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#Leo Varadkar

# 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.

What do kids these days know about drugs? Answers on an iPad, please

Young people are being asked to research issues around drugs and alcohol as part of a digital media contest.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 3 November, 2014

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Leo Varadkar gets offered €250,000 “every couple of months” to go to Canada

The Health Minister would earn more in Alberta than in Leinster House.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?

Irish researchers are attempting to find out.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 27 October, 2014

Leo wants to find out just how healthy Ireland is

A new nationwide survey will ask households about a range of health indicators.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 24 October, 2014

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher criticised the Health Minister’s approach to HSE waiting lists, with 41,600 people waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here’s what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he ‘wore a white coat’

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 20 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Joe Dolan lookalike mash up is just perfect Future Islands
Cad é an Ghaeilge ar u-turn? Government to review bilingual signage plan Off Track This post contains a poll

Cad é an Ghaeilge ar u-turn? Government to review bilingual signage plan

The pilot scheme aimed to have Irish and English the same size on road signs.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 17 October, 2014

$100,000 … That’s all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO ‘knew their facts’

He also revealed that the latest HSE service plan will be published in around three or four weeks time.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far

With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 5 October, 2014

‘Serious allegations’ of rigged waiting lists to be pursued by Department of Health

The HSE said it had no knowledge of the memo allegedly calling on employees to manipulate the figures.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 3 October, 2014

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card ‘need not worry’ Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card ‘need not worry’

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

‘I’ll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage’ – Varadkar

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 29 September, 2014

“Deplorable overcrowding”: Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital

The INMO said today that the Major Emergency Plan should have been implemented at the hospital today, with 47 people on trolleys in the Emergency Department this morning.

There’s currently no obligation for doctors to have insurance but there soon will be

Does your doctor have medical indemnity insurance?

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is ‘on the brink of collapse’

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

Stroke politics? The controversy over Fine Gael’s Seanad hopeful isn’t going away

John McNulty was appointed to a state board days before Fine Gael nominated him for the Seanad.

Another anonymous letter blasting the Children’s Hospital plan … but Leo’s not concerned

Jack and Jill CEO Jonathan Irwin believes the letter, said to be from a hospital consultant, is evidence of “horrifying things that are under the carpet”.

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 September, 2014

“Let’s not repeat the mistake of 1983″… Varadkar calls for calm in abortion debate

The Health Minister has rejected calls for a referendum to be held next year.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week

The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.

‘It’s just not true’: Leo insists the government didn’t cook the books

The Health Minister has been responding to claims from Micheál Martin that the government “cooked the books” in health.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar sang Tender by Blur off his phone at the Fine Gael think-in Come On Come On Come On

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Think-ins, smackdowns and desperation: Winners and losers (and one for you to decide) from the political week… House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Think-ins, smackdowns and desperation: Winners and losers (and one for you to decide) from the political week…

David Cameron’s in the firing line for travelling north, Mary Lou’s in the headlines for flying Down Under, and we’re not sure what to make of Leo…

# leo-varadkar - Friday 12 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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