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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

Donald Tusk welcomes Ireland's 'young, energetic' new Taoiseach to Brussels

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels today.

Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa

Leo Varadkar is attending a EU Council meeting over the next two days.

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# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland

Varadkar said rescinding the invite would cause a diplomatic incident.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil

Fianna Fáil are calling for more speaking time to be given to larger political parties in the Dáil.

"This young lad, I know this young lad": Do you know who's who in Leo's Cabinet?

Would you know a Minister for State if they were crossed the road in front of you?

As it happened: Leo Varadkar criticised for raising Love Actually on UK visit during his first Leaders' Questions Leaders' Questions This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leo Varadkar criticised for raising Love Actually on UK visit during his first Leaders' Questions

We’re used to seeing Enda Kenny occupy the seat, but Leo is at the helm now.

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From The Daily Edge 11 of the quickest reactions to Leo Varadkar's Love Actually comments Leo Actually

The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job

It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 19 June, 2017

Leo Varadkar on visiting 10 Downing St: 'I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually' Jump For My Love This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar on visiting 10 Downing St: 'I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually'

“It wasn’t actually filmed here so I didn’t get a chance to see the stairs,” Varadkar said.

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

Leo travels to London to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland

The new Taoiseach will meet Theresa May at Downing Street today.

'There will be disappointments': There just aren't enough junior ministries to keep Leo supporters happy

The new Taoiseach names his second tier ministers this week – so who’s in and who’s out?

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Why it's time to stop tone policing pro-choice campaigners Repeal

Why it's time to stop tone policing pro-choice campaigners

It’s not a coincidence that a largely female movement is being criticized as ‘strident’.

From The Daily Edge An Post delivered a letter to Leo Varadkar that had 'Taoiseach, Castleknock' as the address Please Mr Postman
Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 16 June, 2017

Arlene Foster on power-sharing: 'It takes two to tango and we're ready to dance'

Varadkar met with delegations from the Sinn Fein and DUP at Government Buildings today.

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance

Mitchell O’Connor lost her role as a senior minister at the cabinet table in Leo Varadkar’s reshuffle.

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar celebrated becoming Taoiseach by having a big party in Coppers See Yiz In Coppers

Leo Varadkar celebrated becoming Taoiseach by having a big party in Coppers

There was a “feed of sambos” at 3am, apparently.

Cabinet reshuffle 'not a great day' for women, says Burton

Mary Mitchell O’Connor was demoted to a super junior position.

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave In His Own Words This post contains videos

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave

The new Taoiseach has had plenty to say on a range of issues in his 10 years as a TD.

Day 1: Leo Varadkar says he's going to be the man to unite the country - but other TDs aren't so sure

Many opposition TDs said they found Varadkar to be a decent man, even if they fundamentally disagreed with his politics.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

New ministers in Finance, Justice, Housing: This is Leo Varadkar's Cabinet

Paschal Donohoe takes over in Finance, and Frances Fitzgerald moves from Justice.

Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach?

He’s the youngest Taoiseach Ireland has ever had. How do you feel about it?

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach The New Boss This post contains videos

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach

He’ll announce his new Cabinet this evening.

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

He will also name a cabinet.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Enda Kenny is expected to resign as Taoiseach today

It’s all about the Enda and Leo Show this week.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 12 June, 2017

Writers and artists will now find it a lot easier to get social welfare

The government initiative will allow artists access social welfare supports.

'We need to be cautious about celebrating Varadkar’s political success'

We are far from everything being grand. Just this week a mosque in Galway was attacked, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach

The five IA members will vote for Varadkar next week.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Varadkar willing to consider 'different approach' to secure Ibrahim Halawa's freedom

Halawa has spent almost four years in jail without trial.

Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh

Leo Varadkar said there will be more disappointments than appointments for his colleagues as he selects his new Cabinet.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of next week’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Independent Alliance have 'very constructive and very satisfactory' meeting with Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of Tuesday’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

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