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# Taoiseach

Harris and Biden discuss need for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza in first phone call
Taoiseach 'will engage' with Coalition partners on choice of successor to Ursula von der Leyen
16th June 2024
Summit calls for the 'territorial integrity' of Ukraine to be the basis of any peace agreement
Taoiseach calls on leaders to 'shout' about war crimes against Ukrainian children abducted into Russia
Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
Taoiseach Simon Harris among world leaders attending Swiss resort for Ukraine peace summit
New laws cracking down on short-term lets pose threat to rural tourism, govt warned
Pressure on coalition to cut and run with early election, but leaders say they're going all the way
Last month
May 2024
Emergency medicine doctors to crew helicopter response service alongside paramedics in new trial
Simon Harris calls claim by Dana Erlich about investment in the Irish IT sector 'a distraction'
Taoiseach: ‘Parading ambassadors in front of TV cameras in Israel was unacceptable’
Simon Harris TD
Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Answers sought from UK over 'unacceptable' justice failure
Taoiseach Simon Harris says he won’t 'allow' attacks on politicians to change his behaviour
Head of new Dublin taskforce rejects suggestions city is unsafe but says it 'could be better'
April 2024
Taoiseach says ‘makeshift shantytowns’ won’t be allowed to develop after Mount Street is cleared
'We should have provided answers': Simon Harris's State apology to Stardust families in full
Harris expects details on locations of promised asylum reception centres 'in the coming weeks'
Larry Donnelly: The immigration issue compounds uncertainty in Irish politics
Larry Donnelly
Harris bats away talk of 'inexperience' on his big EU debut as Ukraine and Palestine dominate
'Unlikely' law allowing nightclubs open later will be ready by summer, says Taoiseach
Harris finds it 'a little hard to hear' Israeli ambassador talking about Ireland being on the 'wrong side'
Harris and RSA commit to returning average wait time for driving tests to 10 weeks
Taoiseach says he’s 'of a generation more familiar' with Berlin and Paris than Belfast or Derry
Parenting: A message for the new Taoiseach - please get a handle on housing
Margaret Lynch
Recognition of Palestine by EU countries 'much closer', Harris says after meeting with Spanish PM
Pedro Sanchez has previously said his country plans to extend recognition to the Palestinians by July.
Simon Harris to meet Ursula von der Leyen today with Palestine 'high on the agenda'
Taoiseach accused of being 'no-show' in Dáil as Harris unavailable due to Sunak and Zelensky phone calls
Simon Harris makes changes to junior ministerial ranks in first Cabinet meeting
The new Taoiseach has been finalising the positions this morning.
Here's who got promoted by Taoiseach Simon Harris at his first cabinet meeting
Here are the 26 promises new Taoiseach Simon Harris made tonight
'I promise to be a Taoiseach for all': Simon Harris reaches across political divide in first speech
No vote on Micheal Healy-Rae’s Taoiseach bid, despite nomination from brother Danny
Leo Varadkar officially resigns as Taoiseach at Áras an Uachtaráin
Varadkar’s resignation was accepted by President Michael D Higgins today.
The former FG leader tendered his resignation in writing to President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin this evening.
In his final interview as Taoiseach, he said Government should have invested more in areas like housing in 2011.
He told The Journal today that making up his mind to step down was hard, but said he has had "no regrets" over the decision.
Kate O'Connell says Varadkar was a 'barrier to re-entry' to Fine Gael party
March 2024
Simon Harris has been announced as the new leader of Fine Gael
Harris is the only Fine Gael TD to put his name forward for the job.
Simon Harris says he has taken advice from Phil Hogan (among others)
Poll: Would you like to see a general election take place?
Simon Harris officially declares bid to be next leader of Fine Gael
More than 30 TDs, senators and MEPs voiced their support for Harris today even before he made a formal announcement.
'Brexit-hater' Varadkar's emotional parting: How international media covered the Taoiseach's announcement
Taoiseach says he does not identify as ‘woke’
Taoiseach still has 'some' text messages from Covid pandemic period