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# taoiseach - Monday 24 August, 2020

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 37,046 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 46,557 Views 65 Comments

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

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach
# Dáil Protest
# Dáil Protest

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2020, 5:07 PM 16,584 Views 9 Comments

Up to 100 people protested today against the Government’s failure to fully reopen day services for adults with disabilities.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 42,323 Views 106 Comments

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

# taoiseach - Monday 27 July, 2020

On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work
# Alternative Work
# Alternative Work

On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work

Jul 27th 2020, 8:06 PM 35,828 Views 112 Comments

If people can seek alternative work, they should seek it, says Micheál Martin.

Government ministers agree to take 10% pay cut, Taoiseach says
# Pay Cut
# Pay Cut

Government ministers agree to take 10% pay cut, Taoiseach says

Jul 27th 2020, 7:20 PM 67,098 Views 158 Comments

The cut was approved by members of the Cabinet earlier today.

# taoiseach - Friday 17 July, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government
# Trip North
# Trip North

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government

Jul 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 11,245 Views 67 Comments

Martin said he would work towards getting North-South infrastructure projects “over the line”.

# taoiseach - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump
# Hold The Line
# Hold The Line

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Jul 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 28,206 Views 51 Comments

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem'

Jul 14th 2020, 5:40 PM 34,117 Views 70 Comments

Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss moving to Phase 4.

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage
# Phase Four
# Phase Four

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Jul 14th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,289 Views 87 Comments

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

# taoiseach - Monday 13 July, 2020

Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave
# Paid Leave
# Paid Leave

Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave

Jul 13th 2020, 7:19 PM 52,067 Views 39 Comments

There have been calls for maternity leave to be extended for those who recently had children.

# taoiseach - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Taoiseach says it's too soon for British people to holiday in Ireland without quarantining for two weeks
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach says it's too soon for British people to holiday in Ireland without quarantining for two weeks

Jul 12th 2020, 10:09 AM 90,208 Views 110 Comments

“Suppression of the virus is key,” Micheál Martin told the Andrew Marr Show.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs
# Bumpy First Week
# Bumpy First Week

Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs

Jul 8th 2020, 8:49 PM 30,202 Views 33 Comments

Micheál Martin said he understood why some members were upset.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change
# Phone Diplomacy
# Phone Diplomacy

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

Jul 1st 2020, 7:13 AM 8,581 Views 18 Comments

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

# taoiseach - Saturday 27 June, 2020

As it happened: Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirms his Cabinet line-up in the Dáil
Live Jun 27th 2020, 6:45 PM

As it happened: Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirms his Cabinet line-up in the Dáil

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach
# Government
# Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 1:38 PM 16,759 Views 58 Comments

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

Poll: How long do you think this Government will last?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How long do you think this Government will last?

Jun 27th 2020, 9:50 AM 56,122 Views 135 Comments

Micheál Martin is expected to become Taoiseach today.

# taoiseach - Thursday 25 June, 2020

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

Jun 25th 2020, 7:23 PM 17,481 Views 16 Comments

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?
# INMO
# INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,220 Views 44 Comments

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
# Law
# Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,745 Views 0 Comments

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees
# Courts
# Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

Jun 16th 2020, 12:53 PM 5,951 Views 0 Comments

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

# taoiseach - Monday 15 June, 2020

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022

Updated Jun 15th 2020, 1:45 PM 77,249 Views 275 Comments

Micheál Martin will be Taoiseach for the first two years of the next government, before Leo Varadkar takes the top job again.

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings

Jun 15th 2020, 12:04 PM 24,178 Views 41 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said people will need to get into the habit of bringing a face covering out with them like they do with their phone or keys.

# taoiseach - Sunday 14 June, 2020

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over
# NEW LEADER
# NEW LEADER

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

Jun 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 99,080 Views 235 Comments

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

# taoiseach - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,370 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

# taoiseach - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach
# Holidays
# Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

Jun 12th 2020, 5:34 PM 36,804 Views 58 Comments

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

# taoiseach - Saturday 2 May, 2020

GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach
# Turas Fada
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# Turas Fada

GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach

May 2nd 2020, 9:32 AM 5,616 Views 28 Comments

‘It’d be a later calendar than we’re used to,’ Leo Varadkar says.

# taoiseach - Friday 1 May, 2020

'There is a risk we could go backwards': Taoiseach appears on Late Late show to discuss Covid-19 roadmap
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'There is a risk we could go backwards': Taoiseach appears on Late Late show to discuss Covid-19 roadmap

May 1st 2020, 11:39 PM 60,423 Views 192 Comments

Varadkar announced that restrictions would be lifted on a phased basis from 5 May in a televised address this evening.

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes
# Education
# Education

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

May 1st 2020, 7:25 PM 69,237 Views 130 Comments

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 6:40 PM 195,050 Views 319 Comments

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening.

# taoiseach - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'
# Vouchers
# Vouchers

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

Apr 30th 2020, 2:42 PM 53,491 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

# taoiseach - Monday 27 April, 2020

Government says it's aware some Irish people are 'getting fed up of social distancing measures'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government says it's aware some Irish people are 'getting fed up of social distancing measures'

Apr 27th 2020, 12:03 PM 50,726 Views 100 Comments

A senior government official this morning urged people to ‘keep going’

# taoiseach - Friday 24 April, 2020

Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns

Apr 24th 2020, 5:04 PM 36,595 Views 98 Comments

Recent seismic data indicated that people are out and moving around more in the last week.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 11:05 PM 25,319 Views 93 Comments

When it was suggested to him that Ryan could become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar replied that he would “listen to any proposal”.

Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:18 PM 57,726 Views 37 Comments

He said a decision on any extension to the emergency measures will be made in a few weeks time.

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs

Apr 22nd 2020, 5:48 PM 38,036 Views 75 Comments

Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.

# taoiseach - Monday 20 April, 2020

'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns
# Flattening The Curve
# Flattening The Curve

'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns

Apr 20th 2020, 1:10 PM 36,832 Views 82 Comments

Ministers are warning that people need to respect the restrictions if progress is to be maintained.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today
# Faith Leaders
# Faith Leaders

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today

Apr 8th 2020, 7:43 AM 27,360 Views 20 Comments

Topics such as the current public health guidelines on funerals will be up for discussion.