# Taoiseach

Last week
11th February 2024 - 17th February 2024
Ireland and Spain ask for urgent review of EU's trade deal with Israel amid 'grave' Rafah threat
In a letter sent to the European Commission president, Varadkar also called for an ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’.
This month
February 2024
Tributes paid to 'deeply committed' former Taoiseach John Bruton who has died
The former Taoiseach died in the Mater Hospital in Dublin early this morning following a long illness.
John Bruton led Fine Gael from 1990 until 2001, and served as Taoiseach between December 1994 and June 1997.
He later served as the EU's ambassador to the US between 2004 and 2009.
He is survived by his wife, son and three daughters.
Pat Rabbitte: John Bruton was a thoughtful and substantial politician
Last month
January 2024
Future of St John of God care facilities in limbo as charity faces ongoing financial crisis
Ten districts with the highest proportion of refugees to get special support package, says Taoiseach
Phoenix Park to close for 24 hours to facilitate visit of Chinese premier next week
Dart-type system for Cork 'achievable' within ten years says Varadkar
Last year
Taoiseach says he would 'hate' if Ireland became a country that blames migrants for its problems
Leo Varadkar falls victim to a prank by two Russian comedians
Taoiseach says Ireland’s Covid inquiry will 'certainly' be held next year
Varadkar denies that Paschal Donohoe is seeking IMF top job, but has yet to ask him directly
Labour criticise Government and Commissioner for ‘completely inaccurate’ garda recruit figures
Israeli President says Ireland needs to 'admit the truth' about conflict in Gaza
Taoiseach hears views of Arab and Islamic reps at meeting about Israel-Hamas war
Taoiseach and ministers discuss recent increases in road deaths
Politicians arguing in the Dáil and having a drink together after doesn't happen anymore, says Varadkar
'How many Palestinians have to be killed?' Pleas for end to Israeli bombardment at Paris conference
Varadkar on Braverman's NI 'hate march' comments: 'I'm not exactly sure what was meant'
Taoiseach: Ireland won't give Palestinian refugees the same protection as Ukrainians
Taoiseach critical of HSE as 270 extra junior doctors hired with no sign-off
Budget measures will increase incomes but purchasing power lower than it was in 2020, says ESRI
Varadkar says Israel will lose global support if it goes 'too far' in its response against Hamas
Irish-Israeli woman missing after yesterday's Hamas attack
Varadkar plans to bring Environment Commissioner to Irish farm to highlight 'well managed' beef and dairy sector
Taoiseach appeals to UK government to not enact Troubles Legacy Bill as govt mulls legal action
Missing in action: Ireland's national security strategy has been in the works since 2019
Varadkar raises prospect of Stormont 'Plan B' during busy day of meetings in Belfast
Taoiseach says Govt won’t remove Garda Commissioner if he loses no-confidence vote
Only seven women have been inducted into the Defence Forces this year
RTÉ's drip feed of information doing 'untold damage', says Taoiseach
Government defends security forum as opposition label it 'rigged' and 'unashamedly one-sided'
Varadkar promises further cut in childcare costs, as minister pushes for another 25% reduction
Leo Varadkar: Losing a border poll would 'take the issue off the agenda for a long period'
Finance Minister wants 'prudent' Budget as Taoiseach seeks threshold for higher tax rate at €50k
Kiss star Gene Simmons wants to meet the Taoiseach and calls for the return of Stormont
Taoiseach and Tánaiste to attend national Civil War commemoration in Dublin today
Taoiseach confirms that the state pension will increase in the next Budget
Taoiseach offers support for A5 upgrades and ‘hopes’ Stormont can be restored after NI elections
Taoiseach wants to 'see an end' to whaling and will raise the issue with Icelandic PM
Taoiseach signs 'Register of Damages' for those who have suffered from ongoing war in Ukraine