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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

Here’s the story behind those pics of Lucinda and Leo being fierce friendly last Friday night

The former Fine Gael colleagues pulled a cracker together.

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Varadkar: There was “no attempt to conceal” waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut… Loose Lips Leo This post contains videos

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut…

The Health Minister has been telling TheJournal.ie about his reputation for being a straight talker.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Varadkar: Abortion issue is ‘never going to go away’

The Health Minister said he was aware of the life support case in Mullingar when he called legislation “too restrictive”.

Will the Seanad reject water charges?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Pro-life group: No one wants to see this baby’s life deliberately ended

The family of a 16-week pregnant woman who is brain dead want to switch off the life support.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue The 8th This post contains videos

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?

The Health Minister made a significant speech last night.

ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

FULL SPEECH: Minister for Health on what is wrong with Ireland’s abortion laws

Leo Varadkar rules out ‘rushed referendum’.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are ‘too restrictive’ Repeal The 8th This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are ‘too restrictive’

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

‘Sickened by the threats’: Will Senators reject water charges?

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I’ve ever seen Care Homes This post contains videos

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I’ve ever seen

The Health Minister has been speaking about the shocking footage broadcast by RTÉ last week.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 15 December, 2014

Leo says he’ll get a plan to sort out ‘chronic’ hospital overcrowding Beaumont Crisis This post contains videos

Leo says he’ll get a plan to sort out ‘chronic’ hospital overcrowding

Health Minister Leo Varadkar says he expects the situation in Beaumont to ease this week — but nurses want an ‘emergency’ declared.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Poll: Could you afford to pay €3 a week? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Could you afford to pay €3 a week?

Leo Varadkar yesterday criticised protesters taking to the street over water charges.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Leo: It really bothers me that people are protesting about €3 a week, we’ve much bigger problems

The Health Minister has been responding to the protests in Dublin today.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 5 December, 2014

Would Leo be a better leader than Enda? We asked this Fine Gael TD (four times) The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Would Leo be a better leader than Enda? We asked this Fine Gael TD (four times)

Eoghan Murphy has defended Enda Kenny, but what does he think about Leo Varadkar as a future Fine Gael leader?

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 4 December, 2014

How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?

The latest poll puts Kenny as the most unpopular of the four main party leaders. So is his position safe?

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 30 November, 2014

The Minister for Health helped out in a medical emergency yesterday

Leo Varadkar spent the day with the National Ambulance Service.

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? ‘Bullshit’

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 29 November, 2014

‘You need a humour bypass’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In a week that saw a new Garda Commissioner, a big fat ‘no’ from the ECB and some serious eye-rolling.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

‘Never again’: New guidelines introduced after Savita’s tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food… some Dublin ones, not so much

The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

An array of changes to the medical card system were announced today.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

Which politician do Irish people most want to kiss?

The answer may not be surprising.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 24 November, 2014

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food

However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 17 November, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests

Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Now you can pick up your prescription while you’re on holiday

If you’re in the EU, that is.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 15 November, 2014

‘I will not leave the House’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘I will not leave the House’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In a week where Mary Lou McDonald staged a sit-in in the Dáil and ministers were heckled at the launch of the Government’s 1916 commemoration plans.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 13 November, 2014

What does Leo make of being described as ‘tall and good-looking with a certain exotic feel’?

The Health Minister came in for high praise from the former Fine Gael strategist earlier this week.

Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself

“This is a man who likes to compare himself to Mandela, he is now comparing himself to Michael Collins.”

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers

Plus: How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?

‘Curry my yoghurt can coca coalyer’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which the water charges saga rumbled on, Obama suffered a major setback and a DUP member mocked the Irish language.

Poll: Should a baby’s genetic mother appear on their birth cert after surrogacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a baby’s genetic mother appear on their birth cert after surrogacy?

The Supreme Court rules this week that only the birth mother’s name can appear. Do you agree?

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Leo Varadkar: There’s a ‘sinister fringe’ of violent Irish Water protesters Coolock This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar: There’s a ‘sinister fringe’ of violent Irish Water protesters

His comments come following last night’s protest at Coolock Garda Station.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Leo Varadkar really loves chicken wings

Speaking ahead of a food addiction conference earlier, The Health Minister confessed he’s not always as healthy as he’d like to be.

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here’s how Leo Varadkar wants to help

The Minister has announced how he will address the increase in premiums for private health insurance.

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