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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Last year 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 39,127 Views 55 Comments

The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.

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 30,819 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 33,949 Views 28 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan yesterday raised the possibility of further restrictions being lifted.

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 17,573 Views 97 Comments

Currently everyone over the age of 18 can register for a vaccine.

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?
# Rollout
# Rollout

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?

Jul 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,734 Views 0 Comments

A tweet by the Taoiseach lacked some context on exactly how well Ireland is performing.

'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 74,032 Views 119 Comments

Covid-19 cases rose sharply this week, particularly among young people.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 16th 2021, 9:03 PM 7,578 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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 34,017 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

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 15,766 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

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 88,841 Views 185 Comments

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

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 70,907 Views 150 Comments

NPHET has recommended that only vaccinated people should be allowed to dine indoors or enjoy any indoor activity.

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson

Jun 25th 2021, 12:42 PM 30,247 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is positive that the Delta variant is not having the same impact on hospitalisations in Portugal as other variants.

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
# Reopening
# Reopening

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision

Jun 24th 2021, 9:57 PM 47,936 Views 92 Comments

An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 6:00 PM 19,993 Views 24 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 7:36 PM 11,145 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it has always been his view that any new hospital should be owned by the public.

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
# Travel
# Travel

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Jun 18th 2021, 2:13 PM 12,812 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
# Maternity Restrictions
# Maternity Restrictions

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'

Jun 16th 2021, 7:36 PM 17,971 Views 17 Comments

Activists have said there’s been no changes since new HSE advice to maternity hospitals was issued.

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee
# Euros
# Euros

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee

Jun 12th 2021, 1:02 PM 31,905 Views 78 Comments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week defended fans who booed Republic of Ireland players.

Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 6:53 PM 36,512 Views 32 Comments
  • Micheál Martin says the government will decide by July if it can 'do more than we signalled'
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has reportedly asked NPHET to consider a phased return to offices in August
  • Business group DublinTown says outdoor dining has improved the atmosphere in the city
  • Galway councillor suggests 'designated areas' for outdoor drinking
Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July
# Rent Protections
# Rent Protections

Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:06 PM 9,438 Views 23 Comments

Opposition says government must ensure that all renters – not just those that fall under the Covid-19 protections – are not hit with an 8% rent hike.

From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
# National Economic Plan
# National Economic Plan

From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan

Jun 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 36,434 Views 27 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the plan will prompt our economy “to take off like a rocket in the months ahead”.

'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans

Updated May 28th 2021, 6:37 PM 43,064 Views 55 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at Government Buildings this evening.

Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July

Updated May 24th 2021, 4:44 PM 54,374 Views 90 Comments
  • Culture Minister Catherine Martin says trial events are being planned 'right across the country'
  • The indoor and outdoor events include a range of music as well as comedy and theatre
  • Government to make 'comprehensive' reopening announcement on Friday
  • Taoiseach suggests indoor dining and drinking may have to wait until mid-July
Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
# Summertime
# Summertime

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,261 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment
# Gouda News
# Gouda News

An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment

May 13th 2021, 1:45 PM 50,011 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach was criticised for interfering in the planning process, and many encouraged others to join or donate.

'Parallel' vaccination of age cohorts could soon be in place as supplies increase, Martin says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Parallel' vaccination of age cohorts could soon be in place as supplies increase, Martin says

Apr 30th 2021, 9:02 AM 31,663 Views 50 Comments
  • The HSE yesterday confirmed that it is currently reworking its Covid-19 vaccination plans.
  • Those aged 50-59 will be invited to register for their vaccine “shortly”.
  • A wide-ranging ease of restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach last night.
'A degree of normality is returning': Here's when restrictions are set to be lifted heading into the summer
# The Way Out
# The Way Out

'A degree of normality is returning': Here's when restrictions are set to be lifted heading into the summer

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 6:24 PM 87,746 Views 97 Comments
  • The Taoiseach outlined the roadmap in an address to the nation this evening.
  • 10 May is the first significant day that will see the return of inter-county travel and hairdressers.
  • Hospitality will be permitted to open outdoors from 7 June.
Taoiseach calls for sensitive approach to Decade of Centenaries commemorations
# Decade Of Centenaries
# Decade Of Centenaries

Taoiseach calls for sensitive approach to Decade of Centenaries commemorations

Apr 27th 2021, 4:59 PM 14,629 Views 29 Comments

The Government has launched its new project marking key events in Irish history, in particular the momentous events of 1912 to 1923.

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
# Chop Chop
# Chop Chop

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 74,549 Views 115 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor

Apr 12th 2021, 12:02 AM 48,398 Views 56 Comments

New polling by Red C on behalf of The Journal shows that just one in three think Martin has handled the pandemic well

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 9:46 PM 51,948 Views 80 Comments

Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths in west Belfast this evening.

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate

Apr 5th 2021, 9:00 PM 42,825 Views 40 Comments

“Our young people are fierce and brave and they’re coming for us. And we should let them.”

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
# General Public
# General Public

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 33,870 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant

Mar 24th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,867 Views 88 Comments

The EU has announced new vaccine export powers amid a contract row with AstraZeneca.

Taoiseach says 'vaccine bonus' and people's 'mental well-being' will influence decision on restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says 'vaccine bonus' and people's 'mental well-being' will influence decision on restrictions

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 162,267 Views 103 Comments

An announcement on restrictions is expected early next week.

HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear
# Decision Day
# Decision Day

HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear

Updated Mar 18th 2021, 10:24 AM 28,787 Views 50 Comments

The agency is holding an extraordinary meeting to finalise its conclusions on the blood clot issue. A number of countries across Europe, including Ireland, paused use of the vaccine in recent days.

Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?
# TGIP
# TGIP

Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?

Mar 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,425 Views 18 Comments

Cross-border transport, Ulster University’s Magee campus, and an all-island research hub are some of the concrete proposals the Unit are looking at.

Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald
# Davy
# Davy

Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald

Mar 10th 2021, 2:06 PM 14,883 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach says what happened in Davy is ‘unacceptable’.

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies
# Spare Doses
# Spare Doses

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,370 Views 94 Comments

Micheál Martin said Boris Johnson has “made this point” to him.

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries

Mar 5th 2021, 8:07 PM 22,823 Views 72 Comments

Micheál Martin said other countries will use their vaccine supplies to protect their own populations.