citizens travelled abroad have been raised.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste says there is no guarantee that pubs will reopen on 10 August
# Time Please
# Time Please

Tánaiste says there is no guarantee that pubs will reopen on 10 August

Jul 16th 2020, 1:25 PM 50,576 Views 120 Comments

“There’s a big difference between Portmagee and Dame Lane,” said TD Michael Healy Rae.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Varadkar says he told banks he would come down on them 'like a tonne of bricks' if they make mortgage break profit
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Varadkar says he told banks he would come down on them 'like a tonne of bricks' if they make mortgage break profit

Jul 9th 2020, 1:58 PM 25,102 Views 41 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty raised the issue of the banks charging interest on mortgages that have availed of pandemic payment breaks.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Jul 8th 2020, 1:54 PM 17,935 Views 29 Comments

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death
# Ultan Meehan
# Ultan Meehan

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Jul 7th 2020, 3:59 PM 65,511 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Nov 26th 2019, 3:34 PM 8,890 Views 12 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney

Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney

Nov 7th 2019, 12:29 PM 18,075 Views 66 Comments

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary told the Tánaiste that “Good media is dying on the vine while you whistle by the graveyard”.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says
# Votegate
# Votegate

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says

Oct 22nd 2019, 3:24 PM 8,742 Views 13 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressed the Dáil on the matter before Leaders’ Questions today.

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