# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 27 September, 2016
FactCheck looks into a a controversial claim made by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar on Morning Ireland yesterday.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 21 September, 2016
Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 18 September, 2016
Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald wants Michael Noonan to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 13 September, 2016
Enda Kenny said this is not a time to “mess around”.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 11 September, 2016
An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 6 September, 2016
Speaking about his ambitions, Varadkar said he has a vision for the party and the country.
The health minister said women need “accurate information in relation to their own health”.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 23 August, 2016
There are 56,000 more people at work now than a year previously – a 2.9% rise, bringing total employment in the country to 2,014,900.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 21 August, 2016
Minister Leo Varadkar was giving his speech at the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration in Glasnevin cemetery today.
# leo-varadkar - Saturday 20 August, 2016
Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar wants to know what benefits self-employed workers want.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 8 August, 2016
Erica Fleming is requesting a review of the Back to Education Allowance criteria.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 1 August, 2016
The minute the Taoiseach spoke openly about heading off into the Castlebar sunset, it opened up the conversation about who will take over.
# 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
The Health Minister has been accused of undermining Fine Gael’s ongoing government talks with independents.
# 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.