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# micheal-martin - Monday 21 December, 2020

Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve
# Christmas
# Christmas

Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve

Dec 21st 2020, 10:41 PM 176,644 Views 176 Comments

It is understood that restaurants and gastro pubs could close from mid-afternoon on Christmas Eve.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January
# Post-Christmas
# Post-Christmas

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January

Dec 19th 2020, 12:21 AM 98,760 Views 135 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to sign off on new post-Christmas restrictions.

# micheal-martin - Friday 18 December, 2020

Emmanuel Macron at presidential retreat in Versailles with fever
# Versailles
# Versailles

Emmanuel Macron at presidential retreat in Versailles with fever

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 8:28 PM 36,905 Views 16 Comments

The French president is also suffering from a cough and fatigue after his positive test for coronavirus.

Government 'very minded' to accept advice to close hospitality and reimpose travel restrictions after Christmas
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government 'very minded' to accept advice to close hospitality and reimpose travel restrictions after Christmas

Dec 18th 2020, 5:04 PM 49,250 Views 78 Comments

The advice from NPHET would also reduce household visits to one household.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin tests negative for Covid-19 after Emmanuel Macron tests positive
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach Micheál Martin tests negative for Covid-19 after Emmanuel Macron tests positive

Updated Dec 17th 2020, 5:39 PM 28,967 Views 49 Comments

The pair both attended the European Council meeting last week.

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'
# Bank Bailout
# Bank Bailout

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'

Dec 17th 2020, 1:17 PM 45,526 Views 98 Comments

There have been calls for the Taoiseach to correct the Dáil record over his statements.

'Final nail in the coffin for businesses': Revenue claw back of wage subsidy funding raised with Taoiseach
# Revenue
# Revenue

'Final nail in the coffin for businesses': Revenue claw back of wage subsidy funding raised with Taoiseach

Dec 17th 2020, 6:15 AM 34,841 Views 14 Comments

Those that fell short of their 25% loss estimation are being asked by Revenue to repay the wage subsidy.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

FactCheck: Was Micheál Martin right to say that the banks were not bailed out in 2008?
# Recession
# Recession

FactCheck: Was Micheál Martin right to say that the banks were not bailed out in 2008?

Dec 16th 2020, 6:56 PM 60,787 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach has suggested that the bank guarantee was an investment.

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,256 Views 54 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Student nurses rostered for work should be paid by employers, Taoiseach says
# Nurses
# Nurses

Student nurses rostered for work should be paid by employers, Taoiseach says

Dec 15th 2020, 9:40 PM 20,910 Views 50 Comments

But Micheal Martin warned such a situation would cause problems for the nursing degree programme.

# micheal-martin - Monday 14 December, 2020

'You are an inspiration': Taoiseach pens letter to Adam King following Toy Show appearance
# Virtual Hug
# Virtual Hug

'You are an inspiration': Taoiseach pens letter to Adam King following Toy Show appearance

Dec 14th 2020, 6:30 PM 13,208 Views 22 Comments

Martin encouraged Adam to follow his dream to work with Nasa, and thanked him for his “strength”.

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
# Every Contact Counts
# Every Contact Counts

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,977 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

Taoiseach says there'll be 'limited volumes' of vaccine supply in January and February
# Roll It Out
# Roll It Out

Taoiseach says there'll be 'limited volumes' of vaccine supply in January and February

Dec 14th 2020, 9:10 AM 55,212 Views 76 Comments

Micheal Martin said the “optimal period” for the vaccine roll-out would be May and June.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 13 December, 2020

'Appalling failure of statecraft' if post-Brexit trade deal not reached, Taoiseach says
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Appalling failure of statecraft' if post-Brexit trade deal not reached, Taoiseach says

Dec 13th 2020, 10:19 AM 23,126 Views 53 Comments

Today is the deadline for a decision on post-Brexit trade talks between the EU and UK.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Pamela Anderson urges Taoiseach to ban hare coursing in Ireland
# Hare Watch
# Hare Watch

Pamela Anderson urges Taoiseach to ban hare coursing in Ireland

Dec 9th 2020, 3:10 PM 22,733 Views 66 Comments

Micheal Martin is the third Taoiseach the former Baywatch actor has written to on animal welfare issues.

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
# Nurses Pay
# Nurses Pay

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated

Dec 9th 2020, 1:18 PM 19,166 Views 36 Comments

Martin specifically referenced testimony raised about a student midwife who comforted a mother who lost a baby.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out

Dec 8th 2020, 6:11 PM 31,646 Views 21 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said we couldn’t have non-state bodies “off doing their own thing”.

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Dec 8th 2020, 3:47 PM 24,571 Views 77 Comments

Micheál Martin said there should be “no exploitation of any student nurse in any hospital setting”.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders
# Arlene Foster
# Arlene Foster

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 6:08 PM 55,521 Views 103 Comments

Arlene Foster sought a meeting with the Taoiseach on the issue in a letter.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend

Dec 5th 2020, 12:10 PM 16,498 Views 28 Comments

It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.

# micheal-martin - Friday 4 December, 2020

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'

Dec 4th 2020, 4:41 PM 31,345 Views 75 Comments

US president-elect Joe Biden said he would be willing to be vaccinated in public after a vaccine is approved.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 7:55 PM 105,505 Views 140 Comments

The Taoiseach said the low temperature fridges are being stored in Citywest before being distributed around the country.

Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'
# Time Please
# Time Please

Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:31 PM 32,237 Views 72 Comments

Rural TDs criticised the Taoiseach for keeping ‘wet’ pubs closed.

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
# Health
# Health

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,623 Views 0 Comments

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

# micheal-martin - Monday 30 November, 2020

British government's decision on Pat Finucane public inquiry 'further blow' to his family, Taoiseach says
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

British government's decision on Pat Finucane public inquiry 'further blow' to his family, Taoiseach says

Nov 30th 2020, 9:43 PM 15,093 Views 28 Comments

The British government said it will not order an immediate inquiry into the 1989 murder.

# micheal-martin - Friday 27 November, 2020

Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas
# Leaving Level 5
# Leaving Level 5

Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas

Nov 27th 2020, 9:56 PM 42,282 Views 65 Comments

The three party leaders have yet to enjoy a pint together since they all entered government.

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December
# Covid19
# Covid19

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 4:17 PM 70,535 Views 67 Comments
  • Retailers, gyms and non-essential services like hairdressers to open from next Tuesday.
  • Restaurants and gastropubs to open from next Friday.
  • Restrictions on inter-county travel and ban on household visits to remain in place until 18 December.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers
# Track And Trace
# Track And Trace

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

Nov 25th 2020, 7:24 PM 18,225 Views 6 Comments

There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,770 Views 33 Comments

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 5:33 PM 106,745 Views 95 Comments

Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Nov 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 60,228 Views 81 Comments

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# micheal-martin - Monday 23 November, 2020

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5
# Levelling Down
# Levelling Down

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 3:13 PM 76,112 Views 79 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that “no decisions have been made as yet” as to exactly what restrictions will follow Level 5.

'All hands on deck': Strategy for roll-out of Covid vaccine to be given to government by 11 December
# Vaccine Taskforce
# Vaccine Taskforce

'All hands on deck': Strategy for roll-out of Covid vaccine to be given to government by 11 December

Nov 23rd 2020, 1:38 PM 37,027 Views 83 Comments

The taskforce will today discuss what groups should get the vaccine first, and the plan for vaccinating healthcare workers.

# micheal-martin - Friday 20 November, 2020

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year
# All I Want For Christmas
# All I Want For Christmas

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year

Nov 20th 2020, 8:26 PM 56,365 Views 69 Comments

Micheál Martin told Virgin Media that the Covid-19 vaccine “gives us hope, and enables us to say, ‘let’s double down’.”

German reunification a 'useful example' of how planned Irish reunification could work, says Sinn Féin
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

German reunification a 'useful example' of how planned Irish reunification could work, says Sinn Féin

Nov 20th 2020, 4:33 PM 25,247 Views 106 Comments

Sinn Féin has launched a document on why there are economic benefits to a united Ireland.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
# Testing
# Testing

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,405 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'

Nov 18th 2020, 1:24 PM 25,595 Views 57 Comments

Micheal Martin rejected allegations of “horse trading” in relation to the appointed of the Attorney General.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet
# Level 5
# Level 5

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet

Nov 17th 2020, 7:23 PM 42,621 Views 57 Comments

Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.

# micheal-martin - Monday 16 November, 2020

Taoiseach says 'takeaway pints phenomenon' to be reviewed and could be stopped
# Street Drinking
# Street Drinking

Taoiseach says 'takeaway pints phenomenon' to be reviewed and could be stopped

Nov 16th 2020, 1:04 PM 84,443 Views 118 Comments

Micheál Martin said the government will ‘look very seriously’ at stopping the practice.

# micheal-martin - Friday 13 November, 2020

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 48,415 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.