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# tanaiste - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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?

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

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 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

“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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

# tanaiste - Sunday 12 January, 2020

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

# tanaiste - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

# tanaiste - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper

The updated service means that citizens can renew their passports online from anywhere in the world.

# tanaiste - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Tánaiste says people shouldn't get carried away on the back of rumour about a Brexit deal in the coming days

Simon Coveney urged caution against commentary particularly in the British media today.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

# tanaiste - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

# tanaiste - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Simon Coveney on the DUP: 'We can't let any one party in Northern Ireland to veto proposals'

Simon Coveney has said that the backstop has become an “orange versus green” issue.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue

An anonymous EU official was quoted as saying that “solidarity doesn’t come for free” in relation to the Irish border issue.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

# tanaiste - Sunday 8 July, 2018

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

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