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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards NEW POLITICS

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Tusk welcomes Ireland's 'young, energetic' new Taoiseach to Brussels Brussels Actually

Donald Tusk welcomes Ireland's 'young, energetic' new Taoiseach to Brussels

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa Freedom

Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa

Leo Varadkar is attending a EU Council meeting over the next two days.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson Citizens Assembly

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland RSVP

Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland

Varadkar said rescinding the invite would cause a diplomatic incident.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Leo models himself on Macron and Trudeau, but he's not living up to them when it comes to gender balance' Girl Power
From TheJournal.ie Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil Won't Be Silenced

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil

Fianna Fáil are calling for more speaking time to be given to larger political parties in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie "This young lad, I know this young lad": Do you know who's who in Leo's Cabinet? Vox Pop

"This young lad, I know this young lad": Do you know who's who in Leo's Cabinet?

Would you know a Minister for State if they were crossed the road in front of you?

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Leo Varadkar criticised for raising Love Actually on UK visit during his first Leaders' Questions Leaders' Questions This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leo Varadkar criticised for raising Love Actually on UK visit during his first Leaders' Questions

We’re used to seeing Enda Kenny occupy the seat, but Leo is at the helm now.

From TheJournal.ie The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job Honeymoon Is Over

The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job

It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 19 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar on visiting 10 Downing St: 'I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually' Jump For My Love This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar on visiting 10 Downing St: 'I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually'

“It wasn’t actually filmed here so I didn’t get a chance to see the stairs,” Varadkar said.

From TheJournal.ie Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal Attorney General

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland When Leo Met Theresa

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland

The new Taoiseach will meet Theresa May at Downing Street today.

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be disappointments': There just aren't enough junior ministries to keep Leo supporters happy Musical Chairs

'There will be disappointments': There just aren't enough junior ministries to keep Leo supporters happy

The new Taoiseach names his second tier ministers this week – so who’s in and who’s out?

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Why it's time to stop tone policing pro-choice campaigners

It’s not a coincidence that a largely female movement is being criticized as ‘strident’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the government really save €500 million due to reported welfare fraud last year? Factcheck

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 16 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster on power-sharing: 'It takes two to tango and we're ready to dance' DUP-SF

Arlene Foster on power-sharing: 'It takes two to tango and we're ready to dance'

Varadkar met with delegations from the Sinn Fein and DUP at Government Buildings today.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance Everyday I'm Reshufflin

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance

Mitchell O’Connor lost her role as a senior minister at the cabinet table in Leo Varadkar’s reshuffle.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Leo Varadkar celebrated becoming Taoiseach by having a big party in Coppers

There was a “feed of sambos” at 3am, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet reshuffle 'not a great day' for women, says Burton Dream Team

Cabinet reshuffle 'not a great day' for women, says Burton

Mary Mitchell O’Connor was demoted to a super junior position.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave In His Own Words This post contains videos

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave

The new Taoiseach has had plenty to say on a range of issues in his 10 years as a TD.

From TheJournal.ie Day 1: Leo Varadkar says he's going to be the man to unite the country - but other TDs aren't so sure We Can Work It Out

Day 1: Leo Varadkar says he's going to be the man to unite the country - but other TDs aren't so sure

Many opposition TDs said they found Varadkar to be a decent man, even if they fundamentally disagreed with his politics.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New ministers in Finance, Justice, Housing: This is Leo Varadkar's Cabinet Team Leo

New ministers in Finance, Justice, Housing: This is Leo Varadkar's Cabinet

Paschal Donohoe takes over in Finance, and Frances Fitzgerald moves from Justice.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach?

He’s the youngest Taoiseach Ireland has ever had. How do you feel about it?

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach The New Boss This post contains videos

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach

He’ll announce his new Cabinet this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach Meet The New Boss

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

He will also name a cabinet.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is expected to resign as Taoiseach today Goodbye/hello

Enda Kenny is expected to resign as Taoiseach today

It’s all about the Enda and Leo Show this week.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 12 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Writers and artists will now find it a lot easier to get social welfare CREATIVE IRELAND

Writers and artists will now find it a lot easier to get social welfare

The government initiative will allow artists access social welfare supports.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to be cautious about celebrating Varadkar’s political success' LGBT Issues

'We need to be cautious about celebrating Varadkar’s political success'

We are far from everything being grand. Just this week a mosque in Galway was attacked, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 11 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach Pledging Support

Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach

The five IA members will vote for Varadkar next week.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar willing to consider 'different approach' to secure Ibrahim Halawa's freedom Egypt

Varadkar willing to consider 'different approach' to secure Ibrahim Halawa's freedom

Halawa has spent almost four years in jail without trial.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh Water Under The Bridge

Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh

Leo Varadkar said there will be more disappointments than appointments for his colleagues as he selects his new Cabinet.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar Leo For Leader

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of next week’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack Be Prepared

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance have 'very constructive and very satisfactory' meeting with Leo Varadkar Week Of Meetings

Independent Alliance have 'very constructive and very satisfactory' meeting with Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of Tuesday’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

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