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# 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 37,349 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 17,332 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 32,487 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 82,718 Views 123 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 493,056 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 10,197 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 76,181 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 13,653 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 29,676 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 42,515 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 24,265 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 17,645 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 40,092 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 31,676 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 16,943 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 28,680 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 48,062 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 24,090 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 60,634 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 25,033 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 19,495 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 37,047 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 111,584 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 46,562 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 16,594 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 42,844 Views 107 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 35,834 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 67,106 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 11,267 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 28,220 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 35,295 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 52,097 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 90,212 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 8,584 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 16,767 Views 58 Comments

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