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# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

'Inappropriate and unethical': Varadkar backs life-saving lung disease drug for some users after HSE fails to fund it

21 Alpha-1 patients in Ireland have been receiving Respreeza up until now through a compassionate use programme.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Government considering sending its private jet to bring Ibrahim Halawa home

Ibrahim Halawa was acquitted by a court in Egypt yesterday.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.

Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave? Leo's Plan This post contains a poll

Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave?

A job as a public servant is considered a job for life – should that change?

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 17 September, 2017

A new poll about his performance should make happy reading for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Varadkar has been in office for just over three months.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home

Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year

The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.

Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform

The Taoiseach said that although he supported An Garda Síochána, management reform was needed.

Divorce referendum expected to be held November 2018

Currently, couples must have lived apart for four years out of the preceding five before they can initiate divorce proceedings.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State

Leo Varadkar said Nama could ‘step in where the private sector has failed’.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Leo Varadkar sat down with the New York Times for a big Sunday interview

In an interview with journalist Maureen Dowd the Taoiseach talked about abortion, Trump and LGBT rights.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 8 September, 2017

Varadkar says we don't always hear the 'full stories' when it comes to homelessness

The Taoiseach was asked how he feels when hears personal stories about homelessness today.

Construction begins on new €233m Centre Parcs resort in Longford

Permission for the project was granted in July 2016.

Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats

Questioned over whether a vacant housing tax would be introduced, Varadkar said that it was being considered.

Taoiseach 'Leo de Varad' has been given a certificate for Irish-speaking skills

He’s not the first Taoiseach to flex his cúpla focal.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'Any government worth its salt has done this' - senior figures exult in Leo's new 'strategic communications unit'

The establishment of a new media relations unit has been something of a pet project for Leo Varadkar since he took up office in June.

Taoiseach defends tweeting about Princess Diana on same day two homeless people died

Varadkar was speaking in an interview with TV3 News.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 4 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge People can't get over how small Michael D looks standing next to Leo Varadkar Pocket President

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

Nigel Farage accuses EU of being "only barrier" to open border with Northern Ireland

Farage said he believed the UK government was being “reasonable” as Brexit negotiations continue.

Varadkar says his new separate PR unit has cost nothing to date

Those in opposition have dubbed the new communications unit the Taoiseach’s own “spin machine”.

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 28 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar speaks for 25 minutes with Egyptian president regarding Ibrahim Halawa

The 21-year-old Irish citizen has been in jail in Egypt for over four years.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar was among 1,100 competitors in this morning's Dublin City Triathlon

The Taoiseach completed the course in a very respectable time.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Taoiseach will ask Egyptian President to allow Ibrahim Halawa return home after his trial

It is expected that a verdict will be delivered in Halawa’s case on Monday.

Minister says emergency agency should be set up as army pitches in for second day in Donegal

The northwest was hit by heavy rain during the week.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 25 August, 2017

'You have to see it to understand the scale of the damage': Leo Varadkar travels to flood-hit Donegal

Speaking to RTÉ News from Inishowen, Co Donegal, Varadkar said the damage in the area had to be seen to be believed.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit

The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans Brexit This post contains videos

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans

The Taoiseach also shared his thoughts on Donald Trump.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 21 August, 2017

Varadkar's 'global footprint' plan aims to double Irish investment, trade and tourism by 2025

The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Varadkar marches in Montreal Pride Parade alongside Justin Trudeau

The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'? That's So Fetch This post contains videos

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'?

Fine Gael is likely hoping the phrase will be better received than its general election slogan.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 18 August, 2017

'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack

Germany has called the attack “revolting”.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar makes Fortune's 40 under 40 list

Varadkar came in at number five on the list.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant

Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Former UK Brexit minister claims Varadkar 'regrets' comments on post-Brexit border

David Jones MP has said that Enda Kenny’s government seemed more positive about finding solutions to the border issue.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a general election to be held next year?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly does.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

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