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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator

The issue was raised as a passing comment at a private meeting where there was a larger debate about women in politics.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Many have made no payments at all for years': PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off

The proposed sell-off has become the subject of a political battle in recent days.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want there to be a general election this year?

Two new opinion polls indicate that Fine Gael is the most popular political party in the country.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 17 February, 2018

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock

Mary Lou McDonald said there is “no question of a return to direct rule” from Westminister in the North.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 16 February, 2018

McDonald: 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong'

In a wide-ranging interview, the Sinn Féin leader said her party still has the political will to get back around the table for talks.

'Mixed messages' 'Thumbs up' 'A cock-up': Here's some of the reactions to the government's grand plan for Ireland

A ‘marketing exercise’ or a ‘vision for Ireland’: Political parties and stakeholders give their view.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Vacant Seanad seat should be filled by someone with a unionist background, says senator

Leo Varadkar previously said he would like to see people from both nationalist and unionist communities take seats.

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 12 February, 2018

Theresa May says there is 'basis for agreement' to get Stormont 'up and running very soon'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May met today for last-ditch talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland.

DCU economist rejects Leo's insistence that Limerick-Cork motorway 'makes sense'

The National Planning Framework will be launched this week.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Varadkar on changing abortion stance: 'Things aren't as black and white as they appear in your 20s'

He said today that he is of the view that the Eighth Amendment “harms women”.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 9 February, 2018

EU 'still waiting' on UK to give specific solutions to Irish border issue

EU negotiator Michel Barnier said border checks would be “unavoidable” if the UK left the single market and the customs union.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Taoiseach 'disappointed' Holles Street wants to go to court to stop inquiry into death of pregnant woman

Malak Thawley died in 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 5 February, 2018

Explainer: What is the National Planning Framework 2040?

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Taoiseach says electing people from Northern Ireland will give the Seanad an 'all-island dimension'

Varadkar made the comment as he announced that a new committee on Seanad reform is to be set up.

Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time'

The Tánaiste attempted to clarify his position ahead of the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

Saving for a house? Sometimes a person can't move back home, borrow from parents or travel

Moving abroad is expected but Ireland should make life affordable and attractive for young people, writes Niamh Baker.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option

A summary of the Attorney General’s advice has been published.

Taoiseach confirms backing for new €320m runway at Dublin Airport

Sinn Fein has expressed concern about noise for local residents.

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil

Ireland is the only EU country that has yet to ratify the Convention.

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 29 January, 2018

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May The Eighth This post contains videos

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also confirmed that he would be campaigning for repeal.

Marathon Cabinet meeting on abortion comes to an end after four hours

Several cabinet members have yet to publicly state their stances on the referendum.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 27 January, 2018

New opinion poll shows support for Fine Gael has risen sharply

The party has 32% support.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Leo told Bloomberg TV it's time to get 'down and dirty' on the details of Brexit

The UK hopes to have terms of a transition deal by March.

Leo Varadkar's approval rating is now higher than any taoiseach since Bertie Ahern in 2007

Varadkar’s approval rating is up seven points to 60%.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Leo: 'I didn't actually get help from my parents - I got a 100% mortgage' Exclusive

Varadkar had said that “lots of us” received help in raising deposits.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Drop in support for Fine Gael as voters say health service issues would impact their vote

The Sunday Times poll sees Fine Gael drop two points to 32% and Fianna Fáil unchanged at 26%.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'

Sammy Wilson has previously called the Taoiseach and his Tánaiste Simon Coveney “cynical, aggressive, green, and partisan”.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Poll: Do you think the UK should vote again on Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK should vote again on Brexit?

Brexiteer Nigel Farage last week suggested that Britain should hold a second referendum on EU membership.

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Farage brands Varadkar a 'European unionist' as he attacks Irish relationship with EU

An Taoiseach was the first EU leader to speak in a series on ‘the Future of Europe’.

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