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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote

The Sunday Times poll sees Fine Gael drop two points to 32% and Fianna Fáil unchanged at 26%.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'

Sammy Wilson has previously called the Taoiseach and his Tánaiste Simon Coveney “cynical, aggressive, green, and partisan”.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Poll: Do you think the UK should vote again on Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK should vote again on Brexit?

Brexiteer Nigel Farage last week suggested that Britain should hold a second referendum on EU membership.

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Farage brands Varadkar a 'European unionist' as he attacks Irish relationship with EU

An Taoiseach was the first EU leader to speak in a series on ‘the Future of Europe’.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Taoiseach asked to send 'message of support' to Meath village worried about 'Scientology centre'

A protest is planned for tomorrow in Ballivor, where it is claimed that the movement will offer access to its ‘Narconon’ detox programme.

Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks'

The were calls for the Taoiseach to put his views on abortion on the record today.

In full: Here’s where our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

35 countries will be visited as part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations this year.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum Repeal Or No Repeal This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum

The Taoiseach says, however, that his Cabinet wants a referendum to take place.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 8 January, 2018

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year

The project is the biggest road project ever undertaken in Northern Ireland.

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband

Rural TDs have hit out against Minister Denis Naughten who admitted it could be up to five years before all connections are done.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 4 January, 2018

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace

The last SAVI report, which was commissioned 16 years ago, is to be updated.

Taoiseach criticised for visiting 'undemocratic' Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán

Leo Varadkar will meet Orbán in Budapest later today.

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar regrets saying he wanted to retire from politics by the age of 51

The Taoiseach said he is in politics for the long haul.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

Leo says Trump doesn't have the skill set to bring stability to Northern Ireland

The Taoiseach said he will not be seeking out Donald Trump’s advice when it comes to the political stalemate in the North.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 1 January, 2018

Quiz: What was Leo Varadkar doing here?

The Taoiseach has rarely missed a beat when it comes to a good photo opportunity.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Department of Justice will be 'divided' but it will remain under one minister

The department will be internally split into two divisions with seperate deputy secretaries.

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'

The Cork TD discusses how the abortion issue will be difficult for his party and how Fianna Fáil hasn’t ruled out running candidates in the north.

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Coveney has no regrets about making promises about family homelessness

Tánaiste Simon Coveney sits down with TheJournal.ie to talk homelessness, Brexit, abortion and Callan’s Kicks.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 25 December, 2017

Taoiseach says government at Vatican's 'disposal' for Pope Francis visit

Next year’s Pope Francis visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million.

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

Varadkar not concerned that a group of Scientologists were hosted in Leinster House

The Victory Centre in Firhouse was opened as the Scientology’s European base earlier this year.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'My seven-year-old daughter shed a tear': Enda Kenny received a lot of well wishes when he stepped down

Although one critic wrote: “Thank God you’re finally off … back to the bog you came from.”

Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation

The Taoiseach told The Sunday Independent that the Brexit deal struck in December of this year was his highlight of 2017.

Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost

The latest poll puts Leo Varadkar’s own approval rating at 56%.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Trump and Prince Charles got the most expensive gifts from the Taoiseach this year

Justin Trudeau got socks from Leo Varadkar (of course), among other presents.

Ireland to give more money towards Yemen crisis as Irish aid set to jump next year

The Taoiseach says the time has come for Ireland to start increasing our spending on international development again.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 22 December, 2017

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

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