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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 25 April, 2018

#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 21 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar paid tribute to Avicii, and indirectly started a debate over the song of summer 2013 Leo's Tribute

# leo-varadkar - Friday 20 April, 2018

'There shouldn't be bonuses for bankers': Taoiseach takes stance on bankers' pay

Varadkar’s comments come after Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the government will establish a review to examine bankers’ pay.

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port Trade This post contains videos

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port

Celine is going to carry cargo between Dublin, the Netherlands and Belgium and is seen as major coup for Ireland.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Varadkar makes Time's list of the world's 100 most influential people

Varadkar is listed alongside figures including Donald Trump and Millie Bobby Brown.

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked

The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.

Support for Fine Gael has finally taken a dip... and Sinn Féin are the big winners

The news marks a long run of consistently higher polling for Leo Varadkar’s party.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts

During Storm Ophelia last year, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach

Micheál Martin said any violation of a journalist’s data should be a criminal offence.

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 16 April, 2018

Galway hospital denies claims emergency department patients were 'hidden' during Taoiseach's visit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited University College Hospital Galway last Thursday.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 13 April, 2018

Varadkar condemns list in Cork school that said 'the girls with the most number of ticks will get raped'

The list proves the need to modernise our sexual education in schools, the Taoiseach said.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Jim Daly says he wasn't slapped down over his comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

“You must have a valid reason for not doing business with Sinn Féin,” the junior minister said today.

Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'

“For a democracy to function, we need an independent press,” the Taoiseach said in Galway today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin

Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach

The former leader of the UUP has strong opinions on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

“We have abortion here, it is just unsafe, unregulated and unlawful,” she said today.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

The 1916 Proclamation was read by Captain Sean McCarthy in front of the GPO this afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 30 March, 2018

Micheál Martin says Budget 2019 must prioritise the homeless crisis

Martin said the government has failed to grapple with the issue, which continues to get worse.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

Taoiseach declares homeless and housing crisis a national emergency

Leo Varadkar said the latest homeless figures are “disturbing”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign PAC

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign

The Public Accounts Committee also raised concerns about the use of “fraud” in department material.

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland

The government will tell the Vatican that families ‘of all shapes and forms’ should be celebrated during Pope’s Irish visit

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit

A review published tonight has acknowledged that the placement of Fine Gael candidates in Project 2040 advertorials was “unsatisfactory”.

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months

The Taoiseach told his Cabinet today the unit’s budget will be cut by 50% and the staff reduced.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 23 March, 2018

Russian ambassador to Ireland says expulsion of diplomats would be 'unfriendly action'

The 28 EU leaders have offered British Prime Minister Theresa May their full support in blaming Russia for the attack.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit Scu

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit

A total of 85 TDs voted in favour of the motion.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Taoiseach's role in proposed Garda PR campaign called 'jaw-dropping'

The discussions came at a time when the publication of CSO figures was hotly debated.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish flags, selfies and Leo chants: Taoiseach gets a pep in his step walking down Fifth Avenue

Leo Varadkar said it was a privilege to march in the New York City parade today

Clare landowner 'surprised and shocked' by Varadkar's comments about wind farm

The Taoiseach later said he was making a joke.

Leo Varadkar marches with his partner in the St Patrick's Day parade in New York

The Taoiseach lead the parade through the streets of New York today.

Mayor of New York declares today as Gerry Adams Day

Mayor Bill De Blasio paid tribute to Adams for his pursuit of a united Ireland.

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns with Doonbeg wind farm months after Varadkar email

Fáilte Ireland said that the development could have an impact on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York

The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 16 March, 2018

'A very nice gesture': Mike Pence tells Leo Varadkar that his partner Matt would be welcome in his home

It is tradition during the St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington DC for the Taoiseach to have breakfast with the VP.

'I'm happy to clarify': Varadkar says he was just joking about Trump and Doonbeg

Varadkar came under fire from opposition politicians yesterday after he told a story about Trump contacting him in 2014.

No date set for Trump visit - but it could happen in early 2019

“I look forward to being there,” Trump said yesterday.

Clare council says Leo Varadkar made no official intervention over Doonbeg wind farm

Varadkar said yesterday he got a call from Donald Trump over the wind farm.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s happening as we head into the long weekend.

Trump and Leo become 'fast friends' yesterday (just don't mention Doonbeg)

TheJournal.ie had a ringside seat for Irish celebrations in the Trump White House.

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