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# taoiseach - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'You're a disgrace': Clashes in the Dáil over medicinal cannabis delay (and Leo breaks Dáil rules)
# Showdown
# Showdown

'You're a disgrace': Clashes in the Dáil over medicinal cannabis delay (and Leo breaks Dáil rules)

Nov 28th 2018, 4:19 PM 84,903 Views 110 Comments

Leo Varadkar broke Dáil rules today by holding up a poster in the chamber.

# taoiseach - Monday 26 November, 2018

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'

Nov 26th 2018, 6:45 AM 16,008 Views 3 Comments

The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'
# On The Up
# On The Up

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'

Nov 21st 2018, 3:53 PM 34,726 Views 177 Comments

Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

Nov 20th 2018, 6:58 PM 15,921 Views 61 Comments

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

# taoiseach - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach
# Hold Up
# Hold Up

A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach

Nov 7th 2018, 5:35 PM 7,896 Views 31 Comments

An EU summit is scheduled for the 13th and 14th of December.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach
# Hospital Shut Down
# Hospital Shut Down

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

Nov 6th 2018, 9:00 PM 62,557 Views 119 Comments

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism
# Brexit Crunch Time
# Brexit Crunch Time

Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism

Nov 6th 2018, 4:08 PM 15,229 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he has not agreed to anything but is open to ‘creative language’ to get a deal done.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'An attempt at humour': Leo has 'no regrets' over tweet to Brexit supporter
# Twitter Spat
# Twitter Spat

'An attempt at humour': Leo has 'no regrets' over tweet to Brexit supporter

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:02 PM 51,892 Views 88 Comments

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach says he rarely does British media interviews as his points get skewed.

# taoiseach - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change
# Brussels
# Brussels

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

Oct 18th 2018, 4:41 PM 10,571 Views 41 Comments

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

# taoiseach - Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for Cabinet in the future
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for Cabinet in the future

Oct 15th 2018, 3:29 PM 11,115 Views 33 Comments

Last week’s Disclosures Tribunal report effectively exonerated Fitzgerald.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach

Oct 10th 2018, 2:11 PM 10,182 Views 126 Comments

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach ahead of tomorrow morning’s Facebook Live.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote
# St Michaels Estate
# St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

Sep 26th 2018, 1:30 PM 21,820 Views 67 Comments

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# taoiseach - Friday 21 September, 2018

You probably won't believe how much money Bertie Ahern spent on makeup back when he was Taoiseach
# The Boom
From The Daily Edge
# The Boom

You probably won't believe how much money Bertie Ahern spent on makeup back when he was Taoiseach

Sep 21st 2018, 11:17 AM 13,604 Views 6 Comments

Even if you wanted to spend that much in a week, you’d find it tough.

# taoiseach - Friday 7 September, 2018

Government 'regrets misunderstanding' after refusal to meet with mother of Danielle McLaughlin
# Irish Citizen
# Irish Citizen

Government 'regrets misunderstanding' after refusal to meet with mother of Danielle McLaughlin

Sep 7th 2018, 10:49 PM 38,600 Views 38 Comments

The Taoiseach said that due to an error, his office incorrectly concluded that Danielle was a British citizen.

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney
# RSVP
# RSVP

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney

Updated Sep 7th 2018, 1:40 PM 21,697 Views 101 Comments

Varadkar delivered a robust defence of the government’s record on housing this morning.

# taoiseach - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts
# Comment Is Free
# Comment Is Free

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts

Sep 6th 2018, 10:48 PM 17,552 Views 42 Comments

A new biography of Varadkar’s rise to power says that he suggested creating anonymous accounts to comment on news stories.

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Sep 6th 2018, 6:45 AM 10,409 Views 32 Comments

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

# taoiseach - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography
# Leo
# Leo

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography

Sep 5th 2018, 6:01 AM 31,119 Views 77 Comments

Leo: Leo Varadkar – A Very Modern Taoiseach has been published today.

# taoiseach - Sunday 19 August, 2018

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan

Aug 19th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,569 Views 53 Comments

With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.

# taoiseach - Friday 20 July, 2018

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?
# Shepherds Pie In The Sky
# Shepherds Pie In The Sky

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?

Jul 20th 2018, 1:18 PM 100,187 Views 120 Comments

The UK’s Sun newspaper carried the front page “Irish PM: I’ll ban British planes as revenge for Brexit”.

# taoiseach - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year
# Contention
# Contention

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Jul 12th 2018, 1:57 PM 16,185 Views 55 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

Jul 11th 2018, 5:29 PM 51,046 Views 70 Comments

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps

Jul 11th 2018, 3:21 PM 8,381 Views 47 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Varadkar says he 'profoundly regrets' if anyone thinks he doesn't support a free press in Ireland
# Media Storm
# Media Storm

Varadkar says he 'profoundly regrets' if anyone thinks he doesn't support a free press in Ireland

Jul 4th 2018, 12:36 PM 21,540 Views 120 Comments

There had been calls for him to clarify his remarks.

# taoiseach - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Varadkar defends launching Belfast festival: 'Olly Murs is headlining - he's hardly a die hard republican'
# Féile An Phobail
# Féile An Phobail

Varadkar defends launching Belfast festival: 'Olly Murs is headlining - he's hardly a die hard republican'

Jun 7th 2018, 1:12 PM 42,128 Views 117 Comments

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for launching a West Belfast festival during his sixth trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

May 30th 2018, 6:15 PM 43,727 Views 65 Comments

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

# taoiseach - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote'

May 24th 2018, 1:23 PM 25,225 Views 199 Comments

The Taoiseach said opinion polls have been wrong in the past.

# taoiseach - Friday 18 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised

May 18th 2018, 10:28 AM 17,592 Views 346 Comments

The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.

# taoiseach - Friday 11 May, 2018

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'

May 11th 2018, 3:47 PM 31,014 Views 77 Comments

A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar named on list of 'global leaders' under 40
# On The List
# On The List

Leo Varadkar named on list of 'global leaders' under 40

May 9th 2018, 3:32 PM 24,660 Views 101 Comments

The World Economic Forum has named him on its list of the 100 most promising leaders under 40.

# taoiseach - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

May 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 26,377 Views 7 Comments

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Apr 11th 2018, 7:15 PM 21,268 Views 73 Comments

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

# taoiseach - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead
# Scu Shut Down
# Scu Shut Down

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

Mar 29th 2018, 3:00 PM 17,600 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign
# PAC
# PAC

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign

Mar 28th 2018, 8:30 PM 15,091 Views 70 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee also raised concerns about the use of “fraud” in department material.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months

Mar 27th 2018, 3:36 PM 13,309 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach told his Cabinet today the unit’s budget will be cut by 50% and the staff reduced.

# taoiseach - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Taoiseach's role in proposed Garda PR campaign called 'jaw-dropping'
# Jaw Dropping
# Jaw Dropping

Taoiseach's role in proposed Garda PR campaign called 'jaw-dropping'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:29 PM 38,007 Views 80 Comments

The discussions came at a time when the publication of CSO figures was hotly debated.

# taoiseach - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish flags, selfies and Leo chants: Taoiseach gets a pep in his step walking down Fifth Avenue
# NY ST PATRICK'S DAY
# NY ST PATRICK'S DAY

Irish flags, selfies and Leo chants: Taoiseach gets a pep in his step walking down Fifth Avenue

Mar 17th 2018, 8:00 PM 35,629 Views 152 Comments

Leo Varadkar said it was a privilege to march in the New York City parade today

# taoiseach - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'

Mar 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 26,461 Views 122 Comments

Speaking in Washington, the Taoiseach also said he didn’t think it was the State’s role to tell any religion what rules it should make.

# taoiseach - Friday 9 March, 2018

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 9th 2018, 10:25 PM 30,399 Views 248 Comments

Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit
# Hands Up
# Hands Up

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit

Mar 6th 2018, 6:15 PM 30,960 Views 77 Comments

Varadkar came under fire during Leaders’ Questions when opposition parties called for the unit to be disbanded.