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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Friday 23 September, 2022

Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach
# New York
# New York

Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach

Fri 8:30 PM 9,866 Views 12 Comments

The Taoiseach has said the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is untenable.

VAT on newspapers likely to be abolished, Taoiseach indicates
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

VAT on newspapers likely to be abolished, Taoiseach indicates

Fri 8:15 PM 15,595 Views 23 Comments

Government discussions about slashing the VAT rate are underway.

Public transport fare reductions being examined 'in a positive light' for the Budget
# Short Hop Zone
# Short Hop Zone

Public transport fare reductions being examined 'in a positive light' for the Budget

Fri 3:58 PM 10,888 Views 12 Comments

Going beyond the 20% fare reduction and extending the Short Hop Zone to commuter belts under serious consideration.

# taoiseach - Thursday 22 September, 2022

Taoiseach: 'No room for energy companies exploiting crisis by hiking up standing charges'
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach: 'No room for energy companies exploiting crisis by hiking up standing charges'

Thu 5:39 PM 19,523 Views 23 Comments

Government is considering the matter ahead of the budget, said Micheál Martin.

Taoiseach pays tribute to crew on diverted flight, says it's unfortunate he missed Biden reception
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach pays tribute to crew on diverted flight, says it's unfortunate he missed Biden reception

Thu 4:59 PM 30,735 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach missed a reception dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden last night.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike
# UN General Assembly
# UN General Assembly

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike

Updated Wed 9:36 PM 74,775 Views 60 Comments

The Taoiseach was able to catch a later flight to New York following the incident.

Taoiseach says there is a 'risk to senior ministers' if Garda drivers not reintroduced
# Security
# Security

Taoiseach says there is a 'risk to senior ministers' if Garda drivers not reintroduced

Updated Wed 2:00 PM 30,575 Views 39 Comments

‘A lot of ministers don’t want to return to Garda drivers,’ he said.

# taoiseach - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Taoiseach sees opportunity to ‘reset’ relations with UK after ‘warm’ meeting with Truss
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach sees opportunity to ‘reset’ relations with UK after ‘warm’ meeting with Truss

Sep 18th 2022, 2:36 PM 20,130 Views 23 Comments

Micheál Martin met Liz Truss during a trip to London to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

All eyes will be on what ministry Micheál Martin opts for in December

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,050 Views 22 Comments

A number of TDs and senators said the Fianna Fáil party think-in would be Micheál Martin’s last as party leader.

# taoiseach - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Taoiseach, president reflect on 'complexity' of Civil War at cultural centenary event
# Decade Of Centenaries
# Decade Of Centenaries

Taoiseach, president reflect on 'complexity' of Civil War at cultural centenary event

Sep 17th 2022, 6:20 PM 9,407 Views 12 Comments

A cultural event was held in the National Concert Hall today.

# taoiseach - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders

Sep 15th 2022, 3:09 PM 17,288 Views 15 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is still unclear how much money the levy will raise.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Energy costs dominates first day back but politicians get a giggle with 'Taoiseach' Mary Lou remark
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Energy costs dominates first day back but politicians get a giggle with 'Taoiseach' Mary Lou remark

Sep 14th 2022, 4:59 PM 40,641 Views 27 Comments

A minute’s silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II was also held today.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Taoiseach expects Michael McGrath to take up finance minister job following reshuffle
# Rotating Jobs
# Rotating Jobs

Taoiseach expects Michael McGrath to take up finance minister job following reshuffle

Updated Sep 13th 2022, 2:30 PM 32,949 Views 38 Comments

Parity of esteem between parties is central to the cohesion in Government, says Taoiseach.

Electricity credits for householders will be universal payments and not targeted, says Taoiseach
# Energy
# Energy

Electricity credits for householders will be universal payments and not targeted, says Taoiseach

Sep 13th 2022, 11:40 AM 43,195 Views 54 Comments

Micheál Martin said there are ‘huge questions’ around an electricity price cap.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Taoiseach launches €20 million cross-border Ulster Canal restoration project
# Clones
# Clones

Taoiseach launches €20 million cross-border Ulster Canal restoration project

Aug 30th 2022, 3:32 PM 17,355 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheal Martin laid the foundation stone to mark the start of phase two of the works.

# taoiseach - Monday 29 August, 2022

Taoiseach and senior ministers discuss energy security and price issues
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach and senior ministers discuss energy security and price issues

Aug 29th 2022, 10:58 PM 14,012 Views 38 Comments

Government coalition members attended the meeting on tonight to consider ways to reduce soaring energy costs.

# taoiseach - Sunday 21 August, 2022

Robert Troy has ‘cleared the air’ in resolving declaration errors – Taoiseach
# Robert Troy
# Robert Troy

Robert Troy has ‘cleared the air’ in resolving declaration errors – Taoiseach

Aug 21st 2022, 7:25 PM 24,610 Views 50 Comments

The Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion has been forced to correct the Dail’s register of declarations of interest.

# taoiseach - Friday 5 August, 2022

Sinn Féin's 'revisionist history' is a barrier to progress in the North, says Taoiseach
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Sinn Féin's 'revisionist history' is a barrier to progress in the North, says Taoiseach

Aug 5th 2022, 5:25 PM 21,670 Views 87 Comments

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said this week that there was no alternative to violence during the Troubles.

# taoiseach - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month
# Pension
# Pension

Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month

Updated Jul 23rd 2022, 2:28 PM 19,044 Views 28 Comments

It’s at odds with the recommendations of the Pension Commission report published last October.

# taoiseach - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Bloody Friday: Taoiseach pays tribute to victims on 50th anniversary of 'devastating' bombings
# Troubles
# Troubles

Bloody Friday: Taoiseach pays tribute to victims on 50th anniversary of 'devastating' bombings

Jul 21st 2022, 9:25 AM 12,785 Views 42 Comments

Nine people were killed and approximately 130 others were seriously injured on this day in 1972.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Taoiseach meets Prime Minister of Japan to discuss trade, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament
# Taoiseach Abroad
# Taoiseach Abroad

Taoiseach meets Prime Minister of Japan to discuss trade, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament

Jul 20th 2022, 12:19 PM 10,287 Views 36 Comments

The Taoiseach also expressed his sincere condolences on the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

# taoiseach - Monday 18 July, 2022

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election
# General Election
# General Election

John Lahart TD says he doesn't expect Micheál Martin to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election

Jul 18th 2022, 12:12 PM 14,250 Views 29 Comments

TD John McGuinness said yesterday that Micheál Martin should step down as party leader in December.

# taoiseach - Sunday 17 July, 2022

Fianna Fáil TD says Micheál Martin should resign as party leader when Taoiseach term ends
# Rotating Taoisigh
# Rotating Taoisigh

Fianna Fáil TD says Micheál Martin should resign as party leader when Taoiseach term ends

Jul 17th 2022, 3:08 PM 75,487 Views 75 Comments

TD John McGuinness said some of Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary party are becoming “anxious” about how close it is to Fine Gael.

# taoiseach - Friday 15 July, 2022

Taoiseach to express condolences on Abe killing on official visit to Japan
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach to express condolences on Abe killing on official visit to Japan

Jul 15th 2022, 10:27 AM 7,408 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin will also visit Singapore on the four-day visit.

# taoiseach - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Gormanston tent camp for refugees to open on Monday due to accommodation shortage
# Refugees
# Refugees

Gormanston tent camp for refugees to open on Monday due to accommodation shortage

Updated Jul 14th 2022, 8:36 PM 105,554 Views 166 Comments

The Government said more than 160 people fleeing Ukraine have been transferred out of the Old Terminal building in Dublin Airport today.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Audit into infant organ disposal should be published without delay, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Audit into infant organ disposal should be published without delay, says Taoiseach

Jul 13th 2022, 3:12 PM 3,666 Views 7 Comments

The Taoiseach offered his “deepest sympathies” to the families impacted, stating that what happened compounded their grief.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Taoiseach holds meeting with Zelenskyy after visiting devastated towns around Kyiv on Ukraine trip
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Taoiseach holds meeting with Zelenskyy after visiting devastated towns around Kyiv on Ukraine trip

Updated Jul 6th 2022, 6:53 PM 66,334 Views 153 Comments
  • The Taoiseach arrived in Kyiv this morning on a visit to discuss how Ireland and the EU can support Ukraine.
  • He has visited the town of Borodyanka in the Kyiv province, which Russia heavily hit in the early weeks of its invasion.
  • "The people of Ireland stand with Ukraine and its people in the face of Russia’s immoral and unprovoked war of terror," he said.

# taoiseach - Friday 1 July, 2022

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin

Jul 1st 2022, 3:49 PM 14,593 Views 18 Comments

Additional PRSI contributions will be needed to ensure the pension age is not increased, says Micheál Martin.

# taoiseach - Monday 27 June, 2022

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss
# Job Vacancy
# Job Vacancy

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss

Jun 27th 2022, 6:40 PM 24,524 Views 30 Comments

Questions have been raised about whether tensions between the HSE and Department of Health played a part in Paul Reid’s decision to step down.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays
# DAA
# DAA

Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays

Jun 21st 2022, 7:51 PM 21,099 Views 33 Comments

Taoiseach says the delays at Dublin Airport has not caused damage to Irish tourism.

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays

Jun 21st 2022, 6:47 PM 22,830 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said it must be very distressing for the mother and her four children who did not make their flight today.

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Government 'can't take risks with economy', says Taoiseach in response to calls for mini budget

Jun 21st 2022, 2:57 PM 10,331 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin faced more calls for an emergency budget today.

NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s
# Jabs For The Boys
# Jabs For The Boys

NIAC considering extending second Covid booster to under-65s

Jun 21st 2022, 1:41 PM 15,204 Views 11 Comments

The second booster shot is currently being offered to people over 65 and people who are immunosuppressed.

# taoiseach - Monday 20 June, 2022

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 2:19 PM 26,379 Views 46 Comments

Martin warned that the toughest period in this crisis could be wintertime.

# taoiseach - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Taoiseach says cost of living measures can’t be 'chased month to month'

Jun 19th 2022, 1:41 PM 26,832 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comment follow several cost of living protests yesterday.

# taoiseach - Monday 13 June, 2022

October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

October's Budget will target those most in need, says Taoiseach

Jun 13th 2022, 6:09 PM 18,147 Views 38 Comments

Government knows the pressure people are under, says Taoiseach.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Taoiseach tells European Parliament that Ireland strongly supports Ukraine joining EU
# Address
# Address

Taoiseach tells European Parliament that Ireland strongly supports Ukraine joining EU

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 2:52 PM 25,077 Views 108 Comments

Micheál Martin said Ireland supports the strongest possible sanctions on Russia, understanding that it will involve costs.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

All sides must honour Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach says at unveiling of John Hume bust
# Strasbourg
# Strasbourg

All sides must honour Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach says at unveiling of John Hume bust

Updated Jun 7th 2022, 6:05 PM 15,402 Views 12 Comments

Micheal Martin is in Strasbourg for a series of engagements in the Council of Europe, marking Ireland’s presidency of the body.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Buying a new Govt jet under consideration as current plane is 'nearing the end of life'
# Buy Or Lease
# Buy Or Lease

Buying a new Govt jet under consideration as current plane is 'nearing the end of life'

Jun 1st 2022, 1:15 PM 18,306 Views 65 Comments

The Air Corps Learjet was purchased in 2004.

# taoiseach - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach

May 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 13,645 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin, speaking as he visited Irish troops in Lebanon, indicated transport costs would form a key part of the priorities for the next Budget.

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