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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Yesterday’s News

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations
# Derry
# Derry

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations

Updated 11 hours ago 16,976 Views 47 Comments

Micheál Martin will lay a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made

Wed 5:00 PM 13,828 Views 53 Comments

Government has published the second quarterly update of the Housing for All plan.

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing

Wed 2:12 PM 58,889 Views 96 Comments

Leader’ Questions got heated today with the Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald hitting out at each other over housing issues.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

Tue 3:55 PM 25,534 Views 40 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions

Jan 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,013 Views 56 Comments
  • Senior sources said it’s very possible there will be a Cabinet meeting on Friday amid calls for clarity to be given to businesses before next week.
  • NPHET will meet on Thursday and will consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home.
  • The mood music is positive among those in government circles, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says

Jan 16th 2022, 8:10 AM 14,614 Views 25 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at an academic conference marking 100 years since the handing over of Dublin Castle by the British.

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today

Jan 16th 2022, 7:45 AM 14,142 Views 14 Comments

On 16 January 1922 at 1.45pm, the Viceroy of Ireland formally handed over power.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief

Jan 15th 2022, 1:58 PM 20,790 Views 61 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the country is seeing progress with Covid and that it is “stabilising”.

# micheal-martin - Friday 14 January, 2022

Taoiseach: We need to call out undermining of women and misogyny in Ireland
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Taoiseach: We need to call out undermining of women and misogyny in Ireland

Jan 14th 2022, 11:41 PM 26,836 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was speaking on tonight’s Late Late Show.

Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions

Jan 14th 2022, 1:45 PM 36,135 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin says case numbers are levelling off.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages

Jan 5th 2022, 3:16 PM 16,573 Views 5 Comments

Amid industry pressure, the Taoiseach said NPHET will keep the isolation period for close contacts under review.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:10 AM 47,393 Views 174 Comments

Micheál Martin said he found it extraordinary that the party had been ‘silent’ on the Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
# Interview
# Interview

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 35,384 Views 25 Comments

Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government

Jan 1st 2022, 7:11 AM 18,401 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin is set to hand the reins over to Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar in December 2022.

# micheal-martin - Friday 31 December, 2021

Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors
# Commission
# Commission

Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors

Dec 31st 2021, 10:01 AM 15,950 Views 35 Comments

A High Court ruling that found the Commission of Investigation acted unlawfully by denying fair procedure to survivors prompted calls for a review.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Martin says mood in Fianna Fáil has ‘settled down’, following months of unease among some
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Martin says mood in Fianna Fáil has ‘settled down’, following months of unease among some

Dec 29th 2021, 7:27 AM 12,531 Views 39 Comments

There had been reports of unease among some backbenchers about his leadership of Fianna Fáil.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year

Dec 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 15,204 Views 17 Comments

A move to include emissions from land usage in the budgets would ‘totally undermine the viability’ of the agri-food industry, CEO Danny McCoy wrote.

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says
# Housing
# Housing

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,361 Views 21 Comments

Micheál Martin insisted the state remained the key driver in providing homes.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Michael Collins should be commemorated like a statesman, says Micheál Martin
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Michael Collins should be commemorated like a statesman, says Micheál Martin

Dec 26th 2021, 10:20 AM 31,418 Views 69 Comments

The Taoiseach ruled out holding a state inquiry into who killed the republican leader when he was shot dead in Co Cork in 1922.

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach

Dec 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 48,908 Views 27 Comments

Micheál Martin says he is hopeful for 2022.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 25 December, 2021

'It came at a cost': Taoiseach regrets shutting down construction for four months
# Biggest Regret
# Biggest Regret

'It came at a cost': Taoiseach regrets shutting down construction for four months

Dec 25th 2021, 12:10 AM 47,187 Views 62 Comments
  • The Taoiseach says they shut down construction as the government wanted to be 'ruthless' in dealing with the Alpha variant wave, reports Christina Finn.
  • Martin said it is his 'desire not to' ever close down construction again.
  • There will be a renewed effort on ramping up bed capacity in 2022, he says.

# micheal-martin - Friday 24 December, 2021

Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year
# Three Leaders
# Three Leaders

Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year

Dec 24th 2021, 7:05 AM 15,619 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said the three leaders trust each other, so far.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Taoiseach: 'I think we have to approach vaccination of children with sensitivity'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'I think we have to approach vaccination of children with sensitivity'

Dec 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 16,664 Views 50 Comments

Comprehensive information and guidance will be offered to parents, said Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

No plans for more restrictions this week, but Martin can't rule out discussions after Christmas
# Omicron
# Omicron

No plans for more restrictions this week, but Martin can't rule out discussions after Christmas

Updated Dec 22nd 2021, 11:40 AM 51,214 Views 70 Comments
  • The Taoiseach's comments come as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rules out any further restrictions for Christmas.
  • President Higgins has this morning signed into law a bill extending the Government's Covid-19 emergency powers into the new year.
  • Stormont ministers are due to meet today to discuss fresh restrictions for Northern Ireland.
  • Meanwhile, finance minister Paschal Donohoe said he has "the ability" to extend some business supports until April if needed.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,740 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions

# micheal-martin - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Dec 18th 2021, 8:10 PM 24,254 Views 10 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Taoiseach: January will be 'challenging', but 'behaviour does matter' in reducing Covid threat
# Omicron
# Omicron

Taoiseach: January will be 'challenging', but 'behaviour does matter' in reducing Covid threat

Dec 18th 2021, 12:29 PM 30,569 Views 105 Comments

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s Brendan O’Connor show that the Government was taking action “early”, before hospitalisations increase further.

# micheal-martin - Friday 17 December, 2021

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
# Omicron
# Omicron

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 7:00 PM 154,425 Views 313 Comments
  • Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm from Monday until 30 January
  • The number of people attending sporting and live events will be capped at 50% capacity
  • A maximum of 100 people can attend wedding receptions, which must end at midnight
Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday
# Indoor Events
# Indoor Events

Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday

Dec 17th 2021, 6:22 PM 27,416 Views 29 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

People in their 40s to get booster appointment next week as 15 minute observation period scrapped
# Omicron Variant
# Omicron Variant

People in their 40s to get booster appointment next week as 15 minute observation period scrapped

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 8:44 PM 146,568 Views 140 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has ruled out closing schools early for the Christmas break.
  • GPs are to cut back on non-essential services to accelerate the booster jab rollout
  • Approximately 14% of Ireland's Covid-19 cases are now the Omicron variant.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says

Dec 14th 2021, 7:45 PM 13,015 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin said that vulnerable children will begin to receive vaccines from 20 December.

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,879 Views 46 Comments

The meeting this evening takes place prior to NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

# micheal-martin - Friday 10 December, 2021

Taoiseach ‘concerned but hopeful’ about Covid-19 situation
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach ‘concerned but hopeful’ about Covid-19 situation

Dec 10th 2021, 9:10 PM 27,199 Views 44 Comments

Micheál Martin said this afternoon that he hoped the HSE could deliver 1.5 million booster jabs before the end of the year.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Taoiseach describes plans by New Zealand to effectively ban smoking as 'a very good idea'
# Smoking Ban
# Smoking Ban

Taoiseach describes plans by New Zealand to effectively ban smoking as 'a very good idea'

Dec 9th 2021, 5:55 PM 30,474 Views 89 Comments

New Zealand will progressively increase the age at which tobacco products can be bought, so today’s young teens will never be able to buy cigarettes legally.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters
# Freezing Classrooms
# Freezing Classrooms

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters

Dec 7th 2021, 4:20 PM 13,534 Views 14 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says children and teachers are left freezing in classrooms as windows must be left open.

# micheal-martin - Monday 6 December, 2021

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
# Nphet
# Nphet

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 11:10 PM 34,625 Views 32 Comments

It comes after Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

# micheal-martin - Friday 3 December, 2021

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:23 PM 31,578 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 2 December, 2021

National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns
# National Risk Assessment Report
# National Risk Assessment Report

National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:48 PM 9,999 Views 7 Comments

Some of the new risks identified in this year’s report were ‘economic scarring, digital exclusion, and the rise of a multi-polar world’.

# micheal-martin - Monday 22 November, 2021

Number of Covid-19 cases can be reduced without going into lockdown, Taoiseach says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Number of Covid-19 cases can be reduced without going into lockdown, Taoiseach says

Nov 22nd 2021, 5:21 PM 60,503 Views 56 Comments

He said measures needed to combat the virus now were different to those required earlier in the pandemic.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'If you want to call me a liar, call me a liar': Dáil row breaks out between Kelly and Martin
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'If you want to call me a liar, call me a liar': Dáil row breaks out between Kelly and Martin

Nov 17th 2021, 2:40 PM 66,107 Views 118 Comments

Micheal Martin has denied that he said teachers would be exempt from Covid-19 isolation rules.

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