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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 18 November, 2017

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'

The Sun’s editorial comment came following strong words from Varadkar at a European Union summit in Sweden yesterday.

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 17 November, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit Sock It To 'em This post contains videos

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit

Leo Varadkar says he wants talk of hard borders “off the table” before things move forward.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

Coverage of homelessness crisis 'damaging to Ireland's reputation' - minister

His comments follow controversial remarks on the topic by Leo Varadkar at the weekend.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

As it happened: Leo says he wants a new Garda Commissioner in place 'sooner rather than later'

Housing, Maurice McCabe and a new Garda Commissioner were all discussed during Leaders’ Questions.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 13 November, 2017

Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing'

The chair of the Housing Agency said we need to move from a situation where we use words like “homeless’” and “crisis” continuously.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Leo effect helps Fine Gael to six-year opinion polling high

The poll surveyed over 1,000 voters between 26 October and 7 November.

Leo's PRSI plan: If you lose your job, you should get 70% of your salary while you look for a new one

The Taoiseach wants to go back to the old system of pay-related benefits,

Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched

It’s understood this is one of the concrete offerings in Fine Gael’s new ‘rolling manifesto’ It will focus on removing gender barriers from all aspects of Irish life.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland has one of the lowest levels of homelessness'

The Taoiseach said homeless figures are low by international standards.

Leo: Halligan was 'absolutely wrong' - but question 'not a hanging offence'

“I don’t think it merits ending Minister Halligan’s career.”

How Oliver Callan finetuned his impressions of Leo and Enda

The impressionist also broke down how he imitates some of RTÉ’s top presenters.

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past

While affordable housing schemes may sound like a positive was forward, but there were a number of issues with previous schemes that may need to be addressed.

Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions

The Taoiseach plans to set up a Gender Equality Commission.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave

Addressing the Fine Gael Conference this evening in Cavan, the Taoiseach said his party would solve the housing crisis.

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Poll: Do you use a dishwasher at work?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

Leo Varadkar was unable to give a definition of what constituted affordable housing when questioned recently in the Dáil.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army

Leo Varadkar failed to rule out Ireland signing up to a joint defence pact with EU countries.

'You love shaming social welfare frauds but didn't protest outside AIB with your placards and hashtags'

Mattie McGrath asked the Tasoiseach what he is doing about the Paradise Papers.

An invite to Trump to visit Ireland still stands, but his presidency has dented how the US is viewed

About 8 in 10 Irish people feel more negatively about the US than they did this time last year.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar was wearing a 'shamrock poppy' in the Dáil today

Around 35,000 Irish died during World War One, which is being remembered this month.

Martin criticises Shane Ross for tweeting about Man Utd game on the eve of the rail strike

The Taoiseach said both parties should go back to the table to sort out the rail dispute.

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 6 November, 2017

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies

Microsoft, Facebook and Apple – the Taoiseach made pitstop visits to them all this week.

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

# leo-varadkar - Friday 3 November, 2017

Despite planning approval, Apple is still 'considering' its €850 million Galway data centre

The proposed Athenry facility has been mired in the planning process.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar encourages victims of sexual harassment to come forward

Varadkar also said that “due process” is important.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Facebook confirms plans to create hundreds of jobs in Ireland next year

The announcement was made during Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s trip to Silicon Valley.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Your PRSI will now let you get a free scale and polish

From today, workers are entitled to a full scale and polish, and if necessary, protracted periodontal treatment.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating

There have been calls for the SAVI report, commissioned 15 years ago, to be updated.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 22 October, 2017

How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world

The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Varadkar says he'll move the time of his Ard Fheis speech so it doesn't clash with Ireland-Denmark

Varadkar used his speech at this evening’s Fine Gael presidential dinner to take aim at the ‘latte socialists’ of the Irish left.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 20 October, 2017

Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'

Leo Varadkar somberly acknowledged that Ireland is going to miss the UK’s support.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Leo says most citizens in Northern Ireland will be 'Irish and European' after Brexit

Tensions are high as EU and UK negotiators have reached a stalemate in Brexit talks.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

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