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#Leo Varadkar

# 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.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 18 January, 2015

“It’s not something that defines me”: Health Minister Leo Varadkar on being gay

The Minister spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan this morning.

This Senator’s unusual choice of hashtag is now trending

‘Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and #sexualorientation’.

‘His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are’ Leo

‘His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are’

Minister Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he is a gay man ‘won’t change his work in Government’, a fellow Minister has said.

From The Daily Edge 19 heart-warming and funny reactions to Varadkar coming out Coming Out

Poll: How do you intend to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you intend to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

The polls suggest a landslide, are they correct?

From The Daily Edge ‘Have you ever been to Pantibar?’ –  Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first Coming Out

‘Have you ever been to Pantibar?’ – Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first

Minister Varadkar is the first government minister to publicly announce that he is gay.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 16 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January

The Minister is taking part in the Irish Heart Foundation’s abstinence campaign.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

“A poor example”: Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

‘Elderly patients are being kept on trolleys for days’

Nurses brought their anger at overcrowding to the gates of the Dáil today.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 12 January, 2015

It looks like Frank Flannery WON’T be returning to Fine Gael – at least not formally

Senior party figures are distancing themselves from the idea of Flannery returning ahead of the next election.

Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’?

The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.

Nurses at Galway University Hospital are going on a work-to-rule

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said significant progress had been made in tackling the country’s overcrowding issues.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Leo’s warning: Junior doctor changeover and flu cases could cause more problems

We’re “not out of the woods yet” according to the Health Minister.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 9 January, 2015

There are 401 people on trolleys today

The figure peaked at more than 600 on Tuesday.

Nurses from Beaumont will protest at the gates of their own hospital today

This comes in a week when the number of patients on trolleys around the country passed 600 for the first time.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar ‘needs to stop being a commentator’

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Health Minister in the wake of the hospital overcrowding crisis.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

‘I’m sick to death of this problem’ – Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar ‘will return tomorrow’ as Adams accuses him of being AWOL

The Department of Health says that Varadkar has been kept abreast of the situation.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves

The Health Minister said he is monitoring the situation but can’t step in.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 2 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar appears on Operation Transformation

The health minister is a keen runner.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 29 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar is ‘absolutely definitely not’ thinking about Enda Kenny’s job* The High Table Interview This post contains videos

# leo-varadkar - Friday 26 December, 2014

Despite Leo’s intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

Here’s what Leo Varadkar thinks about being Ireland’s most kissable politician

We also asked the Health Minister about his secret Facebook account…

11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year

From Callinan to Kelly we look at the 12 individuals who shaped the political year that was.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

What do these five politicians want for Christmas? House Of (Christmas) Cards This post contains videos

What do these five politicians want for Christmas?

We asked a cross-party group of deputies what they want from Santa…

# leo-varadkar - Monday 22 December, 2014

Here’s the story behind those pics of Lucinda and Leo being fierce friendly last Friday night

The former Fine Gael colleagues pulled a cracker together.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was “no attempt to conceal” waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut… Loose Lips Leo This post contains videos

We asked Leo Varadkar if he finds it hard to keep his mouth shut…

The Health Minister has been telling about his reputation for being a straight talker.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Varadkar: Abortion issue is ‘never going to go away’

The Health Minister said he was aware of the life support case in Mullingar when he called legislation “too restrictive”.

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