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

May 2nd 2020, 9:32 AM 5,614 Views 28 Comments

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

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

May 1st 2020, 11:39 PM 60,414 Views 192 Comments

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

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

May 1st 2020, 7:25 PM 69,227 Views 130 Comments

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

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

May 1st 2020, 6:40 PM 195,007 Views 319 Comments

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening.

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

Apr 30th 2020, 2:42 PM 53,489 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

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

Apr 27th 2020, 12:03 PM 50,723 Views 100 Comments

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

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

Apr 24th 2020, 5:04 PM 36,594 Views 98 Comments

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

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach
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Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 11:05 PM 25,309 Views 93 Comments

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

Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach
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Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:18 PM 57,706 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 5:48 PM 38,031 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2020, 1:10 PM 36,813 Views 82 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2020, 7:43 AM 27,360 Views 20 Comments

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

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
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Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

Apr 6th 2020, 6:18 PM 28,290 Views 68 Comments

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

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

Apr 6th 2020, 2:55 PM 210,357 Views 133 Comments

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

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19

Apr 5th 2020, 6:38 PM 166,568 Views 328 Comments

Varadkar joined the Medical Council register again in March.

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says
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There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Apr 1st 2020, 1:45 PM 38,927 Views 93 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote
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Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote

Mar 31st 2020, 4:49 PM 27,589 Views 68 Comments

The Covid-19 outbreak means the full contingent of TDs are not allowed sit in Leinster House.

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open
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Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

Mar 28th 2020, 11:56 AM 188,465 Views 124 Comments

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
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Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

Mar 25th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,970 Views 55 Comments

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

‘Come together as a nation by staying apart’: Read Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s address in full
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‘Come together as a nation by staying apart’: Read Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s address in full

Mar 17th 2020, 9:40 PM 145,192 Views 419 Comments

He made the announcement at 9pm.

The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now
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The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now

Mar 12th 2020, 12:32 PM 29,014 Views 46 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that it was based on crucial advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.

No recommendation to cancel major events at this stage, says Taoiseach
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No recommendation to cancel major events at this stage, says Taoiseach

Updated Mar 6th 2020, 5:33 PM 49,270 Views 230 Comments

He made the comment this evening during a press briefing.

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week
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TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,299 Views 52 Comments

There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?
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Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

Jan 29th 2020, 5:32 PM 99,348 Views 102 Comments

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is leaving the Independent Alliance
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Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is leaving the Independent Alliance

Jan 13th 2020, 3:38 PM 19,322 Views 40 Comments

The junior minister said he may rejoin or join another grouping after the election.

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet
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Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 5:50 PM 36,441 Views 159 Comments

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department
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'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,216 Views 34 Comments

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
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Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday

Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 18,356 Views 58 Comments

Will Leo cut and run?

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach
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Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Dec 30th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,751 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six
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The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six

Dec 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 15,903 Views 24 Comments

“This will be the 16th Christmas that my father and the five men… will spend imprisoned for a crime that they did not commit,” one letter said.

Eamon Ryan: Green Party taoiseach is 'not far away'
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Eamon Ryan: Green Party taoiseach is 'not far away'

Dec 26th 2019, 5:38 PM 22,019 Views 116 Comments

The Green Party leader said that one of his successors could be taoiseach in two governments time.

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy
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'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy

Dec 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,995 Views 42 Comments

Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government
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Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:26 PM 14,904 Views 42 Comments

Martin previously called for talks to retain the confidence-and-supply agreement between the parties.

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy
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'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy

Dec 20th 2019, 5:00 PM 18,463 Views 57 Comments

Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach said Murphy’s controversial comments came as a “big surprise”.

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar
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Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

Dec 14th 2019, 12:27 PM 12,108 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office
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Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

Dec 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,590 Views 138 Comments

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach
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If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach

Dec 5th 2019, 12:32 PM 17,907 Views 79 Comments

Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.

Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says
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Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says

Nov 29th 2019, 4:02 PM 22,037 Views 94 Comments

The former Defence Forces member who was married to an Islamic State fighter is due back in Ireland

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland
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Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Nov 26th 2019, 7:29 PM 11,731 Views 40 Comments

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks
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Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Nov 4th 2019, 11:47 AM 42,905 Views 74 Comments

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.