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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election
# Holding Firm
# Holding Firm

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:51 AM 30,905 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach also ruled out the prospect of any Fianna Fáil ministerial reshuffle in the near future.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 28 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated

Dec 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 97,377 Views 157 Comments

Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Paul Reid says Covid-19 vaccine rollout to start on Tuesday instead of Wednesday
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

Paul Reid says Covid-19 vaccine rollout to start on Tuesday instead of Wednesday

Updated Dec 27th 2020, 1:25 PM 65,547 Views 131 Comments

Ireland’s inoculation rollout had been expected to begin four days after receiving the vaccine, which medical professionals had questioned.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,742 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach said there are 700 contact tracers employed.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border
# Level 5
# Level 5

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:39 PM 105,826 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste said there would be gardaí policing rules around inter-county travel.

'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:09 PM 225,723 Views 136 Comments

Ireland will return to Level 5 restrictions – with some adjustments.

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 26,856 Views 56 Comments

The Covid-19 sub-committee met yesterday evening to discuss growing concerns.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 21 December, 2020

Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve
# Christmas
# Christmas

Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve

Dec 21st 2020, 10:41 PM 176,756 Views 176 Comments

It is understood that restaurants and gastro pubs could close from mid-afternoon on Christmas Eve.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'
# Bank Bailout
# Bank Bailout

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'

Dec 17th 2020, 1:17 PM 45,589 Views 98 Comments

There have been calls for the Taoiseach to correct the Dáil record over his statements.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today
# Personal Statement
# Personal Statement

Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today

Dec 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,513 Views 87 Comments

Stanley has already apologised for a tweet about two IRA attacks on the British army.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 14 December, 2020

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
# Every Contact Counts
# Every Contact Counts

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,981 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 11 December, 2020

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
# Pet Theft
# Pet Theft

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way

Dec 11th 2020, 2:11 PM 17,530 Views 31 Comments

An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
# Warning
# Warning

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,776 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

Covid vaccines: Hubs to be set up as retired professionals may be asked to help with roll-out
# Vaccine Task Force
# Vaccine Task Force

Covid vaccines: Hubs to be set up as retired professionals may be asked to help with roll-out

Dec 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,380 Views 17 Comments

The government’s vaccine task force is due to deliver its strategy for rolling out the vaccine today.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Student nurses motion was 'party politics' designed to make the 'government look bad', says Varadkar
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

Student nurses motion was 'party politics' designed to make the 'government look bad', says Varadkar

Dec 10th 2020, 1:20 PM 21,264 Views 90 Comments

A review on allowances is due by the end of the month.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 7 December, 2020

Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party

Dec 7th 2020, 1:49 PM 38,568 Views 97 Comments

The activist resigned after claiming she was told to delete posts critical of TD Brian Stanley.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine
# Vaccine Roll Out
# Vaccine Roll Out

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:49 PM 10,902 Views 15 Comments

Government will decide on who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first next week.

Public will not be refunded if concerts in 2021 are rescheduled, Varadkar warns
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

Public will not be refunded if concerts in 2021 are rescheduled, Varadkar warns

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:31 PM 42,921 Views 21 Comments

The Tánaiste said it may be “some time yet” before mass gatherings are allowed.

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:56 AM 68,892 Views 167 Comments

The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Tánaiste says there could be widespread Covid-19 immunity in Ireland by next September
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says there could be widespread Covid-19 immunity in Ireland by next September

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:39 PM 40,486 Views 66 Comments

Varadkar said that a communications campaign would be “vital” to overcome vaccine hesitancy.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 27 November, 2020

Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas
# Leaving Level 5
# Leaving Level 5

Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas

Nov 27th 2020, 9:56 PM 42,304 Views 65 Comments

The three party leaders have yet to enjoy a pint together since they all entered government.

Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'

Nov 27th 2020, 8:43 PM 29,659 Views 21 Comments

The government says it is up to individual families to decide if someone coming home is essential.

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans
# Brexit
# Brexit

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans

Nov 27th 2020, 7:18 AM 7,721 Views 8 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 November, 2020

'I was astounded': Foster says Varadkar comments on cross-border travel 'regrettable'
# Covid19
# Covid19

'I was astounded': Foster says Varadkar comments on cross-border travel 'regrettable'

Nov 26th 2020, 7:44 PM 48,185 Views 57 Comments

Northern Ireland enters a two-week circuit-breaker tomorrow.

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,267 Views 16 Comments

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments

Nov 26th 2020, 1:17 PM 24,846 Views 49 Comments

Varadkar suggested the government is looking at advising against cross-border travel but he has said a travel ban is not being considered.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,814 Views 23 Comments

An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 21 November, 2020

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas

Nov 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 75,110 Views 29 Comments

Many people are unsure of what to do and critical of mixed mesages from the government.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 20 November, 2020

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
# Customer Care
# Customer Care

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,632 Views 81 Comments

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role

Nov 19th 2020, 1:44 PM 25,093 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste faced numerous question on the ongoing controversy today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

New tax and expense arrangements promised for working at home
# Blended Working
# Blended Working

New tax and expense arrangements promised for working at home

Nov 18th 2020, 7:38 PM 44,751 Views 12 Comments

A right to disconnect regulation is also under review.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 13 November, 2020

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 48,440 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Louth TD suggests putting army on the border and says number of northern reg cars is 'unreal'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Louth TD suggests putting army on the border and says number of northern reg cars is 'unreal'

Nov 12th 2020, 1:32 PM 53,649 Views 70 Comments

Peter Fitzpatrick told the Dáil that cross-border travel is “being abused”.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Government wins confidence motion in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar following testy Dáil debate
# Leaks
# Leaks

Government wins confidence motion in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar following testy Dáil debate

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 7:48 PM 66,763 Views 222 Comments

The debate on the confidence vote concluded this evening.

Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
# Leaks
# Leaks

Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:00 PM 46,302 Views 195 Comments

The Dáil met at 2pm and voted to relocate to the Convention Centre Dublin.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 6 November, 2020

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar
# Dáil
# Dáil

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 6th 2020, 8:17 PM 51,903 Views 215 Comments

A spokesman for the Tánaiste said Sinn Féin is “only interested in political mudslinging”.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Government considering whether to make it mandatory for a person to restrict their movements
# Legally Enforceable
# Legally Enforceable

Government considering whether to make it mandatory for a person to restrict their movements

Nov 5th 2020, 4:33 PM 106,846 Views 62 Comments

Varadkar said it is under consideration for “certain circumstances”.

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'

Nov 5th 2020, 2:09 PM 28,976 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he does not “as standard” retain text messages, but retains official emails

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him

Nov 5th 2020, 1:23 PM 17,809 Views 27 Comments

MacSharry says FF has lost sight of its principes.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Varadkar warns party members to be careful who they think their friends are, says Biden will be good for Ireland
# PP MEETINGS
# PP MEETINGS

Varadkar warns party members to be careful who they think their friends are, says Biden will be good for Ireland

Nov 4th 2020, 6:33 PM 47,208 Views 65 Comments

The Tánaiste said tonight the controversy was ‘a mess of my making’.