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'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 Fri 7:36 PM 11,010 Views 14 Comments

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

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
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Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Fri 2:13 PM 12,268 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

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'

Wed 7:36 PM 17,284 Views 17 Comments

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

'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 31,677 Views 76 Comments

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

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 36,440 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
Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July
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Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:06 PM 9,287 Views 22 Comments

Opposition says government must ensure that all renters – not just those that fall under the Covid-19 protections – are not hit with an 8% rent hike.

From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
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From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan

Jun 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 36,284 Views 27 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the plan will prompt our economy “to take off like a rocket in the months ahead”.

'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 42,852 Views 54 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at Government Buildings this evening.

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 54,199 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
Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
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Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,101 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment
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An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment

May 13th 2021, 1:45 PM 49,652 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach was criticised for interfering in the planning process, and many encouraged others to join or donate.

'Parallel' vaccination of age cohorts could soon be in place as supplies increase, Martin says
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'Parallel' vaccination of age cohorts could soon be in place as supplies increase, Martin says

Apr 30th 2021, 9:02 AM 31,594 Views 50 Comments
  • The HSE yesterday confirmed that it is currently reworking its Covid-19 vaccination plans.
  • Those aged 50-59 will be invited to register for their vaccine “shortly”.
  • A wide-ranging ease of restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach last night.
'A degree of normality is returning': Here's when restrictions are set to be lifted heading into the summer
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'A degree of normality is returning': Here's when restrictions are set to be lifted heading into the summer

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 6:24 PM 87,431 Views 97 Comments
  • The Taoiseach outlined the roadmap in an address to the nation this evening.
  • 10 May is the first significant day that will see the return of inter-county travel and hairdressers.
  • Hospitality will be permitted to open outdoors from 7 June.
Taoiseach calls for sensitive approach to Decade of Centenaries commemorations
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Taoiseach calls for sensitive approach to Decade of Centenaries commemorations

Apr 27th 2021, 4:59 PM 14,582 Views 29 Comments

The Government has launched its new project marking key events in Irish history, in particular the momentous events of 1912 to 1923.

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
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Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 74,399 Views 115 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor
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Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor

Apr 12th 2021, 12:02 AM 48,230 Views 56 Comments

New polling by Red C on behalf of The Journal shows that just one in three think Martin has handled the pandemic well

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland
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Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 9:46 PM 51,841 Views 80 Comments

Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths in west Belfast this evening.

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate
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Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate

Apr 5th 2021, 9:00 PM 42,125 Views 40 Comments

“Our young people are fierce and brave and they’re coming for us. And we should let them.”

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
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Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 33,800 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant
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'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant

Mar 24th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,806 Views 88 Comments

The EU has announced new vaccine export powers amid a contract row with AstraZeneca.

Taoiseach says 'vaccine bonus' and people's 'mental well-being' will influence decision on restrictions
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Taoiseach says 'vaccine bonus' and people's 'mental well-being' will influence decision on restrictions

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 161,947 Views 100 Comments

An announcement on restrictions is expected early next week.

HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear
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HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear

Updated Mar 18th 2021, 10:24 AM 28,733 Views 50 Comments

The agency is holding an extraordinary meeting to finalise its conclusions on the blood clot issue. A number of countries across Europe, including Ireland, paused use of the vaccine in recent days.

Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?
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Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?

Mar 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,683 Views 18 Comments

Cross-border transport, Ulster University’s Magee campus, and an all-island research hub are some of the concrete proposals the Unit are looking at.

Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald
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Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald

Mar 10th 2021, 2:06 PM 14,836 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach says what happened in Davy is ‘unacceptable’.

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies
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No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,280 Views 94 Comments

Micheál Martin said Boris Johnson has “made this point” to him.

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries
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Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries

Mar 5th 2021, 8:07 PM 22,773 Views 72 Comments

Micheál Martin said other countries will use their vaccine supplies to protect their own populations.

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
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Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

Feb 24th 2021, 3:31 PM 21,027 Views 7 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
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Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 56,527 Views 142 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
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Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 148,176 Views 331 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April
'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today
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'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today

Feb 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 10,998 Views 8 Comments

“We need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides,” Micheál Martin said in relation to the NI Protocol.

Prolonged lockdown restrictions on the cards 'until the Easter period', says Taoiseach
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Prolonged lockdown restrictions on the cards 'until the Easter period', says Taoiseach

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 8:52 AM 156,518 Views 229 Comments

The priority remains the phased return of schools and construction, and not much else in the weeks to come.

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work
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'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work

Feb 10th 2021, 3:23 PM 7,371 Views 17 Comments

His comments come after reports that the tribunal has yet to receive a single claim, more than two months after it started its work.

Government plans to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000
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Government plans to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000

Feb 10th 2021, 2:09 PM 41,878 Views 174 Comments

The €500 fine was not seen as enough of a deterrent to stop people travelling abroad.

'They're key workers': Health expert says Cabinet should be vaccinated now
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'They're key workers': Health expert says Cabinet should be vaccinated now

Feb 10th 2021, 12:52 PM 27,450 Views 109 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said the Taoiseach should receive his vaccine before travel if he is to visit the US in March.

Taoiseach says hotel quarantining for high-risk travellers to be introduced by mid-February
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Taoiseach says hotel quarantining for high-risk travellers to be introduced by mid-February

Feb 5th 2021, 7:52 AM 28,105 Views 83 Comments

Micheál Martin denied the introduction of the measure was taking too long when he spoke to RTÉ’s Prime Time last night.

Stormont leaders won't visit Washington for St Patrick’s Day - but the Taoiseach still intends to go
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Stormont leaders won't visit Washington for St Patrick’s Day - but the Taoiseach still intends to go

Jan 29th 2021, 8:03 AM 39,893 Views 135 Comments

The Executive Office has confirmed that the annual visit would not proceed this year, amid ongoing public health concerns.

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'
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Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'

Jan 16th 2021, 8:31 AM 57,759 Views 117 Comments

“Nobody predicted, in any model, the level of community transmission that we’re currently experiencing,” he told Virgin Media News.

Taoiseach says 'virus will dictate' if he can make St Patrick's day trip to White House
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Taoiseach says 'virus will dictate' if he can make St Patrick's day trip to White House

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 3:02 PM 18,080 Views 57 Comments

Micheál Martin says it’s ‘early days’ but that Covid-19 is causing problems for bilateral meetings.

Taoiseach says church should apologise as religious orders respond to 'shameful chapter'
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Taoiseach says church should apologise as religious orders respond to 'shameful chapter'

Updated Jan 12th 2021, 6:44 PM 34,170 Views 112 Comments

Micheál Martin also said religious orders ‘imposed a perverse moral code’ on society.

'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach
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'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach

Jan 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,083 Views 17 Comments

The letters were sent following the news about a Bill allowing the transfer of 60,000 records to Tusla.

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