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#strategic communications unit

# strategic-communications-unit - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit

A review published tonight has acknowledged that the placement of Fine Gael candidates in Project 2040 advertorials was “unsatisfactory”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months

The Taoiseach told his Cabinet today the unit’s budget will be cut by 50% and the staff reduced.

# strategic-communications-unit - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit Scu

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit

A total of 85 TDs voted in favour of the motion.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit

Varadkar came under fire during Leaders’ Questions when opposition parties called for the unit to be disbanded.

Just under half of people trust the government

One in five people aren’t sure what they think, according to a new poll.

# strategic-communications-unit - Monday 5 March, 2018

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics

Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.

# strategic-communications-unit - Friday 8 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting

Which – technically – is an accurate statement.

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar has a 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug and there are so many questions Strategic Mug Unit

# strategic-communications-unit - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

@campaignforleo: 'A powerful weapon in government’s communications artillery'

Leo congratulating the Phoenix Cricket Club last week was not just another initiative of the Strategic Communications Unit, writes Amy Rose Harte.

# strategic-communications-unit - Friday 13 October, 2017

One of the first things Martin would do as Taoiseach: Dismantle Leo's strategic comms unit

Micheál Martin used his opening speech at the Ard Fheis to take a pop at the Taoiseach.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Revealed: Taoiseach's new communications unit to cost €5m next year PR

Revealed: Taoiseach's new communications unit to cost €5m next year

The Taoiseach previously said the new unit would be cost neutral.

# strategic-communications-unit - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?

The new communications unit has caused a deal of controversy since its announcement.

# strategic-communications-unit - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'Any government worth its salt has done this' - senior figures exult in Leo's new 'strategic communications unit'

The establishment of a new media relations unit has been something of a pet project for Leo Varadkar since he took up office in June.