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# 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

# taoiseach - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate' Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# taoiseach - Monday 25 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach Autograph Requests

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# taoiseach - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My seven-year-old daughter shed a tear': Enda Kenny received a lot of well wishes when he stepped down The Long Goodbye

'My seven-year-old daughter shed a tear': Enda Kenny received a lot of well wishes when he stepped down

Although one critic wrote: “Thank God you’re finally off … back to the bog you came from.”

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation Varadkar In Review

Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation

The Taoiseach told The Sunday Independent that the Brexit deal struck in December of this year was his highlight of 2017.

# taoiseach - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump and Prince Charles got the most expensive gifts from the Taoiseach this year You're Too Kind

Trump and Prince Charles got the most expensive gifts from the Taoiseach this year

Justin Trudeau got socks from Leo Varadkar (of course), among other presents.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo wants to have a convention on the status of women in Ireland Gender Inequality

Leo wants to have a convention on the status of women in Ireland

The commission will submit a report on ways to tackle gender inequality in Ireland.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

# taoiseach - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit Pope Plans

Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August.

# taoiseach - Friday 8 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting Strategic Mug Unit

Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting

Which – technically – is an accurate statement.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

# taoiseach - Monday 4 December, 2017

# taoiseach - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army Criticism

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

# taoiseach - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Coveney becomes Tánaiste as reshuffled ministers receive their seals at the Áras Seals Of Office

Coveney becomes Tánaiste as reshuffled ministers receive their seals at the Áras

Heather Humphreys is the new Minister for Business and Josepha Madigan is Minister for Arts.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet Liveblog

Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet

A new Tánaiste, Business and Culture minister have been announced in the Dáil.

# taoiseach - Monday 27 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election Maurice McCabe

'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader are meeting again today as efforts continue to avoid a general election.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time' Pension Disparity

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

# taoiseach - Monday 13 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing' Crisis Levels

Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing'

The chair of the Housing Agency said we need to move from a situation where we use words like “homeless’” and “crisis” continuously.

# taoiseach - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland has one of the lowest levels of homelessness' Fine Gael Conference

Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland has one of the lowest levels of homelessness'

The Taoiseach said homeless figures are low by international standards.

# taoiseach - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave Fine Gael Conference

Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave

Addressing the Fine Gael Conference this evening in Cavan, the Taoiseach said his party would solve the housing crisis.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army Defence Pact

Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army

Leo Varadkar failed to rule out Ireland signing up to a joint defence pact with EU countries.

From TheJournal.ie After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back On The Agenda

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back

It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.

# taoiseach - Thursday 2 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar warns there should be no return to direct rule in phone call to Theresa May Varadkar Says No

Varadkar warns there should be no return to direct rule in phone call to Theresa May

The deadline to make a deal has already passed.

# taoiseach - Monday 23 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today Dr Kenny

Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today

He follows other former Taoisigh in receiving the award.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines Storm Ophelia

Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

# taoiseach - 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 Enda Kenny to be conferred with honorary doctorate by the NUI Doctor Kenny

Enda Kenny to be conferred with honorary doctorate by the NUI

The doctor will see you on 23 October.

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - Thursday 5 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar signs book of condolence for 'true patriot' Liam Cosgrave as tributes continue Former Taoiseach

Varadkar signs book of condolence for 'true patriot' Liam Cosgrave as tributes continue

Cosgrave was the last-remaining former Taoiseach born before the formation of the Irish State.

# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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.

# taoiseach - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image Rate My Government

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been putting a focus on how his government is perceived by the public.

# taoiseach - Monday 18 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave? Leo's Plan This post contains a poll

Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave?

A job as a public servant is considered a job for life – should that change?

# taoiseach - Friday 15 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform Bad Breath

Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform

The Taoiseach said that although he supported An Garda Síochána, management reform was needed.

# taoiseach - Thursday 14 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State Fine Gael Think-In

Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State

Leo Varadkar said Nama could ‘step in where the private sector has failed’.

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