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# taoiseach - 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.

# taoiseach - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August.

# taoiseach - 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

# taoiseach - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge People are losing it over this UK MP getting so many facts about Ireland wrong on Sky News last night Enda Kelly

# taoiseach - Monday 4 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar was snapped wearing a vest to a cabinet meeting and of course there were jokes The Vest Around

# taoiseach - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

# taoiseach - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Coveney becomes Tánaiste as reshuffled ministers receive their seals at the Áras

Heather Humphreys is the new Minister for Business and Josepha Madigan is Minister for Arts.

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

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

# taoiseach - Monday 27 November, 2017

'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader are meeting again today as efforts continue to avoid a general election.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

# taoiseach - Monday 13 November, 2017

Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing'

The chair of the Housing Agency said we need to move from a situation where we use words like “homeless’” and “crisis” continuously.

# taoiseach - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland has one of the lowest levels of homelessness'

The Taoiseach said homeless figures are low by international standards.

# taoiseach - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave

Addressing the Fine Gael Conference this evening in Cavan, the Taoiseach said his party would solve the housing crisis.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army

Leo Varadkar failed to rule out Ireland signing up to a joint defence pact with EU countries.

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back

It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.

# taoiseach - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Varadkar warns there should be no return to direct rule in phone call to Theresa May

The deadline to make a deal has already passed.

# taoiseach - Monday 23 October, 2017

Enda Kenny got an honorary doctorate at NUIG today

He follows other former Taoisigh in receiving the award.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Should employees go to work during a red weather alert? Leo agrees to issue guidelines

Brendan Howlin said employers were confused yesterday as to whether to close for the day or not.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

The Taoiseach and Minister for Finance joined TheJournal.ie this evening to answer your questions about the Budget.

Enda Kenny to be conferred with honorary doctorate by the NUI

The doctor will see you on 23 October.

# taoiseach - Monday 9 October, 2017

The Taoiseach and the Finance Minister join TheJournal.ie for Budget 2018 Facebook Live

Get ready with your questions and concerns as we host a special session with Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe this Wednesday evening.

# taoiseach - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest RIP This post contains images

Politicians pay final respects as Liam Cosgrave is laid to rest

The former Taoiseach’s life was remembered in Dublin today.

# taoiseach - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Varadkar signs book of condolence for 'true patriot' Liam Cosgrave as tributes continue

Cosgrave was the last-remaining former Taoiseach born before the formation of the Irish State.

# taoiseach - Monday 2 October, 2017

Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum?

The aggressive intervention of the Spanish police in the weekend’s referendum has been criticised by many European leaders.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'

The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.

# taoiseach - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been putting a focus on how his government is perceived by the public.

# taoiseach - Monday 18 September, 2017

Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave? Leo's Plan This post contains a poll

Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave?

A job as a public servant is considered a job for life – should that change?

# taoiseach - Friday 15 September, 2017

Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform

The Taoiseach said that although he supported An Garda Síochána, management reform was needed.

# taoiseach - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State

Leo Varadkar said Nama could ‘step in where the private sector has failed’.

# taoiseach - 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.

Taoiseach defends tweeting about Princess Diana on same day two homeless people died

Varadkar was speaking in an interview with TV3 News.

# taoiseach - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Varadkar says his new separate PR unit has cost nothing to date

Those in opposition have dubbed the new communications unit the Taoiseach’s own “spin machine”.

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant

Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.

# taoiseach - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Brexit seriously risks driving a wedge between the North and Ireland'

He also warned against Ireland returning into a “place of bloodshed and violence, of checkpoints”.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years Cast Your Vote This post contains a poll

You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years

The Taoiseach has outlined his referendum plans for the next two years

# taoiseach - Friday 28 July, 2017

Bertie Ahern: Ireland leaving the EU would be an 'act of insanity'

He has reiterated his comments that there is no support for an Irexit.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been awarded an honorary doctorate

Academics at the Dublin Castle ceremony reflected on a political career that encompassed four ministries and a premiership.

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