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FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?
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FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?

Sat 9:54 AM 36,425 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach challenged a TD to produce a quote where he said he was in favour of a reduction of the herd.

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing
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Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing

Fri 12:08 PM 23,247 Views 75 Comments

Micheál Martin said he has been “roared and screamed at” while walking down the street.

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess
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Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess

Tue 4:09 PM 8,035 Views 14 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday
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Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 7:14 AM 80,756 Views 82 Comments
  • Ministers have been advised by NPHET that there is some scope to ease remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
  • As nightclubs await permission to open doors again the advice has been described by sources as "not straightforward".
  • Separately NIAC has recommended booster vaccine shots for those over 60.
'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
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'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Oct 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 29,798 Views 78 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

Taoiseach: Country 'on track' to see final Covid restrictions lifted in fortnight's time
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# 22 October

Taoiseach: Country 'on track' to see final Covid restrictions lifted in fortnight's time

Oct 6th 2021, 6:03 PM 29,916 Views 29 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said that "it's all track right now" for the lifting of restrictions on 22 October.
  • Masks will still be mandatory in retail, public transport and healthcare settings.
  • Health authorities are set to look at expanding booster vaccines to younger age cohorts throughout the winter.
Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
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# Scandalous

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready

Sep 29th 2021, 2:15 PM 42,499 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach
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# Children's Health

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach

Sep 28th 2021, 7:58 PM 10,777 Views 35 Comments

There are more than 100,000 children on waiting lists for treatment, assessment and diagnostic tests.

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland
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# Energy Grid

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 25,200 Views 42 Comments

The Taoiseach has said banning data centres is ‘too crude a measure’.

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
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# Metrolink

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

Sep 28th 2021, 4:08 PM 11,098 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
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Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'

Sep 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,547 Views 24 Comments

Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today
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Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 8,611 Views 21 Comments

This is the first time a Taoiseach has chaired the UN Security Council.

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on mica scandal
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# Mica Scandal

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on mica scandal

Sep 22nd 2021, 9:35 PM 36,058 Views 33 Comments

Micheál Martin sat down with two Irish-Americans who confronted him on the mica issue.

Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach
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Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:29 PM 28,993 Views 75 Comments

Micheál Martin said an announcement on the bonus will be made ‘shortly’.

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines
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# New York

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines

Sep 21st 2021, 8:35 PM 22,741 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach held a number of bilateral meetings at the UN in New York today.

Taoiseach and NY governor welcome lifting of US travel ban
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Taoiseach and NY governor welcome lifting of US travel ban

Sep 20th 2021, 8:08 PM 27,866 Views 10 Comments

The White House announced the change in the current travel ban into the US today.

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today
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# New York

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today

Sep 20th 2021, 9:33 AM 7,745 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach travelled to New York yesterday to begin a series of UN events.

The Taoiseach is heading to NYC for a busy schedule of UN events (and will also drop by 30 Rock)
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# New York New York

The Taoiseach is heading to NYC for a busy schedule of UN events (and will also drop by 30 Rock)

Sep 19th 2021, 7:13 AM 26,987 Views 35 Comments

The Taoiseach will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday.

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
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# Resignation

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'

Sep 16th 2021, 11:34 AM 34,361 Views 35 Comments

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.

Schools to get 25,000 carbon dioxide monitors by the end of the week, says Taoiseach
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# Return To School

Schools to get 25,000 carbon dioxide monitors by the end of the week, says Taoiseach

Sep 15th 2021, 6:33 PM 12,524 Views 23 Comments

A defect in thousands of monitors resulted in a delay in the roll out.

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation
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# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to see students staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Sep 15th 2021, 4:24 PM 15,420 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach said a “close eye” will be kept on colleges and what they charge in for rent.

'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology
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# Simon Coveney

'There can be no doubt about how appointments are made': Taoiseach reacts to Coveney's apology

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:28 PM 29,263 Views 115 Comments

Coveney was grilled further on the Zappone controversy before an Oireachtas Committee today.

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
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# Looking Back

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,589 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

Taoiseach declines to comment on rumours that NPHET is to be disbanded
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# Nphet

Taoiseach declines to comment on rumours that NPHET is to be disbanded

Aug 28th 2021, 5:51 PM 38,793 Views 74 Comments

It follows reports that the group will be wound up by October.

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
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# Le Tour

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 39,024 Views 55 Comments

The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach
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# Vaccine Certs

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2021, 4:12 PM 30,749 Views 63 Comments

Hospitality businesses following vaccine cert rules have been the victim of an online campaign.

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month
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# Cautiously Positive

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month

Jul 29th 2021, 1:35 PM 33,839 Views 28 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan yesterday raised the possibility of further restrictions being lifted.

Taoiseach makes appeal to young people: Get vaccinated and help defeat Covid-19
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# Vaccine

Taoiseach makes appeal to young people: Get vaccinated and help defeat Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 4:44 PM 17,543 Views 97 Comments

Currently everyone over the age of 18 can register for a vaccine.

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?
# Rollout
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# Rollout

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?

Jul 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,542 Views 0 Comments

A tweet by the Taoiseach lacked some context on exactly how well Ireland is performing.

'There will be a high volume of cases': Taoiseach says spread of Delta variant is 'serious'
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# Delta Variant

'There will be a high volume of cases': Taoiseach says spread of Delta variant is 'serious'

Jul 17th 2021, 5:07 PM 73,864 Views 118 Comments

Covid-19 cases rose sharply this week, particularly among young people.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
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# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 16th 2021, 9:03 PM 7,512 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
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# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,934 Views 95 Comments

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

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
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# Housing Crisis

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,703 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

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

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

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 10:45 PM 87,795 Views 185 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 70,711 Views 150 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 25th 2021, 12:42 PM 30,178 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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# Reopening

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

Jun 24th 2021, 9:57 PM 47,864 Views 92 Comments

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

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
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# Outdoor Summer

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 6:00 PM 19,942 Views 24 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

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

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

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 7:36 PM 11,086 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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# Travel

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

Jun 18th 2021, 2:13 PM 12,779 Views 8 Comments

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

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