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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Monday 6 April, 2020

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

Apr 6th 2020, 6:18 PM 28,307 Views 68 Comments

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county

Apr 6th 2020, 2:55 PM 210,369 Views 133 Comments

Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.

# taoiseach - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19
# Dr Varadkar
# Dr Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19

Apr 5th 2020, 6:38 PM 166,599 Views 328 Comments

Varadkar joined the Medical Council register again in March.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Apr 1st 2020, 1:45 PM 38,928 Views 93 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote
# New Taoiseach Vote
# New Taoiseach Vote

Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote

Mar 31st 2020, 4:49 PM 27,600 Views 68 Comments

The Covid-19 outbreak means the full contingent of TDs are not allowed sit in Leinster House.

# taoiseach - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open
# Restriction
# Restriction

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

Mar 28th 2020, 11:56 AM 188,511 Views 124 Comments

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

Mar 25th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,973 Views 55 Comments

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

‘Come together as a nation by staying apart’: Read Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s address in full
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

‘Come together as a nation by staying apart’: Read Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s address in full

Mar 17th 2020, 9:40 PM 145,239 Views 419 Comments

He made the announcement at 9pm.

# taoiseach - Thursday 12 March, 2020

The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now

Mar 12th 2020, 12:32 PM 29,015 Views 46 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that it was based on crucial advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.

# taoiseach - Friday 6 March, 2020

No recommendation to cancel major events at this stage, says Taoiseach
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No recommendation to cancel major events at this stage, says Taoiseach

Updated Mar 6th 2020, 5:33 PM 49,272 Views 230 Comments

He made the comment this evening during a press briefing.

# taoiseach - Monday 2 March, 2020

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,300 Views 52 Comments

There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

Jan 29th 2020, 5:32 PM 102,753 Views 102 Comments

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

# taoiseach - Monday 13 January, 2020

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is leaving the Independent Alliance
# Out Boxed
# Out Boxed

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is leaving the Independent Alliance

Jan 13th 2020, 3:38 PM 19,323 Views 40 Comments

The junior minister said he may rejoin or join another grouping after the election.

# taoiseach - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet
# General Election
# General Election

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 5:50 PM 36,446 Views 159 Comments

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,270 Views 34 Comments

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# taoiseach - Monday 6 January, 2020

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
# Friday Night Lights
# Friday Night Lights

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday

Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 18,359 Views 58 Comments

Will Leo cut and run?

# taoiseach - Monday 30 December, 2019

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Dec 30th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,753 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

# taoiseach - Saturday 28 December, 2019

The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six
# State Papers
# State Papers

The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six

Dec 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 15,915 Views 24 Comments

“This will be the 16th Christmas that my father and the five men… will spend imprisoned for a crime that they did not commit,” one letter said.

# taoiseach - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Eamon Ryan: Green Party taoiseach is 'not far away'
# Green Wave
# Green Wave

Eamon Ryan: Green Party taoiseach is 'not far away'

Dec 26th 2019, 5:38 PM 22,022 Views 116 Comments

The Green Party leader said that one of his successors could be taoiseach in two governments time.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy
# By-election Controversy
# By-election Controversy

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy

Dec 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,995 Views 42 Comments

Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.

# taoiseach - Monday 23 December, 2019

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:26 PM 14,904 Views 42 Comments

Martin previously called for talks to retain the confidence-and-supply agreement between the parties.

# taoiseach - Friday 20 December, 2019

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy

Dec 20th 2019, 5:00 PM 18,466 Views 57 Comments

Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach said Murphy’s controversial comments came as a “big surprise”.

# taoiseach - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar
# May 2020
# May 2020

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

Dec 14th 2019, 12:27 PM 12,111 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

Dec 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,626 Views 138 Comments

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

# taoiseach - Thursday 5 December, 2019

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach
# Absenteeism
# Absenteeism

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach

Dec 5th 2019, 12:32 PM 17,919 Views 79 Comments

Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.

# taoiseach - Friday 29 November, 2019

Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says

Nov 29th 2019, 4:02 PM 22,046 Views 94 Comments

The former Defence Forces member who was married to an Islamic State fighter is due back in Ireland

# taoiseach - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Nov 26th 2019, 7:29 PM 11,741 Views 40 Comments

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

# taoiseach - Monday 4 November, 2019

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks
# Dáil Gates
# Dáil Gates

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Nov 4th 2019, 11:47 AM 42,920 Views 74 Comments

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise
# Trolley Numbers
# Trolley Numbers

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

Oct 1st 2019, 6:29 PM 13,174 Views 60 Comments

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists
# Banned
# Banned

'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists

Oct 1st 2019, 4:17 PM 20,242 Views 49 Comments

The Currency reporters are the latest Irish journalists to be banned from O’Brien-owned stations.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal

Sep 24th 2019, 7:21 PM 18,847 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson in New York today.

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters
# Oil Exploration
# Oil Exploration

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters

Sep 24th 2019, 9:32 AM 24,969 Views 58 Comments

Yesterday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told a UN climate summit that oil exploration in Irish waters would end.

# taoiseach - Monday 23 September, 2019

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'
# United Front
# United Front

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:00 PM 25,447 Views 97 Comments

Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk this afternoon in New York.

# taoiseach - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

Sep 14th 2019, 11:19 AM 23,653 Views 76 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

# taoiseach - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Taoiseach says 'perhaps not all the same brands' will be on supermarket shelves after no-deal Brexit
# Shopping Basket
# Shopping Basket

Taoiseach says 'perhaps not all the same brands' will be on supermarket shelves after no-deal Brexit

Sep 5th 2019, 11:09 PM 31,465 Views 72 Comments

Varadkar offered a stark assessment of a no-deal scenario in a speech this evening.

# taoiseach - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Less than half of people satisfied with Taoiseach's Brexit strategy, poll suggests
# Brexit
# Brexit

Less than half of people satisfied with Taoiseach's Brexit strategy, poll suggests

Jul 28th 2019, 2:32 PM 22,052 Views 88 Comments

That’s according to an opinion poll conducted by Kantar and Sunday Independent.

# taoiseach - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 7:50 PM 64,600 Views 143 Comments

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

# taoiseach - Monday 22 July, 2019

'A long road ahead': Barry Cowen says former Taoiseach Brian Cowen making progress with health
# Brian Cowen
# Brian Cowen

'A long road ahead': Barry Cowen says former Taoiseach Brian Cowen making progress with health

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:49 PM 93,258 Views 35 Comments

Cowen was admitted to hospital after falling ill earlier this month.

# taoiseach - Friday 5 July, 2019

Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case

Jul 5th 2019, 6:26 PM 40,008 Views 77 Comments

Varadakr said he cannot publish the report.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in intensive care

Jul 5th 2019, 3:36 PM 249,654 Views 41 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil politician was hospitalised last night.