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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Friday 22 October, 2021

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing
# Garda Intelligence
# Garda Intelligence

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:08 PM 23,852 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin said he has been “roared and screamed at” while walking down the street.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules

Oct 21st 2021, 4:50 PM 15,133 Views 72 Comments

Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
# Reopening Rules
# Reopening Rules

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume

Updated Oct 20th 2021, 3:00 PM 37,383 Views 37 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme

Oct 20th 2021, 1:24 PM 17,992 Views 101 Comments

The children said all they want is to feel safe in their homes.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess
# Tributes
# Tributes

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess

Oct 19th 2021, 4:09 PM 8,081 Views 14 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 7:14 AM 81,207 Views 82 Comments
  • Ministers have been advised by NPHET that there is some scope to ease remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
  • As nightclubs await permission to open doors again the advice has been described by sources as "not straightforward".
  • Separately NIAC has recommended booster vaccine shots for those over 60.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 14 October, 2021

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 12:15 PM 56,076 Views 206 Comments
  • Those who have not been vaccinated are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
  • Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday to decided on the next phase of re-opening.
  • The HSE today warned that it is experiencing the strain of increased Covid-19 hospitalisations

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery

Oct 13th 2021, 1:21 PM 19,967 Views 36 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Oct 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 29,929 Views 78 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

# micheal-martin - Friday 8 October, 2021

Taoiseach defends decision of Government to attend NI centenary event
# The North
# The North

Taoiseach defends decision of Government to attend NI centenary event

Oct 8th 2021, 7:51 PM 21,128 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin said it was not inconsistent after Michael D Higgins declined an invitation to the event.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Taoiseach: Country 'on track' to see final Covid restrictions lifted in fortnight's time
# 22 October
# 22 October

Taoiseach: Country 'on track' to see final Covid restrictions lifted in fortnight's time

Oct 6th 2021, 6:03 PM 29,982 Views 29 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said that "it's all track right now" for the lifting of restrictions on 22 October.
  • Masks will still be mandatory in retail, public transport and healthcare settings.
  • Health authorities are set to look at expanding booster vaccines to younger age cohorts throughout the winter.

# micheal-martin - Friday 1 October, 2021

Ireland will not see same shortages of lorry drivers as UK – Taoiseach
# Deliveries
# Deliveries

Ireland will not see same shortages of lorry drivers as UK – Taoiseach

Oct 1st 2021, 4:58 PM 17,321 Views 36 Comments

Micheal Martin said preparations made by the government in advance of Brexit had worked and that the UK had failed to make similar plans.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
# Free Parking
# Free Parking

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,503 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
# Scandalous
# Scandalous

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready

Sep 29th 2021, 2:15 PM 43,069 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws

Sep 28th 2021, 10:41 PM 19,075 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach said the legislation needs ‘a complete overhaul’ to deliver on the targets set out in the Housing For All strategy.

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach

Sep 28th 2021, 7:58 PM 10,863 Views 35 Comments

There are more than 100,000 children on waiting lists for treatment, assessment and diagnostic tests.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'

Sep 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,632 Views 24 Comments

Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.

# micheal-martin - Friday 24 September, 2021

Micheál Martin addresses UN General Assembly and talks peace and benefits of EU membership
# Un Assembly
# Un Assembly

Micheál Martin addresses UN General Assembly and talks peace and benefits of EU membership

Sep 24th 2021, 9:03 PM 13,925 Views 21 Comments

He said UN nations had not done enough to protect poorer nations.

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into State's handling of pandemic will be carried out early next year
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into State's handling of pandemic will be carried out early next year

Sep 24th 2021, 7:28 PM 8,855 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach says he believes there will be a ‘challenging winter’.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Taoiseach says he would like to see Garth Brooks perform in Cork next year
# Garthgate
# Garthgate

Taoiseach says he would like to see Garth Brooks perform in Cork next year

Sep 23rd 2021, 5:37 PM 11,046 Views 29 Comments

In 2014, Micheál Martin called for legislation to allow Brooks to play five nights at Croke Park.

Taoiseach denies that UN resolution on climate change and global conflict is doomed
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach denies that UN resolution on climate change and global conflict is doomed

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 7,112 Views 8 Comments

The Taoiseach is chairing the UN Security Council debate in New York today.

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 8,638 Views 21 Comments

This is the first time a Taoiseach has chaired the UN Security Council.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach
# New York
# New York

Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:29 PM 29,241 Views 75 Comments

Micheál Martin said an announcement on the bonus will be made ‘shortly’.

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 15,382 Views 24 Comments

President Joe Biden yesterday warned that the peace process should not be jeopardised.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines
# New York
# New York

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines

Sep 21st 2021, 8:35 PM 22,774 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach held a number of bilateral meetings at the UN in New York today.

Taoiseach visits 9/11 memorial and lays flowers alongside names of Irish people who died
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach visits 9/11 memorial and lays flowers alongside names of Irish people who died

Sep 21st 2021, 7:47 AM 14,170 Views 6 Comments

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

# micheal-martin - Monday 20 September, 2021

Taoiseach and NY governor welcome lifting of US travel ban
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach and NY governor welcome lifting of US travel ban

Sep 20th 2021, 8:08 PM 27,911 Views 10 Comments

The White House announced the change in the current travel ban into the US today.

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today

Sep 20th 2021, 9:33 AM 7,762 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach travelled to New York yesterday to begin a series of UN events.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 19 September, 2021

The Taoiseach is heading to NYC for a busy schedule of UN events (and will also drop by 30 Rock)
# New York New York
# New York New York

The Taoiseach is heading to NYC for a busy schedule of UN events (and will also drop by 30 Rock)

Sep 19th 2021, 7:13 AM 27,048 Views 35 Comments

The Taoiseach will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday.

# 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'

Sep 16th 2021, 11:34 AM 34,461 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

Sep 15th 2021, 6:33 PM 12,626 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 Sep 15th 2021, 1:05 PM 20,047 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 29,624 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 17,228 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 51,146 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 9,947 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 25,745 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 22,226 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 14,099 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 17,990 Views 37 Comments

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