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#Tánaiste

# tanaiste - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

# tanaiste - Sunday 8 July, 2018

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

# tanaiste - 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.

# tanaiste - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

# tanaiste - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar says his low point of 2017 was Frances Fitzgerald's resignation

The Taoiseach told The Sunday Independent that the Brexit deal struck in December of this year was his highlight of 2017.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

# tanaiste - Friday 1 December, 2017

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

# tanaiste - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Liveblog: Leo Varadkar announces new Tánaiste and slightly reshuffles his Cabinet

A new Tánaiste, Business and Culture minister have been announced in the Dáil.

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to see as Tánaiste?

Simon Coveney and Heather Humphreys are seen as the frontrunners for the position.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

# tanaiste - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging

The former Tánaiste paid tribute to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and thanked him for his “loyalty”.

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information

He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.

From The Daily Edge A Tipperary woman also called Frances Fitzgerald is having a tough time on Twitter today Wrong Frances

# tanaiste - Monday 27 November, 2017

Tánaiste defends position after emails show she 'noted' legal strategy against whistleblower

Talks between the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin concluded this evening without a resolution

# tanaiste - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were told to be ‘grown up men’ and sort this out – but eyes will be on the Tánaiste this weekend.

# tanaiste - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# tanaiste - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended

“The tax payer should not have to fund any more than is necessary,” said a GRA spokesperson.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

# tanaiste - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted

Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# tanaiste - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly

The Inspector of Prisons died earlier today.

# tanaiste - Friday 26 August, 2016

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

# tanaiste - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

# tanaiste - Friday 24 June, 2016

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?

The Justice Department has said that it is aware of foreign fighters from Ireland who have died in the Middle East.

# tanaiste - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# tanaiste - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs'

Sinn Féin said the Mansion House’s Round Room could be used if repair works closes the Dáil chamber.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

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

# tanaiste - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

# tanaiste - Friday 27 November, 2015

Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...

The independent TD has called for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate claims surrounding the state agency.

# tanaiste - Thursday 19 November, 2015

# tanaiste - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book

Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Pictures: Water protesters clash with gardaí at Joan Burton food bank event

More trouble at an event attended by the Tánaiste today.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Joan Burton had a go at RTÉ live on air this morning

The Tánaiste also said she trusts the Irish people to use the water grant for what it was intended for.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe's 'enormous catastrophe'

EU leaders meet later this month to discuss how to deal with the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# tanaiste - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Joan Burton: Labour will be returned to power

The Tánaiste said “things would have been done differently” if the party wasn’t in government with Fine Gael.

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