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#Leo Varadkar

From TheJournal.ie Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction' Expenses

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off Insurance Costs

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off

‘The cure for whiplash is compensation payment in Ireland,’ said the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Phil Hogan included in list of Europe's most powerful people Class Of 2020

Leo Varadkar and Phil Hogan included in list of Europe's most powerful people

Varadkar came in eighth place and Hogan came tenth.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched Civil War

Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched

Historical records destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War have been restored digitally.

From TheJournal.ie If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach Absenteeism

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach

Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Standards watchdog Sipo says it can't deal with Dara Murphy complaints as he 'has ceased to be a TD' Investigation

Standards watchdog Sipo says it can't deal with Dara Murphy complaints as he 'has ceased to be a TD'

Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that Sipo could investigate former members.

From TheJournal.ie 'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says Taoiseach Bingo

'No threat to bingo halls or bingo nights' under new law, says Taoiseach

Around 50 bingo players were bussed to the Dáil yesterday to protest a bill that they say could see their winnings cut in half.

From TheJournal.ie Dara Murphy's 'total disengagement with the Dáil' raised with Varadkar as Cork TD resigns his seat Fine Gael

Dara Murphy's 'total disengagement with the Dáil' raised with Varadkar as Cork TD resigns his seat

He will take up a new job at the European Commission from today.

From TheJournal.ie Scouting Ireland 'not opposed' to public inquiry into sexual abuse Apology

Scouting Ireland 'not opposed' to public inquiry into sexual abuse

The leaders of Scouting Ireland apolgoised again to victims of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy saved and Christmas election off the table as no confidence motion defeated Housing
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he's spoken to TD Dara Murphy about the controversy over his Dáil expenses Dáil Expenses

Taoiseach says he's spoken to TD Dara Murphy about the controversy over his Dáil expenses

Varadkar says he plans to overhaul the political expenses system.

From TheJournal.ie By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

Fine Gael suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.

From TheJournal.ie Defiant Verona Murphy has sights set on general election - but Leo and Paschal don't sound too keen Rocky Road

Defiant Verona Murphy has sights set on general election - but Leo and Paschal don't sound too keen

She’s been in the headlines again today over a Rocky-themed social media video – so can we expect a sequel?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí 'may be in position to charge' Lisa Smith upon arrival in Ireland, Varadkar says Lisa Smith

Gardaí 'may be in position to charge' Lisa Smith upon arrival in Ireland, Varadkar says

Smith is expected to arrive back in Ireland this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services Mental Health

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services

The freephone service provides information on how to access services provided by the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach unsure if ban on foreign fracked gas would breach international trade law Cork Harbour

Taoiseach unsure if ban on foreign fracked gas would breach international trade law

Concerns have been raised about imported fracked gas being brought in to Ireland through the Port of Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland Irish Unity

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?

The Fine Gael Wexford candidate previously made comments linking migrants in Ireland to terror group ISIS.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments Wexford

Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments

Party members have condemned her comments but say it is too late in the game to remove party support.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach praises Cavan priest's 'considerable courage' for hitting out at Kevin Lunney abduction Oliver O’Reilly

Taoiseach praises Cavan priest's 'considerable courage' for hitting out at Kevin Lunney abduction

A cross-border police investigation into the incident is underway.

From TheJournal.ie Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar Affordable Housing

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Councillor 'accepts fully' she was wrong about Traveller accommodation comment Emer Higgins

Taoiseach: Councillor 'accepts fully' she was wrong about Traveller accommodation comment

Varadkar criticised Fianna Fáil’s failure to discipline senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee for her past tweets.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years Factcheck

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years

The claim was made by independent TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to inquire why GSOC report into Dara Quigley's death has not been shared with the family Justice For Dara

Varadkar to inquire why GSOC report into Dara Quigley's death has not been shared with the family

A Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission probed the case of Dara Quigley, who killed herself after images were leaked by gardai.

From TheJournal.ie Noel Grealish accused of 'disgraceful racism' in Dáil after raising questions about money being sent to Nigeria Dáil Row This post contains videos

Noel Grealish accused of 'disgraceful racism' in Dáil after raising questions about money being sent to Nigeria

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that Irish people had ‘for centuries’ sent money back to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400 Rent Freeze

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie 'Law and order must, and will, prevail' - Leo Varadkar meets with QIH directors Kevin Lunney This post contains videos

'Law and order must, and will, prevail' - Leo Varadkar meets with QIH directors

The Taoiseach said he particularly wanted to meet with Kevin Lunney follwoing his “barbaric” abduction.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies In Remembrance

President Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

President Higgins diary notes that he will be in attendance ” in honour of those who died in war”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out Direct Provision

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

From TheJournal.ie What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it? Explainer

What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it?

The project has been the focus of environmental campaigners in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks Dáil Gates

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

From TheJournal.ie Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting No Confidence

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts Border Crime

Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts

The Taoiseach said the State won’t be found wanting in ensuring that law and order prevails.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election Ge2020

'I don't think it's the right thing for the country': Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election

Speculation has been mounting in recent days about when the Irish public will go to the polls.

From TheJournal.ie Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships' Brexit

Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships'

The DUP leader said there is a feeling that unionist concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement are being dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence Loyalists

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence

Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime United Ireland

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime

“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”

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