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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday's News

As inflation continues, Govt says no to price caps and yes to spending more on Ukraine military
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

As inflation continues, Govt says no to price caps and yes to spending more on Ukraine military

11 hours ago 21,116 Views 74 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar were speaking in Limerick today.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 16 September, 2022

Taoiseach says 'much higher' ESB dividend to be taken as after-tax profits hit €390 million
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach says 'much higher' ESB dividend to be taken as after-tax profits hit €390 million

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,419 Views 99 Comments

The company recorded a jump from €128 million in the first half of 2021 to €390 million in the same period this year.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Taoiseach doesn't agree with Varadkar's tax report remarks comparing some ideas to SF manifesto
# Pizza And Inheritance Tax
# Pizza And Inheritance Tax

Taoiseach doesn't agree with Varadkar's tax report remarks comparing some ideas to SF manifesto

Sep 15th 2022, 6:28 PM 19,793 Views 25 Comments

A tax on processed foods, a congestion charge and tax on wealth – just some of the ideas in the report published yesterday.

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders

Sep 15th 2022, 3:09 PM 17,278 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is still unclear how much money the levy will raise.

Tánaiste suggests 'nominal fee' for school bus tickets next year
# School Buses
# School Buses

Tánaiste suggests 'nominal fee' for school bus tickets next year

Sep 15th 2022, 2:21 PM 13,861 Views 29 Comments

Free school transport was announced by Government during the summer.

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
# Safe Public Transport
# Safe Public Transport

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport

Sep 15th 2022, 11:40 AM 7,067 Views 8 Comments

Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Varadkar says potential price caps on energy bills have 'echoes of the bank guarantee'
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Varadkar says potential price caps on energy bills have 'echoes of the bank guarantee'

Sep 14th 2022, 5:11 PM 20,311 Views 29 Comments

Speaking today, Varadkar said that he is not ruling out price caps, but added that he was nervous about it.

'Straight out of Sinn Féin manifesto': Tánaiste dismisses several conclusions in major tax report
# Taxing Stuff
# Taxing Stuff

'Straight out of Sinn Féin manifesto': Tánaiste dismisses several conclusions in major tax report

Sep 14th 2022, 4:55 PM 24,546 Views 27 Comments

The report made a series of recommendations on Ireland’s tax system.

Donohoe refuses to be drawn on Eurogroup issue but his party leader hopes he can keep the role
# Cabinet Reshuffle
# Cabinet Reshuffle

Donohoe refuses to be drawn on Eurogroup issue but his party leader hopes he can keep the role

Sep 14th 2022, 4:16 PM 7,596 Views 2 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath is expected to take over the finance ministry in December.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Govt expected to approve 80 cent increase in minimum wage
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Govt expected to approve 80 cent increase in minimum wage

Updated Sep 13th 2022, 10:26 PM 31,531 Views 38 Comments

It’s understood that the minimum wage will rise from €10.50 to €11.30 an hour.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 9 September, 2022

Will FF and FG rotate the finance ministry? Coalition partners to discuss matter amid tensions
# December Reshuffle
# December Reshuffle

Will FF and FG rotate the finance ministry? Coalition partners to discuss matter amid tensions

Sep 9th 2022, 4:06 PM 17,223 Views 23 Comments

Although not part of the published rotation deal, it is understood that Fianna Fáil expects the finance ministry to rotate to them.

'Not part of the mainstream': Varadkar says SF Govt would diminish Ireland's influence in Europe
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

'Not part of the mainstream': Varadkar says SF Govt would diminish Ireland's influence in Europe

Sep 9th 2022, 12:51 PM 27,409 Views 111 Comments

The FG leader hit out against Sinn Féin stating the party would ‘wreck’ the economy.

Customers likely to receive energy credits before Christmas and in the new year, suggests Varadkar
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Customers likely to receive energy credits before Christmas and in the new year, suggests Varadkar

Sep 9th 2022, 10:58 AM 24,102 Views 35 Comments

Varadkar said he wouldn’t want people in December worrying about the January bill.

Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'
# FG Think-In
# FG Think-In

Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'

Sep 9th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,121 Views 50 Comments

The party will gather in Kilkenny today to discuss income tax cuts, pension and social welfare hikes and public transport fares.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Using household appliances outside peak hours will help shore up energy security, says Ryan
# Energy
# Energy

Using household appliances outside peak hours will help shore up energy security, says Ryan

Sep 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 42,319 Views 142 Comments

The three coalition leaders met last night to discuss the rising cost in energy and supports needed.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister

Aug 25th 2022, 5:33 PM 22,729 Views 19 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman said his focus is on improving affordability for parents in this year’s Budget.

McDonald says Troy controversy asks 'very serious questions' about Taoiseach's judgement
# The Fall Of Troy
# The Fall Of Troy

McDonald says Troy controversy asks 'very serious questions' about Taoiseach's judgement

Aug 25th 2022, 9:08 AM 26,095 Views 108 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said Robert Troy’s resignation was “inevitable”.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 21 August, 2022

History made at Michael Collins centenary commemoration – Varadkar
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

History made at Michael Collins centenary commemoration – Varadkar

Updated Aug 21st 2022, 3:14 PM 45,189 Views 76 Comments

Thousands of people are at the ceremony, taking place in Collins’s native West Cork.

Will we see more political controversies before Sipo gets some teeth?
# I Declare
# I Declare

Will we see more political controversies before Sipo gets some teeth?

Aug 21st 2022, 6:30 AM 15,761 Views 15 Comments

Tánaiste says there are ‘stringent’ regulations already, but signals changes may be on the way.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 20 August, 2022

Childcare fees will fall for the vast majority of parents under 'big' Budget package
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Childcare fees will fall for the vast majority of parents under 'big' Budget package

Aug 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,273 Views 26 Comments
  • Tánaiste says freezing childcare fees 'is not enough'.
  • Parents are paying out nearly €800 per month per child for childcare.
  • Childcare providers warn of closures due to funding delay.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 19 August, 2022

'A total disaster': Varadkar criticised over comments saying Govt needs 'another go' at housing
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

'A total disaster': Varadkar criticised over comments saying Govt needs 'another go' at housing

Aug 19th 2022, 4:00 PM 40,004 Views 100 Comments

Labour’s Rebecca Moynihan was critical of the Tánaiste, calling for him to ‘roll up his sleeves’ and deliver.

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste

Updated Aug 19th 2022, 12:59 PM 65,379 Views 107 Comments
  • Varadkar says the Government needs to have "another go" at fixing the housing crisis
  • Renters need more help, declares Tánaiste
  • However, Budget 2023 will not have all the solutions to fix property situation
Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September
# Wage Hike
# Wage Hike

Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September

Aug 19th 2022, 11:22 AM 17,113 Views 53 Comments

The current national minimum wage stands at €10.50 per hour.

Varadkar: 'There's a feeling in the gay community that homophobic attacks are on the rise'
# Interview
# Interview

Varadkar: 'There's a feeling in the gay community that homophobic attacks are on the rise'

Aug 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 38,434 Views 80 Comments

Speaking to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview, Varadkar said the situation is ‘extremely worrying’.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

Action on rental sector 'does not necessarily' need to be on Budget day, says Varadkar
# Housing
# Housing

Action on rental sector 'does not necessarily' need to be on Budget day, says Varadkar

Aug 17th 2022, 4:31 PM 17,413 Views 25 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is pushing for tax breaks for landlords and a tax credit for renters.

Tánaiste has 'full confidence' in Troy after he failed to declare house sale
# Robert Troy
# Robert Troy

Tánaiste has 'full confidence' in Troy after he failed to declare house sale

Aug 17th 2022, 3:29 PM 35,801 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that Troy is set to amend his Dáil declarations and will be contacting Sipo.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 15 August, 2022

Proposal for new 30% tax band 'still on the table', but minister says it would be 'challenging'
# Budet 2023
# Budet 2023

Proposal for new 30% tax band 'still on the table', but minister says it would be 'challenging'

Updated Aug 15th 2022, 6:41 PM 28,604 Views 28 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath said he will engage with the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe on the issue.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Irish people must reclaim 'largely forgotten' legacy of Arthur Griffith, says Varadkar
# Arthur Griffith
# Arthur Griffith

Irish people must reclaim 'largely forgotten' legacy of Arthur Griffith, says Varadkar

Updated Aug 14th 2022, 4:23 PM 31,063 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste was speaking at a remembrance ceremony for Griffth and Michael Collins in Glasnevin Cemetary.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

'Substantial income tax reductions' pledged in Budget 2023
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

'Substantial income tax reductions' pledged in Budget 2023

Updated Aug 10th 2022, 4:23 PM 67,460 Views 77 Comments

A third rate to target middle-income workers is one option outlined in the Tax Strategy Group papers.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Government leaders fail to reach agreement on agriculture emissions reduction targets
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Government leaders fail to reach agreement on agriculture emissions reduction targets

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 8:14 PM 23,581 Views 63 Comments

Negotiations are set to continue tonight and tomorrow morning.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

New public holiday could cost Exchequer between €220m and €300m, says Varadkar
# St Brigid's Day
# St Brigid's Day

New public holiday could cost Exchequer between €220m and €300m, says Varadkar

Jul 20th 2022, 6:00 AM 32,834 Views 42 Comments

The first St. Brigid’s day public holiday will be Monday 6th February 2023.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 18 July, 2022

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election
# General Election
# General Election

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election

Jul 18th 2022, 12:12 PM 14,250 Views 29 Comments

TD John McGuinness said yesterday that Micheál Martin should step down as party leader in December.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 15 July, 2022

Builders' levy should help pay for works on thousands of defective apartments, says Bacik
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Builders' levy should help pay for works on thousands of defective apartments, says Bacik

Jul 15th 2022, 9:07 AM 15,308 Views 34 Comments

Government will have to provide assistance, Leo Varadkar has said.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

New sick pay law to guarantee all workers three days paid sick leave once commenced
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

New sick pay law to guarantee all workers three days paid sick leave once commenced

Jul 13th 2022, 5:33 PM 23,706 Views 12 Comments

This is the first time Ireland has had a statutory sick pay scheme.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 9 July, 2022

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave

Jul 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 34,116 Views 40 Comments

Professor Christine Loscher told The Journal that there needs to be a “coordinated response” to deal with future waves of the virus.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Varadkar hits out at 'sworn political opponents' as DPP directs no charges in GP leak affair
# Response
# Response

Varadkar hits out at 'sworn political opponents' as DPP directs no charges in GP leak affair

Jul 7th 2022, 9:57 AM 18,636 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar says allegations against him are “politically motivated and often highly personalised

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

No charges brought against Leo Varadkar over GP contract leak, DPP directs
# Prosecution
# Prosecution

No charges brought against Leo Varadkar over GP contract leak, DPP directs

Jul 6th 2022, 7:56 PM 47,017 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste said this evening that he is “pleased at the outcome” of the Garda investigation.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

School transport fees to be waived for the year as Government announce back-to-school package
# Back To School
# Back To School

School transport fees to be waived for the year as Government announce back-to-school package

Updated Jul 5th 2022, 7:10 PM 61,596 Views 61 Comments

The proposal is set to cost €67 million.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 4 July, 2022

New low-cost loan scheme for small businesses announced by Government
# Small Businesses
# Small Businesses

New low-cost loan scheme for small businesses announced by Government

Jul 4th 2022, 10:19 AM 13,518 Views 9 Comments

Loans will be made available to businesses whose turnover or profit was impacted by more than 15% due to Covid-19.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 July, 2022

Border poll ‘not appropriate' at this time, says Varadkar
# Poll Position
# Poll Position

Border poll ‘not appropriate' at this time, says Varadkar

Jul 3rd 2022, 12:42 PM 15,999 Views 41 Comments

The Tánaiste said he also wants clarity around when a referendum of Irish unity would be called.

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