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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Today's News

Taoiseach on who pays for the concrete levy: 'It's industry or the taxpayer. Make up your mind'
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach on who pays for the concrete levy: 'It's industry or the taxpayer. Make up your mind'

Updated 1 hour ago 28,349 Views 59 Comments
  • Confusion within FG over Taoiseach's comments on how to prevent first-time buyers alone from being impacted by the levy, reports Christina Finn
  • Backlash from backbench TDs who want tax exemptions or for levy to be delayed or scrapped.
  • Sinn Féin say they want a levy on the industry but not consumers.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 2 October, 2022

State is now the biggest actor in housing, says Taoiseach
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

State is now the biggest actor in housing, says Taoiseach

Updated Sun 1:20 PM 19,841 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin blasted the number of objections by politicians to new developments in their areas.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 1 October, 2022

Irish politics divided into problem solvers and problem exploiters, says Taoiseach
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Irish politics divided into problem solvers and problem exploiters, says Taoiseach

Sat 7:01 PM 11,308 Views 30 Comments

Micheál Martin was addressing the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis in the RDS in Dublin, where the party’s identity was central to discussions.

FF Ard Fheis rejects motion to abolish the USC, minister says new 30% tax rate under review
# Ff Ard Fheis
# Ff Ard Fheis

FF Ard Fheis rejects motion to abolish the USC, minister says new 30% tax rate under review

Updated Sat 2:16 PM 36,474 Views 63 Comments

The event takes place in the RDS in Dublin today with Taoiseach Micheál Martin due to give his speech at 6.30pm.

No mini-budget in January, but budget package will 'get us through winter', says Martin
# Ff Ard Fheis
# Ff Ard Fheis

No mini-budget in January, but budget package will 'get us through winter', says Martin

Sat 1:59 PM 6,605 Views 6 Comments

The windfall tax take will help ‘buffer’ Ireland’s finances, says the Taoiseach.

# micheal-martin - Friday 30 September, 2022

Taoiseach defends Govt housing policy, says O'Brien will remain in role after Cabinet reshuffle
# Ff Ard Fheis
# Ff Ard Fheis

Taoiseach defends Govt housing policy, says O'Brien will remain in role after Cabinet reshuffle

Fri 8:20 PM 15,026 Views 65 Comments

The Government is not happy with the record high homelessness figures, Micheál Martin says.

State of the party: Where are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil heading into the Ard Fheis?
# Soldiers Of Destiny
# Soldiers Of Destiny

State of the party: Where are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil heading into the Ard Fheis?

Fri 7:00 AM 11,023 Views 24 Comments

The party is set to meet in Dublin this weekend.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 29 September, 2022

Taoiseach: Fianna Fáil 'to continue work' with SDLP despite reports of split
# End Of Partnership
# End Of Partnership

Taoiseach: Fianna Fáil 'to continue work' with SDLP despite reports of split

Updated Thu 6:48 PM 25,127 Views 15 Comments

SDLP leader Colm Eastwood is said to have informed party delegates over the weekend.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'
# Rental Tax Credit
# Rental Tax Credit

Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'

Sep 28th 2022, 1:23 PM 11,375 Views 24 Comments

Taoieach Micheál Martin said the budget ‘directs resources to those who need it most’.

# micheal-martin - Friday 23 September, 2022

Ireland would have to assess whether to take in fleeing Russians, says Taoiseach
# New York
# New York

Ireland would have to assess whether to take in fleeing Russians, says Taoiseach

Sep 23rd 2022, 3:22 PM 30,983 Views 71 Comments

Germany has indicated its willingness to accept Russian deserters.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 22 September, 2022

Taoiseach pays tribute to crew on diverted flight, says it's unfortunate he missed Biden reception
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach pays tribute to crew on diverted flight, says it's unfortunate he missed Biden reception

Sep 22nd 2022, 4:59 PM 30,805 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach missed a reception dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden last night.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

More than 21,000 people cannot work because of long-Covid symptoms, Dáil told
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

More than 21,000 people cannot work because of long-Covid symptoms, Dáil told

Sep 20th 2022, 7:18 PM 19,705 Views 27 Comments

Independent TD Denis Naughten called on the Taoiseach to ‘act now’ to address the care needs of those with symptoms

Ceann Comhairle to review Dáil footage after Taoiseach says opposition hecklers 'not pulled up'
# Dail Drama
# Dail Drama

Ceann Comhairle to review Dáil footage after Taoiseach says opposition hecklers 'not pulled up'

Updated Sep 20th 2022, 3:49 PM 40,935 Views 36 Comments

The Taoiseach said that McDonald had been “not telling the truth” on the pension scheme changes.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?
# London-NYC
# London-NYC

Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?

Sep 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 11,168 Views 8 Comments

The Taoiseach will deliver Ireland’s National Statement in the UN on Thursday.

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,078 Views 22 Comments

A number of TDs and senators said the Fianna Fáil party think-in would be Micheál Martin’s last as party leader.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Taoiseach doesn't agree with Varadkar's tax report remarks comparing some ideas to SF manifesto
# Pizza And Inheritance Tax
# Pizza And Inheritance Tax

Taoiseach doesn't agree with Varadkar's tax report remarks comparing some ideas to SF manifesto

Sep 15th 2022, 6:28 PM 19,819 Views 25 Comments

A tax on processed foods, a congestion charge and tax on wealth – just some of the ideas in the report published yesterday.

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders

Sep 15th 2022, 3:09 PM 17,367 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is still unclear how much money the levy will raise.

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
# Safe Public Transport
# Safe Public Transport

Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport

Sep 15th 2022, 11:40 AM 7,081 Views 8 Comments

Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

President Higgins meets King Charles as politicians come together in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

President Higgins meets King Charles as politicians come together in Belfast

Sep 13th 2022, 4:39 PM 54,452 Views 17 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and UK Prime Minister Liz Truss were spotted engaging in a lengthy conversation ahead of proceedings.

# micheal-martin - Friday 9 September, 2022

Micheál Martin discusses death of Queen Elizabeth and the Protocol in first call with Liz Truss
# First Contact
# First Contact

Micheál Martin discusses death of Queen Elizabeth and the Protocol in first call with Liz Truss

Sep 9th 2022, 5:39 PM 16,226 Views 12 Comments

Truss became the new leader after beating Rishi Sunak for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Will FF and FG rotate the finance ministry? Coalition partners to discuss matter amid tensions
# December Reshuffle
# December Reshuffle

Will FF and FG rotate the finance ministry? Coalition partners to discuss matter amid tensions

Sep 9th 2022, 4:06 PM 17,238 Views 23 Comments

Although not part of the published rotation deal, it is understood that Fianna Fáil expects the finance ministry to rotate to them.

# micheal-martin - Monday 5 September, 2022

New UK PM: Taoiseach congratulates Truss on election as Tory leader
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

New UK PM: Taoiseach congratulates Truss on election as Tory leader

Updated Sep 5th 2022, 6:15 PM 24,458 Views 42 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney called for Truss to change the direction of UK-Irish relations,

# micheal-martin - Saturday 3 September, 2022

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'
# Assembly
# Assembly

Micheál Martin: Failure to form Northern Ireland Executive is 'unacceptable'

Sep 3rd 2022, 12:38 PM 13,856 Views 24 Comments

Martin was speaking in Oxford earlier today.

# micheal-martin - Monday 29 August, 2022

Taoiseach and senior ministers discuss energy security and price issues
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach and senior ministers discuss energy security and price issues

Aug 29th 2022, 10:58 PM 14,016 Views 37 Comments

Government coalition members attended the meeting on tonight to consider ways to reduce soaring energy costs.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 28 August, 2022

'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable

Aug 28th 2022, 7:30 AM 51,596 Views 77 Comments

The Department, EirGrid and CRU are ‘all asleep at the wheel’, the Fianna Fáil TD told The Journal.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Runners and riders: The names already being talked about to replace Robert Troy
# Junior Minister Job
# Junior Minister Job

Runners and riders: The names already being talked about to replace Robert Troy

Aug 25th 2022, 1:56 PM 24,219 Views 39 Comments

There are a couple of names in the ether, the most popular being Mayo TD Dara Calleary.

McDonald says Troy controversy asks 'very serious questions' about Taoiseach's judgement
# The Fall Of Troy
# The Fall Of Troy

McDonald says Troy controversy asks 'very serious questions' about Taoiseach's judgement

Aug 25th 2022, 9:08 AM 26,105 Views 108 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said Robert Troy’s resignation was “inevitable”.

Fianna Fáilers were uneasy about Troy staying, but didn't expect him to fall so soon
# Declaration Of Interests
# Declaration Of Interests

Fianna Fáilers were uneasy about Troy staying, but didn't expect him to fall so soon

Aug 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,076 Views 0 Comments
  • The politician was in hot water over a failure to declare property to the Dáil Register of Members’ Interests.
  • Despite multiple apologies and clarifications, there were continued calls for the resignation of the Minister of State for Trade Promotion yesterday.
  • A number of TDs said that the public trust had been damaged by the affair.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 23 August, 2022

Fears of Russian escalation in Ukraine as world leaders address Crimea summit
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Fears of Russian escalation in Ukraine as world leaders address Crimea summit

Updated Aug 23rd 2022, 8:19 PM 20,008 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach said today he is “gravely concerned” about Russian military activity around the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

# micheal-martin - Monday 22 August, 2022

Taoiseach: Robert Troy's errors in declaring interests a ‘misunderstanding’
# Robert Troy
# Robert Troy

Taoiseach: Robert Troy's errors in declaring interests a ‘misunderstanding’

Aug 22nd 2022, 6:11 PM 15,548 Views 0 Comments

Junior Minister Robert Troy has been forced to correct the Dáil’s register of declarations of interest after he failed to include properties.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years

Aug 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 23,974 Views 28 Comments

The highest spender was the Department of Foreign Affairs, spending €166,553 on foreign travel since the Government was formed.

# micheal-martin - Friday 5 August, 2022

Sinn Féin's 'revisionist history' is a barrier to progress in the North, says Taoiseach
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Sinn Féin's 'revisionist history' is a barrier to progress in the North, says Taoiseach

Aug 5th 2022, 5:25 PM 21,676 Views 87 Comments

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said this week that there was no alternative to violence during the Troubles.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Taoiseach says he doesn't anticipate fuel rationing in coming months

Taoiseach says he doesn't anticipate fuel rationing in coming months

Aug 3rd 2022, 5:30 PM 14,754 Views 39 Comments

He said the Government’s immediate concern is the continuing price impact the energy crisis is having on people.

'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach
# Sabina Higgins
# Sabina Higgins

'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach

Aug 3rd 2022, 4:31 PM 23,413 Views 41 Comments

Taoiseach says the Irish Government position is that Russia should withdraw, but says ‘peace is something we all want’.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Government leaders fail to reach agreement on agriculture emissions reduction targets
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Government leaders fail to reach agreement on agriculture emissions reduction targets

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 8:14 PM 23,586 Views 63 Comments

Negotiations are set to continue tonight and tomorrow morning.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 21 July, 2022

With the Taoiseach 9,000km away, Fianna Fáil backbenchers are not happy being brushed off
# Trouble In The Ranks
# Trouble In The Ranks

With the Taoiseach 9,000km away, Fianna Fáil backbenchers are not happy being brushed off

Jul 21st 2022, 12:50 PM 29,261 Views 26 Comments

Micheál Martin has dubbed mutterings of a heave against him as speculation, but backbenchers say something has to give.

Bloody Friday: Taoiseach pays tribute to victims on 50th anniversary of 'devastating' bombings
# Troubles
# Troubles

Bloody Friday: Taoiseach pays tribute to victims on 50th anniversary of 'devastating' bombings

Jul 21st 2022, 9:25 AM 12,786 Views 42 Comments

Nine people were killed and approximately 130 others were seriously injured on this day in 1972.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Taoiseach meets Prime Minister of Japan to discuss trade, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament
# Taoiseach Abroad
# Taoiseach Abroad

Taoiseach meets Prime Minister of Japan to discuss trade, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament

Jul 20th 2022, 12:19 PM 10,288 Views 36 Comments

The Taoiseach also expressed his sincere condolences on the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

# micheal-martin - Monday 18 July, 2022

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election
# General Election
# General Election

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election

Jul 18th 2022, 12:12 PM 14,252 Views 29 Comments

TD John McGuinness said yesterday that Micheál Martin should step down as party leader in December.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 17 July, 2022

Fianna Fáil TD says Micheál Martin should resign as party leader when Taoiseach term ends
# Rotating Taoisigh
# Rotating Taoisigh

Fianna Fáil TD says Micheál Martin should resign as party leader when Taoiseach term ends

Jul 17th 2022, 3:08 PM 75,511 Views 75 Comments

TD John McGuinness said some of Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary party are becoming “anxious” about how close it is to Fine Gael.

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