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#Leo Varadkar

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed Northern Ireland

Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed

He added he believes the GFA should be reformed to change the controversial petition of concern.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested the idea of a referendum yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar Pay Outs

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal 11th Hour

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

From TheJournal.ie €241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo Westport

€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo

The project is the largest investment of public money in Co Mayo in the history of the State.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson Citizenship

Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson

The Home Office won an appeal against a ruling which found that people born in the North are not automatically British.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar's approval rating on the rise as voters back government on Brexit Opinion Poll

Varadkar's approval rating on the rise as voters back government on Brexit

The government’s approval rating has risen from from 31% in May to 42%, according to a new poll.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks continue as Boris Johnson pledges 'Super Saturday' parliament vote next week The Long Goodbye

Brexit talks continue as Boris Johnson pledges 'Super Saturday' parliament vote next week

Johnson will challenge MPs to back any deal he has secured from Brussels when parliament sits on a weekend next Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster warns Johnson of DUP 'influence' amid speculation of Brexit compromise Brexit Deal

Arlene Foster warns Johnson of DUP 'influence' amid speculation of Brexit compromise

There have been renewed hopes that a deal can be reached after Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier given go-ahead from EU to return to intensive Brexit talks Tunnel Vision

Michel Barnier given go-ahead from EU to return to intensive Brexit talks

Chances of a breakthrough appeared to rise after yesterday’s face-to-face talks.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson say they can 'see a pathway to a possible deal' Crunch Time

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson say they can 'see a pathway to a possible deal'

Their discussions concentrated on ‘the challenges of customs and consent’.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says workplace vaping ban will be considered if doctors advise it Vapourised

Taoiseach says workplace vaping ban will be considered if doctors advise it

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin questioned Varadkar on vaping in the Dail today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are not nodding dogs': Tory ministers 'ready to resign' over no-deal Brexit Watch List

'We are not nodding dogs': Tory ministers 'ready to resign' over no-deal Brexit

A “very large number” of MPs are also reportedly poised to resign if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week Brexit

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Tusk made his comments on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron says Johnson must 'compromise more' if he wants to avoid no-deal Brexit Backstop

Cameron says Johnson must 'compromise more' if he wants to avoid no-deal Brexit

“Boris is compromising and I suspect may have to move a bit more. And the EU should compromise too.”

From TheJournal.ie EY to create 600 new jobs across island of Ireland Six Cities

EY to create 600 new jobs across island of Ireland

The roles will be spread out across six cities.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you welcome a government that includes Sinn Féin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a government that includes Sinn Féin?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said last night that he’d sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than have it happen.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government Speech

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Major issues remain': EU and Irish government studying Boris Johnson's Brexit plan Brexit

'Major issues remain': EU and Irish government studying Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

The DUP targeted Leo Varadkar’s response to the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line Backstop

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line

So far, European leaders have reacted coolly to his plan.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland Fossil Fuels

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he will find out why a Dublin Garda station remains closed despite high crime rate Fitzgibbon Garda Station

Taoiseach says he will find out why a Dublin Garda station remains closed despite high crime rate

The government said it will re-open the station in the north inner city.

From TheJournal.ie 'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise Trolley Numbers

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists Banned

'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists

The Currency reporters are the latest Irish journalists to be banned from O’Brien-owned stations.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers Brexit

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million Alternative Budget

Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million

Giving tax relief to renters would cost €279 million.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar meets Jimmy Fallon while on US trade mission Live From New York

Varadkar meets Jimmy Fallon while on US trade mission

The Taoiseach said the TV host is “very proud of his Irish heritage”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Facebook's standards must be reviewed after posts about QIH executives left online for years Kevin Lunney

Taoiseach says Facebook's standards must be reviewed after posts about QIH executives left online for years

John McCartin said posts making claims about the executives had remained on the social media platform for years.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal New York

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal

Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson in New York today.

From TheJournal.ie Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters Oil Exploration

Government currently considering 10 petroleum licence applications in Irish waters

Yesterday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told a UN climate summit that oil exploration in Irish waters would end.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end Fossil Fuels

Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end

During his speech, Varadkar said he wants Ireland to be known as a “green country”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop' United Front

Taoiseach and Tusk: 'We have not seen proposals from the UK that achieve the objectives of the backstop'

Leo Varadkar met European Council President Donald Tusk this afternoon in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes Backstop

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

From TheJournal.ie Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party Opinion Poll

Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie A citizens' assembly to break deadlock in North would have 'merit', says Taoiseach Northern Ireland

A citizens' assembly to break deadlock in North would have 'merit', says Taoiseach

Neither Sinn Féin or the DUP have warmly welcomed calls for a citizens’ assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections Rallying Call

Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections

The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week Deadline

Taoiseach expected to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week

“It is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist,” Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne earlier said.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme Special Needs

Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme

Gillian Bolger and Darren Milne spoke about the struggles they have faced in getting their eight-year-old twins into suitable school.

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