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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 18 October, 2017

#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a ‘mature decision” this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says banks' behaviour on tracker mortgages is 'scandalous' Out Of Patience

Taoiseach says banks' behaviour on tracker mortgages is 'scandalous'

Donohoe is calling in the bankers on Monday and Wednesday to “admonish” the chief executives.

From TheJournal.ie Leo to Trump: That claim about our corporation tax rate was 'fake news' False

Leo to Trump: That claim about our corporation tax rate was 'fake news'

The Taoiseach has slammed Trump for saying Ireland is set to reduce it’s rate to 8%.

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce Losing Out

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 16 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: The government IS prepared for Storm Ophelia Emergency

Leo Varadkar: The government IS prepared for Storm Ophelia

“Our number one priority today is to avoid any injuries and any loss of life.”

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader World's Youngest Leader

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Ireland could have a 'unique' border solution after Brexit Border Control

Taoiseach says Ireland could have a 'unique' border solution after Brexit

He doesn’t say what that unique border would be.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed Policy

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 13 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead Castleknock

Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead

An Bord Pleanála has backed an earlier decision by Fingal County Council.

From TheJournal.ie One of the first things Martin would do as Taoiseach: Dismantle Leo's strategic comms unit First 100 Days

One of the first things Martin would do as Taoiseach: Dismantle Leo's strategic comms unit

Micheál Martin used his opening speech at the Ard Fheis to take a pop at the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach 47 Minute Drive

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach

There had been some confusion over the project as it was left out of Paschal Donohoe’s Budget speech last Tuesday.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin writes to political standards watchdog over Leo Varadkar's 'spin unit' Strategic Communications

Brendan Howlin writes to political standards watchdog over Leo Varadkar's 'spin unit'

Howlin questioned whether Budget day videos represented an improper use of public funds.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie We put your Budget 2018 questions to the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance Live
From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

The Taoiseach and Minister for Finance joined TheJournal.ie this evening to answer your questions about the Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Talk of 'telepathic' borders and 'getting dogs ready' as Varadkar and Martin clash on Brexit Ructions

Talk of 'telepathic' borders and 'getting dogs ready' as Varadkar and Martin clash on Brexit

There were tense exchanges at Leaders’ Questions today.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie What's behind the Budget 2018 decisions? YOUR chance to ask Leo and Paschal Facebook Live

What's behind the Budget 2018 decisions? YOUR chance to ask Leo and Paschal

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach and Finance Minister ahead of tomorrow night’s Facebook Live.

From TheJournal.ie 'No fireworks, no big bonanza' - Leo's been managing expectations ahead of the Budget Up Early

# leo-varadkar - Monday 9 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach and the Finance Minister join TheJournal.ie for Budget 2018 Facebook Live Budget 18

The Taoiseach and the Finance Minister join TheJournal.ie for Budget 2018 Facebook Live

Get ready with your questions and concerns as we host a special session with Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe this Wednesday evening.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 7 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest RIP This post contains images

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest

The former Taoiseach’s life was remembered in Dublin today.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 5 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of voters are satisfied with the job Leo Varadkar is doing Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI Poll

Almost half of voters are satisfied with the job Leo Varadkar is doing

Just 14% of people believe he has made a negative impact.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says no date confirmed for Ibrahim Halawa's return to Ireland Homeward Bound

Taoiseach says no date confirmed for Ibrahim Halawa's return to Ireland

The family of Halawa said they want arrangements for his return to be kept Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says there is 'no value' in holding a referendum on the public ownership of Irish Water As It Happened

Varadkar says there is 'no value' in holding a referendum on the public ownership of Irish Water

The Taoiseach took Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's 2017, things are a bit different now': Varadkar defends video on government jet on way to EU Summit Private Jet

'It's 2017, things are a bit different now': Varadkar defends video on government jet on way to EU Summit

Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin accused Varadkar of using a government event to publicise the Fine Gael Party.

From TheJournal.ie 'I do not yet know the net cost' - Varadkar grilled on new strategic communications unit As It Happened

'I do not yet know the net cost' - Varadkar grilled on new strategic communications unit

Leo Varadkar was back in the hot seat today, after days of clashes in the Dáil last week.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 2 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum?

The aggressive intervention of the Spanish police in the weekend’s referendum has been criticised by many European leaders.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A huge majority of Irish people are in favour of Ireland's bid for the Rugby World Cup Shoulder To Shoulder

# leo-varadkar - Friday 29 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders are hoping for Brexit 'miracles' but Leo thinks there's a 'better vibe' around talks Mood Music

EU leaders are hoping for Brexit 'miracles' but Leo thinks there's a 'better vibe' around talks

But the Taoiseach could be heading for a clash with Emmanuel Macron on tax issues.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 28 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou keeps her promise to write a letter to Varadkar Letter

Mary Lou keeps her promise to write a letter to Varadkar

The pair had clashed over the government’s commitment to the North.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Clash in Dáil sees Mary Lou leave chamber after jibes from Taoiseach War Of Words

Clash in Dáil sees Mary Lou leave chamber after jibes from Taoiseach

The Taoiseach called Mary Lou McDonald ‘cranky’ in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is' Spin Machine

Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'

The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.

From TheJournal.ie Children with scoliosis on waiting lists more than 4 months given option to go abroad for surgery Spinal Curve

Children with scoliosis on waiting lists more than 4 months given option to go abroad for surgery

A new theatre at Crumlin Hospital which deals with surgeries is only open three days a week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Taoiseach make clear his stance on the abortion campaign now? The Eighth This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Taoiseach make clear his stance on the abortion campaign now?

The Taoiseach is said to be waiting until the recommendations of the all-party committee before deciding his stance.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years Save The Dates

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Taoiseach confirms abortion referendum will happen in May or June Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms abortion referendum will happen in May or June

Seven other referendums will be held in late 2018 and in summer of 2019.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 25 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May has backed Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup Ireland 2023

Theresa May has backed Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with the British Prime Minister in London today, following Ireland’s presentation to host the RWC 2023.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 24 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo is setting up his own Renewable Heat Incentive - but what will be different? Cash For Ash

Leo is setting up his own Renewable Heat Incentive - but what will be different?

The North’s cash-for-ash scandal, which revolved around the Renewable Heat Incentive, brought down the Stormont Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?

The new communications unit has caused a deal of controversy since its announcement.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill Booze

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill

The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them' Sharing The Burden

Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'

An Taoiseach wants workers to be automatically signed up to a private pension.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right Crisis

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Dun Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called the government “shameful” for not supporting the Bill.

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