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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme

Gillian Bolger and Darren Milne spoke about the struggles they have faced in getting their eight-year-old twins into suitable school.

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

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

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

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 13 September, 2019

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin 'not entertaining' the idea of a grand coalition with Fine Gael

Martin says there is a sense the Taoiseach is trying to provoke Fianna Fáil into an election.

Varadkar says FG would consider supporting FF if it won most seats — but not if it had a larger coalition

The Taoiseach has said he wants to have a general election in May 2020.

Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting

Footage shared on social media shows Noel Grealish referencing “economic migrants” from Africa coming to “sponge off us”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 9 September, 2019

As it happened: No breakthroughs as Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met in Dublin

There’s still plenty more Brexit action to come today. Stay with us for updates.

Why did Leo Varadkar tell Boris Johnson that Ireland could be the UK's 'Athena'?

We look at what the Taoiseach could have been implying when talking about the Greek goddess.

'Significant gaps remain' after Boris Johnson's meeting with Leo Varadkar

“This problem of Brexit was not, to be perfectly frank, a conundrum that Ireland ever wished for,” Johnson said in Dublin today.

Johnson arrives in Dublin for talks with Varadkar today

Varadkar said today’s meeting is an opportunity for the two leaders to get to know each other better.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Taoiseach says meeting with Johnson chance to see if there's any common ground

The Taoiseach said he’s not anticipating any breakthroughs during tomorrow’s meeting with the UK PM.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 7 September, 2019

# leo-varadkar - Friday 6 September, 2019

Varadkar 'doesn't expect any breakthroughs' in meeting with Johnson on Monday

The two leaders have very different views on Brexit.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Taoiseach says 'perhaps not all the same brands' will be on supermarket shelves after no-deal Brexit

Varadkar offered a stark assessment of a no-deal scenario in a speech this evening.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Boris Johnson will meet Leo Varadkar for talks on Monday

The British Prime Minister confirmed the meeting in the House of Commons today.

Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate in 'good faith' with Boris Johnson on Brexit

Pence’s message on Brexit today was stronger than many had been expecting.

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 2 September, 2019

Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced

Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 23 August, 2019

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 19 August, 2019

Leo Varadkar spoke with Boris Johnson by phone for almost an hour this evening

It’s been agreed the two leaders will meet in Dublin in September.

UK's Home Secretary says freedom of movement with the EU will end immediately after Brexit

A spokesperson said free movement will end overnight on 31 October if a deal is not agreed upon.

Poll: When should we hold a general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When should we hold a general election?

We’re waiting on Brexit, but for how long?

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Varadkar and Johnson to meet to discuss Brexit (but we're not sure when)

It comes after Varadkar and Johnson spoke over the phone about two weeks ago.

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group

Patient representatives, however, say a full apology is only possible with a full understanding of who’s accountable.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Leo Varadkar: No-deal Brexit is not 'unavoidable'

Varadkar was speaking during a visit to Northern Ireland today.

Leo Varadkar to discuss business and Brexit during Northern Ireland visit

Varadkar will also take part in a debate this evening with politicians from both sides of the border.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 2 August, 2019

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK

As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson (finally) speak by phone and UK PM asserts Brexit 'no matter what'

Downing Street said Johnson’s government would approach any Brexit talks “in a spirit of friendship”.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 29 July, 2019

Leo Varadkar-Boris Johnson phone call to be arranged 'in the near future'

A customary call between the two leaders usually takes place when one takes office.

The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?

“Some people say that meat is the new tobacco, and that’s absolutely not true,” says Dr Robert O’Connor of the Irish Cancer Society.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Less than half of people satisfied with Taoiseach's Brexit strategy, poll suggests

That’s according to an opinion poll conducted by Kantar and Sunday Independent.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 27 July, 2019

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit

Wilson was criticising comments made by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Stormont yesterday.

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'

He added it had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Varadkar says Boris Johnson's talk of new Brexit deal is 'not in the real world'

Speaking today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Uk will “do a new deal, a better deal”.

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