# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 July, 2016
The loans of up to €2000 can be used for things like Christmas presents, or back-to-school expenses.
Minister for Social Protection wants to offer either a PRSI cut or a state pension to councillors, as part of a wider reform.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 25 July, 2016
The INOU has welcomed the plan, which the Department of Social Protection told TheJournal.ie is under consideration.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 24 July, 2016
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 21 July, 2016
The Social Welfare Minister called for people receiving welfare to “never again see their standard of living eroded or falling behind society in general”.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 19 July, 2016
A new workplace saving scheme may be introduced to encourage people to save for retirement.
One TD has described the figures as a disturbing barometer of child poverty levels.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 12 July, 2016
He who wields the knife rarely wears the crown.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 11 July, 2016
Brendan Griffin is latest TD to call on the Taoiseach to resign within weeks, but the Fine Gael leader insists he has a mandate.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 10 July, 2016
The Social Protection Minister says he ‘doesn’t think it would be right to push him.’
Reports today suggest that Fine Gael backbenchers have a plan in place to oust Kenny from his position.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 28 June, 2016
The announcement was made in Dublin Castle this morning.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 1 June, 2016
He hasn’t ruled out running for re-election.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 29 May, 2016
11 EU countries have cried foul at the previous government’s plans to introduce five separate health warnings on alcohol bottles.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 22 May, 2016
The oft-controversial internship scheme is to be discontinued by new social protection minister Leo Varadkar.
# leo-varadkar - Saturday 7 May, 2016
The new Minister for Social Protection came under some early opposition criticism today.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 1 May, 2016
The acting Health Minister was responding to comments made this afternoon by Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs.
# 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.