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Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal
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Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

Sep 28th 2020, 7:29 AM 24,256 Views 28 Comments

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year
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Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year

Sep 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 17,639 Views 35 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin said the event is a “significant one for Ireland”.

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
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Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Sep 13th 2020, 1:10 PM 40,088 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal
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Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:48 PM 31,651 Views 65 Comments

The pair spoke over the phone this evening.

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations
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# Brexit Pressure

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

Sep 9th 2020, 11:58 AM 16,926 Views 19 Comments

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans
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Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans

Sep 3rd 2020, 4:56 PM 28,675 Views 64 Comments

‘We do want to open up other sectors of the economy, including pubs,’ said the Taoiseach.

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
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# Back To Work

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:45 AM 18,607 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
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MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,023 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
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From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,082 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

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

Aug 25th 2020, 9:32 PM 60,619 Views 136 Comments

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.

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision
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# Let's Talk

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision

Aug 25th 2020, 2:36 PM 25,027 Views 62 Comments

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

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests
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# Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests

Aug 24th 2020, 10:40 PM 19,480 Views 47 Comments

The Taoiseach expressed Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights.

Taoiseach: 'In taking the decision we did on the crowds, we saved the championships and the leagues'
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Taoiseach: 'In taking the decision we did on the crowds, we saved the championships and the leagues'

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,023 Views 21 Comments

Micheál Martin has expressed his support for the GAA inter-county season to take place.

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

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

Aug 22nd 2020, 9:47 PM 111,385 Views 259 Comments

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

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres
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# Covid19

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

Aug 11th 2020, 5:27 PM 16,312 Views 64 Comments

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

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car
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# Top Gear

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car

Jul 29th 2020, 9:32 PM 46,546 Views 65 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 29th 2020, 5:07 PM 16,562 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 41,864 Views 107 Comments

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.

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

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

Jul 27th 2020, 8:06 PM 35,826 Views 112 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 27th 2020, 7:20 PM 67,081 Views 158 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 11,221 Views 67 Comments

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

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump
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# Hold The Line

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

Jul 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 28,190 Views 51 Comments

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

Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem'
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

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

Jul 14th 2020, 5:40 PM 34,091 Views 70 Comments

Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss moving to Phase 4.

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

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

Jul 14th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,279 Views 87 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 13th 2020, 7:19 PM 52,030 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 12th 2020, 10:09 AM 90,204 Views 110 Comments

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

Micheál Martin attempts to smooth over discontent within the party over ministerial snubs
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# Bumpy First Week

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

Jul 8th 2020, 8:49 PM 30,199 Views 33 Comments

Micheál Martin said he understood why some members were upset.

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 7:13 AM 8,581 Views 18 Comments

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

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

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

Jun 27th 2020, 1:38 PM 16,729 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 27th 2020, 9:50 AM 56,120 Views 135 Comments

Micheál Martin is expected to become Taoiseach today.

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

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

Jun 25th 2020, 7:23 PM 17,478 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,181 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,730 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2020, 12:53 PM 5,945 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jun 15th 2020, 1:45 PM 74,853 Views 275 Comments

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

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings
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# Cover Up

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings

Jun 15th 2020, 12:04 PM 24,174 Views 41 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 99,065 Views 235 Comments

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

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
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# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,354 Views 74 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2020, 5:34 PM 36,804 Views 58 Comments

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