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#Leaders' Questions

# leaders-questions - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 4th 2018, 1:05 PM 10,857 Views 62 Comments

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'
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Updated Oct 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 44,256 Views 139 Comments

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
# No Snaps
# No Snaps

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

Sep 18th 2018, 4:41 PM 16,497 Views 40 Comments

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
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Jun 12th 2018, 3:05 PM 41,925 Views 0 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

May 29th 2018, 2:53 PM 11,193 Views 149 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,612 Views 58 Comments

“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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 3rd 2018, 1:54 PM 25,504 Views 83 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 2nd 2018, 12:47 PM 13,009 Views 36 Comments

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
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

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

Apr 26th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,304 Views 37 Comments

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
# Hands Up
# Hands Up

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit

Mar 6th 2018, 6:15 PM 30,944 Views 79 Comments

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
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Dec 6th 2017, 12:03 PM 18,489 Views 82 Comments

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
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Dec 5th 2017, 2:02 PM 16,013 Views 40 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

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

Nov 30th 2017, 11:58 AM 14,994 Views 16 Comments

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
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

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

Nov 29th 2017, 12:05 PM 11,211 Views 27 Comments

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
# Budget Exhausted
# Budget Exhausted

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

Nov 29th 2017, 8:55 AM 16,126 Views 73 Comments

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'
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 12:01 PM 20,417 Views 63 Comments

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'
# Dail Exchange
# Dail Exchange

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

Nov 15th 2017, 2:32 PM 24,376 Views 40 Comments

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?'
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Nov 15th 2017, 12:04 PM 12,782 Views 35 Comments

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'
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Nov 14th 2017, 2:08 PM 9,031 Views 19 Comments

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'
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Nov 8th 2017, 12:01 PM 27,080 Views 24 Comments

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
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

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

Nov 7th 2017, 2:05 PM 15,037 Views 25 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Oct 25th 2017, 12:04 PM 12,972 Views 21 Comments

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'
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Oct 24th 2017, 2:07 PM 13,703 Views 28 Comments

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
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

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

Oct 18th 2017, 12:01 PM 25,789 Views 46 Comments

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
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Oct 17th 2017, 2:02 PM 7,219 Views 4 Comments

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
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

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

Oct 4th 2017, 11:58 AM 17,403 Views 49 Comments

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
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

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

Oct 3rd 2017, 2:06 PM 16,192 Views 33 Comments

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
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

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

Sep 27th 2017, 8:17 PM 10,368 Views 25 Comments

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
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Sep 26th 2017, 1:58 PM 14,492 Views 46 Comments

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

# leaders-questions - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Tánaiste asked about boost to Garda Commissioner's salary as Leo tries out his ploughing skills
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# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste asked about boost to Garda Commissioner's salary as Leo tries out his ploughing skills

Sep 21st 2017, 1:58 PM 12,777 Views 30 Comments

It’s day two of the new Dáil term.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 20th 2017, 2:50 PM 12,354 Views 42 Comments

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
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Jul 13th 2017, 12:57 PM 6,786 Views 23 Comments

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'
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Jul 12th 2017, 11:58 AM 19,015 Views 111 Comments

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
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# Leaders' Questions

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

Jul 11th 2017, 3:30 PM 6,386 Views 4 Comments

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

# leaders-questions - Thursday 6 July, 2017

As it happened: Government comes under fire over care of people with disabilities
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# Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Government comes under fire over care of people with disabilities

Jul 6th 2017, 12:04 PM 7,296 Views 2 Comments

Here we go..

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Taoiseach told it took Europe to take action on skyrocketing insurance hikes
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

Taoiseach told it took Europe to take action on skyrocketing insurance hikes

Jul 5th 2017, 12:02 PM 24,850 Views 42 Comments

Irish-based insurance companies were raided yesterday as part of investigations into alleged price-fixing.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

McDonald tells Taoiseach that people in the real world have no interest in his choice of socks
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# Leaders' Questions

McDonald tells Taoiseach that people in the real world have no interest in his choice of socks

Jul 4th 2017, 1:56 PM 25,116 Views 28 Comments

Taoiseach faces questions over the new bin charges regime.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Taoiseach told Defence Forces families can't afford to put food on the table
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

Taoiseach told Defence Forces families can't afford to put food on the table

Jun 28th 2017, 12:07 PM 15,378 Views 35 Comments

It’s time for Leaders’ Questions.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Taoiseach says separating elderly married couple was 'devoid of humanity'
# As It Happened
# As It Happened

Taoiseach says separating elderly married couple was 'devoid of humanity'

Jun 27th 2017, 1:54 PM 15,965 Views 17 Comments

It’s Leaders’ Questions at Leinster House.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

As it happened: Leo Varadkar criticised for raising Love Actually on UK visit during his first Leaders' Questions
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# Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Leo Varadkar criticised for raising Love Actually on UK visit during his first Leaders' Questions

Jun 20th 2017, 2:00 PM 15,498 Views 23 Comments

We’re used to seeing Enda Kenny occupy the seat, but Leo is at the helm now.