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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit

Varadkar repeated his assertion that the EU needs to cut the UK some slack on an extension.

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases

The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.

Cork, Limerick, and Waterford mayors will get new powers, but they can also be impeached

The idea of directly-elected mayors for these regions will be voted on in a plebiscite on 24 May.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Theresa May's spokesman says the Brexit crisis she predicted 'has come to pass'

Another planned meaningful vote on her deal may not take place after intervention from the Speaker of the House.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 18 March, 2019

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach

There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

A number of people wrote to Leo Varadkar during last month’s strike.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 16 March, 2019

An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention

Varadkar finished off the final leg of his US trip walking in the Chicago parade and taking a boat trip down the river.

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

Taoiseach: 'It is not going to be a case of everything being alright. Brexit is bad news'

The DUP is set to resume discussions with the British government on Monday ahead of an expected third Westminster vote.

Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade

Government officials were left surprised at McGregor’s appearance at the parade.

From The Daily Edge Ellen Degeneres said that Leo Varadkar taking his boyfriend to meet Mike Pence made her 'very happy' Happy Days

'We all need to stand up to hate': Taoiseach condemns New Zealand terror attack

At least 49 people were killed yesterday at two mosques, when a man opened fire on people while videoing the massacre.

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'

Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he supported school students going on strike.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 15 March, 2019

New hope for Irish workers who could get access to thousands of US visas

It is now understood that US President Donald Trump has personally spoken to Senator Cotton about his opposition to the bill.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Trump on the Irish: 'They’re smart. They’re sharp. They’re great. And they’re brutal enemies!'

Varadkar touched on the economy and Irish immigration in his speech today.

Trump says he gave May advice on Brexit negotiations but she 'didn't listen' to it

Trump made his comments while speaking to reporters during his meeting with Varadkar in the Oval Office.

Trump says he hopes to visit Ireland this year during White House visit by Taoiseach

The Taoiseach will return to the White House later this evening for the traditional shamrock ceremony.

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence

Last year, Mike Pence told the Taoiseach his partner, Matt Barrett, would be welcome in Pence’s home if he decides to attend this year.

Varadkar says in uncertain time of Brexit, 'friends' in the United States are needed 'more than ever'

All eyes were on Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett, as they attended the Irish Funds dinner in Washington DC last night.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar says those that wanted Brexit 'have been chasing unicorns for a long time'

Varadkar said there is a “rich irony” that the UK’s tariff proposals intend to treat Northern Ireland differently to Great Britain.

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence

The US vice president has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT people.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Breakfast meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be open to the media this year

US Vice President Mike Pence was criticised for excluding the media from the traditional breakfast meeting with the Taoiseach.

Varadkar 'hopes and trusts' House of Commons will now pass Brexit deal after last-minute breakthrough

There’s been no actual change to the withdrawal agreement, but Theresa May has secured guarantees that might sway Brexiteers.

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump

Leo Varadkar will also travel to Chicago this year.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 11 March, 2019

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

Around the world - This is where Varadkar and our ministers are heading for St Patrick’s Day

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit US President Donald Trump this St Patrick’s Day.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018

Figures obtained under FOI show how each Department spent on St Patrick’s Day last year.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 8 March, 2019

Taoiseach says there is an 'epidemic' of violence against women

The government today ratified the Istanbul Convention which obliges it to protect women from all forms of violence.

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley Call To Resign This post contains videos

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley

The group have refused to allow the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary to apologise to them in person over comments she made about the Troubles.

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Blow for Fine Gael as Varadkar's rating falls to lowest level during leadership

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

The Taoiseach has said that borough councils should be established directly under a Mayor’s office.

Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards

The government is working on a bilateral arrangement between the EU and the UK, but that has yet to be agreed.

Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change

Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 4 March, 2019

Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers

The former SDLP leader says he knows voting for a Northern Ireland voice is a big ask for Dublin people.

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'

The white powder in the envelope addressed to the Health Minister was confirmed to be non-hazardous.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness told the Taoiseach that people are crying out for help.

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