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#Taoiseach

# 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.

# taoiseach - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Socks, jogging and Love Actually: One month in office, Leo has seen some highs and lows

The autumn is going to be a lot more challenging for the new Taoiseach.

# taoiseach - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar is on the cover of Time magazine

The Europe edition asked the new Taoiseach about Trump, Trudeau and the possibility of an Irexit.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

# taoiseach - Monday 26 June, 2017

Fine Gael sees a bump in the polls with Leo as leader

The Irish Daily Mail/Ireland Thinks poll sees Fine Gael’s popularity up six points.

# taoiseach - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I don't think my election as Taoiseach actually made history. It just reflected it'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressed crowds at Dublin Pride today.

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign Exclusive

Newly-released FOI documents show that the Department had considered changing the title to something less forceful.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

"This young lad, I know this young lad": Do you know who's who in Leo's Cabinet?

Would you know a Minister for State if they were crossed the road in front of you?

# taoiseach - Monday 19 June, 2017

'There will be disappointments': There just aren't enough junior ministries to keep Leo supporters happy

The new Taoiseach names his second tier ministers this week – so who’s in and who’s out?

# taoiseach - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge An Post delivered a letter to Leo Varadkar that had 'Taoiseach, Castleknock' as the address Please Mr Postman

# taoiseach - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar celebrated becoming Taoiseach by having a big party in Coppers See Yiz In Coppers

Leo Varadkar celebrated becoming Taoiseach by having a big party in Coppers

There was a “feed of sambos” at 3am, apparently.

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave In His Own Words This post contains videos

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave

The new Taoiseach has had plenty to say on a range of issues in his 10 years as a TD.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Leo Varadkar being Taoiseach?

He’s the youngest Taoiseach Ireland has ever had. How do you feel about it?

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach The New Boss This post contains videos

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach

He’ll announce his new Cabinet this evening.

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

He will also name a cabinet.

Flattery, chuckles and playful punches: Enda's long goodbye comes to an end

Enda Kenny stepped down as Taoiseach yesterday.

# taoiseach - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Campaign For Leo website was set up last year - but Leo says it 'wasn't prep for leadership contest'

A spokesperson for the Minister said it was a slogan used for his online presence since 2007.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'Going through the motions' but Leo still has time for 90 minutes of questions

Varadkar wooing fans in Wicklow and Coveney cheered by admirers in Athlone show that it’s not over ’till it’s over.

# taoiseach - Monday 22 May, 2017

Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike

Leo was forced to defend some of his big manifesto promises today.

# taoiseach - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Like it or loathe it, history will be kind to Enda Kenny

After six years, the Mayo man has decided to make room for the next Taoiseach.

'It's disappointing that there are no women in the race and no possibility for first woman Taoiseach'

The race for Fine Gael leadership is underway. What do we actually want from a leader?

# taoiseach - Thursday 18 May, 2017

The man who would be king - is Simon Coveney on a well-worn path to Taoiseach?

Following in his father’s footsteps and rising through the ranks, Simon Coveney could follow Enda Kenny’s path to Taoiseach.

Liveblog: 'Taoiseach will receive retirement lump sum of €378,000'

Sinn Féin stuck the knife into Enda Kenny’s leadership today, saying that he came in a time of chaos and is leaving in one too.

Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach? Spoilt For Choice This post contains a poll

Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach?

It’s game on in the contest to be the next leader of both Fine Gael and Ireland.

Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question

Just over 40% say ‘yes’. About the same number disagree.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

International politicians pay tribute to 'strong leader' and 'good friend' Kenny

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Kenny was “a strong leader for Ireland”.

From The Daily Edge 10 memories of Enda Kenny's time as Taoiseach that will stay with us forever Enda Story

10 memories of Enda Kenny's time as Taoiseach that will stay with us forever

Chasin’ a goose, dancin’ to Bruce.

This is almost certainly what Enda Kenny's office looks like right now

Will today be the day? Illustrator Annie West imagines…

# taoiseach - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?

Referendums on “women’s place in the home” and “blasphemy” were included in the Programme for Government.

# taoiseach - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss

There was a lot of pomp and ceremony for Michel Barnier – the man who will lead Europe’s Brexit negotiations.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'

Senator Joan Freeman originally praised the Taoiseach for his involvement, but took a different view today in the Seanad.

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way

Enda Kenny is expected to step down as the party’s leader in the near future.

# taoiseach - Friday 5 May, 2017

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# taoiseach - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Here are the things that must happen before and after a united Ireland becomes a reality

The first report in the history of State to outline a road map for reunification throws up a number of ideas.

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