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# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

# leo-varadkar - Friday 27 February, 2015

‘I shudder to think about a Sinn Féin foreign policy that would alienate allies’

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said voters should be worried about what kind of “coalition of extremes” .

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 February, 2015

‘I was told he was just having a panic attack – an hour later, he was dead’

There have been calls for an upgrade in the cardiology services available in University Hospital Waterford.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today

The opposition think Varadkar speaks like a health commentator, while Shatter is “confused” by his former cabinet colleague.

There’ll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law

Leo Varadkar has published new proposals to legislate in the area of surrogacy for the first time.

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

Snapshots: Here’s what four years in government does to you…

It’s exactly four years since the last general election so how do some of our ministers look now compared to 2011?

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

These two are not happy about Leo’s sly digs at Micheál Martin War Of Words This post contains videos

These two are not happy about Leo’s sly digs at Micheál Martin

Varadkar’s labelling of Martin as the leader of “the third party” has not gone down well.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 23 February, 2015

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 22 February, 2015

# leo-varadkar - Friday 20 February, 2015

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it’s never too late to come out

News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.

New law will make it illegal to pay for surrogate mothers

Leo Varadkar has also promised a register of donor conceived children.

What is the Children and Family Relationships Bill and who will it affect?

Confused about what new legislation will mean for families? Read on.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 16 February, 2015

Varadkar: ‘Childcare tax breaks for parents not being ruled out’

The health minister said that it would be an election issue.

‘Greece has a major humanitarian crisis…. Ireland is in a very different situation’

Meanwhile, Michael Noonan says an extension of Greece’s bailout would be the subject of a Dáil vote.

‘Happy hours’ a thing of the past under Leo’s new sunbed rules

The Health Minister noted his “genetic tan” as he announced new measures today.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 13 February, 2015

Former minister Pat Carey on being gay: ‘Colleagues sometimes unwittingly said hurtful things’

“To be frank about it I didn’t have the courage, the confidence to talk about it to a wider audience, maybe. I’m sorry about that.”

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey’s interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 12 February, 2015

The hospital with the worst overcrowding problem is getting a boost of nurses

Changes are set to occur after an appearance by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation before the Labour Relations Commission yesterday.

Minister: Trust me, I’m aware of cases like Lucy

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

Can Willie Walsh convince TDs to allow the sale of Aer Lingus?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Some Labour TDs could miss today’s abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

‘I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn’t go far enough’

The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 6 February, 2015

Leo: We’ve no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That’s horseshit

However, the Health Minister said he would be advocating for Fine Gael to campaign for an abortion referendum in the next election.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here’s what we know about new alcohol price laws so far…

The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.

Did drinks companies water down the new alcohol laws?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Those supermarket booze deals could be in danger…

There will also be regulation of sports sponsorship for the first time if new legislation agreed by the Government passes.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 26 January, 2015

Varadkar had ‘useful’ meeting with husbands of women who died at Sligo Hospital

Leo Varadkar met with the two men today to discuss their concerns about safety at maternity wards in Ireland.

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar inspires ‘gay in Ireland’ joke on Saturday Night Live SNL

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 23 January, 2015

It looks like the government is dropping plans to ban alcohol sponsorship of sport

Finding alternative sources of funding appears “unlikely”.

These are the country’s 25 health priorities for this year

Getting people off trolleys features quite a bit.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

‘There was no cake or anything’: This Labour TD had a very small wedding last year

Dominic Hannigan wed his partner of over 20 years on New Year’s Eve.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

“Thanks so much”: Leo Varadkar on the reaction to his announcement that he’s gay

He hadn’t commented since the Sunday interview with Miriam O’Callaghan.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 19 January, 2015

Here’s what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying ‘I’m gay’

He spoke publicly about his sexuality on radio yesterday.

Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland

Leo Varadkar becoming Ireland’s first openly gay minister comes 22 years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

“I’m sure Ireland will recover…”: David Norris’s very David Norris response to Leo Leo

“I’m sure Ireland will recover…”: David Norris’s very David Norris response to Leo

Meanwhile, one of Fine Gael’s more conservative TDs says she appreciates the move will be consoling to young people who are gay.

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

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