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#Tánaiste

# 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 58,113 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 99,115 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 60,653 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 25,042 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 111,610 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 32,850 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 44,831 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 17,371 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 40,709 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 16,166 Views 67 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 21,406 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 81,721 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 137,355 Views 107 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

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

Jan 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,595 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Talks
# Talks

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

Updated Aug 21st 2019, 5:45 PM 50,541 Views 89 Comments

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'
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,612 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

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

Feb 19th 2019, 11:37 AM 10,405 Views 38 Comments

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
# International Relations
# International Relations

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 6,671 Views 45 Comments

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
# Better Faster Stronger
# Better Faster Stronger

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

Nov 28th 2018, 7:06 AM 30,854 Views 25 Comments

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
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

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

Nov 8th 2018, 12:28 PM 8,658 Views 25 Comments

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
# Rumour Mill
# Rumour Mill

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

Oct 16th 2018, 6:31 PM 14,504 Views 29 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Oct 4th 2018, 1:05 PM 10,911 Views 62 Comments

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'
# Brexit Backstop
# Brexit Backstop

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

Sep 22nd 2018, 12:11 PM 17,398 Views 71 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Sep 19th 2018, 4:04 PM 14,157 Views 91 Comments

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
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

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

Jul 18th 2018, 8:51 AM 9,312 Views 73 Comments

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
# Summer Peak
# Summer Peak

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

Jul 8th 2018, 7:30 AM 14,363 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2018, 3:25 PM 21,595 Views 78 Comments

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

# tanaiste - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'
# Column
# Column

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

Jan 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,216 Views 75 Comments

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL
# Limerick
# Limerick

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

Jan 9th 2018, 3:40 PM 72,340 Views 81 Comments

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

# tanaiste - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation
# Varadkar In Review
# Varadkar In Review

Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation

Dec 24th 2017, 1:14 PM 11,822 Views 93 Comments

The Taoiseach told The Sunday Independent that the Brexit deal struck in December of this year was his highlight of 2017.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl
# Dig Deep
# Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Dec 12th 2017, 3:32 PM 11,845 Views 17 Comments

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

# tanaiste - Friday 1 December, 2017

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk
# Countdown
# Countdown

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Dec 1st 2017, 5:35 PM 30,656 Views 140 Comments

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

# tanaiste - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet
Live Nov 30th 2017, 11:58 AM

Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?

Nov 30th 2017, 8:57 AM 29,337 Views 110 Comments

Simon Coveney and Heather Humphreys are seen as the frontrunners for the position.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Taoiseach expected to announce new Tánaiste tomorrow - as he says Fitzgerald will play a senior role in the party
# New Deputy Boss
# New Deputy Boss

Taoiseach expected to announce new Tánaiste tomorrow - as he says Fitzgerald will play a senior role in the party

Nov 29th 2017, 8:01 PM 24,262 Views 96 Comments

Who will it be?

# tanaiste - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging

Nov 28th 2017, 9:56 PM 25,986 Views 147 Comments

The former Tánaiste paid tribute to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and thanked him for his “loyalty”.

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information
# Minister For Justice
# Minister For Justice

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information

Nov 28th 2017, 7:41 PM 28,744 Views 208 Comments

He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.

A Tipperary woman also called Frances Fitzgerald is having a tough time on Twitter today
# Wrong Frances
From The Daily Edge
# Wrong Frances

A Tipperary woman also called Frances Fitzgerald is having a tough time on Twitter today

Nov 28th 2017, 3:21 PM 6,471 Views 4 Comments

“Please let this sh*tshow end.”

# tanaiste - Monday 27 November, 2017

Tánaiste defends position after emails show she 'noted' legal strategy against whistleblower
# Email Controversy
# Email Controversy

Tánaiste defends position after emails show she 'noted' legal strategy against whistleblower

Nov 27th 2017, 10:00 PM 70,673 Views 312 Comments

Talks between the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin concluded this evening without a resolution

# tanaiste - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks
# Election Footing
# Election Footing

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks

Nov 25th 2017, 7:20 PM 40,164 Views 198 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.