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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

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# leo-varadkar - Monday 17 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge The Philippines' President keeps making rape jokes, but is claiming that people "get him" Geebag

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

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# leo-varadkar - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The Government plans to start refunding water charges from autumn

It is estimated that the refunds will cost in the region of €160 million.

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Socks, jogging and Love Actually: One month in office, Leo has seen some highs and lows

The autumn is going to be a lot more challenging for the new Taoiseach.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 14 July, 2017

Paul Murphy sends letter claiming he was 'defamed' by the Taoiseach

“You were acquitted but that doesn’t mean your behaviour was right.”

Poll: How did Leo Varadkar get on in his first month in office? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How did Leo Varadkar get on in his first month in office?

The nation’s youngest-ever Taoiseach has had his share of ups and downs.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

Leo Varadkar is on the cover of Time magazine

The Europe edition asked the new Taoiseach about Trump, Trudeau and the possibility of an Irexit.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies' I Don't Condone It This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

The Taoiseach also described the scenes as “ugly” and “violent”.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 7 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar will send out weekly video messages of how he's getting on as Taoiseach Dear Friend This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar will send out weekly video messages of how he's getting on as Taoiseach

His predecessor preferred to send out written messages weekly.

Micheál Martin thinks Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is 'being unfair' to gardaí over Jobstown case

Varadkar said people need to trust garda evidence.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar says 'it's a problem' that garda evidence conflicted with video footage in Jobstown trial

Varadkar discussed Paul Murphy, the Eighth Amendment and women in the Dáil in a wide-ranging RTÉ interview.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil

“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.

Varadkar defends Coveney amid reports he 'questioned judgment' of Air Corps pilot

Simon Coveney called an Air Corps pilot to ask why he couldn’t be flown to Cork, it’s reported.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

From The Daily Edge The international media have crowned Leo Varadkar as the new 'king' of the sock game Giving It Socks

Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'

Varadkar says he has no intention of putting a referendum on the Eighth Amendment “on the long finger”.

Socks, drums and GAA: Government goes 'Full Riverdance' for Trudeau visit

Varadkar was keen to roll out the red carpet (and the themed legwear) for his VIP guest today.

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'It's the smart thing to do': Canadian PM gives Varadkar advice on gender balance

The Canadian PM has a gender-balanced Cabinet. Varadkar was criticised for not promoting more women.

McDonald tells Taoiseach that people in the real world have no interest in his choice of socks

Taoiseach faces questions over the new bin charges regime.

Leo Varadkar wore a pair of novelty maple leaf socks when meeting Justin Trudeau

He might have been having a dig at the Canadian PM, who is partial to novelty socks himself.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 3 July, 2017

Why is Leo Varadkar so keen to roll out the red carpet for Justin Trudeau?

Canada’s centrist prime minister jets in this evening, and will be here until Wednesday morning.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 1 July, 2017

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US

John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Leo says he wants to cut income tax, with Fianna Fáil's help

Varadkar says there may be ‘hidden fiscal space’ he can use.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Taoiseach on Tuesday.

RTÉ received "no significant feedback" about Donald Trump's calling-out of Caitriona Perry

Trump told the broadcaster’s Washington Correspondent that she has “a nice smile”, before telling the Taoiseach “I bet she treats you well”.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Trump congratulates Leo on leadership victory (after the US president was 'on hold' for 90 seconds)

Earlier this year, Varadkar said he wouldn’t be keen on Trump visiting Ireland.

Taoiseach says separating elderly married couple was 'devoid of humanity'

It’s Leaders’ Questions at Leinster House.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 26 June, 2017

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

Fine Gael sees a bump in the polls with Leo as leader

The Irish Daily Mail/Ireland Thinks poll sees Fine Gael’s popularity up six points.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 25 June, 2017

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I don't think my election as Taoiseach actually made history. It just reflected it'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressed crowds at Dublin Pride today.

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign

There have been 4,859 reports received by the department since 18 April, compared to 3,322 in the same period last year.

Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important?

Just 22.3% of TDs who won seats in the last election were women.

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign Exclusive

Newly-released FOI documents show that the Department had considered changing the title to something less forceful.

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