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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 November, 2020

'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 24,848 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 20,828 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 75,130 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 28,656 Views 80 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 25,100 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 44,757 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 48,447 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 53,658 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 66,766 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 46,304 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 51,906 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 106,857 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 28,981 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 17,821 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 47,216 Views 65 Comments

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

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign
# Out Of The Woods?
# Out Of The Woods?

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 12:40 PM 40,622 Views 84 Comments

The Tánaiste was grilled about what motivated him to send the document Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail of the NAGP.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,951 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 26,803 Views 170 Comments

The Fine Gael leader is facing growing pressure to explain his actions.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 2 November, 2020

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?
# NAGP
# NAGP

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:50 PM 32,515 Views 0 Comments

The association had a colourful history before going into liquidation last year.

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken
# Not Best Practice
# Not Best Practice

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 1:44 PM 31,316 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was not best practice and was inappropriate to share a document of this kind in that way with the NAGP.

Former head of NAGP says it was 'wrong' to not have access to GP contract
# Not Best Practice
# Not Best Practice

Former head of NAGP says it was 'wrong' to not have access to GP contract

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 10:46 AM 39,777 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar is expected to answer questions in the Dáil tomorrow regarding this new controversy.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement
# Questions
# Questions

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement

Nov 1st 2020, 1:56 PM 34,171 Views 0 Comments

Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan
# Traffic Light Travel Plan
# Traffic Light Travel Plan

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan

Nov 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 46,840 Views 38 Comments

Government sources have said Ireland has already agreed to be part of the new EU programme that will open up travel.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
# Anatomy Of A Scandal
# Anatomy Of A Scandal

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:40 PM 60,700 Views 0 Comments

What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

Oct 31st 2020, 7:54 PM 36,886 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,475 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 30 October, 2020

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?
# Essential Or Non-essential
# Essential Or Non-essential

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

Oct 30th 2020, 11:00 AM 82,413 Views 122 Comments

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE

Oct 25th 2020, 3:15 PM 83,465 Views 138 Comments

The Tánaiste said it was “totally unfair” for retailers staying open in this way and that gardaí would be enforcing legislation.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 17 October, 2020

The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?

Oct 17th 2020, 12:04 AM 113,269 Views 142 Comments

Michael Martin will meet Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan about that very question later today.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 16 October, 2020

Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says
# WFH
# WFH

Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says

Oct 16th 2020, 2:04 PM 44,272 Views 66 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the idea is being considered as part of a public consultation.

DPD Ireland to create 700 new jobs across the country
# Announcement
# Announcement

DPD Ireland to create 700 new jobs across the country

Oct 16th 2020, 1:49 PM 29,847 Views 45 Comments

The permanent jobs will be created before the end of the year.

No GAA championships if country moves to Level 5, says Leo Varadkar
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

No GAA championships if country moves to Level 5, says Leo Varadkar

Oct 16th 2020, 9:26 AM 8,287 Views 5 Comments

The 2020 inter-county season resumes this weekend.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Varadkar says health advice stands whether at 'Level 1,2,3,4,5 or 26' as opposition criticises 'utter confusion'
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Varadkar says health advice stands whether at 'Level 1,2,3,4,5 or 26' as opposition criticises 'utter confusion'

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 5:56 PM 99,438 Views 153 Comments

Varadkar said people outside the three counties at Level 4 should not be complacent.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Tánaiste indicates PUP may not be cut in February if pandemic doesn't improve
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Tánaiste indicates PUP may not be cut in February if pandemic doesn't improve

Oct 14th 2020, 9:55 AM 21,257 Views 21 Comments

The PUP is set to be cut again in February with the rate of payment due to be reduced from €250 to €203.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Leo Varadkar says 'third wave' considerations played into €5.4 billion contingency funding
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Leo Varadkar says 'third wave' considerations played into €5.4 billion contingency funding

Oct 13th 2020, 8:13 PM 48,832 Views 30 Comments

Varadkar also said that any decision on whether the country would move to a Level 4 lockdown would be taken on Friday.

Explainer: How will the government's new Covid support scheme for businesses work?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Explainer: How will the government's new Covid support scheme for businesses work?

Oct 13th 2020, 6:23 PM 22,176 Views 5 Comments

Applications for the scheme will open next week.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
# Circuit Break
# Circuit Break

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 4:09 PM 326,286 Views 373 Comments

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'It certainly wasn't Stephen Donnelly': Taoiseach says health minister didn't leak NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
# Who Knew What
# Who Knew What

'It certainly wasn't Stephen Donnelly': Taoiseach says health minister didn't leak NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 8th 2020, 3:00 PM 70,445 Views 110 Comments

Donnelly is to make a statement about the sequence of events prior to NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation later today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
# Nphet
# Nphet

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 9:18 PM 75,342 Views 99 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the Level 5 recommendation “came out of the blue” on Sunday.

Level 3 enforcement: Taoiseach declines to give timeline on when fines could be introduced but says options will be discussed this week
# Level 3
# Level 3

Level 3 enforcement: Taoiseach declines to give timeline on when fines could be introduced but says options will be discussed this week

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 5:30 PM 76,173 Views 119 Comments

The Covid sub-committee met this morning to discuss enforcement of Level 3 restrictions.