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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Michael Martin

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# Northern Ireland
Taoiseach to meet cross-community group of Troubles victims over opposition to legacy plans
Campaigners are opposting proposed amnesty for Troubles offences.
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# restrictions
Maximum of 5,000 people allowed at live sporting events under new Covid restrictions
Munster have confirmed that tickets sold on general sale for their St Stephen’s Day game against Leinster will now be declared void.
# Housing
Taoiseach won't confirm whether government is planning events to lure cuckoo funds to Ireland
It was reported at the weekend that two ministers may attend housing ‘roadshows’.
# all island consensus
Taoiseach, Paul Givan and Michelle O'Neill all sing from the same hymn sheet on climate change
He will meet with First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill.
# work experience
10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched
The Pathways to Work 2021-2025 strategy was launched by the government this morning.
# Brexit hangover
Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney
Poots has described his relationship with the Irish Government as “really, really bad”.
# Photo Op
Taoiseach's attendance at Cork boxing club event during indoor gatherings ban was 'not personal'
Reports resurfaced yesterday about Micheál Martin’s attendance at the event.
# Northern Ireland
'We all need to cool it': Taoiseach urges calm as EU and UK to discuss NI Protocol in London today
“We need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides,” Micheál Martin said in relation to the NI Protocol.
# Holding firm
Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election
The Taoiseach also ruled out the prospect of any Fianna Fáil ministerial reshuffle in the near future.
# hanging on the telephone
Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.
# SARS-CoV-2
Coronavirus vaccine should be available to Irish public by mid-2021, Martin says
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it would be available to priority groups before then.
# Interview
Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget
Micheál Martin spoke to about the Dublin restrictions, the Budget and his backstage run-in with Mike Murphy in RTÉ.
# Seanad
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees
The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.
# Late Late Show
Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'
He described an incident where a conversation they had ended up on a front page the next day as “a bit immature”.
# uachtarain na heireann
Micheal Martin says Fianna Fáil support for Michael D Higgins as President extends to councillors
Michael Martin explained the reasoning behind the party’s endorsement of a second term for Michael D Higgins as president.
# confidence and supply
Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'
The Fianna Fáil leader said he wants another budget to be passed by the government.
# repeal the 8th
9 of the quickest reactions to Micheál Martin coming out in favour of Repeal The 8th
“Was he visited by three ghosts last night?”
# Political crisis
'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public
Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.
# trust in the force
Micheál Martin thinks Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is 'being unfair' to gardaí over Jobstown case
Varadkar said people need to trust garda evidence.
# Won't be silenced
Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil
Fianna Fáil are calling for more speaking time to be given to larger political parties in the Dáil.
# Girl Power
These are the Fianna Fáil women who could be in line for a promotion
It’s understood Micheál Martin will appoint at least three women to the party’s front bench.
'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'
Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.
# Courts
Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl
Michael Martin appeared in Portlaoise Circuit Court today.
# CB Live
Voters are having none of Micheál Martin's denials about possible coalition partners
A new poll shows that six out of 10 people don’t believe the Fianna Fáil leader.
# Strike
'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency'
Thousands of Dunnes Stores employees are out on strike today.
Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate
Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.
# GE16
Micheál Martin: "I'm preparing to be the next Taoiseach"
The Fianna Fáil leader has also firmly ruled out going into coalition with Fine Gael.
# Millward Brown
Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll
And, we’re warning you now, the public were also asked about Garth Brooks in this Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.
# St Vincent's
Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people
Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.
# Report
Galway secure emphatic victory over London
Expectation was high for Paul Coggins’ side following their memorable 2013 exploits.
# Leaders' Questions
"No, is the answer." - Taoiseach won't ask Minister Alan Shatter to resign
Opposition leaders called him to ask Minister Shatter to withdraw remarks made regarding whistleblowers.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach accused of having a ‘King Canute’ response to the floods
Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the cost of installing 10km of new flood defences at between €50 and €100 million.
# Madiba
"Slán abhaile, Madiba" - TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela
Party leaders were given time to speak today in the chamber in memory of the South African leader.
# TV debate
Taoiseach: Micheál Martin is looking for notice and an opportunity
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.
# Seanad referendum
Martin: This government rammed through bills and it's an abuse of its position
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.
# Highlight Reel
Michael Meehan's belter and 10 other super scores from last weekend's GAA
Take three minutes to relive the bits you can’t afford to miss.
# Leaders' Questions
Where are the tapes from the other bailed-out banks? Kenny: ‘I dunno’
The Taoiseach said: “I did ask for all files when I got this job… And there are none…”
# Whistleblowers
Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore
Eamon Gilmore said that legislation is currently being drawn up which will be put before government shortly.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach: No one will be forced to quit job if childcare exceeds salary
It disputes comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar who said that childcare costs would have to be taken into consideration in insolvency arrangements.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?
A new opinion poll shows the party are back on top, but will they move across the Dáil chamber the next general election?