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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Friday 7 August, 2020

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'Off the premises by 11': Concern closing pubs and restaurants early will result in house parties and cancelled staycations

It is understood that 11pm closure is not a hard rule for businesses.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Gaffes, faux pas, blunders: Is there a Final Destination curse on this government?

Micheál Martin will be happy to see the back of these last few weeks.

# micheal-martin - Friday 31 July, 2020

Taoiseach says it's up to Green Party leader Eamon Ryan as to how he disciplines his own TDs

Eamon Ryan briefed his coalition partners about the sanction last night

Passenger locator form information could be shared between Dublin and Belfast governments

Co-operation on international travel was discussed at the North South Ministerial Council today.

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets

MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.

NPHET to attend North-South council meeting, as Taoiseach set to discuss travel restrictions

The council, one of the bodies set up under the Belfast Agreement, will meet in Dublin today for the first time since 2016.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets

High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car

Labour leader Alan Kelly attacked the government over the issue in the Dáil today.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'Not the optimal approach': Taoiseach spoke to CMO about attendee number restrictions at sporting events GAA

'Not the optimal approach': Taoiseach spoke to CMO about attendee number restrictions at sporting events

A maximum gathering of 200 persons is permitted in the 26 counties.

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

# micheal-martin - Monday 27 July, 2020

On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work

If people can seek alternative work, they should seek it, says Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Friday 24 July, 2020

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says

Barry Cowen was sacked from his role as Minister for Agriculture by Martin last week.

What's in it for me? — Everything you need to know about the government's July stimulus package

There were few surprises in today’s announcement.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Varadkar says it's wrong to send out 'mixed messages' over foreign travel

The Cabinet is due to sign off on the ‘green list’ of countries this evening.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature

The US has already been ruled out, so what countries might make the cut?

# micheal-martin - Friday 17 July, 2020

GAA President makes direct appeal to Taoiseach to allow more supporters attend matches

John Horan has said the size of GAA stadia means larger numbers socially distancing is possible.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government

Martin said he would work towards getting North-South infrastructure projects “over the line”.

Taoiseach travels to Brussels for crunch EU summit, but will take 'special measures' upon return

Martin will be tested immediately on return and again after seven days.

Taoiseach says that cost of NAMA commission so far is over €2.5 million

So far, €2.5 million has been spent on the commission since it was established in 2017.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing

A number of significant announcements were made last night.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen

The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.

Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem'

Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss moving to Phase 4.

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Taoiseach says it's too soon for British people to holiday in Ireland without quarantining for two weeks

“Suppression of the virus is key,” Micheál Martin told the Andrew Marr Show.

# micheal-martin - Friday 10 July, 2020

National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday

Taoiseach Micheal Martin appealed to the contractor and those working on building the hospital to get back on site.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs

Micheál Martin said he understood why some members were upset.

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a 12-week extension to maternity leave and pay.

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

# micheal-martin - Monday 6 July, 2020

Barry Cowen to give statement in the Dáil tomorrow about drink-driving ban

Cowen has apologised for his actions and said he regrets what happened.

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July

There could be four or five day Dáil weeks on the cards for some politicians.

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