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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change Brussels

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

# taoiseach - Monday 15 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for Cabinet in the future Disclosures Tribunal

Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for Cabinet in the future

Last week’s Disclosures Tribunal report effectively exonerated Fitzgerald.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach Facebook Live

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach ahead of tomorrow morning’s Facebook Live.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote St Michaels Estate

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# taoiseach - Friday 21 September, 2018

You probably won't believe how much money Bertie Ahern spent on makeup back when he was Taoiseach

Even if you wanted to spend that much in a week, you’d find it tough.

# taoiseach - Friday 7 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government 'regrets misunderstanding' after refusal to meet with mother of Danielle McLaughlin Irish Citizen

Government 'regrets misunderstanding' after refusal to meet with mother of Danielle McLaughlin

The Taoiseach said that due to an error, his office incorrectly concluded that Danielle was a British citizen.

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.

# taoiseach - 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 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” .

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - Sunday 19 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan Rental Crisis

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan

With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.

# taoiseach - Friday 20 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies? Shepherds Pie In The Sky

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?

The UK’s Sun newspaper carried the front page “Irish PM: I’ll ban British planes as revenge for Brexit”.

# taoiseach - Thursday 12 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year Contention

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps Sexual Assault

Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps

Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he 'profoundly regrets' if anyone thinks he doesn't support a free press in Ireland Media Storm

Varadkar says he 'profoundly regrets' if anyone thinks he doesn't support a free press in Ireland

There had been calls for him to clarify his remarks.

# taoiseach - Thursday 7 June, 2018

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.

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - 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’.

# taoiseach - Friday 11 May, 2018

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.

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin Slap On The Wrist

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

# taoiseach - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead Scu Shut Down

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign PAC

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign

The Public Accounts Committee also raised concerns about the use of “fraud” in department material.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months End Of The Road

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months

The Taoiseach told his Cabinet today the unit’s budget will be cut by 50% and the staff reduced.

# taoiseach - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach's role in proposed Garda PR campaign called 'jaw-dropping' Jaw Dropping

Taoiseach's role in proposed Garda PR campaign called 'jaw-dropping'

The discussions came at a time when the publication of CSO figures was hotly debated.

# taoiseach - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish flags, selfies and Leo chants: Taoiseach gets a pep in his step walking down Fifth Avenue NY ST PATRICK'S DAY

Irish flags, selfies and Leo chants: Taoiseach gets a pep in his step walking down Fifth Avenue

Leo Varadkar said it was a privilege to march in the New York City parade today

# taoiseach - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women' Washington DC

Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'

Speaking in Washington, the Taoiseach also said he didn’t think it was the State’s role to tell any religion what rules it should make.

# taoiseach - Friday 9 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum Eighth Amendment

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum

Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit Hands Up

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit

Varadkar came under fire during Leaders’ Questions when opposition parties called for the unit to be disbanded.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate' Communications Unit

Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'

The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.

From TheJournal.ie Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap Stay Warm

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap

The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Beast from the East is coming our way': Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work Red Alert

'Beast from the East is coming our way': Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work

During Storm Ophelia’s red alert there was confusion as to whether people should go to work or remain at home.

# taoiseach - Friday 16 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie McDonald: 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong' Deal Or No Deal

McDonald: 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong'

In a wide-ranging interview, the Sinn Féin leader said her party still has the political will to get back around the table for talks.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion' The Eighth

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

# taoiseach - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines Pay Now Or Pay Later

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar regrets saying he wanted to retire from politics by the age of 51 Going Nowhere

Leo Varadkar regrets saying he wanted to retire from politics by the age of 51

The Taoiseach said he is in politics for the long haul.

# taoiseach - Friday 29 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended Let's Talk

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

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