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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
# Resignation
# Resignation

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'

Thu 11:34 AM 33,972 Views 35 Comments

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Schools to get 25,000 carbon dioxide monitors by the end of the week, says Taoiseach
# Return To School
# Return To School

Schools to get 25,000 carbon dioxide monitors by the end of the week, says Taoiseach

Wed 6:33 PM 12,352 Views 23 Comments

A defect in thousands of monitors resulted in a delay in the roll out.

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House
# Back At Work
# Back At Work

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House

Updated Wed 1:05 PM 19,978 Views 42 Comments

Politicians return today after the summer recess.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Micheál Martin insists he will take up the role of Tánaiste at the end of next year

Micheál Martin insists he will take up the role of Tánaiste at the end of next year

Sep 9th 2021, 4:42 PM 29,456 Views 32 Comments

Members are being asked to put their mobile devices in a container at the side of the room at today’s meeting.

Fianna Fáil think-in will be very different to party meetings of previous years
# Fianna Fail Think-in
# Fianna Fail Think-in

Fianna Fáil think-in will be very different to party meetings of previous years

Sep 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 17,110 Views 26 Comments

The Fianna Fáil think-in gets underway today in Cavan, with Micheál Martin likely to again face pressure from his own party colleagues.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 50,971 Views 189 Comments

His comment comes after Mary Lou McDonald said today that Simon Coveney cannot stay on.

# micheal-martin - Monday 6 September, 2021

Future special envoys should be appointed through open competition, says Taoiseach
# Transparency
# Transparency

Future special envoys should be appointed through open competition, says Taoiseach

Sep 6th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,841 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is expected to publish documents today relating to Katherine Zappone’s role.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says
# James Lawless
# James Lawless

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says

Sep 5th 2021, 3:27 PM 25,648 Views 55 Comments

James Lawless described the controversy as a “Fine Gael mess” and insisted: “There’s not a single Fianna Fail-er near this.”

Taoiseach leads tributes to RTÉ broadcaster Donncha Ó Dúlaing who has died aged 88
# Fáilte Isteach
# Fáilte Isteach

Taoiseach leads tributes to RTÉ broadcaster Donncha Ó Dúlaing who has died aged 88

Sep 5th 2021, 11:01 AM 22,089 Views 8 Comments

He hosted the popular radio series Highways and Byways and Fáilte Isteach.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 4 September, 2021

‘Comprehensive’ information will clarify Zappone appointment, Taoiseach says
# Merriongate
# Merriongate

‘Comprehensive’ information will clarify Zappone appointment, Taoiseach says

Sep 4th 2021, 3:10 PM 14,044 Views 48 Comments

Micheál Martin denied the row is proving a distraction to the Government.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 2 September, 2021

'You're trying to say an apple's an orange': Martin and Varadkar want perspective on Zapponegate
# Disagreed
# Disagreed

'You're trying to say an apple's an orange': Martin and Varadkar want perspective on Zapponegate

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:10 PM 17,906 Views 37 Comments

The Tánaiste said he regrets going “anywhere near” the Merrion Hotel event.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,531 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions
# Covid19
# Covid19

Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions

Aug 31st 2021, 6:39 PM 112,146 Views 80 Comments
  • The Taoiseach announced four key dates, with all restrictions on events and indoor activities lifted from 22 October.
  • In September indoor events and entertainment venues will be subject to capacity limits.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Taoiseach declines to comment on rumours that NPHET is to be disbanded
# Nphet
# Nphet

Taoiseach declines to comment on rumours that NPHET is to be disbanded

Aug 28th 2021, 5:51 PM 38,706 Views 74 Comments

It follows reports that the group will be wound up by October.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Martin and Macron address issue of justice over murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
# France
# France

Martin and Macron address issue of justice over murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Aug 26th 2021, 6:21 PM 16,993 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach urged anyone with information to come forward even at this late stage.

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 38,954 Views 55 Comments

The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 8 August, 2021

'Further clarity' was needed on guidelines after Zappone event, Taoiseach says
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

'Further clarity' was needed on guidelines after Zappone event, Taoiseach says

Aug 8th 2021, 2:24 PM 37,938 Views 91 Comments

Micheál Martin issued his first comments today about the event which was attended by 50 people including Leo Varadkar.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach
# Vaccine Certs
# Vaccine Certs

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2021, 4:12 PM 30,709 Views 63 Comments

Hospitality businesses following vaccine cert rules have been the victim of an online campaign.

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month
# Cautiously Positive
# Cautiously Positive

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month

Jul 29th 2021, 1:35 PM 33,693 Views 28 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan yesterday raised the possibility of further restrictions being lifted.

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals
# Golden Tickets
From The42
# Golden Tickets

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals

Jul 29th 2021, 1:28 PM 23,506 Views 11 Comments

Expanded capacity for the All-Ireland semi-finals, and for Ireland’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers, are also under consideration.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 76,060 Views 271 Comments
  • A government spokesperson said there is no suggestion that vaccination will be a prerequisite for children returning to school in September.
  • NIAC advice stated that a parent's decision to accept, defer or refuse a vaccine for their child should be respected.
  • Booster shots are set to be given to key groups in the autumn.

# micheal-martin - Monday 26 July, 2021

Taoiseach makes appeal to young people: Get vaccinated and help defeat Covid-19
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Taoiseach makes appeal to young people: Get vaccinated and help defeat Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 4:44 PM 17,527 Views 97 Comments

Currently everyone over the age of 18 can register for a vaccine.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues

Jul 20th 2021, 6:36 PM 17,227 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK Government’s statements on the NI Protocol, to be made at Westminster tomorrow, would be carefully considered.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge

Jul 15th 2021, 9:44 PM 35,031 Views 0 Comments

Paul Murphy TD asked the Taoiseach about a case he was told about recently.

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,929 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Micheál Martin says Fianna Fáil TDs will meet to review electoral performance after the summer break
# Soldiers Of Destiny
# Soldiers Of Destiny

Micheál Martin says Fianna Fáil TDs will meet to review electoral performance after the summer break

Jul 14th 2021, 9:16 PM 15,814 Views 47 Comments

Barry Cowen had written to party members and called for a special in-person meeting

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'The brand isn't as strong as it once was': How will Fianna Fáil react to last week's by-election result?
# Soldiers Of Destiny
# Soldiers Of Destiny

'The brand isn't as strong as it once was': How will Fianna Fáil react to last week's by-election result?

Jul 13th 2021, 12:03 AM 18,596 Views 49 Comments
  • Concerns about the future of Fianna Fáil's leadership have grown following last week's by-election, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • One councillor believes the party should re-connect with its voters, particularly at local authority level.

# micheal-martin - Monday 12 July, 2021

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal

Jul 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 24,551 Views 19 Comments

Questions have been asked about the leadership of the Fianna Fáil party since the dismal result in Dublin Bay South.

# micheal-martin - Friday 9 July, 2021

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'

Jul 9th 2021, 4:55 PM 35,042 Views 86 Comments

Fianna Fáil does not ‘understand the scale of the problem in housing’ says Jim O’Callaghan.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 10:45 PM 87,691 Views 185 Comments

The amendment passed despite Sinn Féin withdrawing from a pairing arrangement.

Morning Memo: Going cuckoo
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Morning Memo: Going cuckoo

Jul 7th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,037 Views 7 Comments

Opposition TDs have accused the government of sneaking in an exemption for big investors.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Micheál Martin calls on UK government to match EU's 'generosity of spirit' over Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Micheál Martin calls on UK government to match EU's 'generosity of spirit' over Protocol

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 14,451 Views 22 Comments

A three-month extension of the grace period ended the ‘sausage war’ issue after an EU concession.

Taoiseach urges people to 'be vigilant' ahead of Delta wave
# Hold Firm
# Hold Firm

Taoiseach urges people to 'be vigilant' ahead of Delta wave

Jul 3rd 2021, 4:57 PM 61,665 Views 95 Comments

Speaking today in Cork, Micheál Martin said a new wave would be different as lessons have been learnt and many are vaccinated.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality
# Cabinet Confidentiality
# Cabinet Confidentiality

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality

Jul 1st 2021, 3:45 PM 9,464 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach told reporters he will not talk about what was discussed at Cabinet last Tuesday.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Taoiseach on defensive as he faces backlash from his own party over hospitality vaccine cert plan
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Taoiseach on defensive as he faces backlash from his own party over hospitality vaccine cert plan

Jun 30th 2021, 9:35 PM 32,729 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is “worried about the Delta variant”.

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant

Jun 30th 2021, 6:16 PM 14,320 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin said the HSE issued “very, very clear guidance” to maternity units on the restrictions.

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 70,694 Views 150 Comments

NPHET has recommended that only vaccinated people should be allowed to dine indoors or enjoy any indoor activity.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable
# 'absolutely Bananas'
# 'absolutely Bananas'

'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable

Jun 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 29,466 Views 77 Comments

Opposition TDs have called on the government to rescind its decision, describing it as “absolutely bananas”.

Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it
# Indoor Hospitality
# Indoor Hospitality

Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it

Jun 29th 2021, 3:06 PM 33,150 Views 48 Comments

The planned reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed until at least 19 July.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 2:47 PM 46,320 Views 114 Comments

There’s been a focus this week on how the Delta variant could impact the reopening of indoor hospitality.

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