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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

More than 80% of people to be offered first vaccine dose by the end of June, says Tánaiste

Wed 8:28 PM 30,235 Views 81 Comments

The Tánaiste says he hopes government can do better than the September target.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister

Feb 24th 2021, 5:04 PM 16,937 Views 96 Comments

The new legislation is being debated in the Dáil this afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 22 February, 2021

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April
# Ramp Up
# Ramp Up

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:32 AM 44,925 Views 86 Comments

The health minister has said capacity is being built up to vaccinate 250,000 people a week.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leo Varadkar: 'Aer Lingus will not be allowed to fail'
# National Airline
# National Airline

Leo Varadkar: 'Aer Lingus will not be allowed to fail'

Feb 18th 2021, 6:46 PM 41,283 Views 83 Comments

The Tánaiste said that discussions are ongoing for further financial support if required.

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 12,013 Views 21 Comments

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

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Taoiseach says junior and senior infants are likely to return to school from 1 March
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Taoiseach says junior and senior infants are likely to return to school from 1 March

Feb 17th 2021, 9:55 PM 74,188 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach made the remarks at a Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
# Preliminary Inquiries
# Preliminary Inquiries

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 6:31 PM 40,929 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are currently assessing correspondence that has been received over the leaking of the contract.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Funeral-goers arriving in Ireland from restricted countries will not be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Exemptions
# Exemptions

Funeral-goers arriving in Ireland from restricted countries will not be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

Feb 11th 2021, 5:09 PM 42,734 Views 47 Comments

Arrivals to Ireland from restricted countries list will have to stay in their room.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Government plans to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000
# Travelling Abroad
# Travelling Abroad

Government plans to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000

Feb 10th 2021, 2:09 PM 39,608 Views 173 Comments

The €500 fine was not seen as enough of a deterrent to stop people travelling abroad.

Varadkar: 'I'm afraid it will end in violence. I don't mean having a milkshake thrown on you, I mean something much worse'
# Abusive Graffiti
# Abusive Graffiti

Varadkar: 'I'm afraid it will end in violence. I don't mean having a milkshake thrown on you, I mean something much worse'

Feb 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 148,261 Views 99 Comments

The Tánaiste reacts to the abusive graffiti about him that was scrawled on a wall in Belfast earlier this month.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel
# International Travel
# International Travel

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 6:08 PM 50,762 Views 48 Comments

He said there seems to be an “openness” to talking about the two islands working together.

Government announces extra €160m in supports for Covid-hit businesses
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Government announces extra €160m in supports for Covid-hit businesses

Feb 9th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,403 Views 11 Comments

A new €60 million scheme as part of the total package will go to businesses which have been unable to access Government funding until now.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 6 February, 2021

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 183,349 Views 70 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

# leo-varadkar - 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 41,764 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.

'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious

Feb 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 96,827 Views 170 Comments
  • It's hoped the country can move to Level 4 restrictions in March - but outdoor dining is not expected to begin till a later stage.
  • Talks are currently underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months, the Tánaiste said.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Belfast graffiti threatening Leo Varadkar investigated as hate crime
# Criminal Damage
# Criminal Damage

Belfast graffiti threatening Leo Varadkar investigated as hate crime

Jan 30th 2021, 5:13 PM 81,285 Views 0 Comments

The graffiti was written on a wall in Belfast between last night and this morning.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 29 January, 2021

Varadkar tells Facebook moderators he will contact social media giant on their behalf
# Reach Out
# Reach Out

Varadkar tells Facebook moderators he will contact social media giant on their behalf

Jan 29th 2021, 8:19 PM 20,061 Views 35 Comments

Moderators have been pushing for mental health supports and to be allowed work from home during the pandemic.

Factfind: Do we know the rate of travel transmission?
# International Travel
# International Travel

Factfind: Do we know the rate of travel transmission?

Jan 29th 2021, 12:39 PM 15,096 Views 45 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday night that international travel accounts for fewer than 1% of Covid-19 cases

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Mandatory hotel quarantine to be expanded and 'Iceland model' explored - Tánaiste
# Four Walls
# Four Walls

Mandatory hotel quarantine to be expanded and 'Iceland model' explored - Tánaiste

Jan 28th 2021, 1:39 PM 39,919 Views 68 Comments

Arrivals from Brazil or South Africa or those without a PCR test are currently facing hotel quarantine.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday

Jan 27th 2021, 9:40 PM 155,759 Views 151 Comments

Micheál Martin said 397 people arriving at the airport yesterday were returning from holiday.

'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 16,411 Views 38 Comments

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

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Taoiseach: 'Zero-Covid strategy is not possible or sustainable'
# Non-runner
# Non-runner

Taoiseach: 'Zero-Covid strategy is not possible or sustainable'

Jan 26th 2021, 7:57 PM 32,493 Views 92 Comments

NPHET does not recommend such a strategy, says Micheál Martin.

A lockdown extension and new travel rules - Here are the main points you need to know
# Covid19
# Covid19

A lockdown extension and new travel rules - Here are the main points you need to know

Jan 26th 2021, 7:30 PM 59,974 Views 64 Comments

Level 5 is with us until at least 5 March.

Poll: Are you planning a holiday abroad this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning a holiday abroad this year?

Jan 26th 2021, 9:38 AM 137,365 Views 131 Comments

Leo Varadkar has said summer holidays might be off the agenda.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 15 January, 2021

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal
# Healthcare Workers
# Healthcare Workers

Varadkar says designating the Beacon Hospital as vaccination centre 'at odds' with its refusal to sign surge capacity deal

Jan 15th 2021, 5:46 PM 51,248 Views 66 Comments

Beacon Hospital has not signed up to allow its ICU capacity be used by the public system.

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland
# International Travel
# International Travel

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland

Jan 15th 2021, 3:43 PM 14,635 Views 30 Comments

Travellers from South America are no longer allowed to come into the UK, amid fears over a new virus variant first identified in Brazil.

New law will give employees the right to request remote working
# Right To Disconnect
# Right To Disconnect

New law will give employees the right to request remote working

Jan 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,617 Views 52 Comments

This year a legally admissible code of practice on the right to disconnect from work – covering phone calls, emails and switch-off time – will be introduced.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Government considering how to honour the work of volunteers during pandemic
# Token
# Token

Government considering how to honour the work of volunteers during pandemic

Jan 14th 2021, 4:27 PM 22,244 Views 60 Comments

There have been calls for a gesture of appreciation to be given.

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 17,230 Views 53 Comments

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

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Jan 13th 2021, 5:11 PM 37,986 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes
# State Apology
# State Apology

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes

Jan 13th 2021, 1:39 PM 27,384 Views 70 Comments
  • The full report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was released yesterday.
  • The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Children's Minister issued statements.
  • "The State failed you, the mothers and children in these homes," Micheál Martin said.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner

Jan 12th 2021, 4:02 PM 35,373 Views 75 Comments

The party whip was removed from Senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins in August.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 11 January, 2021

Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year
# Television
# Television

Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year

Jan 11th 2021, 3:29 PM 12,223 Views 20 Comments

Normal People is up there too.

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
# Burials
# Burials

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,434 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'

Jan 7th 2021, 2:16 PM 55,458 Views 57 Comments

The Tánaiste said there are around 300 beds, which he said can scale up with surge capacity to over 400.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election
# Holding Firm
# Holding Firm

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:51 AM 30,856 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach also ruled out the prospect of any Fianna Fáil ministerial reshuffle in the near future.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 28 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated

Dec 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 97,268 Views 157 Comments

Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Paul Reid says Covid-19 vaccine rollout to start on Tuesday instead of Wednesday
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

Paul Reid says Covid-19 vaccine rollout to start on Tuesday instead of Wednesday

Updated Dec 27th 2020, 1:25 PM 65,489 Views 131 Comments

Ireland’s inoculation rollout had been expected to begin four days after receiving the vaccine, which medical professionals had questioned.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,734 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach said there are 700 contact tracers employed.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border
# Level 5
# Level 5

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:39 PM 105,592 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste said there would be gardaí policing rules around inter-county travel.

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