# leo-varadkar - Thursday 28 April, 2016
Construction is set to begin this summer. The decision has been described as “a giant step forward for children’s healthcare in ireland”.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 27 April, 2016
TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 April, 2016
Last week, it emerged that €12 million of the €35 million ring-fenced for mental health in last year’s budget is to be diverted to other resources.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 7 April, 2016
There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 4 April, 2016
# leo-varadkar - Monday 21 March, 2016
Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 4 March, 2016
Rather worryingly, some of those polled would like Kanye West to be Taoiseach. Come on people, he’s not even Irish…
“We won’t just stay in government for the sake of it, we won’t be clinging to power.”
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 23 February, 2016
Eddie Moloney died from a brain haemorrhage beside a blaring TV at University Hospital Limerick.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 22 February, 2016
# leo-varadkar - Friday 19 February, 2016
The 21-year-old was arrested by detectives this morning.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 February, 2016
The Health Minister said Martin lives in “a fairytale”.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 16 February, 2016
Two canvassers gave chase when the robbers fled the shop in Carpenterstown just before 7pm.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 15 February, 2016
The Taoiseach insists he was the first party leader to rule out coalition with Fianna Fáil.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 10 February, 2016
Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 8 February, 2016
The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 29 January, 2016
Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 January, 2016
Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.
Colleen’s mother commends the hospital staff for their work, but says her daughter has been left languishing on waiting lists for years.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 11 January, 2016
A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 10 January, 2016
The Health Minister is warm to sharing the cabinet table with Lucinda Creighton, three years after she left his party.
The Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was speaking following the sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 8 January, 2016
Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 7 January, 2016
Leo Varadkar’s comments follow days of controversy regarding overcrowding at Irish hospitals, and come ahead of a nursing strike next week.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 5 January, 2016
The two finance ministers were in top form today.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 4 January, 2016
Adam Doyle had criticised the HSE after travelling to Northern Ireland to access feeding equipment for his sick son.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 January, 2016
Almost 2,000 people in Ireland are on dialysis.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 1 January, 2016
A Facebook post about Adam Doyle’s child Noah has been shared more than 14,000 times.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 30 December, 2015
New laws are to be introduced to ensure the titles are protected and registered.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 29 December, 2015
The Taoiseach has been reflecting on nearly five years in office.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 24 December, 2015
Just one more sleep until Christmas. Here’s what you need to know.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 23 December, 2015
A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 17 December, 2015
Leo Varadkar says he supports the Taoiseach’s plan to call a convention on the issue.
The Taoiseach has come to the defence of the Health Minister, but won’t say if he’ll be reappointed if the government is re-elected.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 16 December, 2015
The HSE says that a growing and ageing population is putting a strain on the service.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 7 December, 2015
Private for-profit health care systems are both more costly and provide lower quality care than public systems, writes Julien Mercille.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 25 November, 2015
And Leo wants this figure to drop.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 17 November, 2015
The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.