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#Michael Martin

# michael-martin - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Taoiseach's attendance at Cork boxing club event during indoor gatherings ban was 'not personal'
# Photo Op
# Photo Op

Taoiseach's attendance at Cork boxing club event during indoor gatherings ban was 'not personal'

Apr 4th 2021, 9:49 AM 129,216 Views 134 Comments

Reports resurfaced yesterday about Micheál Martin’s attendance at the event.

# michael-martin - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today

Feb 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 10,993 Views 8 Comments

“We need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides,” Micheál Martin said in relation to the NI Protocol.

# michael-martin - 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 30,889 Views 45 Comments

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

# michael-martin - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
# Hanging On The Telephone
# Hanging On The Telephone

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

Nov 28th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,111 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

# michael-martin - Friday 13 November, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says

Nov 13th 2020, 3:37 PM 58,014 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it would be available to priority groups before then.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget
# Interview
# Interview

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:01 AM 55,528 Views 35 Comments

Micheál Martin spoke to TheJournal.ie about the Dublin restrictions, the Budget and his backstage run-in with Mike Murphy in RTÉ.

# michael-martin - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees
# Seanad
# Seanad

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees

Jun 27th 2020, 9:04 PM 69,522 Views 86 Comments

The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.

# michael-martin - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'

Sep 22nd 2018, 12:56 PM 22,049 Views 67 Comments

He described an incident where a conversation they had ended up on a front page the next day as “a bit immature”.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Micheal Martin says Fianna Fáil support for Michael D Higgins as President extends to councillors
# Uachtarain Na Heireann
# Uachtarain Na Heireann

Micheal Martin says Fianna Fáil support for Michael D Higgins as President extends to councillors

Jun 27th 2018, 12:57 PM 8,430 Views 41 Comments

Michael Martin explained the reasoning behind the party’s endorsement of a second term for Michael D Higgins as president.

# michael-martin - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'

Apr 8th 2018, 1:17 PM 14,432 Views 178 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said he wants another budget to be passed by the government.

# michael-martin - Thursday 18 January, 2018

9 of the quickest reactions to Micheál Martin coming out in favour of Repeal The 8th
# Repeal The 8th
From The Daily Edge
# Repeal The 8th

9 of the quickest reactions to Micheál Martin coming out in favour of Repeal The 8th

Jan 18th 2018, 7:15 PM 12,669 Views 7 Comments

“Was he visited by three ghosts last night?”

# michael-martin - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public
# Political Crisis
# Political Crisis

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public

Nov 26th 2017, 1:10 PM 33,567 Views 111 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

# michael-martin - Friday 7 July, 2017

Micheál Martin thinks Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is 'being unfair' to gardaí over Jobstown case
# Trust In The Force
# Trust In The Force

Micheál Martin thinks Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is 'being unfair' to gardaí over Jobstown case

Jul 7th 2017, 8:14 AM 18,675 Views 119 Comments

Varadkar said people need to trust garda evidence.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil
# Won't Be Silenced
# Won't Be Silenced

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil

Jun 20th 2017, 5:15 PM 10,127 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil are calling for more speaking time to be given to larger political parties in the Dáil.

# michael-martin - Saturday 14 May, 2016

These are the Fianna Fáil women who could be in line for a promotion
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

These are the Fianna Fáil women who could be in line for a promotion

May 14th 2016, 8:15 AM 20,719 Views 38 Comments

It’s understood Micheál Martin will appoint at least three women to the party’s front bench.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'
# UHI
# UHI

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'

Nov 18th 2015, 1:29 PM 18,757 Views 117 Comments

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

# michael-martin - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl

Nov 5th 2015, 11:11 AM 22,352 Views 85 Comments

Michael Martin appeared in Portlaoise Circuit Court today.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Voters are having none of Micheál Martin's denials about possible coalition partners
# CB Live
# CB Live

Voters are having none of Micheál Martin's denials about possible coalition partners

Sep 29th 2015, 6:45 AM 12,533 Views 141 Comments

A new poll shows that six out of 10 people don’t believe the Fianna Fáil leader.

# michael-martin - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency'
# Strike
# Strike

'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency'

Apr 2nd 2015, 11:15 PM 35,155 Views 121 Comments

Thousands of Dunnes Stores employees are out on strike today.

# michael-martin - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate
# IMMA
# IMMA

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate

Sep 28th 2014, 8:43 PM 11,064 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Micheál Martin: "I'm preparing to be the next Taoiseach"
# GE16
# GE16

Micheál Martin: "I'm preparing to be the next Taoiseach"

Sep 16th 2014, 10:59 PM 23,437 Views 166 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has also firmly ruled out going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# michael-martin - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll
# Millward Brown
# Millward Brown

Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll

Aug 3rd 2014, 10:07 AM 16,144 Views 172 Comments

And, we’re warning you now, the public were also asked about Garth Brooks in this Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people
# St Vincent's
# St Vincent's

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

Jul 1st 2014, 4:08 PM 18,210 Views 109 Comments

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

# michael-martin - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Galway secure emphatic victory over London
# Report
From The42
# Report

Galway secure emphatic victory over London

May 25th 2014, 5:40 PM 6,988 Views 1 Comment

Expectation was high for Paul Coggins’ side following their memorable 2013 exploits.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

"No, is the answer." - Taoiseach won't ask Minister Alan Shatter to resign
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

"No, is the answer." - Taoiseach won't ask Minister Alan Shatter to resign

Mar 25th 2014, 4:18 PM 10,696 Views 75 Comments

Opposition leaders called him to ask Minister Shatter to withdraw remarks made regarding whistleblowers.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Taoiseach accused of having a ‘King Canute’ response to the floods
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach accused of having a ‘King Canute’ response to the floods

Feb 5th 2014, 12:51 PM 9,382 Views 57 Comments

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the cost of installing 10km of new flood defences at between €50 and €100 million.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

"Slán abhaile, Madiba" - TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela
# Madiba
# Madiba

"Slán abhaile, Madiba" - TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Dec 10th 2013, 7:37 PM 8,165 Views 47 Comments

Party leaders were given time to speak today in the chamber in memory of the South African leader.

# michael-martin - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Taoiseach: Micheál Martin is looking for notice and an opportunity
# TV Debate
# TV Debate

Taoiseach: Micheál Martin is looking for notice and an opportunity

Sep 28th 2013, 6:44 PM 7,822 Views 135 Comments

RTÉ has confirmed Enda Kenny had turned down an invitation to a TV debate. But the Fianna Fáil leader has said he hopes the Taoiseach will change his mind.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Martin: This government rammed through bills and it's an abuse of its position
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Martin: This government rammed through bills and it's an abuse of its position

Sep 17th 2013, 8:48 AM 4,274 Views 68 Comments

The Fianna Fáil party leader said that if we abolish the Seanad, we will be concentrating more power in the hands of a small group.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Michael Meehan's belter and 10 other super scores from last weekend's GAA
# Highlight Reel
From The42
# Highlight Reel

Michael Meehan's belter and 10 other super scores from last weekend's GAA

Jul 31st 2013, 9:36 PM 3,362 Views 0 Comments

Take three minutes to relive the bits you can’t afford to miss.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Where are the tapes from the other bailed-out banks? Kenny: ‘I dunno’
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Where are the tapes from the other bailed-out banks? Kenny: ‘I dunno’

Jun 26th 2013, 10:03 PM 25,909 Views 165 Comments

The Taoiseach said: “I did ask for all files when I got this job… And there are none…”

# michael-martin - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore

May 22nd 2013, 1:13 PM 7,147 Views 31 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said that legislation is currently being drawn up which will be put before government shortly.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Taoiseach: No one will be forced to quit job if childcare exceeds salary
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach: No one will be forced to quit job if childcare exceeds salary

Mar 27th 2013, 11:57 AM 8,840 Views 86 Comments

It disputes comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar who said that childcare costs would have to be taken into consideration in insolvency arrangements.

# michael-martin - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?

Feb 9th 2013, 10:10 AM 19,353 Views 243 Comments

A new opinion poll shows the party are back on top, but will they move across the Dáil chamber the next general election?

# michael-martin - Monday 4 February, 2013

'Imposing all the losses on citizens is not acceptable' - Micheál Martin
# Ireland In The EU
# Ireland In The EU

'Imposing all the losses on citizens is not acceptable' - Micheál Martin

Feb 4th 2013, 8:17 PM 10,886 Views 111 Comments

The leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin also said that ‘Ireland’s neutrality is a difficult tightrope to walk’.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog
# Grants
# Grants

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

Nov 14th 2012, 8:11 AM 2,884 Views 16 Comments

CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

MSD to shed 90 jobs at Cork plant
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

MSD to shed 90 jobs at Cork plant

Oct 3rd 2012, 5:51 PM 6,629 Views 9 Comments

The announcement has been met with disappointment today.

# michael-martin - Thursday 9 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Aug 9th 2012, 4:49 PM 4,078 Views 2 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# michael-martin - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Gay Byrne out of presidential campaign, before he even got in
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gay Byrne out of presidential campaign, before he even got in

Aug 13th 2011, 1:45 PM 1,505 Views 44 Comments

Gay Byrne has said that he doesn’t feel the time is right for him to take part in the presidential campaign.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Twitter reaction: the final leaders’ debate
# GE11
# GE11

Twitter reaction: the final leaders’ debate

Feb 23rd 2011, 6:40 AM 3,823 Views 0 Comments

While the final leaders’ debate raged on, we kept an eye on what the Twitter folk were saying. Here are some of yesterday evening’s better tweets.

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