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# 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 22,053 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 64,602 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 93,267 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 249,657 Views 41 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil politician was hospitalised last night.

# taoiseach - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Leo Varadkar says Maria Bailey case 'wasn't a plus' during election campaign
# Swinggate
# Swinggate

Leo Varadkar says Maria Bailey case 'wasn't a plus' during election campaign

Jun 15th 2019, 11:38 AM 28,482 Views 91 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview on RTÉ this morning, Varadkar spoke about the election result, homelessness, and ruled out a reshuffle.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'

Updated Jun 12th 2019, 6:42 PM 15,825 Views 39 Comments

A report released yesterday indicated that Irish smear samples were sent to 16 labs – not 6, as was initially reported in 2018.

# taoiseach - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Angela Kerins was 'badly treated' by the PAC
# Former Rehab Ceo
# Former Rehab Ceo

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Angela Kerins was 'badly treated' by the PAC

May 30th 2019, 5:50 PM 13,051 Views 73 Comments

“Notwithstanding all the issues around Ms Kerins’ salary, I think she was badly treated,” Varadkar told the Dáil committees’ chairs.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Families of Stardust victims to meet with Taoiseach today as part of fresh bid for new inquests
# Stardust
# Stardust

Families of Stardust victims to meet with Taoiseach today as part of fresh bid for new inquests

May 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,217 Views 13 Comments

Campaigners submitted documents supporting their calls for new inquests to the Office of the Attorney General last month.

# taoiseach - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste
# Prepare For The Worst
# Prepare For The Worst

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

May 24th 2019, 12:31 PM 18,978 Views 54 Comments

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

May 22nd 2019, 12:48 PM 18,600 Views 94 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

# taoiseach - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'

Updated May 2nd 2019, 4:05 PM 18,218 Views 47 Comments

The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city
# Bull By The Horns
# Bull By The Horns

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city

May 1st 2019, 11:28 AM 37,355 Views 99 Comments

A prize bull and farming machinery were brought to the protest outside Cork City Hall.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned
# Naval Service
# Naval Service

Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned

Apr 30th 2019, 3:08 PM 28,591 Views 76 Comments

Its name follows in the tradition of those given to the service’s three other ships.

# taoiseach - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries

Apr 18th 2019, 6:40 AM 18,899 Views 69 Comments

Varadkar says government needs to ensure they are on solid ground if one is going to restrict the right to protest.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future
# Interview
# Interview

'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future

Apr 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,070 Views 46 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.

# taoiseach - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors
# Reform
# Reform

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

Apr 6th 2019, 2:59 PM 22,416 Views 47 Comments

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child
# Isis
# Isis

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child

Mar 26th 2019, 5:47 PM 26,649 Views 164 Comments

He repeated what he said earlier this month, stating that a security assessment will be carried on the Dundalk woman.

# taoiseach - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor

Mar 23rd 2019, 12:49 PM 84,411 Views 91 Comments

This time last week, Varadkar was somewhat overshadowed at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade.

# taoiseach - Monday 18 March, 2019

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Mar 18th 2019, 8:15 AM 22,070 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.

# taoiseach - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

Mar 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,740 Views 14 Comments

A number of people wrote to Leo Varadkar during last month’s strike.

# taoiseach - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,192 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar says those that wanted Brexit 'have been chasing unicorns for a long time'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Leo Varadkar says those that wanted Brexit 'have been chasing unicorns for a long time'

Mar 13th 2019, 6:22 PM 15,049 Views 36 Comments

Varadkar said there is a “rich irony” that the UK’s tariff proposals intend to treat Northern Ireland differently to Great Britain.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump
# White House Visit
# White House Visit

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump

Mar 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,913 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar will also travel to Chicago this year.

# taoiseach - Monday 4 March, 2019

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'

Mar 4th 2019, 5:42 PM 33,197 Views 87 Comments

The white powder in the envelope addressed to the Health Minister was confirmed to be non-hazardous.

# taoiseach - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Taoiseach told that 'banks are as aggressive and as arrogant as the time of the crash'

Mar 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 38,945 Views 54 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness told the Taoiseach that people are crying out for help.

# taoiseach - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Leo Varadkar says it is 'scandalous' that the Children's Hospital cost estimations were so far off
# Newstalk
# Newstalk

Leo Varadkar says it is 'scandalous' that the Children's Hospital cost estimations were so far off

Feb 28th 2019, 9:03 AM 44,222 Views 84 Comments

Speaking about Brexit, the Taoiseach also said that he’s “not surprised” that he’s the “boogeyman” of the British media.

# taoiseach - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill
# Out Of Order
# Out Of Order

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill

Feb 21st 2019, 2:33 PM 23,209 Views 57 Comments

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of ‘dancing to the tune of fossil fuel companies’.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Taoiseach admits it was 'discourteous' to offer engagement with nurses' unions by press release
# Strike
# Strike

Taoiseach admits it was 'discourteous' to offer engagement with nurses' unions by press release

Feb 5th 2019, 6:29 PM 41,588 Views 36 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Taoiseach cannot solve industrial relations disputes ‘with such cynical PR manoeuvres’.

# taoiseach - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable
# Interview
# Interview

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable

Feb 3rd 2019, 2:14 PM 18,571 Views 94 Comments

Varadkar said the terms of reference of the review would be changed.

# taoiseach - Sunday 6 January, 2019

It was touted as an official Taoiseach's residence - what is Steward's Lodge used for now?
# Nice Gaff
# Nice Gaff

It was touted as an official Taoiseach's residence - what is Steward's Lodge used for now?

Jan 6th 2019, 4:00 PM 58,486 Views 34 Comments

The house was used “every now and again” by Brian Cowen, but now it is only used about a dozen times a year.

# taoiseach - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Varadkar says he's exploring if Ireland could take some legal business from the UK after Brexit
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Varadkar says he's exploring if Ireland could take some legal business from the UK after Brexit

Jan 3rd 2019, 3:44 PM 25,089 Views 39 Comments

Varadkar had a 40-minute phone call with Chancellor Angela Merkel on how to support Theresa May’s efforts to pass her Brexit deal.

Government considering giving 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike
# Tax Rise
# Tax Rise

Government considering giving 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 17,431 Views 80 Comments

Any changes to the carbon tax will not apply until 2020.

# taoiseach - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Taoiseach on Juncker hair ruffle: 'It's probably ill advised to fluff other people’s hair'
# Mr President
# Mr President

Taoiseach on Juncker hair ruffle: 'It's probably ill advised to fluff other people’s hair'

Dec 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 95,486 Views 48 Comments

A video emerged this week of Juncker walking up to EU’s deputy head of protocol and ruffling her hair.

# taoiseach - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events
# Eviction
# Eviction

Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events

Dec 22nd 2018, 6:30 AM 34,726 Views 128 Comments

The incident caught on video shows a property being repossessed by private security personnel.

# taoiseach - Thursday 20 December, 2018

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border

Dec 20th 2018, 2:44 PM 18,241 Views 68 Comments

Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'
# Column
# Column

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Dec 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 68,779 Views 219 Comments

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

# taoiseach - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Taoiseach's department has spent nearly €500k on video production since Varadkar took office
# Strategic Communications
# Strategic Communications

Taoiseach's department has spent nearly €500k on video production since Varadkar took office

Dec 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 25,805 Views 98 Comments

Videos produced for the Project Ireland 2040 plan cost just under €150,000 alone.

# taoiseach - Monday 10 December, 2018

Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January

Dec 10th 2018, 3:04 PM 8,962 Views 48 Comments

Varadkar said he is confident services will be available, but perhaps not in every hospital or clinic.