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# taoiseach - Friday 4 December, 2020

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'

Dec 4th 2020, 4:41 PM 31,374 Views 76 Comments

US president-elect Joe Biden said he would be willing to be vaccinated in public after a vaccine is approved.

# taoiseach - Monday 30 November, 2020

British government's decision on Pat Finucane public inquiry 'further blow' to his family, Taoiseach says
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

British government's decision on Pat Finucane public inquiry 'further blow' to his family, Taoiseach says

Nov 30th 2020, 9:43 PM 15,103 Views 28 Comments

The British government said it will not order an immediate inquiry into the 1989 murder.

# taoiseach - Friday 27 November, 2020

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December
Live Nov 27th 2020, 4:17 PM

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December

  • Retailers, gyms and non-essential services like hairdressers to open from next Tuesday.
  • Restaurants and gastropubs to open from next Friday.
  • Restrictions on inter-county travel and ban on household visits to remain in place until 18 December.

# taoiseach - Friday 20 November, 2020

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year
# All I Want For Christmas
# All I Want For Christmas

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year

Nov 20th 2020, 8:26 PM 56,406 Views 69 Comments

Micheál Martin told Virgin Media that the Covid-19 vaccine “gives us hope, and enables us to say, ‘let’s double down’.”

# taoiseach - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'

Nov 18th 2020, 1:24 PM 25,606 Views 57 Comments

Micheal Martin rejected allegations of “horse trading” in relation to the appointed of the Attorney General.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 69,348 Views 129 Comments

Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.

Government's Covid plan could be 'tweaked' to allow arts and entertainment venues open safely, says minister
# Attendance Numbers
# Attendance Numbers

Government's Covid plan could be 'tweaked' to allow arts and entertainment venues open safely, says minister

Nov 17th 2020, 4:45 PM 12,602 Views 5 Comments

An arts task force says the Living with Covid plan requires an urgent review.

# taoiseach - Friday 13 November, 2020

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 48,440 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says

Nov 13th 2020, 3:37 PM 58,039 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it would be available to priority groups before then.

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures
# Dr Tom Black
# Dr Tom Black

Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 2:00 PM 37,856 Views 36 Comments

The DUP had disagreed with other parties in the Stormont Executive on continuing the Covid-19 restrictions after today.

Taoiseach: Advice on travelling home from abroad for Christmas will be given at end of November
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: Advice on travelling home from abroad for Christmas will be given at end of November

Nov 13th 2020, 1:26 PM 27,526 Views 83 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking on the News at One this lunchtime.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach
# Level 3
# Level 3

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach

Nov 11th 2020, 4:40 PM 64,328 Views 111 Comments

Micheal Martin said he would give advanced notice to businesses ahead of December.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

US has always managed its elections in a 'peaceful and democratic way', says Taoiseach
# US Election
# US Election

US has always managed its elections in a 'peaceful and democratic way', says Taoiseach

Nov 4th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,761 Views 27 Comments

Whoever wins, the Taoiseach plans to meet them next St Patrick’s Day in Washington DC.

# taoiseach - Friday 30 October, 2020

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report
# Commission Of Investigation
# Commission Of Investigation

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

Oct 30th 2020, 5:02 PM 14,570 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

# taoiseach - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'

Oct 29th 2020, 4:58 PM 37,345 Views 60 Comments

Government aims to have travel traffic light system up and running by 8 November.

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'
# COMMISSION REPORT
# COMMISSION REPORT

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'

Oct 29th 2020, 3:17 PM 17,328 Views 33 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is due to receive the report tomorrow.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions
# Christmas Drinks
# Christmas Drinks

Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions

Oct 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 32,475 Views 69 Comments

Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Taoiseach: 'It is time to go back to remote working. We know it works'
# Work From Home
# Work From Home

Taoiseach: 'It is time to go back to remote working. We know it works'

Oct 14th 2020, 11:12 PM 82,695 Views 121 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there has been a slow creep back to the offices.

New restrictions: No visits to households allowed from tomorrow night, except for essential reasons
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New restrictions: No visits to households allowed from tomorrow night, except for essential reasons

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 10:20 PM 492,925 Views 390 Comments

Exemptions will be made on compassionate grounds and for essential reasons like childcare.

# taoiseach - Thursday 8 October, 2020

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Oct 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,193 Views 2 Comments

Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Level 3 enforcement: Taoiseach declines to give timeline on when fines could be introduced but says options will be discussed this week
# Level 3
# Level 3

Level 3 enforcement: Taoiseach declines to give timeline on when fines could be introduced but says options will be discussed this week

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 5:30 PM 76,167 Views 119 Comments

The Covid sub-committee met this morning to discuss enforcement of Level 3 restrictions.

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill

Oct 7th 2020, 4:42 PM 13,647 Views 44 Comments

The 30-year programme commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered

Sep 30th 2020, 5:40 PM 29,668 Views 29 Comments

Education Miniser Norma Foley said that about 7,200 Leaving Cert grades have been affected by the errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system.

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
# Kurzarbeit
# Kurzarbeit

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,506 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# taoiseach - Monday 28 September, 2020

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal
# No Deal
# No Deal

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

Sep 28th 2020, 7:29 AM 24,264 Views 28 Comments

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year
# Interview
# Interview

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year

Sep 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 17,644 Views 35 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin said the event is a “significant one for Ireland”.

# taoiseach - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
# Government
# Government

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Sep 13th 2020, 1:10 PM 40,091 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal
# A Quick Chat
# A Quick Chat

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:48 PM 31,654 Views 65 Comments

The pair spoke over the phone this evening.

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations
# Brexit Pressure
# Brexit Pressure

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

Sep 9th 2020, 11:58 AM 16,929 Views 19 Comments

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

# taoiseach - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans
# Pubs Reopening
# Pubs Reopening

Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans

Sep 3rd 2020, 4:56 PM 28,677 Views 64 Comments

‘We do want to open up other sectors of the economy, including pubs,’ said the Taoiseach.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:45 AM 18,613 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,024 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# taoiseach - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
# Unrelenting Pressure
# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,085 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines
# EU Commissioner
# EU Commissioner

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines

Aug 25th 2020, 9:32 PM 60,630 Views 136 Comments

Though the government statement says concerns remain about the EU Commissioner’s account, it said that ultimately the decision lies with the European Commission President.

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision

Aug 25th 2020, 2:36 PM 25,031 Views 62 Comments

The coalition has been rocked by resignations and calls for those in the public eye to step aside.

# taoiseach - Monday 24 August, 2020

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests
# Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
# Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests

Aug 24th 2020, 10:40 PM 19,485 Views 47 Comments

The Taoiseach expressed Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights.

Taoiseach: 'In taking the decision we did on the crowds, we saved the championships and the leagues'
# Micheál Martin
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# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'In taking the decision we did on the crowds, we saved the championships and the leagues'

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,044 Views 21 Comments

Micheál Martin has expressed his support for the GAA inter-county season to take place.

# taoiseach - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner

Aug 22nd 2020, 9:47 PM 111,394 Views 259 Comments

They said in a statement tonight that Hogan needs “to give a full account and explanations of his actions”.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Aug 11th 2020, 5:27 PM 16,312 Views 64 Comments

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car
# Top Gear
# Top Gear

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car

Jul 29th 2020, 9:32 PM 46,556 Views 65 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly attacked the government over the issue in the Dáil today.