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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Leo Varadkar has called for an increase in HIV testing in Ireland

With the number of new positive test cases on the increase HIV Ireland has echoed the health minister’s words.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 3 September, 2015

From Business ETC The EU’s top court has punched a hole in Leo’s plan for higher alcohol prices Gulp

The EU’s top court has punched a hole in Leo’s plan for higher alcohol prices

The laws could breach European free-trade rules.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)

Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Fine Gael’s next leader, from most to least likely

Who succeeds Enda Kenny? We rank the contenders…

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach?

Analysis: Having been forced to clarify matters at the weekend, has the Taoiseach damaged his political prospects?

# leo-varadkar - Friday 31 July, 2015

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today

The announcement has been made by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 23 July, 2015

The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts

It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 17 July, 2015

2,500 people officially became Irish today

Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

The government is having a really bad day in the Seanad

The coalition has a minority in the upper house at present.

Terminal cancer patient pleads with government to pay for drug that could prolong her life

A 59-year-old woman says she is begging the government to pay for a cancer drug that could prolong her life.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 12 July, 2015

# leo-varadkar - Monday 6 July, 2015

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food? Unhappy Meals This post contains a poll

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

A TD says Ireland should follow San Francisco’s lead on the issue.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Here’s how many kids have been signed up for free GP care so far

The Minister for Health is happy with the progress so far.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

This eight-year-old’s cancer fight has led to a big change for other children

Children and young adults under 18 will be automatically granted medical cards.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin’s three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 29 June, 2015

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws

Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

# leo-varadkar - Monday 22 June, 2015

Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2

It would be part of minimum-pricing laws to set a floor price on beer, wine and spirits.

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point? Your Say This post contains a poll

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?

The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don’t hold your breath

Insurance expert Dermot Goode says that with the best will in the world the utopia of universal health care remains “5 to 10 years away, minimum”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The New York Times says it never intended to blame victims of the Berkeley tragedy

The paper said the deaths “cast a pall” on the J1 visa programme, which the students were travelling on.

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?

The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital

The 18-year-old, who was transferred to England in late 2013, has written to the Minister seeking help returning home.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 4 June, 2015

“It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out”

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down

Patients will be transferred to a larger, more modern, hospital in Portrane.

# 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.

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