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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres Covid19

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car Top Gear

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car

Labour leader Alan Kelly attacked the government over the issue in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach Dáil Protest

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Up to 100 people protested today against the Government’s failure to fully reopen day services for adults with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut' Pay Day

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

From TheJournal.ie On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work Alternative Work

On the pandemic unemployment payment? The Taoiseach says you should be seeking work

If people can seek alternative work, they should seek it, says Micheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Government ministers agree to take 10% pay cut, Taoiseach says Pay Cut

Government ministers agree to take 10% pay cut, Taoiseach says

The cut was approved by members of the Cabinet earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government Trip North

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government

Martin said he would work towards getting North-South infrastructure projects “over the line”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump Hold The Line

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem' Covid-19

Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem'

Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss moving to Phase 4.

From TheJournal.ie 'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage Phase Four

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave Paid Leave

Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave

There have been calls for maternity leave to be extended for those who recently had children.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says it's too soon for British people to holiday in Ireland without quarantining for two weeks Micheál Martin

Taoiseach says it's too soon for British people to holiday in Ireland without quarantining for two weeks

“Suppression of the virus is key,” Micheál Martin told the Andrew Marr Show.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs Bumpy First Week

Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs

Micheál Martin said he understood why some members were upset.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change Phone Diplomacy

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirms his Cabinet line-up in the Dáil Decision Day

As it happened: Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirms his Cabinet line-up in the Dáil

The nation went to the polls nearly five months ago. Today, we have a new government.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How long do you think this Government will last? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How long do you think this Government will last?

Micheál Martin is expected to become Taoiseach today.

From TheJournal.ie School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms Regina Doherty

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world? INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

From TheJournal.ie Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

From TheJournal.ie Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022 Government Formation

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022

Micheál Martin will be Taoiseach for the first two years of the next government, before Leo Varadkar takes the top job again.

From TheJournal.ie Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings Cover Up

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings

Health Minister Simon Harris said people will need to get into the habit of bringing a face covering out with them like they do with their phone or keys.

From TheJournal.ie More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over NEW LEADER

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

From TheJournal.ie Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

From The42 GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach Turas Fada

GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach

‘It’d be a later calendar than we’re used to,’ Leo Varadkar says.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a risk we could go backwards': Taoiseach appears on Late Late show to discuss Covid-19 roadmap Coronavirus

'There is a risk we could go backwards': Taoiseach appears on Late Late show to discuss Covid-19 roadmap

Varadkar announced that restrictions would be lifted on a phased basis from 5 May in a televised address this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes Education

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May Covid Restrictions

Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August' Vouchers

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

From TheJournal.ie Government says it's aware some Irish people are 'getting fed up of social distancing measures' Covid-19

Government says it's aware some Irish people are 'getting fed up of social distancing measures'

A senior government official this morning urged people to ‘keep going’

From TheJournal.ie Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns Coronavirus

Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns

Recent seismic data indicated that people are out and moving around more in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach Government Formation

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach

When it was suggested to him that Ryan could become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar replied that he would “listen to any proposal”.

From TheJournal.ie Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach Covid-19

Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach

He said a decision on any extension to the emergency measures will be made in a few weeks time.

From TheJournal.ie Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs Healthcare Workers

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs

Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.

From TheJournal.ie 'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns Flattening The Curve

'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns

Ministers are warning that people need to respect the restrictions if progress is to be maintained.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today Faith Leaders

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today

Topics such as the current public health guidelines on funerals will be up for discussion.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote Leinster House

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county Coronavirus

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county

Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.

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