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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste

Apr 29th 2021, 7:50 PM 49,212 Views 38 Comments

Offices have been largely closed under public health advice since the onset of the pandemic.

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 18,373 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 46,223 Views 76 Comments

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

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar

Apr 27th 2021, 6:26 PM 47,033 Views 45 Comments

Speaking this afternoon at Dublin Castle he said that socialising outdoors is “much, much safer” than indoors.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 23 April, 2021

Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021
# Business Confidence
# Business Confidence

Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021

Apr 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 11,918 Views 16 Comments

Nearly half of business leaders said they expect to return to the office in the fourth quarter.

# leo-varadkar - 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 76,128 Views 80 Comments

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

No Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision until next week but Donnelly 'hopes' for all clear
# Single-shot Jab
# Single-shot Jab

No Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision until next week but Donnelly 'hopes' for all clear

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:31 PM 18,020 Views 45 Comments
  • Minister echoes Tánaiste's hopes that vaccine can be used for all adult age groups
  • Single-dose J&J vaccine seen as key to Ireland's vaccine effort
  • Advice on travel from India expected this week due to variant concern
  • Housebound vaccinations may also be carried out by GPs and pharmacists

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches
# Unlikely
From The42
# Unlikely

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 3:04 PM 14,894 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s capital city is set to be stripped of the games this Friday.

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 2:51 PM 31,680 Views 90 Comments

Ireland is due to receive over 600,000 doses of the J&J vaccine before the end of June.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions
# The Road Ahead
# The Road Ahead

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions

Apr 20th 2021, 3:29 PM 44,938 Views 22 Comments

Two Cabinet meetings will take place next week.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak
# Leaking
# Leaking

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak

Apr 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 17,308 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson said Leo Varadkar made a full statement to gardaí and “answered all questions”.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Tánaiste backs school catch-up plan for students during summer months
# YFG Conference
# YFG Conference

Tánaiste backs school catch-up plan for students during summer months

Apr 17th 2021, 7:00 PM 84,814 Views 109 Comments

Fine Gael is to launch a Youth Commission to consider how the party can “regain the top spot among voters under 35″.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 23,618 Views 64 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tánaiste says we'll know in coming days whether June vaccine target can still be met

Apr 13th 2021, 9:59 AM 33,796 Views 98 Comments

The HSE is now assessing the impact of NIAC’s advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to those over 60.

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices

Apr 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 37,710 Views 23 Comments

The Tánaiste said that there was “clear evidence” that people are drifting back to their workplace.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 2 April, 2021

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:37 PM 27,294 Views 12 Comments

The easing of maternity hospital restrictions was not included in the government’s roadmap for reopening the country.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 1 April, 2021

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential
# Children's Shoes
# Children's Shoes

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential

Apr 1st 2021, 6:22 PM 22,052 Views 28 Comments

One store has booked in 240 appointments already.

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 46,536 Views 127 Comments

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

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today
# Switching Off
# Switching Off

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today

Apr 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 61,738 Views 29 Comments

The right to disconnect gives employees the right to switch off from work outside of normal working hours,

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,107 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

Shops to be allowed sell children's shoes in store, by appointment only
# In Store
# In Store

Shops to be allowed sell children's shoes in store, by appointment only

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 2:35 PM 90,609 Views 106 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said he wants shoes to be available "immediately".
  • People will be able to make appointments at shoe shops selling children's shoes.
  • The news comes after calls for change from parents.
'Sucker punch': Unions criticise new vaccine strategy but Varadkar says decision based 'on the science'
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Sucker punch': Unions criticise new vaccine strategy but Varadkar says decision based 'on the science'

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:34 AM 44,400 Views 158 Comments

Last night, the Tánaiste said that the previous strategy might have slowed the vaccine programme down.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Inflation among the least of our worries as the Irish economy recovers from Covid, says ESRI
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

Inflation among the least of our worries as the Irish economy recovers from Covid, says ESRI

Mar 25th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,045 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish GDP is expected to continue its upward trajectory despite current public health restrictions.

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'

Mar 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 24,812 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar was talking about the Zero Covid strategy and mandatory hotel quarantine.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Having all schools fully open in April is a top priority, says Tánaiste
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Having all schools fully open in April is a top priority, says Tánaiste

Mar 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 48,097 Views 96 Comments

Easing of some low-risk outdoor activities is also expected to be announced next week.

Tánaiste says he does not believe criminal charges will be brought against him over GP contract leak
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says he does not believe criminal charges will be brought against him over GP contract leak

Mar 24th 2021, 6:40 PM 15,694 Views 0 Comments

When asked by LMFM if he should step aside if charges were brought against him, Varadkar said: “I don’t contemplate that happening.”

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Police investigate latest graffiti threat to Leo Varadkar in Belfast
# PSNI
# PSNI

Police investigate latest graffiti threat to Leo Varadkar in Belfast

Mar 17th 2021, 7:19 AM 63,291 Views 51 Comments

The Tánaiste has been the target of two other graffiti incidents in the city this year.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Leo Varadkar says he 'isn't distracted' from his job and rejects suggestion he should step aside
# Leak
# Leak

Leo Varadkar says he 'isn't distracted' from his job and rejects suggestion he should step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 11:06 AM 26,586 Views 111 Comments

The Tánaiste is under pressure as a result of the garda investigation into his leaking of a document.

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
# Controversy
# Controversy

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 20,948 Views 82 Comments

If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 15 March, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald calls for Tánaiste to resign over 'abuse of power'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Mary Lou McDonald calls for Tánaiste to resign over 'abuse of power'

Mar 15th 2021, 2:12 PM 49,354 Views 120 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has described Leo Varadkar sharing a GP contract with a rival organisation as a “blatant abuse of power”.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Garda inquiry into document leak by Tanaiste is now criminal investigation
# Gp Contract
# Gp Contract

Garda inquiry into document leak by Tanaiste is now criminal investigation

Mar 14th 2021, 1:13 PM 43,903 Views 116 Comments

The gardaí are investigating whether there has been a breach of corruption legislation or the Official Secrets Act.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 12 March, 2021

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history

Mar 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 109,645 Views 49 Comments

People across Ireland – including key decision-makers – tell the story of Thursday 12 March 2020.

Varadkar: We believed lockdown would be six weeks or a few months at most
# One Year On
# One Year On

Varadkar: We believed lockdown would be six weeks or a few months at most

Mar 12th 2021, 7:25 AM 52,983 Views 85 Comments

The Tánaiste has hailed the inspiring perseverance and courage of the Irish people on the first anniversary of his Washington speech.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs

Mar 10th 2021, 5:44 PM 62,279 Views 127 Comments

Violet-Anne Wynne, a Clare TD, said she is a Protestant and “proud to be a representative for Sinn Féin”.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
# Al Fresco
# Al Fresco

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'

Mar 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,666 Views 60 Comments

Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste

Mar 3rd 2021, 8:28 PM 30,677 Views 79 Comments

The Tánaiste says he hopes government can do better than the September target.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister

Feb 24th 2021, 5:04 PM 17,049 Views 96 Comments

The new legislation is being debated in the Dáil this afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 22 February, 2021

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April
# Ramp Up
# Ramp Up

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:32 AM 45,347 Views 86 Comments

The health minister has said capacity is being built up to vaccinate 250,000 people a week.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leo Varadkar: 'Aer Lingus will not be allowed to fail'
# National Airline
# National Airline

Leo Varadkar: 'Aer Lingus will not be allowed to fail'

Feb 18th 2021, 6:46 PM 41,522 Views 83 Comments

The Tánaiste said that discussions are ongoing for further financial support if required.

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 12,042 Views 21 Comments

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

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