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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Yesterday’s News

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'

19 hours ago 20,343 Views 24 Comments

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

# taoiseach - Thursday 23 September, 2021

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

Thu 6:30 AM 8,530 Views 20 Comments

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

# taoiseach - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on mica scandal
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on mica scandal

Wed 9:35 PM 35,813 Views 34 Comments

Micheál Martin sat down with two Irish-Americans who confronted him on the mica issue.

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

Wed 7:29 PM 28,134 Views 75 Comments

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

# taoiseach - 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

Tue 8:35 PM 22,707 Views 16 Comments

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

# taoiseach - 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 27,754 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 7,728 Views 14 Comments

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

# taoiseach - 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 26,876 Views 34 Comments

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

# taoiseach - 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 34,327 Views 35 Comments

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.

# taoiseach - 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 12,459 Views 23 Comments

A defect in thousands of monitors resulted in a delay in the roll out.

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Sep 15th 2021, 4:24 PM 15,368 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach said a “close eye” will be kept on colleges and what they charge in for rent.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:28 PM 29,255 Views 115 Comments

Coveney was grilled further on the Zappone controversy before an Oireachtas Committee today.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,559 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

# taoiseach - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Taoiseach declines to comment on rumours that NPHET is to be disbanded
# Nphet
# Nphet

Taoiseach declines to comment on rumours that NPHET is to be disbanded

Aug 28th 2021, 5:51 PM 38,727 Views 74 Comments

It follows reports that the group will be wound up by October.

# taoiseach - Thursday 26 August, 2021

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 38,971 Views 55 Comments

The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.

# taoiseach - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach
# Vaccine Certs
# Vaccine Certs

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2021, 4:12 PM 30,726 Views 63 Comments

Hospitality businesses following vaccine cert rules have been the victim of an online campaign.

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month
# Cautiously Positive
# Cautiously Positive

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month

Jul 29th 2021, 1:35 PM 33,734 Views 28 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan yesterday raised the possibility of further restrictions being lifted.

# taoiseach - Monday 26 July, 2021

Taoiseach makes appeal to young people: Get vaccinated and help defeat Covid-19
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Taoiseach makes appeal to young people: Get vaccinated and help defeat Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 4:44 PM 17,533 Views 97 Comments

Currently everyone over the age of 18 can register for a vaccine.

# taoiseach - Sunday 18 July, 2021

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?
# Rollout
# Rollout

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?

Jul 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,460 Views 0 Comments

A tweet by the Taoiseach lacked some context on exactly how well Ireland is performing.

# taoiseach - Saturday 17 July, 2021

'There will be a high volume of cases': Taoiseach says spread of Delta variant is 'serious'
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

'There will be a high volume of cases': Taoiseach says spread of Delta variant is 'serious'

Jul 17th 2021, 5:07 PM 73,833 Views 118 Comments

Covid-19 cases rose sharply this week, particularly among young people.

# taoiseach - Friday 16 July, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 16th 2021, 9:03 PM 7,505 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# taoiseach - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,930 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,695 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 10:45 PM 87,708 Views 185 Comments

The amendment passed despite Sinn Féin withdrawing from a pairing arrangement.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 70,698 Views 150 Comments

NPHET has recommended that only vaccinated people should be allowed to dine indoors or enjoy any indoor activity.

# taoiseach - Friday 25 June, 2021

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson

Jun 25th 2021, 12:42 PM 30,171 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is positive that the Delta variant is not having the same impact on hospitalisations in Portugal as other variants.

# taoiseach - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
# Reopening
# Reopening

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision

Jun 24th 2021, 9:57 PM 47,858 Views 92 Comments

An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 6:00 PM 19,941 Views 24 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

# taoiseach - Friday 18 June, 2021

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 7:36 PM 11,080 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it has always been his view that any new hospital should be owned by the public.

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
# Travel
# Travel

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Jun 18th 2021, 2:13 PM 12,779 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
# Maternity Restrictions
# Maternity Restrictions

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'

Jun 16th 2021, 7:36 PM 17,896 Views 17 Comments

Activists have said there’s been no changes since new HSE advice to maternity hospitals was issued.

# taoiseach - Saturday 12 June, 2021

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee
# Euros
# Euros

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee

Jun 12th 2021, 1:02 PM 31,814 Views 78 Comments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week defended fans who booed Republic of Ireland players.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 6:53 PM 36,486 Views 32 Comments
  • Micheál Martin says the government will decide by July if it can 'do more than we signalled'
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has reportedly asked NPHET to consider a phased return to offices in August
  • Business group DublinTown says outdoor dining has improved the atmosphere in the city
  • Galway councillor suggests 'designated areas' for outdoor drinking

# taoiseach - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July
# Rent Protections
# Rent Protections

Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:06 PM 9,376 Views 22 Comments

Opposition says government must ensure that all renters – not just those that fall under the Covid-19 protections – are not hit with an 8% rent hike.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
# National Economic Plan
# National Economic Plan

From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan

Jun 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 36,373 Views 27 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the plan will prompt our economy “to take off like a rocket in the months ahead”.

# taoiseach - Friday 28 May, 2021

'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans

Updated May 28th 2021, 6:37 PM 42,928 Views 54 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at Government Buildings this evening.

# taoiseach - Monday 24 May, 2021

Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July

Updated May 24th 2021, 4:44 PM 54,270 Views 90 Comments
  • Culture Minister Catherine Martin says trial events are being planned 'right across the country'
  • The indoor and outdoor events include a range of music as well as comedy and theatre
  • Government to make 'comprehensive' reopening announcement on Friday
  • Taoiseach suggests indoor dining and drinking may have to wait until mid-July

# taoiseach - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
# Summertime
# Summertime

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,201 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

# taoiseach - Thursday 13 May, 2021

An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment
# Gouda News
# Gouda News

An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment

May 13th 2021, 1:45 PM 49,844 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach was criticised for interfering in the planning process, and many encouraged others to join or donate.

# taoiseach - Friday 30 April, 2021

'Parallel' vaccination of age cohorts could soon be in place as supplies increase, Martin says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Parallel' vaccination of age cohorts could soon be in place as supplies increase, Martin says

Apr 30th 2021, 9:02 AM 31,620 Views 50 Comments
  • The HSE yesterday confirmed that it is currently reworking its Covid-19 vaccination plans.
  • Those aged 50-59 will be invited to register for their vaccine “shortly”.
  • A wide-ranging ease of restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach last night.
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