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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Yesterday’s News

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss
# Job Vacancy
# Job Vacancy

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss

10 hours ago 17,900 Views 28 Comments

Questions have been raised about whether tensions between the HSE and Department of Health played a part in Paul Reid’s decision to step down.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Taoiseach leads tributes to Limerick Fianna Fáil Cllr Jerry O'Dea who died aged 55
# Jerry O'Dea
# Jerry O'Dea

Taoiseach leads tributes to Limerick Fianna Fáil Cllr Jerry O'Dea who died aged 55

Sat 4:35 PM 55,014 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin described him as a “proud Limerick man, as well as a proud member of Fianna Fáil”.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskyy invites Micheál Martin to visit Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy invites Micheál Martin to visit Ukraine

Jun 21st 2022, 10:58 PM 19,013 Views 25 Comments

European leaders are due to discuss the application to grant Ukraine EU candidacy status this week.

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Help for renters, pension and social welfare increases as 'more room to manoeuvre' in Budget

Jun 21st 2022, 6:26 PM 33,089 Views 44 Comments

Taoiseach said renters “will be considered” in October’s budget.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'

Jun 19th 2022, 1:41 PM 26,721 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comment follow several cost of living protests yesterday.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Taoiseach defends party raffle rules and attacks SF fundraising
# Political Fundraising
# Political Fundraising

Taoiseach defends party raffle rules and attacks SF fundraising

Jun 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 20,296 Views 36 Comments

Opposition parties hit out at a last-minute amendment to the Electoral Reform bill that allows political parties to run fundraising lotteries.

# micheal-martin - Monday 13 June, 2022

October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach

Jun 13th 2022, 6:09 PM 17,979 Views 38 Comments

Government knows the pressure people are under, says Taoiseach.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson says Irish Government ‘ignoring’ unionists’ concerns over Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 8th 2022, 10:50 PM 17,832 Views 27 Comments

The DUP leader said the Protocol has left him being treated like a second-class citizen.

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row
# Visit
# Visit

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to meet political leaders in Dublin amid NI Protocol row

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 10:15 PM 16,937 Views 11 Comments

Starmer will meet Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President Michael D Higgins during the visit.

Taoiseach tells European Parliament that Ireland strongly supports Ukraine joining EU
# Address
# Address

Taoiseach tells European Parliament that Ireland strongly supports Ukraine joining EU

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 2:52 PM 24,979 Views 108 Comments

Micheál Martin said Ireland supports the strongest possible sanctions on Russia, understanding that it will involve costs.

UK govt to publish 'lawful' bill on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

UK govt to publish 'lawful' bill on Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 8th 2022, 12:31 PM 11,775 Views 15 Comments

The legislation will be focused on products – except for live animals – which move within the UK’s internal market.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

All sides must honour Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach says at unveiling of John Hume bust
# Strasbourg
# Strasbourg

All sides must honour Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach says at unveiling of John Hume bust

Updated Jun 7th 2022, 6:05 PM 15,380 Views 12 Comments

Micheal Martin is in Strasbourg for a series of engagements in the Council of Europe, marking Ireland’s presidency of the body.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Ryan signals need for social welfare and tax changes to get country through 'very difficult period'
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Ryan signals need for social welfare and tax changes to get country through 'very difficult period'

Jun 2nd 2022, 12:46 PM 27,544 Views 53 Comments

Taoiseach has said there will be “a challenging number of months ahead with the cost of living”.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF

Jun 1st 2022, 2:24 PM 13,253 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Putin wants western governments to get the blame for rising energy costs.

Buying a new Govt jet under consideration as current plane is 'nearing the end of life'
# Buy Or Lease
# Buy Or Lease

Buying a new Govt jet under consideration as current plane is 'nearing the end of life'

Jun 1st 2022, 1:15 PM 18,167 Views 65 Comments

The Air Corps Learjet was purchased in 2004.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'
# Swiss Teesh
# Swiss Teesh

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'

May 25th 2022, 4:38 PM 31,590 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking to Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum.

# micheal-martin - Friday 20 May, 2022

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'
# Up North
# Up North

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'

Updated May 20th 2022, 4:33 PM 64,074 Views 71 Comments
  • Jeffrey Donaldson said: “Dublin must belatedly recognise that if nothing is fixed then there will be no progress."
  • Speaking this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that "in the democratic world" people should attend parliament.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney also met his British counterpart Liz Truss in Turin today.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state
# Gillian And Darren Milne
# Gillian And Darren Milne

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state

May 18th 2022, 6:36 PM 22,193 Views 36 Comments

No longer can it be an option for schools to say we’re not taking in children with special needs, the Taoiseach said.

# micheal-martin - Monday 16 May, 2022

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
# Russia
# Russia

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

May 16th 2022, 6:56 PM 63,444 Views 29 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach

Updated May 12th 2022, 2:44 PM 7,293 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned not everyone “really gets a sense of how serious this is”.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
# State Apology
# State Apology

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,467 Views 18 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,193 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election
# Stormont
# Stormont

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election

Apr 28th 2022, 12:51 PM 7,748 Views 15 Comments

Speaking this morning, Micheál Martin urged political parties to work “collectively” after the election.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach
# Housing
# Housing

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach

Apr 27th 2022, 1:14 PM 12,509 Views 37 Comments

New rents nationally increased by 9% in the last quarter of 2021.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism

Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism

Apr 26th 2022, 5:58 PM 49,888 Views 47 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said Martin was drinking too much green tea and that it had gone to his head.

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees
# Housing
# Housing

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 3:40 PM 23,843 Views 37 Comments

Taoiseach Micheá Martin said that he had met with Ukrainian refugees over the weekend.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Cork suburb reaching policing 'crisis point' following redeployment of gardaí to Taoiseach's home
# Douglas
# Douglas

Cork suburb reaching policing 'crisis point' following redeployment of gardaí to Taoiseach's home

Apr 23rd 2022, 9:24 PM 122,154 Views 0 Comments

A garda, responding alone to a violent domestic, was stabbed and forced to wait for 14 minutes for assistance.

# micheal-martin - Friday 22 April, 2022

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:26 AM 26,888 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 37,901 Views 36 Comments

Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Taoiseach: 'We have to support and speak up for Ukraine, as they have asked us to do'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Taoiseach: 'We have to support and speak up for Ukraine, as they have asked us to do'

Apr 14th 2022, 10:09 AM 7,914 Views 26 Comments

Speaking at the Global Ireland Summit, the Taoiseach said Russia must be held to account.

Boston Scientific to pump €100 million into Galway facility, adding 300 jobs
# Ballybrit
# Ballybrit

Boston Scientific to pump €100 million into Galway facility, adding 300 jobs

Apr 14th 2022, 8:13 AM 11,868 Views 9 Comments

Opened in 2019, the facility is the firm’s second in Galway City where it has had a presence since 1994.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Peace and democracy can't be taken for granted, Taoiseach says on GFA anniversary
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Peace and democracy can't be taken for granted, Taoiseach says on GFA anniversary

Apr 10th 2022, 8:16 AM 8,667 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach released a statement to mark the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

# micheal-martin - Friday 8 April, 2022

Taoiseach says Ireland will be ‘stretched’ on Ukrainian refugee accommodation
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach says Ireland will be ‘stretched’ on Ukrainian refugee accommodation

Apr 8th 2022, 3:43 PM 22,796 Views 52 Comments

Micheal Martin, speaking in Helsinki, admitted that Ireland will face challenges housing refugees set to arrive into the country.

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected
# Rising Bills
# Rising Bills

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected

Apr 8th 2022, 2:09 PM 8,152 Views 12 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that Government will bring forward new measures and “nothing is off the table”.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

To defer or not to defer? Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to debate motions on carbon tax hike
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

To defer or not to defer? Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to debate motions on carbon tax hike

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 8:30 PM 13,710 Views 44 Comments

There are mixed views in both parties about pressing ahead with the carbon tax hike next month.

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause
# Dail Address
# Dail Address

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause

Apr 6th 2022, 2:30 PM 20,302 Views 7 Comments

Blue and yellow dress attire dotted through the Dáil chamber this morning for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent

Mar 30th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,324 Views 41 Comments

Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.

# micheal-martin - Friday 25 March, 2022

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test

Mar 25th 2022, 11:04 AM 27,153 Views 38 Comments

The CMO has not recommended re-introducing measures to curb the spread of the virus.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions

Mar 24th 2022, 5:20 PM 40,350 Views 59 Comments

Public health officials today reported a total of 23,125 cases of Covid-19.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow
# Negative Tests
# Negative Tests

Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow

Mar 23rd 2022, 5:29 PM 17,069 Views 10 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has spent the last week in Washington due to testing positive for Covid-19.

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