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From TheJournal.ie Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas Leo Varadkar

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas

Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that Ireland may lose travel connectivity “for up to 4 years” if “strict” travel rules are not relaxed.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public Government Roadmap

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public

“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel IRELAND'S ROADMAP

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar Time Please

Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar

NPHET has been asked to work on guidelines that would allow for the safe reopening of all pubs.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines EU Commissioner

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines

Though the government statement says concerns remain about the EU Commissioner’s account, it said that ultimately the decision lies with the European Commission President.

From TheJournal.ie Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision Let's Talk

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision

The coalition has been rocked by resignations and calls for those in the public eye to step aside.

From TheJournal.ie Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner Golfgate

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner

They said in a statement tonight that Hogan needs “to give a full account and explanations of his actions”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage' Phase Four

Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the advice from NPHET.

From TheJournal.ie 'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI Security Protocol

'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI

Varadkar said it hasn’t been an issue because usually the Tánaiste also hold the position of Foreign Affairs Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme will be 'up and running' by the autumn Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme will be 'up and running' by the autumn

The scheme to help businesses hit by Covid-19 was delayed until a new government was formed.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 'doesn't fully trust' the banks not to try to profit during Covid-19 crisis July Stimulus

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 'doesn't fully trust' the banks not to try to profit during Covid-19 crisis

Varadkar also said that he doesn’t fully trust the banks not to profiteer amid the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand' Black Lives Matter

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'

The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.

From TheJournal.ie Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home Simon Coveney

Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Peruvian Foreign Minister

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic' FAKE NEWS

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

From TheJournal.ie 50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said yesterday that we could “easily” see half the Irish population contract the virus.

From TheJournal.ie 'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border Smuggling

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed' Talks

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over' Child Protection

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit Tánaiste

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

From TheJournal.ie Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper Better Faster Stronger

Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper

The updated service means that citizens can renew their passports online from anywhere in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says people shouldn't get carried away on the back of rumour about a Brexit deal in the coming days Tick Tock

Tánaiste says people shouldn't get carried away on the back of rumour about a Brexit deal in the coming days

Simon Coveney urged caution against commentary particularly in the British media today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral Rumour Mill

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working Leaders' Questions

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney on the DUP: 'We can't let any one party in Northern Ireland to veto proposals' Brexit Backstop

Simon Coveney on the DUP: 'We can't let any one party in Northern Ireland to veto proposals'

Simon Coveney has said that the backstop has become an “orange versus green” issue.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue Brexit

Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue

An anonymous EU official was quoted as saying that “solidarity doesn’t come for free” in relation to the Irish border issue.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog Summer Peak

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it' Column

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Harney named chancellor of UL Limerick

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation Varadkar In Review

Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation

The Taoiseach told The Sunday Independent that the Brexit deal struck in December of this year was his highlight of 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

From TheJournal.ie 'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk Countdown

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet Liveblog

Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet

A new Tánaiste, Business and Culture minister have been announced in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?

Simon Coveney and Heather Humphreys are seen as the frontrunners for the position.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach expected to announce new Tánaiste tomorrow - as he says Fitzgerald will play a senior role in the party New Deputy Boss
From TheJournal.ie 'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging Fine Gael

'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging

The former Tánaiste paid tribute to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and thanked him for his “loyalty”.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information Minister For Justice

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information

He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.

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