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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Citywest to be used as 'overflow' processing centre for refugees if needed
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Citywest to be used as 'overflow' processing centre for refugees if needed

Mar 29th 2022, 7:10 PM 21,682 Views 21 Comments

30,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Ireland by the end of April.

EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 6:40 PM 12,791 Views 20 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has called for a 0% VAT rate for a period of time on domestic energy bills.

# taoiseach - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions

Mar 24th 2022, 5:20 PM 40,359 Views 59 Comments

Public health officials today reported a total of 23,125 cases of Covid-19.

# taoiseach - Sunday 20 March, 2022

Covid inquiry: Taoiseach doesn't see key decision-makers being grilled in witness box

Covid inquiry: Taoiseach doesn't see key decision-makers being grilled in witness box

Mar 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,447 Views 18 Comments

Details of what form the inquiry will take will be ready in a couple of weeks, says Micheál Martin.

# taoiseach - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Taoiseach wants more 'legal channels' to allow people travel between the US and Ireland
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Taoiseach wants more 'legal channels' to allow people travel between the US and Ireland

Mar 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,622 Views 15 Comments

He said work is continuing on getting more visas for Irish people.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Ukraine's Zelenskyy thanks Taoiseach for Ireland's aid and support
# Phone Call
# Phone Call

Ukraine's Zelenskyy thanks Taoiseach for Ireland's aid and support

Mar 16th 2022, 7:31 PM 21,087 Views 14 Comments

The Ukrainian President spoke to Micheál Martin this afternoon.

Taoiseach to get leadership award at event attended by US President Joe Biden tonight
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Taoiseach to get leadership award at event attended by US President Joe Biden tonight

Mar 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 24,019 Views 45 Comments

Taoiseach says it will be a ‘very pleasant’ meeting between ‘one Irishman and another Irishman’.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Taoiseach says removal of certain press statements from SF website is 'kind of Orwellian'
# Delete History
# Delete History

Taoiseach says removal of certain press statements from SF website is 'kind of Orwellian'

Mar 15th 2022, 6:01 PM 27,374 Views 43 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has dismissed claims that it is an attempt to pivot her party’s position on Russia.

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer

Mar 15th 2022, 4:28 PM 30,426 Views 16 Comments

Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.

# taoiseach - Monday 14 March, 2022

Taoiseach to meet US President at Ireland Funds dinner the day before White House meeting
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Taoiseach to meet US President at Ireland Funds dinner the day before White House meeting

Updated Mar 14th 2022, 8:23 PM 24,606 Views 46 Comments

Last year, due to Covid-19, the Taoiseach held virtual meetings with US President Joe Biden.

# taoiseach - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Barack Obama tests positive for Covid-19

Barack Obama tests positive for Covid-19

Mar 13th 2022, 11:50 PM 21,528 Views 14 Comments

He reiterated his support for the vaccine on Twitter today.

There will be a debate in Ireland on military neutrality, says Taoiseach
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

There will be a debate in Ireland on military neutrality, says Taoiseach

Mar 13th 2022, 1:00 PM 28,035 Views 74 Comments

However, he said “we don’t have time” for such a debate right now.

Commodity prices ‘going through the roof’, says Taoiseach
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Commodity prices ‘going through the roof’, says Taoiseach

Mar 13th 2022, 7:45 AM 51,703 Views 58 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking to reporters during a visit to London.

# taoiseach - Friday 11 March, 2022

Taoiseach travels to London as part of a two-day trip to mark St Patrick's Day celebrations
# London
# London

Taoiseach travels to London as part of a two-day trip to mark St Patrick's Day celebrations

Mar 11th 2022, 6:45 AM 12,377 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach will attend London’s St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday.

# taoiseach - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Taoiseach: 'Possible' Irish forces could help with humanitarian aid at Ukraine borders
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'Possible' Irish forces could help with humanitarian aid at Ukraine borders

Mar 10th 2022, 6:51 PM 15,777 Views 12 Comments

Micheál Martin is in Versailles for a two-day summit of the European Council.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

St Patrick's Day global greening set to incorporate 'Ukrainian theme' this year, says Taoiseach
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day global greening set to incorporate 'Ukrainian theme' this year, says Taoiseach

Mar 8th 2022, 4:13 PM 11,403 Views 7 Comments

Taoiseach says the Government will use St. Patrick’s Day visits to highlight Ireland’s solidarity with Ukraine.

Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to update Cabinet on Ukraine and Ireland's humanitarian response

Mar 8th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,775 Views 15 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will also bring a memo to Cabinet on the Government’s Women’s’ Action Plan.

# taoiseach - Monday 7 March, 2022

1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says

Mar 7th 2022, 3:01 PM 21,695 Views 27 Comments

Micheál Martin said the crisis is the worst displacement of people in Europe since World War II.

# taoiseach - Sunday 6 March, 2022

More than 1.5 million refugees flee Ukraine in past 10 days, says UN
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

More than 1.5 million refugees flee Ukraine in past 10 days, says UN

Mar 6th 2022, 10:46 AM 6,297 Views 2 Comments

Government is making plans to accommodate thousands of refugees in Ireland.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine

Mar 2nd 2022, 6:46 PM 20,886 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is ‘very possible’ that Ireland could be asked to take in numbers higher than 20,000.

# taoiseach - Friday 25 February, 2022

Taoiseach: 'Sanctions will have impact - but they won't halt what Russia is doing in Ukraine'
# Invasion
# Invasion

Taoiseach: 'Sanctions will have impact - but they won't halt what Russia is doing in Ukraine'

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 11:25 AM 29,757 Views 23 Comments

137 deaths have been reported as the invasion enters its second day.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 34,329 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin has repeatedly accused Sinn Féin councillors of "objecting" to new homes.
  • Analysis by The Journal found several Fianna Fáil councillors voted alongside Sinn Féin in housing motions.
  • Taoiseach: 'We can't say this is a crisis and then just habitually vote against projects'.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Former EU Commissioner Phil Hogan was not 'treated like a criminal', says Taoiseach
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Former EU Commissioner Phil Hogan was not 'treated like a criminal', says Taoiseach

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:00 PM 16,490 Views 11 Comments

Micheál Martin says Hogan paid a very heavy price at the time.

'Banter can happen': Taoiseach won't confront minister or civil servant about war of words in pub
# Confrontation
# Confrontation

'Banter can happen': Taoiseach won't confront minister or civil servant about war of words in pub

Feb 22nd 2022, 3:21 PM 39,473 Views 15 Comments

The Irish Daily Mail reported that Watt, one of the country’s top civil servants confronted the housing minister in a crowded pub.

'These are difficult hours for Europe': Taoiseach meets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin
# Taoiseach Abroad
# Taoiseach Abroad

'These are difficult hours for Europe': Taoiseach meets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 12:00 PM 21,081 Views 32 Comments

Speaking in a joint press conference in Berlin today with Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Scholz said steps were being taken to halt the process.

# taoiseach - Thursday 17 February, 2022

NPHET recommend end to mandatory mask-wearing in education, public transport and school settings
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET recommend end to mandatory mask-wearing in education, public transport and school settings

Updated Feb 17th 2022, 4:20 PM 86,506 Views 104 Comments

Public health officials advised the government of the move following a meeting today.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,703 Views 132 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night

# taoiseach - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Taoiseach will not follow Amnesty International in using 'apartheid' in relation to Israel
# Language
# Language

Taoiseach will not follow Amnesty International in using 'apartheid' in relation to Israel

Feb 8th 2022, 5:01 PM 14,201 Views 39 Comments

Micheál Martin said using the term apartheid would not “add anything right now”.

Construction to begin later this year on Cork Events Centre after Cabinet approves extra funding
# Cork City
# Cork City

Construction to begin later this year on Cork Events Centre after Cabinet approves extra funding

Feb 8th 2022, 2:43 PM 9,374 Views 19 Comments

After an initial opening date of 2018, the new deadline for the opening is the end of 2024.

# taoiseach - Monday 7 February, 2022

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach

Feb 7th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,814 Views 53 Comments

An increase in the €100 electricity credit is widely expected.

# taoiseach - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Measures aimed at tackling rising cost of living will be published this week, Taoiseach says
# Inflation
# Inflation

Measures aimed at tackling rising cost of living will be published this week, Taoiseach says

Feb 6th 2022, 2:27 PM 23,198 Views 86 Comments

Micheál Martin singled out health and transport charges as areas where the government can take quick action.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach

Feb 2nd 2022, 3:30 PM 7,864 Views 8 Comments

Micheál Martin said record sums of money have been given to the HSE and to CHI.

# taoiseach - Monday 31 January, 2022

Women of Honour told 'no change' to structure of review during meeting with Taoiseach
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Women of Honour told 'no change' to structure of review during meeting with Taoiseach

Jan 31st 2022, 2:14 PM 9,249 Views 0 Comments

The group had called for a statutory inquiry which would compel witnesses to give evidence.

# taoiseach - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says

Jan 16th 2022, 8:10 AM 14,650 Views 25 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at an academic conference marking 100 years since the handing over of Dublin Castle by the British.

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today

Jan 16th 2022, 7:45 AM 14,431 Views 14 Comments

On 16 January 1922 at 1.45pm, the Viceroy of Ireland formally handed over power.

# taoiseach - Friday 14 January, 2022

Taoiseach: We need to call out undermining of women and misogyny in Ireland
# Ashling Murphy
# Ashling Murphy

Taoiseach: We need to call out undermining of women and misogyny in Ireland

Jan 14th 2022, 11:41 PM 26,939 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was speaking on tonight’s Late Late Show.

# taoiseach - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach ‘focused on getting work done’ rather than future role in government

Jan 1st 2022, 7:11 AM 18,436 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin is set to hand the reins over to Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar in December 2022.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says
# Housing
# Housing

Reliance on institutional investors in social housing overstated, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,442 Views 21 Comments

Micheál Martin insisted the state remained the key driver in providing homes.

# taoiseach - Monday 27 December, 2021

Taoiseach admits Government needs to 'work harder' to increase supports for transgender teens
# Trans
# Trans

Taoiseach admits Government needs to 'work harder' to increase supports for transgender teens

Dec 27th 2021, 11:11 AM 26,170 Views 13 Comments

“I think we should consult young trans people to hear their views,” the Taoiseach said.

# taoiseach - Sunday 26 December, 2021

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach

Dec 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 48,935 Views 27 Comments

Micheál Martin says he is hopeful for 2022.