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#Micheál Martin

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments Flying Kites

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments

Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.

From TheJournal.ie Martin: European leaders need to 'stand up' and 'not be afraid' to disagree with Trump Disservice To Democracy

Martin: European leaders need to 'stand up' and 'not be afraid' to disagree with Trump

Micheál Martin said Trump is ‘doing disservice to democracy’.

From TheJournal.ie Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot' Climate Change

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'

Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.

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 'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader Brexit

'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader

Micheál Martin says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to provoke an election.

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 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 Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin Climate Change

Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin

Leo Varadkar said the government would move to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead Poll

Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead

The poll shows that support for Fine Gael is at its lowest point since Leo Varadkar became taoiseach two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears Air Pollution

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite Cork

'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite

Martin’s comments come as speculation mounts in Cork that the plebiscite looks set to be defeated.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates European Elections

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers Investigation

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

The minister said it is incumbent on all members of the gardaí to abide by the code of conduct as they go about their work.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Leo still more popular than Micheál Martin but 1 in 5 think neither would do good job as Taoiseach Popularity

Leo still more popular than Micheál Martin but 1 in 5 think neither would do good job as Taoiseach

Last month, Varadkar’s approval rating fell to its lowest level since he became Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays BACKLOG

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland Her Name Is Clodagh

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland

There were also calls for the HSE and Tusla to be included in the new garda review of murders in the home.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government' Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'

Speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, he said Fine Gael “simply don’t understand the pressures which people are facing every day.

From TheJournal.ie Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do' Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin to face questions from grassroots about keeping FG in government until 2020 Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin to face questions from grassroots about keeping FG in government until 2020

The party is holding its Ard Fheis at Citywest today.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles Joint Statement

Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles

The statement calls on Sinn Féin to take its seats in Westminster to vote down a no-deal Brexit, saying that “every vote counts”.

From TheJournal.ie Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring CervicalCheck

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

From TheJournal.ie 'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin Fair Mortgage Bill

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to extend the confidence and supply deal past this year, but will it hold?

From TheJournal.ie Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74 RIP

Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin paid tribute to Kelly, calling him a “truly great character” who “loved being a TD”.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good' Interview

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'

The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change' 12 More Months

Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change'

The Galway West TD said he was surprised to hear Micheál Martin had signed up to another 12 months of the confidence and supply deal.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll Drop In Support

Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular party, with Fianna Fáil not far behind.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Micheál Martin announced this week that he would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year Dáil

No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year

Fine Gael said the move “further strengthens Ireland’s hand in negotiating a successful outcome to Brexit”.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit waltz moves on as May heads to Brussels for tea and Varadkar hopes Dáil sings from same hymn sheet Lock Step

Brexit waltz moves on as May heads to Brussels for tea and Varadkar hopes Dáil sings from same hymn sheet

Leo Varadkar is hoping for more parliamentary support than his British counterpart.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks Confidence And Supply

Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks

The war of words between the two main parties continues, but Varadkar said he still wants a 2020 general election.

From TheJournal.ie Martin tells Fine Gael: 'Don't give us any lectures about responsible politics' On The Attack

Martin tells Fine Gael: 'Don't give us any lectures about responsible politics'

Martin was responding after Fine Gael aimed barbs at Fianna Fáil at its Ard Fheis earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál needed to take action after two politicians went 'rogue' - but is he facing a storm over FF's northern merger? Failure To Launch

Micheál needed to take action after two politicians went 'rogue' - but is he facing a storm over FF's northern merger?

The sacking of two FF politicians from their roles this week was a headache for Micheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Éamon Ó Cuív sacked from Fianna Fáil frontbench for launching NI candidate without permission Dev's Grandson

Éamon Ó Cuív sacked from Fianna Fáil frontbench for launching NI candidate without permission

Senator Mark Daly has already been sacked from a number of roles for his part.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey says he wants Micheál Martin's job because the FF leader is 'too nice' to take on Leo Varadkar Fianna Fáil

Peter Casey says he wants Micheál Martin's job because the FF leader is 'too nice' to take on Leo Varadkar

Some senior Fianna Fáil politicians have rejecting Casey’s courting of the party.

From TheJournal.ie FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections Sorcha Mcanespy

FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections

There was confusion within the party last night as Councillor Sorcha McAnespy was announced at an event in Tyrone.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing New Candidates

Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing

The candidate, Councillor Sorcha McAnespy, was announced at an event in Tyrone tonight.

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