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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election this year?

Fine Gael is reportedly preparing itself for a snap election.

From TheJournal.ie Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions Defence Forces This post contains videos

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions

Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 21 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland 26 + 1

'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland

Juncker today held a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit Progress Needed

Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it Politics And Society

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Apologising for criminalisation of homosexuality Varadkar says 'people allowed the law to do its bashing for them' Prosecutions

Apologising for criminalisation of homosexuality Varadkar says 'people allowed the law to do its bashing for them'

The Dáil is offering an apology today to all the men convicted before the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

From TheJournal.ie Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men Decriminalisation

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

A motion before the Dáil this evening will acknowledge the harm caused by historical criminal laws.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Satisfaction with the government jumps after referendum result Opinion Poll

Satisfaction with the government jumps after referendum result

A new opinion poll shows satisfaction with the government at 46%

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe Cervical Check

Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe

The Scally probe has been provided with unsearchable and hard to read documents.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell Investgation

Government won't support Fianna Fáil's calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

Shane O’Farrell was cycling home in 2011 when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for a number of offences.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality Anniversary

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

From TheJournal.ie 'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants Leaders' Questions

'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants

The hiring of private investigators by government departments was reported upon in last weekend’s Sunday Business Post.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 11 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny on Brexit: 'I am appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain' European Of The Year

Enda Kenny on Brexit: 'I am appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain'

The former Taoiseach received European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award this afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 8 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast Building Bridges

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

From TheJournal.ie Leo struggles to answer whether he'd wear Orange Order socks during his Belfast trip Put His Foot In It

Leo struggles to answer whether he'd wear Orange Order socks during his Belfast trip

“Um, I’d have to take a look at them first,” was his initial reply to the question put to him by Good Morning Ulster.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Simon! Can you juggle?': Leo and Simon balance questions about getting fit, Brexit and a new Ireland A Walk In The Park

'Simon! Can you juggle?': Leo and Simon balance questions about getting fit, Brexit and a new Ireland

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris spoke about abortion, Brexit, and Olly Murs at a Healthy Ireland launch today.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny to be named 'European of the Year' Brexit

Enda Kenny to be named 'European of the Year'

Leo Varadkar will present him with the award next week.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that a family making €100,000 per year via joint income can no longer be considered to be rich.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 31 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments' Smear Tests This post contains videos

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 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'

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister promises proper oversight of €4bn Ireland 2040 funds so money goes to the best bids Money In The Kitty

Minister promises proper oversight of €4bn Ireland 2040 funds so money goes to the best bids

The Taoiseach launched new funds today to tackle rural development, urban regeneration, climate action and innovation.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he's not ruling out a public inquiry into Shane O’Farrell death Gsoc Report

Taoiseach says he's not ruling out a public inquiry into Shane O’Farrell death

On the evening of 2 August 2011, Shane O’Farrell was cycling home when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for offences in both Cavan and Monaghan.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

It could be in place by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened Dublin Castle

There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened

There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand' The Eighth

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'

Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 24 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote' Referendum

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

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

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to know what you think the most significant risks facing Ireland are RISKY BUSINESS

The government wants to know what you think the most significant risks facing Ireland are

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the more people who get involved the better.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote Homeward Bound

Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote

Varadkar said some people have to make long journeys home to vote.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 18 May, 2018

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Satisfaction with government takes hit after CervicalCheck scandal Performance

Satisfaction with government takes hit after CervicalCheck scandal

The fall is particularly marked among women.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails Referendum

Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails

The Taoiseach today ruled out the chance of a second referendum being held.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show Cervical Check This post contains videos

'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show

Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016, three years after a smear test result incorrectly came back as normal.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 11 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them Smear Test Controversy

'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them

Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.

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

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

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

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar named on list of 'global leaders' under 40 On The List

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

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

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside Chopping Block

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 3 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer CervicalCheck

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

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.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy CervicalCheck

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

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