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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Monday 27 July, 2020

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 67,135 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 11,312 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 28,289 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 34,129 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 35,305 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 52,142 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 90,228 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 30,214 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 8,592 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 16,786 Views 58 Comments

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

Poll: How long do you think this Government will last?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How long do you think this Government will last?

Jun 27th 2020, 9:50 AM 56,144 Views 135 Comments

Micheál Martin is expected to become Taoiseach today.

# taoiseach - Thursday 25 June, 2020

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

Jun 25th 2020, 7:23 PM 17,496 Views 16 Comments

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?
# INMO
# INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,267 Views 44 Comments

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
# Law
# Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,773 Views 0 Comments

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees
# Courts
# Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

Jun 16th 2020, 12:53 PM 5,965 Views 0 Comments

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

# taoiseach - Monday 15 June, 2020

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022

Updated Jun 15th 2020, 1:45 PM 89,408 Views 276 Comments

Micheál Martin will be Taoiseach for the first two years of the next government, before Leo Varadkar takes the top job again.

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings

Jun 15th 2020, 12:04 PM 24,195 Views 41 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said people will need to get into the habit of bringing a face covering out with them like they do with their phone or keys.

# taoiseach - Sunday 14 June, 2020

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over
# NEW LEADER
# NEW LEADER

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

Jun 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 99,137 Views 235 Comments

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

# taoiseach - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,416 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

# taoiseach - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach
# Holidays
# Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

Jun 12th 2020, 5:34 PM 36,818 Views 58 Comments

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

# taoiseach - Saturday 2 May, 2020

GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach
# Turas Fada
From The42
# Turas Fada

GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach

May 2nd 2020, 9:32 AM 5,645 Views 28 Comments

‘It’d be a later calendar than we’re used to,’ Leo Varadkar says.

# taoiseach - Friday 1 May, 2020

'There is a risk we could go backwards': Taoiseach appears on Late Late show to discuss Covid-19 roadmap
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'There is a risk we could go backwards': Taoiseach appears on Late Late show to discuss Covid-19 roadmap

May 1st 2020, 11:39 PM 60,471 Views 192 Comments

Varadkar announced that restrictions would be lifted on a phased basis from 5 May in a televised address this evening.

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes
# Education
# Education

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

May 1st 2020, 7:25 PM 69,278 Views 130 Comments

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 6:40 PM 195,185 Views 319 Comments

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening.

# taoiseach - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'
# Vouchers
# Vouchers

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

Apr 30th 2020, 2:42 PM 53,542 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

# taoiseach - Monday 27 April, 2020

Government says it's aware some Irish people are 'getting fed up of social distancing measures'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government says it's aware some Irish people are 'getting fed up of social distancing measures'

Apr 27th 2020, 12:03 PM 50,780 Views 100 Comments

A senior government official this morning urged people to ‘keep going’

# taoiseach - Friday 24 April, 2020

Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns

Apr 24th 2020, 5:04 PM 36,599 Views 98 Comments

Recent seismic data indicated that people are out and moving around more in the last week.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 11:05 PM 25,331 Views 93 Comments

When it was suggested to him that Ryan could become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar replied that he would “listen to any proposal”.

Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:18 PM 57,751 Views 37 Comments

He said a decision on any extension to the emergency measures will be made in a few weeks time.

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs

Apr 22nd 2020, 5:48 PM 38,056 Views 75 Comments

Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.

# taoiseach - Monday 20 April, 2020

'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns
# Flattening The Curve
# Flattening The Curve

'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns

Apr 20th 2020, 1:10 PM 36,851 Views 82 Comments

Ministers are warning that people need to respect the restrictions if progress is to be maintained.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today
# Faith Leaders
# Faith Leaders

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today

Apr 8th 2020, 7:43 AM 27,365 Views 20 Comments

Topics such as the current public health guidelines on funerals will be up for discussion.

# 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 28,319 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 210,404 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 166,660 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 38,972 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 27,623 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 188,602 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 29,992 Views 55 Comments

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.