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No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland
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No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland

Fri 3:43 PM 14,007 Views 30 Comments

Travellers from South America are no longer allowed to come into the UK, amid fears over a new virus variant first identified in Brazil.

New law will give employees the right to request remote working
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New law will give employees the right to request remote working

Fri 12:05 AM 47,933 Views 52 Comments

This year a legally admissible code of practice on the right to disconnect from work – covering phone calls, emails and switch-off time – will be introduced.

Government considering how to honour the work of volunteers during pandemic
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Government considering how to honour the work of volunteers during pandemic

Thu 4:27 PM 22,138 Views 60 Comments

There have been calls for a gesture of appreciation to be given.

AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar
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AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar

Thu 1:57 PM 16,445 Views 53 Comments

This week, around 50,000 vaccinations are expected to be completed.

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
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Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Wed 5:11 PM 37,654 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes
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'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes

Wed 1:39 PM 26,983 Views 70 Comments
  • The full report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was released yesterday.
  • The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Children's Minister issued statements.
  • "The State failed you, the mothers and children in these homes," Micheál Martin said.
Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner
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Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner

Tue 4:02 PM 35,197 Views 75 Comments

The party whip was removed from Senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins in August.

Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year
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Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year

Jan 11th 2021, 3:29 PM 12,108 Views 20 Comments

Normal People is up there too.

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
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Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,194 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'
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Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'

Jan 7th 2021, 2:16 PM 55,349 Views 57 Comments

The Tánaiste said there are around 300 beds, which he said can scale up with surge capacity to over 400.

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election
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Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:51 AM 30,814 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach also ruled out the prospect of any Fianna Fáil ministerial reshuffle in the near future.

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
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Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated

Dec 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 97,090 Views 157 Comments

Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.

Paul Reid says Covid-19 vaccine rollout to start on Tuesday instead of Wednesday
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Paul Reid says Covid-19 vaccine rollout to start on Tuesday instead of Wednesday

Updated Dec 27th 2020, 1:25 PM 65,404 Views 131 Comments

Ireland’s inoculation rollout had been expected to begin four days after receiving the vaccine, which medical professionals had questioned.

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
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Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,696 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach said there are 700 contact tracers employed.

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border
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'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:39 PM 105,313 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste said there would be gardaí policing rules around inter-county travel.

'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period
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'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:09 PM 222,349 Views 136 Comments

Ireland will return to Level 5 restrictions – with some adjustments.

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'
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Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 26,779 Views 56 Comments

The Covid-19 sub-committee met yesterday evening to discuss growing concerns.

Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve
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Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve

Dec 21st 2020, 10:41 PM 176,348 Views 176 Comments

It is understood that restaurants and gastro pubs could close from mid-afternoon on Christmas Eve.

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'
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Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'

Dec 17th 2020, 1:17 PM 45,426 Views 97 Comments

There have been calls for the Taoiseach to correct the Dáil record over his statements.

Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today
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Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today

Dec 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,462 Views 87 Comments

Stanley has already apologised for a tweet about two IRA attacks on the British army.

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
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Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,956 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
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Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way

Dec 11th 2020, 2:11 PM 14,446 Views 31 Comments

An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
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Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,110 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

Covid vaccines: Hubs to be set up as retired professionals may be asked to help with roll-out
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Covid vaccines: Hubs to be set up as retired professionals may be asked to help with roll-out

Dec 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,098 Views 17 Comments

The government’s vaccine task force is due to deliver its strategy for rolling out the vaccine today.

Student nurses motion was 'party politics' designed to make the 'government look bad', says Varadkar
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Student nurses motion was 'party politics' designed to make the 'government look bad', says Varadkar

Dec 10th 2020, 1:20 PM 21,182 Views 90 Comments

A review on allowances is due by the end of the month.

Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party
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Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party

Dec 7th 2020, 1:49 PM 38,418 Views 97 Comments

The activist resigned after claiming she was told to delete posts critical of TD Brian Stanley.

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine
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Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:49 PM 10,785 Views 15 Comments

Government will decide on who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first next week.

Public will not be refunded if concerts in 2021 are rescheduled, Varadkar warns
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Public will not be refunded if concerts in 2021 are rescheduled, Varadkar warns

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:31 PM 40,783 Views 21 Comments

The Tánaiste said it may be “some time yet” before mass gatherings are allowed.

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
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Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:56 AM 67,444 Views 167 Comments

The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.

Tánaiste says there could be widespread Covid-19 immunity in Ireland by next September
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Tánaiste says there could be widespread Covid-19 immunity in Ireland by next September

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:39 PM 40,420 Views 66 Comments

Varadkar said that a communications campaign would be “vital” to overcome vaccine hesitancy.

Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas
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Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas

Nov 27th 2020, 9:56 PM 42,228 Views 65 Comments

The three party leaders have yet to enjoy a pint together since they all entered government.

Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'
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Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'

Nov 27th 2020, 8:43 PM 29,387 Views 21 Comments

The government says it is up to individual families to decide if someone coming home is essential.

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans
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'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans

Nov 27th 2020, 7:18 AM 7,712 Views 8 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.

'I was astounded': Foster says Varadkar comments on cross-border travel 'regrettable'
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'I was astounded': Foster says Varadkar comments on cross-border travel 'regrettable'

Nov 26th 2020, 7:44 PM 48,068 Views 57 Comments

Northern Ireland enters a two-week circuit-breaker tomorrow.

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
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Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,199 Views 16 Comments

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments
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'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments

Nov 26th 2020, 1:17 PM 24,794 Views 49 Comments

Varadkar suggested the government is looking at advising against cross-border travel but he has said a travel ban is not being considered.

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
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Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,672 Views 23 Comments

An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas
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'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas

Nov 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 74,905 Views 29 Comments

Many people are unsure of what to do and critical of mixed mesages from the government.

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
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Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,379 Views 80 Comments

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role
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Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role

Nov 19th 2020, 1:44 PM 25,028 Views 47 Comments

The Tánaiste faced numerous question on the ongoing controversy today.

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