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#Leaders' Questions

# leaders-questions - Yesterday’s News

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food

Howlin said calls to the Social Protection helpline have been going unanswered.

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now

Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation'

She also said that fears about how Brexit will affect Ireland was turning people off the idea.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants

The hiring of private investigators by government departments was reported upon in last weekend’s Sunday Business Post.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal

The issue dominated large chunks of Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

# leaders-questions - 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.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'The agreement stands': Leo says DUP does not represent everyone in Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it’s now up the UK to come back to them.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

As it happened: Leo fields questions about what went wrong in Brexit deal omnishambles

A deal was done yesterday, until it wasn’t.

# leaders-questions - 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.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Taoiseach says there's no need for Ireland to use Brexit veto

Ireland was pulled back from the brink of an election yesterday but it was business as usual in the Dáil today.

Varadkar tells Dáil that cost of garda overtime will be covered by next year's budget

Gardaí in Dublin had been told that “under no circumstances” is overtime to be incurred.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'She may not have thrown McCabe to the wolves but she allowed them free rein'

Frances Fitzgerald is under pressure today over questions about a ‘forgotten email’.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister: 'I will not have my good name and reputation traduced by deputy Alan Kelly'

There was a heated exchange in the Dáil today where Charlie Flanagan told TD Alan Kelly to desist from engaging in a smear campaign.

Gerry Adams: 'Instead of being a Taoiseach for the elites, can't you become a Taoiseach for the homeless?'

The Taoiseach was grilled about the homelessness and housing crisis during Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

As it happened: Leo says he wants a new Garda Commissioner in place 'sooner rather than later'

Housing, Maurice McCabe and a new Garda Commissioner were all discussed during Leaders’ Questions.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'You love shaming social welfare frauds but didn't protest outside AIB with your placards and hashtags'

Mattie McGrath asked the Tasoiseach what he is doing about the Paradise Papers.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Martin criticises Shane Ross for tweeting about Man Utd game on the eve of the rail strike

The Taoiseach said both parties should go back to the table to sort out the rail dispute.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

As it happened: Leo told to 'call in the fraud squad' over tracker mortgage scandal

The Taoiseach has returned from his travels and is back in the hot seat.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

As it happened: 'We bailed out the banks and all we got was two fingers back'

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said the bankers were called in “for a little chat” with the Finance Minister this week.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

As Leo helps with Storm Ophelia clean-up, a new storm is brewing over pensions

Fianna Fáil is tabling a motion on the pensions issue today.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

As it happened: Politicians pay tribute to those that lost their lives in Storm Ophelia

Leo Varadkar spent the day in the National Emergency centre yesterday.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Varadkar says there is 'no value' in holding a referendum on the public ownership of Irish Water

The Taoiseach took Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'I do not yet know the net cost' - Varadkar grilled on new strategic communications unit

Leo Varadkar was back in the hot seat today, after days of clashes in the Dáil last week.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Child waiting over 3 years for mental health assessment, Taoiseach told

There are 6,000 children waiting for primary care psychology appointments, the Dáil was told today.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms abortion referendum will happen in May or June

Seven other referendums will be held in late 2018 and in summer of 2019.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 21 September, 2017

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

As it happened: As Dáil returns, Taoiseach says homelessness 'a stain on our society'

They’re all back in Leinster House today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 13 July, 2017

As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

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