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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Criticism over soaring home heating oil costs as Martin says hands are tied due to EU VAT rules
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Criticism over soaring home heating oil costs as Martin says hands are tied due to EU VAT rules

Mar 9th 2022, 2:35 PM 35,419 Views 66 Comments

Micheál Martin says they are working with the EU to see if there can be greater flexibility.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Taoiseach floats idea of a Citizens’ Assembly on Ireland’s military neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Taoiseach floats idea of a Citizens’ Assembly on Ireland’s military neutrality

Mar 8th 2022, 4:58 PM 23,327 Views 41 Comments

TD Richard Boyd Barrett said he was concerned about recent calls for greater cooperation with NATO.

# micheal-martin - Monday 7 March, 2022

1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says

Mar 7th 2022, 3:01 PM 21,698 Views 27 Comments

Micheál Martin said the crisis is the worst displacement of people in Europe since World War II.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 3 March, 2022

McEntee says Ireland 'will not be found wanting' when helping people fleeing Ukraine
# Refugees
# Refugees

McEntee says Ireland 'will not be found wanting' when helping people fleeing Ukraine

Updated Mar 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 10,675 Views 12 Comments

Under a new proposal, those escaping the conflict will be given a residence permit in EU countries.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine

Mar 2nd 2022, 6:46 PM 20,886 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is ‘very possible’ that Ireland could be asked to take in numbers higher than 20,000.

# micheal-martin - Friday 25 February, 2022

Taoiseach: 'Sanctions will have impact - but they won't halt what Russia is doing in Ukraine'
# Invasion
# Invasion

Taoiseach: 'Sanctions will have impact - but they won't halt what Russia is doing in Ukraine'

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 11:25 AM 29,761 Views 23 Comments

137 deaths have been reported as the invasion enters its second day.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Taoiseach says Ireland supports 'strongest possible' sanctions as he criticises 'immoral' actions of Putin
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Taoiseach says Ireland supports 'strongest possible' sanctions as he criticises 'immoral' actions of Putin

Updated Feb 24th 2022, 7:43 PM 27,748 Views 44 Comments

Micheál Martin said ‘young lives will be lost unnecessarily’ due to Russia’s actions.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Militarily, not politically neutral: Martin asked about neutrality on high-profile Berlin visit
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Militarily, not politically neutral: Martin asked about neutrality on high-profile Berlin visit

Updated Feb 23rd 2022, 9:00 AM 17,344 Views 0 Comments

Micheál Martin said that if war does break out it would be “catastrophic”.

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 34,330 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin has repeatedly accused Sinn Féin councillors of "objecting" to new homes.
  • Analysis by The Journal found several Fianna Fáil councillors voted alongside Sinn Féin in housing motions.
  • Taoiseach: 'We can't say this is a crisis and then just habitually vote against projects'.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Former EU Commissioner Phil Hogan was not 'treated like a criminal', says Taoiseach
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Former EU Commissioner Phil Hogan was not 'treated like a criminal', says Taoiseach

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:00 PM 16,490 Views 11 Comments

Micheál Martin says Hogan paid a very heavy price at the time.

Energy prices: Taoiseach says 'sanctions will have impacts... there's no getting away from it'
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Energy prices: Taoiseach says 'sanctions will have impacts... there's no getting away from it'

Feb 22nd 2022, 2:54 PM 16,568 Views 48 Comments

Taoiseach has ruled out further energy credits and a delay on the carbon tax.

'These are difficult hours for Europe': Taoiseach meets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin
# Taoiseach Abroad
# Taoiseach Abroad

'These are difficult hours for Europe': Taoiseach meets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 12:00 PM 21,081 Views 32 Comments

Speaking in a joint press conference in Berlin today with Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Scholz said steps were being taken to halt the process.

# micheal-martin - Monday 21 February, 2022

Taoiseach condemns Russia's recognition of Ukraine breakaway regions
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Taoiseach condemns Russia's recognition of Ukraine breakaway regions

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 11:02 PM 23,680 Views 65 Comments

He described today’s announcement as a breach of international law.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Tributes paid to DUP's Christopher Stalford, who passed away suddenly aged 39
# Tributes
# Tributes

Tributes paid to DUP's Christopher Stalford, who passed away suddenly aged 39

Feb 20th 2022, 2:02 PM 73,163 Views 18 Comments

Christopher Stalford was an MLA for south Belfast.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 February, 2022

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?

Feb 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 114,973 Views 0 Comments
  • The claim has repeatedly been made by the Taoiseach in the Dáil during debates on housing.
  • Fianna Fáil cited 24 motions on housing across five different local authorities as evidence for the claim.
  • Government party's councillors voted the same way as their opposition counterparts in some votes, Stephen McDermott writes.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?

Feb 15th 2022, 2:44 PM 24,880 Views 48 Comments

Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.

# micheal-martin - Monday 14 February, 2022

Taoiseach says USC will not be abolished due to increased public expenditure in recent years
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Taoiseach says USC will not be abolished due to increased public expenditure in recent years

Feb 14th 2022, 7:55 PM 39,412 Views 86 Comments

Martin said that it would not be abolished due to the rise in public expenditure in recent years.

Taoiseach unveils memorial to Stardust victims on 41st anniversary of the tragedy
# 41 Years On
# 41 Years On

Taoiseach unveils memorial to Stardust victims on 41st anniversary of the tragedy

Feb 14th 2022, 5:24 PM 11,790 Views 0 Comments

The memorial was launched by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

SF's Eoin Ó Broin accuses Taoiseach of 'downright lies' amid Dáil ructions
# Out Of Order
# Out Of Order

SF's Eoin Ó Broin accuses Taoiseach of 'downright lies' amid Dáil ructions

Feb 9th 2022, 1:53 PM 33,410 Views 61 Comments

The dispute took place during Leaders’ Questions today.

# micheal-martin - Monday 7 February, 2022

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach

Feb 7th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,817 Views 53 Comments

An increase in the €100 electricity credit is widely expected.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Measures aimed at tackling rising cost of living will be published this week, Taoiseach says
# Inflation
# Inflation

Measures aimed at tackling rising cost of living will be published this week, Taoiseach says

Feb 6th 2022, 2:27 PM 23,199 Views 86 Comments

Micheál Martin singled out health and transport charges as areas where the government can take quick action.

# micheal-martin - Friday 4 February, 2022

Taoiseach says Dara Calleary 'paid a high price' for Golfgate and suggests 'a way back' for the former minister
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Taoiseach says Dara Calleary 'paid a high price' for Golfgate and suggests 'a way back' for the former minister

Feb 4th 2022, 5:24 PM 28,196 Views 62 Comments

Martin was speaking following the completion of a trial in which four men had their charges dismissed.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Campaigners press Taoiseach to raise Troubles legacy issues with US President Joe Biden
# Troubles
# Troubles

Campaigners press Taoiseach to raise Troubles legacy issues with US President Joe Biden

Feb 3rd 2022, 10:30 PM 9,726 Views 15 Comments

The Truth and Justice Movement will travel to Dublin to meet Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach

Feb 2nd 2022, 3:30 PM 7,864 Views 8 Comments

Micheál Martin said record sums of money have been given to the HSE and to CHI.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Slimmed down contingent of Ministers likely to travel abroad for St Patrick's Day this year
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Slimmed down contingent of Ministers likely to travel abroad for St Patrick's Day this year

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 7:49 PM 15,952 Views 17 Comments

It is tradition for Ministers and Ministers of State to travel to different destinations around the globe to mark St Patrick’s Day.

Taoiseach and Pearse Doherty clash over champagne gathering and Bobby Storey funeral
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

Taoiseach and Pearse Doherty clash over champagne gathering and Bobby Storey funeral

Feb 1st 2022, 5:56 PM 22,827 Views 56 Comments

Micheál Martin said Sinn Féin has still not apologised for attending the funeral gathering in 2020.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 30 January, 2022

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 7:33 PM 56,770 Views 49 Comments
  • Relatives of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday attended a remembrance walk to honour those who died
  • Micheál Martin took part in the remembrance walk and laid a wreath at a ceremony held afterwards
  • President Higgins will later say the tragic events of 50 years ago today "reverberated across this island and around the world"

# micheal-martin - Saturday 29 January, 2022

'We are so unbelievably happy': Richard O’Halloran reunited with family after return to Ireland
# China
# China

'We are so unbelievably happy': Richard O’Halloran reunited with family after return to Ireland

Updated Jan 29th 2022, 2:00 PM 112,051 Views 91 Comments

The businessman had been unable to leave China for almost three years.

# micheal-martin - Friday 28 January, 2022

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,212 Views 26 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

Taoiseach urges fishermen to stay safe ahead of Russian naval exercises
# Cork
# Cork

Taoiseach urges fishermen to stay safe ahead of Russian naval exercises

Jan 28th 2022, 5:06 PM 11,663 Views 18 Comments

The planned drills off the Irish coast have caused considerable upset and controversy.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 27 January, 2022

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 Jan 27th 2022, 12:49 PM 20,487 Views 44 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

Jan 26th 2022, 5:00 PM 15,058 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

Jan 26th 2022, 2:12 PM 59,833 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

Jan 25th 2022, 3:55 PM 26,417 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 35,092 Views 57 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 14,650 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 14,434 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 20,829 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 26,939 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 36,214 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin says case numbers are levelling off.