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Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'
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Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'

15 hours ago 24,016 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism
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Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism

Updated May 18th 2022, 12:00 PM 36,245 Views 56 Comments

The draft bill has gone down like a “lead balloon” with workers, said Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
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Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'

May 12th 2022, 1:37 PM 23,882 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.

Leo Varadkar says allegations over GP contract leak were 'false' and 'politically motivated'
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Leo Varadkar says allegations over GP contract leak were 'false' and 'politically motivated'

Apr 28th 2022, 8:02 AM 13,420 Views 0 Comments

“I did not commit any crime, I did not do anything corrupt,” the Tánaiste told reporters in California.

Garda file on leaking of GP contract by Tánaiste sent to Director of Public Prosecutions
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Garda file on leaking of GP contract by Tánaiste sent to Director of Public Prosecutions

Apr 23rd 2022, 1:54 PM 50,199 Views 0 Comments

The issue was upgraded to a criminal investigation in March 2021.

'We won’t put your granny in prison for burning turf', says Ryan doubling down on no pause comments
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'We won’t put your granny in prison for burning turf', says Ryan doubling down on no pause comments

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 12:15 PM 26,108 Views 51 Comments

A plan to prohibit the sale or distribution of turf will be discussed by government after Easter.

Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar
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Living wage proposals to be brought to Government before summer, says Varadkar

Apr 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 21,553 Views 23 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said indexing the tax bands further is needed now more than ever.

'It's just part of the gig': Varadkar says verbal abuse is common in Irish public life
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'It's just part of the gig': Varadkar says verbal abuse is common in Irish public life

Apr 12th 2022, 1:56 PM 24,391 Views 41 Comments

Varadkar said that the viral incident occurred last summer while he was out running.

New Government measures will 'more than offset' the increase in carbon tax, says Varadkar
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New Government measures will 'more than offset' the increase in carbon tax, says Varadkar

Apr 12th 2022, 1:10 PM 16,371 Views 44 Comments

The Tánaiste said that the Government could not fully protect from cost-of-living increases.

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected
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Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected

Apr 8th 2022, 2:09 PM 8,139 Views 12 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that Government will bring forward new measures and “nothing is off the table”.

'Significant delays' in processing new passports caused by a surge in demand
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'Significant delays' in processing new passports caused by a surge in demand

Apr 7th 2022, 4:52 PM 25,141 Views 16 Comments

First-time passport applications and children’s passports, particularly for foreign-born children are seeing the longest delays.

To defer or not to defer? Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to debate motions on carbon tax hike
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To defer or not to defer? Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to debate motions on carbon tax hike

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 8:30 PM 13,690 Views 44 Comments

There are mixed views in both parties about pressing ahead with the carbon tax hike next month.

Legislation allowing nightclubs stay open later will be ready this year, says Varadkar
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Legislation allowing nightclubs stay open later will be ready this year, says Varadkar

Apr 5th 2022, 4:02 PM 23,983 Views 43 Comments

The Tánaiste says Ireland’s nightlife will match other European cities.

New measures ‘in the mix’ to tackle cost-of-living crisis, Varadkar says
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New measures ‘in the mix’ to tackle cost-of-living crisis, Varadkar says

Apr 1st 2022, 1:53 PM 28,304 Views 29 Comments

The Tánaiste flagged concerns about potential diesel shortages and a doubling of energy prices.

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test
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Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test

Mar 25th 2022, 11:04 AM 27,132 Views 38 Comments

The CMO has not recommended re-introducing measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Varadkar: new group to replace NPHET 'imminent' as 21,789 Covid-19 cases reported
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Varadkar: new group to replace NPHET 'imminent' as 21,789 Covid-19 cases reported

Mar 23rd 2022, 4:51 PM 49,989 Views 67 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Michael Healy-Rae denies he made homophobic comment to Tánaiste during Dáil spat yesterday
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Michael Healy-Rae denies he made homophobic comment to Tánaiste during Dáil spat yesterday

Mar 23rd 2022, 4:22 PM 60,732 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar took issue with the term “airy-fairy” and called on Healy-Rae to “reflect on it”.

Ireland’s St Patrick's Day message and theme is being tweaked to reflect the Ukraine crisis
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Ireland’s St Patrick's Day message and theme is being tweaked to reflect the Ukraine crisis

Mar 15th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,942 Views 9 Comments

Micheál Martin has decided to evolve the ‘tone and theme’ of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations this week.

Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar
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Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar

Mar 4th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,874 Views 46 Comments

Varadkar said the cost of living was rising even before the war in Ukraine, and now it has only gotten worse.

Varadkar says Govt may reduce excise duty on petrol as prices soar to €2 per litre
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Varadkar says Govt may reduce excise duty on petrol as prices soar to €2 per litre

Updated Mar 3rd 2022, 6:23 PM 47,783 Views 54 Comments

Senior ministers met today to discuss how to assist Ukraine and the impacts of energy costs domestically.

Russian ambassador says he can 'leave any time' as Varadkar says his expulsion not ruled out
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Russian ambassador says he can 'leave any time' as Varadkar says his expulsion not ruled out

Feb 26th 2022, 7:59 AM 82,745 Views 76 Comments

The Government is facing growing calls from opposition parties to expel Yuri Filatov.

Varadkar brands Putin 'Hitler of the 21st century' while calling for further sanctions against Russia
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Varadkar brands Putin 'Hitler of the 21st century' while calling for further sanctions against Russia

Feb 25th 2022, 7:54 PM 34,772 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said that he believed a third package of sanctions against Russia would be introduced by the EU.

Gas prices and the cost of food likely to rise, Tánaiste says
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Gas prices and the cost of food likely to rise, Tánaiste says

Feb 24th 2022, 1:21 PM 37,488 Views 49 Comments

“The lights won’t go out,” Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today.

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal
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Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal

Feb 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 24,624 Views 24 Comments

Varadkar virtually met representatives of Facebook on 30 September.

Covid isolation rules and possible scale-back of testing to be discussed by public health experts
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Covid isolation rules and possible scale-back of testing to be discussed by public health experts

Updated Feb 16th 2022, 9:57 PM 29,565 Views 31 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told his party that the Covid situation is ‘stable’.

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
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Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?

Feb 15th 2022, 2:44 PM 24,110 Views 47 Comments

Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.

Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story
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Are you struggling with the rising cost of living in Ireland? We want to hear your story

Feb 10th 2022, 3:52 PM 15,735 Views 28 Comments

We want to get a sense of how Irish households are coping at the moment – here’s how you can take part.

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough
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'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough

Feb 10th 2022, 1:44 PM 22,145 Views 54 Comments

The rising cost of living is ‘hurting people in the pocket’, said Leo Varadkar.

Ireland follows Europe's lead as package aimed at surging household costs to be unveiled today
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Ireland follows Europe's lead as package aimed at surging household costs to be unveiled today

Feb 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,225 Views 47 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar says the cost of living is fast becoming the "burning issue" for the public.
  • Today's announcements come as a new poll finds 37% of people have cut back on essential heating and electricity use.
Government announces new guidance for workplaces as Covid-19 regulations ease
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Government announces new guidance for workplaces as Covid-19 regulations ease

Jan 31st 2022, 9:24 AM 29,347 Views 10 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the new protocol will also help deal with other illnesses.

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims
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'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 7:33 PM 56,691 Views 49 Comments
  • Relatives of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday attended a remembrance walk to honour those who died
  • Micheál Martin took part in the remembrance walk and laid a wreath at a ceremony held afterwards
  • President Higgins will later say the tragic events of 50 years ago today "reverberated across this island and around the world"
Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made
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Taoiseach says housing crisis won't be solved in one year, but report shows progress being made

Jan 26th 2022, 5:00 PM 14,933 Views 53 Comments

Government has published the second quarterly update of the Housing for All plan.

Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers
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Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers

Jan 26th 2022, 2:52 PM 15,912 Views 48 Comments

Trade unions have taken aim at the draft legislation, which they say is stacked in favour of employers over workers.

Varadkar says GP contract leak inquiry by gardai is 'nearing a conclusion'
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Varadkar says GP contract leak inquiry by gardai is 'nearing a conclusion'

Jan 26th 2022, 12:00 PM 9,556 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar told RTÉ’s Today with Claire Byrne that he hasn’t heard from gardaí since last Apri.

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say
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Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say

Jan 25th 2022, 7:21 PM 33,905 Views 27 Comments

‘Transparency is always useful in these matters,’ a spokesperson for the Taoiseach has said.

Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working
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Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 5:42 PM 48,599 Views 45 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said new legislation will 'make it harder' for employers to say no.
  • The legislation lists 13 potential reasons why an employer might refuse such a request.
  • Varadkar has also said employers should give a pay rise to employees 'where they can afford' it.
Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
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Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

Jan 25th 2022, 3:55 PM 26,331 Views 40 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar
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Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar

Jan 24th 2022, 5:07 PM 27,063 Views 48 Comments

The new bill will also provide circumstances in which employers can refuse to offer remote working.

'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue
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'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 14,407 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government must lead on the issue.

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
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Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

Jan 19th 2022, 7:09 PM 36,682 Views 44 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

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