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# tanaiste - Monday 12 July, 2021

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal

Jul 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 24,423 Views 19 Comments

Questions have been asked about the leadership of the Fianna Fáil party since the dismal result in Dublin Bay South.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Call centre will allow those recovered from Covid to call up to receive travel cert
# DIGITAL COVID CERT
# DIGITAL COVID CERT

Call centre will allow those recovered from Covid to call up to receive travel cert

Updated Jul 6th 2021, 9:50 PM 86,181 Views 127 Comments
  • Eligible people are to receive their cert automatically by email or by post
  • Government warns there may be 'teething problems'
  • The cert may be used as the basis for a Vaccine Passport for hospitality but Transport Minister says they are 'separate' issues

# tanaiste - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital
# St Vincent's Hospital
# St Vincent's Hospital

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital

Jun 24th 2021, 2:10 PM 6,753 Views 19 Comments

Varadkar said the government wants to own the hospital, and “ideally the land”.

# tanaiste - Friday 28 May, 2021

'It's not an outdoors-only summer': Cabinet to discuss easing of restrictions on travel and dining
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

'It's not an outdoors-only summer': Cabinet to discuss easing of restrictions on travel and dining

May 28th 2021, 10:18 AM 20,958 Views 43 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar has said that pubs and restaurants that serve people outdoors in June can still claim the CRSS.
  • Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín has hit out at the plans: “A pint in a pub is no more dangerous than a pint in a hotel."
  • The Government is expecting that 60% of the adult population will be fully vaccinated by the end of July.
Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney
# Brexit Hangover
# Brexit Hangover

Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 63,355 Views 129 Comments

Poots has described his relationship with the Irish Government as “really, really bad”.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar

Apr 27th 2021, 6:26 PM 47,115 Views 45 Comments

Speaking this afternoon at Dublin Castle he said that socialising outdoors is “much, much safer” than indoors.

# tanaiste - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak
# Leaking
# Leaking

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak

Apr 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 17,318 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson said Leo Varadkar made a full statement to gardaí and “answered all questions”.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices

Apr 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,223 Views 23 Comments

The Tánaiste said that there was “clear evidence” that people are drifting back to their workplace.

# tanaiste - Thursday 1 April, 2021

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today
# Switching Off
# Switching Off

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today

Apr 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 63,288 Views 30 Comments

The right to disconnect gives employees the right to switch off from work outside of normal working hours,

# tanaiste - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Shops to be allowed sell children's shoes in store, by appointment only
# In Store
# In Store

Shops to be allowed sell children's shoes in store, by appointment only

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 2:35 PM 90,711 Views 106 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said he wants shoes to be available "immediately".
  • People will be able to make appointments at shoe shops selling children's shoes.
  • The news comes after calls for change from parents.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Tánaiste says he does not believe criminal charges will be brought against him over GP contract leak
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says he does not believe criminal charges will be brought against him over GP contract leak

Mar 24th 2021, 6:40 PM 15,699 Views 0 Comments

When asked by LMFM if he should step aside if charges were brought against him, Varadkar said: “I don’t contemplate that happening.”

# tanaiste - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs

Mar 10th 2021, 5:44 PM 62,329 Views 127 Comments

Violet-Anne Wynne, a Clare TD, said she is a Protestant and “proud to be a representative for Sinn Féin”.

# tanaiste - Saturday 6 February, 2021

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 185,569 Views 71 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

# tanaiste - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'

Jan 7th 2021, 2:16 PM 55,523 Views 57 Comments

The Tánaiste said there are around 300 beds, which he said can scale up with surge capacity to over 400.

# tanaiste - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,267 Views 16 Comments

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

# tanaiste - Friday 20 November, 2020

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
# Customer Care
# Customer Care

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,594 Views 80 Comments

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

# tanaiste - 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 48,435 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,799 Views 149 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

# tanaiste - Monday 2 November, 2020

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken
# Not Best Practice
# Not Best Practice

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 1:44 PM 31,306 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was not best practice and was inappropriate to share a document of this kind in that way with the NAGP.

# tanaiste - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

Oct 31st 2020, 7:54 PM 36,882 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,438 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

# tanaiste - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Varadkar says health advice stands whether at 'Level 1,2,3,4,5 or 26' as opposition criticises 'utter confusion'
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Varadkar says health advice stands whether at 'Level 1,2,3,4,5 or 26' as opposition criticises 'utter confusion'

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 5:56 PM 99,435 Views 153 Comments

Varadkar said people outside the three counties at Level 4 should not be complacent.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors

Oct 7th 2020, 7:45 AM 44,101 Views 169 Comments

Varadkar floated the idea of fines with examples given such as a €50 fine for not wearing a mask.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?
# Nphet
# Nphet

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?

Oct 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 40,541 Views 104 Comments

The Tánaiste and other ministers have been outlining the reasons why over the past few hours.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Leo Varadkar restricting his movements after being in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 case
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Leo Varadkar restricting his movements after being in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 case

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 10:41 AM 57,850 Views 82 Comments

An official in the Department of Business tested positive for Covid yesterday.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas

Sep 9th 2020, 9:53 AM 95,207 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that Ireland may lose travel connectivity “for up to 4 years” if “strict” travel rules are not relaxed.

# tanaiste - Monday 7 September, 2020

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public
# Government Roadmap
# Government Roadmap

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public

Sep 7th 2020, 1:38 PM 29,942 Views 40 Comments

“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:38 PM 58,086 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

# tanaiste - Friday 28 August, 2020

Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar
# Time Please
# Time Please

Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar

Aug 28th 2020, 7:54 PM 99,006 Views 83 Comments

NPHET has been asked to work on guidelines that would allow for the safe reopening of all pubs.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines
# EU Commissioner
# EU Commissioner

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines

Aug 25th 2020, 9:32 PM 60,620 Views 136 Comments

Though the government statement says concerns remain about the EU Commissioner’s account, it said that ultimately the decision lies with the European Commission President.

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision

Aug 25th 2020, 2:36 PM 25,027 Views 62 Comments

The coalition has been rocked by resignations and calls for those in the public eye to step aside.

# tanaiste - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner

Aug 22nd 2020, 9:47 PM 111,385 Views 259 Comments

They said in a statement tonight that Hogan needs “to give a full account and explanations of his actions”.

# tanaiste - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'
# Phase Four
# Phase Four

Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'

Jul 30th 2020, 1:53 PM 32,834 Views 60 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the advice from NPHET.

'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI
# Security Protocol
# Security Protocol

'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 44,769 Views 110 Comments

Varadkar said it hasn’t been an issue because usually the Tánaiste also hold the position of Foreign Affairs Minister.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Tánaiste says €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme will be 'up and running' by the autumn
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme will be 'up and running' by the autumn

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 9:16 AM 17,367 Views 21 Comments

The scheme to help businesses hit by Covid-19 was delayed until a new government was formed.

# tanaiste - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 'doesn't fully trust' the banks not to try to profit during Covid-19 crisis
# July Stimulus
# July Stimulus

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 'doesn't fully trust' the banks not to try to profit during Covid-19 crisis

Updated Jul 11th 2020, 1:35 PM 40,686 Views 47 Comments

Varadkar also said that he doesn’t fully trust the banks not to profiteer amid the Covid-19 crisis.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'

Jun 3rd 2020, 10:18 PM 16,150 Views 66 Comments

The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.

# tanaiste - Friday 27 March, 2020

Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home

Mar 27th 2020, 9:17 AM 21,392 Views 22 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Peruvian Foreign Minister

# tanaiste - Monday 16 March, 2020

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:53 AM 81,644 Views 88 Comments

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 7:15 PM 137,304 Views 107 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said yesterday that we could “easily” see half the Irish population contract the virus.

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