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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Thursday 18 November, 2021

UK and EU need to 'knuckle down' and resolve dispute over NI Protocol, Taoiseach says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU need to 'knuckle down' and resolve dispute over NI Protocol, Taoiseach says

Nov 18th 2021, 10:37 PM 8,924 Views 22 Comments

UK Brexit Minster David Frost will hold further talks with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic tomorrow.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'We need to act now': Taoiseach announces updated Covid-19 restrictions
# New Measures
# New Measures

'We need to act now': Taoiseach announces updated Covid-19 restrictions

Nov 16th 2021, 6:49 PM 132,099 Views 190 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it is "increasingly clear that we are experiencing another surge of Covid infection" in Ireland
  • People are once again advised to work from home unless it is "absolutely necessary to attend in person".
  • Pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to have an earlier closing time of midnight effective from Thursday night.

# taoiseach - Monday 8 November, 2021

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process
# Article 16
# Article 16

Taoiseach says there's an 'obligation' to consider Article 16's impact on the peace process

Nov 8th 2021, 3:30 PM 11,710 Views 13 Comments

Micheál Martin has called on the Progressive Unionist Party to reconsider their withdrawal of support for the Good Friday Agreement

# taoiseach - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

'Every second of delay makes our task that bit bigger': Taoiseach delivers Irish COP26 address
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Every second of delay makes our task that bit bigger': Taoiseach delivers Irish COP26 address

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 16,879 Views 50 Comments
  • The Taoiseach said that the world is already seeing the "serious impacts" of climate change.
  • Micheál Martin delivered Ireland's national statement from the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
  • He added: "If we act decisively now, we will offer humanity the most valuable prize of all – a liveable planet."

# taoiseach - Friday 29 October, 2021

Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings
# Children And Covid
# Children And Covid

Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings

Oct 29th 2021, 7:09 PM 15,297 Views 29 Comments

But Micheál Martin said that NPHET or the HSE may pilot antigen testing in some settings off the back of ECDC advice.

# taoiseach - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November
# Growing Concern
# Growing Concern

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November

Oct 23rd 2021, 1:30 PM 35,393 Views 98 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he believed there could be an annual Covid vaccine in the future.

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?

Oct 23rd 2021, 9:54 AM 39,464 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach challenged a TD to produce a quote where he said he was in favour of a reduction of the herd.

# taoiseach - Friday 22 October, 2021

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing
# Garda Intelligence
# Garda Intelligence

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:08 PM 23,700 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin said he has been “roared and screamed at” while walking down the street.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess
# Tributes
# Tributes

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess

Oct 19th 2021, 4:09 PM 8,048 Views 14 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 7:14 AM 81,068 Views 82 Comments
  • Ministers have been advised by NPHET that there is some scope to ease remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
  • As nightclubs await permission to open doors again the advice has been described by sources as "not straightforward".
  • Separately NIAC has recommended booster vaccine shots for those over 60.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Oct 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 29,866 Views 78 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Taoiseach: Country 'on track' to see final Covid restrictions lifted in fortnight's time
# 22 October
# 22 October

Taoiseach: Country 'on track' to see final Covid restrictions lifted in fortnight's time

Oct 6th 2021, 6:03 PM 29,950 Views 29 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said that "it's all track right now" for the lifting of restrictions on 22 October.
  • Masks will still be mandatory in retail, public transport and healthcare settings.
  • Health authorities are set to look at expanding booster vaccines to younger age cohorts throughout the winter.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
# Scandalous
# Scandalous

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready

Sep 29th 2021, 2:15 PM 42,608 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach

Sep 28th 2021, 7:58 PM 10,809 Views 35 Comments

There are more than 100,000 children on waiting lists for treatment, assessment and diagnostic tests.

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland
# Energy Grid
# Energy Grid

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 25,330 Views 42 Comments

The Taoiseach has said banning data centres is ‘too crude a measure’.

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

Sep 28th 2021, 4:08 PM 11,171 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

# taoiseach - Sunday 26 September, 2021

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'

Sep 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,596 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

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 8,621 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

Sep 22nd 2021, 9:35 PM 36,088 Views 33 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

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:29 PM 29,092 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

Sep 21st 2021, 8:35 PM 22,754 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 27,884 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 7,748 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 27,002 Views 35 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 34,367 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 12,574 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 15,460 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 29,272 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 17,620 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 38,844 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 39,039 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 30,765 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 33,856 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 17,545 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 65,602 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 73,882 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 7,525 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 33,936 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 15,708 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 87,834 Views 185 Comments

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

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