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#Leo Varadkar

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not a normal party': Leo Varadkar rules out post-election coalition with Sinn Féin No Talks

'It's not a normal party': Leo Varadkar rules out post-election coalition with Sinn Féin

The taoiseach said that it was a ‘principled’ position.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable' Keys To The Kingdom

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'

The Taoiseach told The Last Word he is a “big believer in home ownership”.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook War Of Words
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin Big Bowl

Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin

The award was given to mark 40 years of investment by the tech company in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front Ge2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime Law And Disorder

Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime

Leo Varadkar has defended Fine Gael’s record on law and order.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue Ge2020

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised Paddy Holohan

Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised

Leo Varadkar said this evening Paddy Holohan’s apology was “good enough for him”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen said this evening ‘there’s no other country in the EU that is more affected by [Brexit] than Ireland]”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident Ge2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls Ge2020

'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has pointed to progress in Brexit and the resolution of the Stormont deadlock in a bid to earn support from the electorate.

From TheJournal.ie The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins Ge2020

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

The general election will be held on 8 February.

From TheJournal.ie General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach Ge 2020

General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach

It would be the first Saturday general election in this country since 1918.

From TheJournal.ie This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918 Ge2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

From TheJournal.ie 'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit Stormont

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet General Election

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote Election Talk

Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote

Speculation has been mounting in recent days that a February election could be on the cards.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration Commemorations

Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration

Varadkar was asked about the renewed success of the rebel song Come Out Ye Black and Tans.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents Ge2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie We should know more about the timing of an election after Leo and Micheál meet for crunch talks today Ge2020

We should know more about the timing of an election after Leo and Micheál meet for crunch talks today

A special Cabinet meeting focusing on disability issues is being held in Marino today.

From TheJournal.ie United Ireland is 'further away' now due to RIC commemoration fall out - Varadkar Irish Unity

United Ireland is 'further away' now due to RIC commemoration fall out - Varadkar

He pointed to opposition politicians and said an unnecessary controversy was caused.

From TheJournal.ie 'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy It's On

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition BT Young Scientist

Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition

Climate change is also examined by many of the projects at this year’s competition.

From TheJournal.ie Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil Let's Talk

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

From TheJournal.ie 'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected RIC

'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the event “should be cancelled”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department Overcrowding

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

From TheJournal.ie Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday Friday Night Lights
From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says it's 'regrettable' that some politicians will boycott RIC commemoration service Royal Irish Constabulary

Varadkar says it's 'regrettable' that some politicians will boycott RIC commemoration service

The government recently said it will commemorate those who served in the force prior to Irish independence.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas Shannon LNG TERMINAL

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas

In an email sent to the Taoiseach, the actor said Varadkar had ‘moral’ reasons to not support the import of fracked gas from the US.

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris Innovation District

The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris

A new Trinity College campus site will serve as the centre of the ‘Grand Canal Innovation District’.

From TheJournal.ie Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister Opening Hours

Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said nightclub and pub opening hours need to be reformed and brought more in line with other cities in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government Here To Stay

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI' State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach Election 2020

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

From TheJournal.ie Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar Climate Action

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Martin says he will have a 'professional' relationship with Boris Johnson if he becomes Taoiseach Micheál Martin

Martin says he will have a 'professional' relationship with Boris Johnson if he becomes Taoiseach

Martin said the British-Irish relationship is ‘very, very important and has suffered as a result of Brexit’.

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