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# 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 81,659 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 137,316 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 19,564 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 50,525 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 8,596 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 10,397 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 6,654 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 30,755 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 8,645 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 14,494 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 10,861 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 17,366 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 14,077 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 9,301 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 14,342 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 21,448 Views 77 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 15,164 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 72,279 Views 80 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 11,797 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 11,810 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 30,620 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 29,324 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 24,253 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 25,971 Views 138 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 28,710 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 6,463 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 70,650 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 40,153 Views 198 Comments

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

A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election
# Frances Fitzgerald
# Frances Fitzgerald

A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election

Nov 25th 2017, 8:25 AM 22,314 Views 33 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were told to be ‘grown up men’ and sort this out – but eyes will be on the Tánaiste this weekend.

# tanaiste - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

Nov 9th 2017, 6:05 PM 24,041 Views 161 Comments

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# tanaiste - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons
# Cracking Down
# Cracking Down

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Apr 27th 2017, 2:19 PM 9,367 Views 28 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally
# Basketball Coach
# Basketball Coach

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

Apr 26th 2017, 8:43 PM 11,295 Views 5 Comments

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended
# Full Pay
# Full Pay

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended

Apr 19th 2017, 9:49 PM 26,607 Views 54 Comments

“The tax payer should not have to fund any more than is necessary,” said a GRA spokesperson.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal
# Questions Unanswered
# Questions Unanswered

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Mar 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 12,711 Views 47 Comments

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

# tanaiste - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted
# Victims' Rights
# Victims' Rights

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted

Dec 29th 2016, 2:07 PM 7,820 Views 13 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

Dec 21st 2016, 11:03 AM 8,860 Views 7 Comments

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# tanaiste - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly

Nov 26th 2016, 4:08 PM 17,094 Views 6 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons died earlier today.

# tanaiste - Friday 26 August, 2016

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died
# RIP
# RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

Aug 26th 2016, 12:19 PM 16,806 Views 22 Comments

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

# tanaiste - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons
# Recruitment Drive
# Recruitment Drive

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

Jul 8th 2016, 11:35 AM 30,314 Views 99 Comments

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.