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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 21 May, 2015

“If I hadn’t been given that heart my daughters would have never been born”

The Mater Hospital is today celebrating 10 years of lung transplants and thirty years of heart transplants.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 17 May, 2015

‘They were lied to’: Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 15 May, 2015

Lucinda: ‘If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they’d still be alive’

The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins – but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

Varadkar ‘ashamed’ of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

102 people signed up for health insurance EVERY HOUR in April

With the 30 April looming, Irish people bit the bullet en masse and signed on the dotted line.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Investigation after another newborn baby dies at Cavan Hospital

The newborn baby died at the maternity unit in the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more

That’s according to health minister Leo Varadkar.

“Like something from a Frankenstein novel” – bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital’s morgue

Janice Boland has given a heart-rending interview regarding the trauma she went through at the maternity hospital in 2006

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

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

# leo-varadkar - Friday 8 May, 2015

‘The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don’t know what it’s like’

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul

The health minister isn’t too bothered though.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate Chilling Effect This post contains videos

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate

The health minister said a grammatical error was to blame.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 30 April, 2015

‘It is a real tragedy for us’: X-ray mistake led to delayed cancer diagnosis

A major review of the work of three locums across seven hospitals has been carried out.

This is what the new Children’s Hospital will look like

It will be built by 2019.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 27 April, 2015

‘Worse than losing my seat’: Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Leo compares Enda to Michael Collins and smaller parties to a Monty Python sketch

No word on whether silly walks will be introduced at Leinster House.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# leo-varadkar - Friday 10 April, 2015

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

‘There is an attempt to muzzle us’: Nurse suspended after criticising psychiatric unit

Leo Varadkar said he will look into the issue.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All the day’s news? You’ll find it here.

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 30 March, 2015

Good news… Irish children are getting healthier

New figures from Safefood show people are starting to make necessary changes children’s diet and exercise.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 27 March, 2015

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 March, 2015

‘A load of nonsense’: Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No

The agriculture minister reckons Ireland is ready for same-sex marriage.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’) Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’)

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 13 March, 2015

Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their ‘human side’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their ‘human side’?

Eamonn Coghlan and James Reilly both opened up about aspects of their private life yesterday. Would that sway you?

“This is Dave and Leo, rocking it out to you” … A certain minister spent a night as a classic rock DJ

Apparently, he wanted to “knock one more thing off the bucket list”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

E’s are gone: Michael D has signed that emergency law, making loads of drugs illegal (again)

Ecstasy, ketamine, magic mushrooms and crystal meth (etc. etc.) will be illegal to possess once again, from midnight.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Pat Rabbitte: ‘Maybe Leo thinks he could run the entire cabinet without anybody’*

* Although, we’re pretty sure he was joking.

# 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 doesn’t think Micheál Martin is important enough to debate

Election battle stations…

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?

Leo Varadkar really hopes so.

# 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.

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