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#Leo Varadkar

From TheJournal.ie John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election Retirement

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon Blazes

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar spoke with Boris Johnson by phone for almost an hour this evening Call Me Maybe

Leo Varadkar spoke with Boris Johnson by phone for almost an hour this evening

It’s been agreed the two leaders will meet in Dublin in September.

From TheJournal.ie UK's Home Secretary says freedom of movement with the EU will end immediately after Brexit Brexit

UK's Home Secretary says freedom of movement with the EU will end immediately after Brexit

A spokesperson said free movement will end overnight on 31 October if a deal is not agreed upon.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When should we hold a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When should we hold a general election?

We’re waiting on Brexit, but for how long?

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar and Johnson to meet to discuss Brexit (but we're not sure when) Making A Date

Varadkar and Johnson to meet to discuss Brexit (but we're not sure when)

It comes after Varadkar and Johnson spoke over the phone about two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group Accountability

State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group

Patient representatives, however, say a full apology is only possible with a full understanding of who’s accountable.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: No-deal Brexit is not 'unavoidable' Brexit

Leo Varadkar: No-deal Brexit is not 'unavoidable'

Varadkar was speaking during a visit to Northern Ireland today.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar to discuss business and Brexit during Northern Ireland visit Belfast

Leo Varadkar to discuss business and Brexit during Northern Ireland visit

Varadkar will also take part in a debate this evening with politicians from both sides of the border.

From TheJournal.ie 'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit Border

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

From TheJournal.ie How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK Tensions

How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK

As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson (finally) speak by phone and UK PM asserts Brexit 'no matter what' I Just Called

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson (finally) speak by phone and UK PM asserts Brexit 'no matter what'

Downing Street said Johnson’s government would approach any Brexit talks “in a spirit of friendship”.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar-Boris Johnson phone call to be arranged 'in the near future' Phoney War

Leo Varadkar-Boris Johnson phone call to be arranged 'in the near future'

A customary call between the two leaders usually takes place when one takes office.

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that? Meat Eater

The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?

“Some people say that meat is the new tobacco, and that’s absolutely not true,” says Dr Robert O’Connor of the Irish Cancer Society.

From TheJournal.ie Less than half of people satisfied with Taoiseach's Brexit strategy, poll suggests Brexit

Less than half of people satisfied with Taoiseach's Brexit strategy, poll suggests

That’s according to an opinion poll conducted by Kantar and Sunday Independent.

From TheJournal.ie DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit Tit For Tat

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit

Wilson was criticising comments made by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Stormont yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity' Brexit

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'

He added it had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language Brexit

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Boris Johnson's talk of new Brexit deal is 'not in the real world' Brexit Deal

Varadkar says Boris Johnson's talk of new Brexit deal is 'not in the real world'

Speaking today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Uk will “do a new deal, a better deal”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote?

Boris Johnson was elected by only 160,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case Maria Bailey

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Martin told Taoiseach to use his own profession the next time he is looking for an example of hypocrisy Bishop Burn

Archbishop Martin told Taoiseach to use his own profession the next time he is looking for an example of hypocrisy

Martin said Varadkar should have used the example of an unhealthy doctor who tells people to lead a healthy life.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group Taxman

Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group

The paper warns that further reductions in the USC could lead to a “narrowing of the tax base”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims Navy Ships

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims

Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.

From TheJournal.ie 'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal Farmers Fight Back

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar corrects Dáil record and apologises for comments about priests sinning behind the altar Sorry

Varadkar corrects Dáil record and apologises for comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Varadkar said he never meant to offend with his comments.

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review Swing-gate This post contains videos

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

From TheJournal.ie New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead Fishing

New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case Swing-gate

Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case

Varadakr said he cannot publish the report.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar Across The Chamber

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was the target of Varadkar’s comments and he’s now responded to the apology.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar likens Micheál Martin to 'a priest engaging in sin behind the altar' Exchange

Leo Varadkar likens Micheál Martin to 'a priest engaging in sin behind the altar'

Martin has said that the comment “reflects more on the Taoiseach than anyone else”.

From TheJournal.ie Another tender process for broadband plan would take three years, committee hears Crossed Wires

Another tender process for broadband plan would take three years, committee hears

Eir’s CEO said last week that it could deliver the NBP for far less than the approved bidder.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law Gardaí

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law

Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.

From TheJournal.ie Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously' Brexit

Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously'

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman made his comments on BBC Radio 4 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief EU Commission

'Let's get serious': EU leaders to meet again amid deadlock in election of new Commission chief

Talks ended without an agreement in Brussels yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs Up All Night

EU suspends negotiations until tomorrow as Europe's leaders fail to agree who should get top jobs

Talks will resume tomorrow to decide who will get the EU’s top jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Rockall: Irish and Scottish ministers to hold 'intensive process' in bid to solve dispute Rockall

Rockall: Irish and Scottish ministers to hold 'intensive process' in bid to solve dispute

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discussed the matter with Nicola Sturgeon today in Manchester.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait Tax Cuts

Leo Varadkar says plan to raise top tax rate to €50k may have to wait

The Taoiseach defended the policy but said it may not happen immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow? Strike Action

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?

And what impact will it have?

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