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#Leaders' Questions

# leaders-questions - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste

Apr 1st 2021, 2:35 PM 46,471 Views 127 Comments

A delivery of 112,000 vaccines were delivered last night, said Varadkar.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up

Mar 3rd 2021, 3:20 PM 39,516 Views 95 Comments

Government says it’s on target to give first dose to 72,000 over-85s by the end of the first week of March.

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,499 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 18 February, 2021

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,034 Views 22 Comments

The Tánasite said he could not make a commitment today that it would be extended beyond 28 February.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,058 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work

Feb 10th 2021, 3:23 PM 7,358 Views 17 Comments

His comments come after reports that the tribunal has yet to receive a single claim, more than two months after it started its work.

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds
# Pension Age Rise
# Pension Age Rise

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds

Feb 10th 2021, 2:42 PM 30,389 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the plan would cost individuals more than 2,000 euro a year.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 41,881 Views 62 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Prolonged suppression of the virus' is the government's goal, says Taoiseach

Jan 27th 2021, 1:40 PM 16,434 Views 38 Comments

Speaking in Leaders’ Questions, he said “there will be no half-measures from me, as Taoiseach, or from Government”.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 4:25 PM 72,076 Views 74 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 14 January, 2021

AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

AstraZeneca approval will allow vaccinations to ramp up to 100,000 per week in February, says Varadkar

Jan 14th 2021, 1:57 PM 17,245 Views 53 Comments

This week, around 50,000 vaccinations are expected to be completed.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett

Jan 13th 2021, 1:32 PM 32,016 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned his statement yesterday is being presented in a certain light.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,256 Views 54 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
# Nurses Pay
# Nurses Pay

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated

Dec 9th 2020, 1:18 PM 19,166 Views 36 Comments

Martin specifically referenced testimony raised about a student midwife who comforted a mother who lost a baby.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Dec 8th 2020, 3:47 PM 24,571 Views 77 Comments

Micheál Martin said there should be “no exploitation of any student nurse in any hospital setting”.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 7:55 PM 105,506 Views 139 Comments

The Taoiseach said the low temperature fridges are being stored in Citywest before being distributed around the country.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers

Nov 26th 2020, 3:03 PM 22,795 Views 48 Comments

The Tánaiste said if people borrow money, they have a responsibility to pay it back.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Leo Varadkar 'didn't know the names' of the other people interested in Seamus Woulfe role

Nov 19th 2020, 1:44 PM 25,062 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste faced numerous question on the ongoing controversy today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Government considering whether to make it mandatory for a person to restrict their movements
# Legally Enforceable
# Legally Enforceable

Government considering whether to make it mandatory for a person to restrict their movements

Nov 5th 2020, 4:33 PM 106,738 Views 62 Comments

Varadkar said it is under consideration for “certain circumstances”.

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'

Nov 5th 2020, 2:09 PM 28,867 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he does not “as standard” retain text messages, but retains official emails

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes
# Rural Independent Group
# Rural Independent Group

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes

Oct 6th 2020, 5:20 PM 92,574 Views 66 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin subsequently apologised to Michael Healy-Rae.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Eamon Ryan defends decision not to inform Cabinet about Leaving Cert error
# Leaving Cert Controversy
# Leaving Cert Controversy

Eamon Ryan defends decision not to inform Cabinet about Leaving Cert error

Oct 1st 2020, 1:42 PM 30,266 Views 45 Comments

The controversy was described as a “shambles” in the Dáil today.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel
# Penalised
# Penalised

'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel

Jul 28th 2020, 3:22 PM 14,361 Views 51 Comments

A number of concerns about how welfare payments were cut if citizens travelled abroad have been raised.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste says there is no guarantee that pubs will reopen on 10 August
# Time Please
# Time Please

Tánaiste says there is no guarantee that pubs will reopen on 10 August

Jul 16th 2020, 1:25 PM 50,547 Views 119 Comments

“There’s a big difference between Portmagee and Dame Lane,” said TD Michael Healy Rae.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Varadkar says he told banks he would come down on them 'like a tonne of bricks' if they make mortgage break profit
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Varadkar says he told banks he would come down on them 'like a tonne of bricks' if they make mortgage break profit

Jul 9th 2020, 1:58 PM 25,101 Views 41 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty raised the issue of the banks charging interest on mortgages that have availed of pandemic payment breaks.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Jul 8th 2020, 1:54 PM 17,923 Views 29 Comments

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death
# Ultan Meehan
# Ultan Meehan

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Jul 7th 2020, 3:59 PM 65,488 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Nov 26th 2019, 3:34 PM 8,885 Views 12 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney

Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney

Nov 7th 2019, 12:29 PM 18,075 Views 66 Comments

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary told the Tánaiste that “Good media is dying on the vine while you whistle by the graveyard”.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says
# Votegate
# Votegate

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says

Oct 22nd 2019, 3:24 PM 8,742 Views 13 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressed the Dáil on the matter before Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

Oct 1st 2019, 3:08 PM 19,539 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport
# PSC
# PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

Updated Sep 18th 2019, 4:42 PM 23,827 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

# leaders-questions - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Eamon Ryan interview: 'Sometimes Leo's inner neo-liberal comes out'
# Green Agenda
# Green Agenda

Eamon Ryan interview: 'Sometimes Leo's inner neo-liberal comes out'

Jul 28th 2019, 9:00 PM 23,663 Views 36 Comments

The Green Party leader spoke to TheJournal.ie while on a clean up in Donnybrook.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,593 Views 0 Comments

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald asks Michael Noonan to clarify if he described Majella Moynihan case as 'internal garda matter'
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Mary Lou McDonald asks Michael Noonan to clarify if he described Majella Moynihan case as 'internal garda matter'

Jun 18th 2019, 3:25 PM 35,509 Views 128 Comments

Noonan was minister for justice during the period Majella Moynihan faced censure.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost

Feb 27th 2019, 1:17 PM 19,845 Views 93 Comments

The Taoiseach said he will make a decision on the final bidder before Easter.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland
# Her Name Is Clodagh
# Her Name Is Clodagh

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland

Feb 26th 2019, 3:56 PM 20,623 Views 17 Comments

There were also calls for the HSE and Tusla to be included in the new garda review of murders in the home.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears
# Portiuncula Hospital
# Portiuncula Hospital

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Feb 19th 2019, 3:12 PM 43,707 Views 132 Comments

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'One or two' contractors Varadkar would not like to see get a public State contract again
# Low Balling
# Low Balling

'One or two' contractors Varadkar would not like to see get a public State contract again

Feb 12th 2019, 7:26 PM 35,026 Views 69 Comments

Work is underway to ensure the public procurement process is more robust, particularly for large-scale projects.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Jan 23rd 2019, 1:45 PM 11,595 Views 31 Comments

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

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