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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Cosgrave slams FG on housing crisis, declines to say if he raised issue personally with Taoiseach Morning Ireland

Paddy Cosgrave slams FG on housing crisis, declines to say if he raised issue personally with Taoiseach

Cosgrave also criticised RTÉ for not highlighting issues around the housing crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot Peace Summit

Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in New York this morning.

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York Peace And Security

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

If Ireland’s bid is successful, it would be the fourth time the country has been elected to the council.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 22 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation' Late Late Show

Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'

He described an incident where a conversation they had ended up on a front page the next day as “a bit immature”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive Tax Relief

Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive

Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty No Snaps

Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 15 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019 Show Me The Money

Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019

Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 14 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education Project Ireland 2040

Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education

The funding announcement today provides new details on Project Ireland 2040.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 13 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies Cervicalcheck Scandal

Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies

The report highlighted how the family of one woman was told “nuns don’t get cervical cancer”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach apologises to Danielle McLaughlin's family after citizenship 'error' Apology

Taoiseach apologises to Danielle McLaughlin's family after citizenship 'error'

The family of murdered Danielle McLaughlin has held a face to face meeting with the Taoiseach.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: 'President Trump is welcome to visit Ireland' Fianna Fail Think-in

Micheál Martin: 'President Trump is welcome to visit Ireland'

Micheál Martin says party members are allowed to articulate their views on the visit.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 10 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Substitutes for female politicians on maternity leave should be considered, says Taoiseach Women In Politics

Substitutes for female politicians on maternity leave should be considered, says Taoiseach

To do so in Ireland would require modification of our electoral system, said Leo Varadkar.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 9 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing? No Confidence

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

From TheJournal.ie Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in Back In The Fold

Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in

Ever since the former Tánaiste left office, there have been rumours of her return.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 8 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Trump visit will cost 'several million euro' Flying Visit

Taoiseach says Trump visit will cost 'several million euro'

The duration of the US president’s stay in Ireland is yet to be determined.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 7 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation 8th Referendum

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation

The challenge was taken by a woman who complained about irregularities in voter numbers during the vote.

From TheJournal.ie Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney RSVP

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready Fine Gael Think-In

A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready

Leo wants to talk but Micheál’s not ready. Are we in for a bad break up?

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 6 September, 2018

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues Fine Gael Think-In

Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues

The minister said some local authorities are ‘making excuses’ about their lack of progress.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis Fine Gael Think-In

Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis

The Taoiseach says his party does not lack compassion when it comes to solving the crisis.

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

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

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

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

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

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

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

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: There are 'serious deficiencies' in implementation of deal with Fine Gael Supply And Demand

Micheál Martin: There are 'serious deficiencies' in implementation of deal with Fine Gael

Timmy Dooley says the Budget needs to be agreed before any confidence and supply talks.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 3 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'Just because you don't agree with the policies, it doesn't mean you snub the president' Trump In Ireland

Minister: 'Just because you don't agree with the policies, it doesn't mean you snub the president'

Pat Breen said this morning that it was important that Ireland welcomes the US President.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 31 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November Wearing The Green

US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November

The White House made the announcement this evening.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors Papal Visit This post contains videos

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 24 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests Papal Visit

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 23 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved Housing Crisis

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay' Rory Cowan

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019 Cancer

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 6 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019 Budget 2019

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 5 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland' No Plans

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity Papal Visit

Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity

Pope Francis is travelling to Ireland later this month for two days to take part in the World Meetings of Families.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 4 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users Dublin Bus

Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users

The Oireachtas Committee was told recently that everyday people are refusing to fold up their prams to allow wheelchair users on board.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 2 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court Smear Test Scandal

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?

The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland Boom To Bust

Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland

Leo Varadkar said it is something the government will keep an eye on.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare Granny Grant

Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare

The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.

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