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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised

Leo Varadkar said this evening Paddy Holohan’s apology was “good enough for him”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen said this evening ‘there’s no other country in the EU that is more affected by [Brexit] than Ireland]”.

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has pointed to progress in Brexit and the resolution of the Stormont deadlock in a bid to earn support from the electorate.

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

The general election will be held on 8 February.

General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach

It would be the first Saturday general election in this country since 1918.

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote

Speculation has been mounting in recent days that a February election could be on the cards.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 10 January, 2020

Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration

Varadkar was asked about the renewed success of the rebel song Come Out Ye Black and Tans.

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

We should know more about the timing of an election after Leo and Micheál meet for crunch talks today

A special Cabinet meeting focusing on disability issues is being held in Marino today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

United Ireland is 'further away' now due to RIC commemoration fall out - Varadkar

He pointed to opposition politicians and said an unnecessary controversy was caused.

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition

Climate change is also examined by many of the projects at this year’s competition.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected RIC

'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the event “should be cancelled”.

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar says it's 'regrettable' that some politicians will boycott RIC commemoration service

The government recently said it will commemorate those who served in the force prior to Irish independence.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas

In an email sent to the Taoiseach, the actor said Varadkar had ‘moral’ reasons to not support the import of fracked gas from the US.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 3 January, 2020

The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris

A new Trinity College campus site will serve as the centre of the ‘Grand Canal Innovation District’.

Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said nightclub and pub opening hours need to be reformed and brought more in line with other cities in Europe.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 30 December, 2019

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 27 December, 2019

Martin says he will have a 'professional' relationship with Boris Johnson if he becomes Taoiseach

Martin said the British-Irish relationship is ‘very, very important and has suffered as a result of Brexit’.

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019

Books, hampers and historical gifts are often given to heads of state.

A border poll now wouldn't be a good idea because 'it would be defeated', Varadkar says

The Taoiseach has said that the focus now should on restoring the Northern Irish assembly “all in a wider reasonable context”.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he won't 'pooh-pooh' the idea of a Northern Ireland-Scotland bridge

The Taoiseach said he’s willing to listen to proposals from the UK government if they “cost it properly and see if it’s viable”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar's third Christmas as Taoiseach means he's no longer the shortest-serving office holder

Varadkar moves ahead of John Bruton in the length of time they’ve been Taoiseach.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses

Coveney says he has not spoken to Dara Murphy.

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy

Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.

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