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#Taoiseach

# 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

# 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.

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