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Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues
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Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues

Tue 6:36 PM 17,178 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK Government’s statements on the NI Protocol, to be made at Westminster tomorrow, would be carefully considered.

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge
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Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge

Jul 15th 2021, 9:44 PM 34,955 Views 0 Comments

Paul Murphy TD asked the Taoiseach about a case he was told about recently.

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
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Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,793 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

Micheál Martin says Fianna Fáil TDs will meet to review electoral performance after the summer break
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Micheál Martin says Fianna Fáil TDs will meet to review electoral performance after the summer break

Jul 14th 2021, 9:16 PM 15,787 Views 47 Comments

Barry Cowen had written to party members and called for a special in-person meeting

'The brand isn't as strong as it once was': How will Fianna Fáil react to last week's by-election result?
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'The brand isn't as strong as it once was': How will Fianna Fáil react to last week's by-election result?

Jul 13th 2021, 12:03 AM 18,447 Views 49 Comments
  • Concerns about the future of Fianna Fáil's leadership have grown following last week's by-election, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • One councillor believes the party should re-connect with its voters, particularly at local authority level.
Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal
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Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal

Jul 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 24,412 Views 19 Comments

Questions have been asked about the leadership of the Fianna Fáil party since the dismal result in Dublin Bay South.

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'
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Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'

Jul 9th 2021, 4:55 PM 35,014 Views 86 Comments

Fianna Fáil does not ‘understand the scale of the problem in housing’ says Jim O’Callaghan.

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty
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Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 10:45 PM 87,486 Views 185 Comments

The amendment passed despite Sinn Féin withdrawing from a pairing arrangement.

Morning Memo: Going cuckoo
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Morning Memo: Going cuckoo

Jul 7th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,027 Views 7 Comments

Opposition TDs have accused the government of sneaking in an exemption for big investors.

Micheál Martin calls on UK government to match EU's 'generosity of spirit' over Protocol
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Micheál Martin calls on UK government to match EU's 'generosity of spirit' over Protocol

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 14,305 Views 22 Comments

A three-month extension of the grace period ended the ‘sausage war’ issue after an EU concession.

Taoiseach urges people to 'be vigilant' ahead of Delta wave
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Taoiseach urges people to 'be vigilant' ahead of Delta wave

Jul 3rd 2021, 4:57 PM 61,595 Views 95 Comments

Speaking today in Cork, Micheál Martin said a new wave would be different as lessons have been learnt and many are vaccinated.

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality
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Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality

Jul 1st 2021, 3:45 PM 9,451 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach told reporters he will not talk about what was discussed at Cabinet last Tuesday.

Taoiseach on defensive as he faces backlash from his own party over hospitality vaccine cert plan
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Taoiseach on defensive as he faces backlash from his own party over hospitality vaccine cert plan

Jun 30th 2021, 9:35 PM 32,683 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is “worried about the Delta variant”.

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
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Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant

Jun 30th 2021, 6:16 PM 14,229 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin said the HSE issued “very, very clear guidance” to maternity units on the restrictions.

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'
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NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 70,607 Views 150 Comments

NPHET has recommended that only vaccinated people should be allowed to dine indoors or enjoy any indoor activity.

'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable
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'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable

Jun 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 29,329 Views 77 Comments

Opposition TDs have called on the government to rescind its decision, describing it as “absolutely bananas”.

Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it
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Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it

Jun 29th 2021, 3:06 PM 32,938 Views 48 Comments

The planned reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed until at least 19 July.

Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'
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Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 2:47 PM 46,300 Views 114 Comments

There’s been a focus this week on how the Delta variant could impact the reopening of indoor hospitality.

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson
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Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson

Jun 25th 2021, 12:42 PM 30,079 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is positive that the Delta variant is not having the same impact on hospitalisations in Portugal as other variants.

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
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'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision

Jun 24th 2021, 9:57 PM 47,829 Views 92 Comments

An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.

If NPHET recommend easing slowdown, the government will find it impossible to reject the advice
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If NPHET recommend easing slowdown, the government will find it impossible to reject the advice

Jun 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,578 Views 110 Comments

Some government sources have said the Taoiseach is being “over cautious”.

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach
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'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 7:36 PM 11,068 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it has always been his view that any new hospital should be owned by the public.

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
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Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'

Jun 16th 2021, 7:36 PM 17,804 Views 17 Comments

Activists have said there’s been no changes since new HSE advice to maternity hospitals was issued.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
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Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,282 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
Taoiseach warns UK extension of protocol grace period would be ‘problematic’
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Taoiseach warns UK extension of protocol grace period would be ‘problematic’

Jun 13th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,782 Views 45 Comments

Martin also insisted a breakthrough between the EU and UK was still possible ‘if there’s a will there on both sides’.

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee
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'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee

Jun 12th 2021, 1:02 PM 31,756 Views 79 Comments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week defended fans who booed Republic of Ireland players.

Taoiseach calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle Covid-19 variants
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Taoiseach calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle Covid-19 variants

Jun 11th 2021, 7:05 PM 28,093 Views 38 Comments

Micheal Martin said Ireland and the UK need to collaborate to monitor the ‘dark cloud’ cast by the Delta variant.

Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere
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Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 6:53 PM 36,472 Views 32 Comments
  • Micheál Martin says the government will decide by July if it can 'do more than we signalled'
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has reportedly asked NPHET to consider a phased return to offices in August
  • Business group DublinTown says outdoor dining has improved the atmosphere in the city
  • Galway councillor suggests 'designated areas' for outdoor drinking
Tánaiste tells colleagues that LPT will reduce for some south Dublin homeowners amid by-election fears
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Tánaiste tells colleagues that LPT will reduce for some south Dublin homeowners amid by-election fears

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:48 PM 23,533 Views 48 Comments

A Dublin Bay South by-election will take place this year after Eoghan Murphy stepped down as a TD.

Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions
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Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions

Jun 1st 2021, 5:22 PM 43,450 Views 45 Comments

With the phasing out of the PUP, government is keen to bring in pay-related unemployment payments.

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
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Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,775 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
'No return of house parties anytime soon', Taoiseach insists
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'No return of house parties anytime soon', Taoiseach insists

May 28th 2021, 9:05 PM 35,171 Views 77 Comments

“House parties have been very problematic” in terms of spreading the virus, he said.

'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans
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'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans

Updated May 28th 2021, 6:37 PM 42,902 Views 54 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at Government Buildings this evening.

Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video
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Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video

Updated May 24th 2021, 7:48 PM 95,467 Views 127 Comments
  • Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained on Sunday after the flight was diverted to Minsk
  • Micheál Martin said the incident was "a state-sponsored coercive act" and "absolutely unacceptable"
  • It is suspected that KGB agents were present on the Ryanair flight
Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July
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Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July

Updated May 24th 2021, 4:44 PM 54,246 Views 90 Comments
  • Culture Minister Catherine Martin says trial events are being planned 'right across the country'
  • The indoor and outdoor events include a range of music as well as comedy and theatre
  • Government to make 'comprehensive' reopening announcement on Friday
  • Taoiseach suggests indoor dining and drinking may have to wait until mid-July
Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
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Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,029 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

Gardaí urging people to contact them if they believe their data was shared online in HSE hack
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Gardaí urging people to contact them if they believe their data was shared online in HSE hack

May 21st 2021, 6:27 PM 14,058 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí have said they are not certain on the reports that data from the HSE hack is circulating online.

Taoiseach holds 'constructive' meeting with Boris Johnson on Ballymurphy massacre and other issues
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Taoiseach holds 'constructive' meeting with Boris Johnson on Ballymurphy massacre and other issues

Updated May 14th 2021, 6:08 PM 14,943 Views 19 Comments

The pair discussed Covid-19, Brexit and British-Irish relations at Chequers today.

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response
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Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response

May 13th 2021, 4:54 PM 8,394 Views 17 Comments

The two leaders are expected to discuss recent unrest in Northern Ireland.

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