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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue

Leo Varadkar is to meet UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Dublin in the next few weeks.

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 19 May, 2019

'A total exaggeration': Tánaiste dismisses reports of row between government and US over Trump visit

It has been widely reported that Trump will be in the country for a number of days at the beginning of June.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Taoiseach says any protests against expected Trump visit 'allowed and welcomed'

Both the Labour party and the Social Democrats have spoken out against Trump’s visit, stating he is “not welcome in Ireland”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Users who have 'broken rules' will not be allowed to use Facebook Live services

“This isn’t about freedom of expression, this is about preventing violent extremism and terrorism online,” the New Zealand PM argued.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years

From a high of 60%, Varadkar’s satisfaction rating now stands at 36%.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 6 May, 2019

'Be the hero, not the villain': Protesting students wrote to Taoiseach urging him to take climate action

Thousands of students attended climate change demonstrations across the country in March.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

Poll: Was Leo Varadkar right to apologise for his response to the Waterford mortuary controversy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Leo Varadkar right to apologise for his response to the Waterford mortuary controversy?

Varadkar had sought evidence for claims made by four consultants.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'This is one I got wrong' - Taoiseach apologises for response to claims about decomposing bodies at Waterford hospital

Leo Varadkar’s apology comes after a number of days of being asked about remarks he made.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 3 May, 2019

Varadkar regrets if tone on Waterford mortuary was taken up the wrong way

Last week concerns were raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the mortuary.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Varadkar says that holding investigation into claims about decomposing bodies is not one of his priorities

Varadkar earlier said there was no evidence to support the claims.

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'

The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Have you a job? Have you a job?' - Tense exchanges as FG Cork meeting disrupted by protesters Rebel County This post contains videos

'Have you a job? Have you a job?' - Tense exchanges as FG Cork meeting disrupted by protesters

The Connolly Youth Movement said its activists had caused the disruption.

Calls for investigation amid 'alarming' response to claims about storage of bodies at hospital

Doctors have defended four pathologists who raised concerns about conditions at University Hospital Waterford’s mortuary after their claims were disputed.

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city

A prize bull and farming machinery were brought to the protest outside Cork City Hall.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Varadkar: 'No evidence' for 'strange story' about decomposing bodies at Waterford hospital

The Taoiseach was speaking in Waterford while canvassing with election candidates.

Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned

Its name follows in the tradition of those given to the service’s three other ships.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 27 April, 2019

White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive

Talks are set to commence following the local elections in Northern Ireland next week.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 26 April, 2019

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan

The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism

Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

'Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get to this point?' - priest challenges politicians on NI stalemate

It’s been over two years since the Northern Ireland institutions collapsed. With no functioning government,

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Taoiseach has no plans to beef up security for ministers after protests at their homes

Leo Varadkar says he has not added any extra security after protests at his home.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 19 April, 2019

Taoiseach says he didn’t realise his mortgage could be sold on by his bank when he took it out in 2003

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this week, the Taoiseach said he understood the intent behind Sinn Féin’s No Consent No Sale Bill.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries

Varadkar says government needs to ensure they are on solid ground if one is going to restrict the right to protest.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Niall Quinn says renaming the FAI might help reform the organisation and 'regain trust'

Quinn met with politicians and members of the local football groups in Leinster House today.

Taoiseach says he won't ask the US to choose between the UK and Ireland as he welcomes Pelosi to Dublin

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, will address the Dáil this week.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 15 April, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this evening, the Taoiseach stopped short of stating there should be a clear out of the entire Board

# leo-varadkar - Friday 12 April, 2019

'I don't think anybody would be satisfied by it': Leo Varadkar on John Delaney's Oireachtas appearance

Leo Varadkar said the FAI was answerable to the ODCE which has questions that need to be answered.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 11 April, 2019

As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed

Another long night in Brussels, and the threat of a no-deal exit this Friday has been averted.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

# leo-varadkar - Monday 8 April, 2019

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was in Dublin meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

Taoiseach launches Healthy Ireland campaign saying 'health is not a black hole'

A survey revealed 92% of Irish people wanted to make changes to improve their health

Varadkar to meet Michel Barnier in Dublin for Brexit talks ahead of EU summit

Barnier arrives in Ireland ahead of this Wednesday’s European Council meeting.

Leo still more popular than Micheál Martin but 1 in 5 think neither would do good job as Taoiseach

Last month, Varadkar’s approval rating fell to its lowest level since he became Taoiseach.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'They wouldn't be forgiven': Varadkar confident EU27 won't veto Brexit extension

The threat of a no-deal Brexit still remains, but the Taoiseach is confident EU leaders will grant a Brexit extension.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 5 April, 2019

Michel Barnier to visit Dublin for Brexit talks on Monday

Barnier’s visit comes in advance of next Wednesday’s European Council meeting.

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