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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Today’s News

Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach awaits 'vaccine bounce' as two-thirds say his pandemic handling has been poor

21 hours ago 45,848 Views 55 Comments

New polling by Red C on behalf of The Journal shows that just one in three think Martin has handled the pandemic well

# micheal-martin - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Sat 12:09 PM 15,684 Views 54 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland

Updated Thu 9:46 PM 51,744 Views 80 Comments

Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths in west Belfast this evening.

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Peace wall violence in Belfast 'at a scale we have not seen in recent years'

Updated Thu 1:14 PM 132,229 Views 238 Comments

A total of 55 police officers have been injured in recent violence.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,050 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
# General Public
# General Public

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 32,821 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

# micheal-martin - Monday 29 March, 2021

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 11:42 PM 58,465 Views 66 Comments

The meeting took place this evening and a full Cabinet meeting will take place tomorrow.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll

Mar 28th 2021, 3:17 PM 28,049 Views 55 Comments

Today’s Red C poll also shows that 67% of people think the government is not doing a good job in handling the vaccine rollout.

# micheal-martin - Friday 26 March, 2021

Taoiseach requests review into Health Department's gathering of dossiers on children with autism
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

Taoiseach requests review into Health Department's gathering of dossiers on children with autism

Mar 26th 2021, 2:53 PM 14,199 Views 28 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly the Taoiseach’s “belated” call for a policy review will not answer the ‘why’ of the issue.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Having all schools fully open in April is a top priority, says Tánaiste
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Having all schools fully open in April is a top priority, says Tánaiste

Mar 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 48,075 Views 96 Comments

Easing of some low-risk outdoor activities is also expected to be announced next week.

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant

Mar 24th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,695 Views 87 Comments

The EU has announced new vaccine export powers amid a contract row with AstraZeneca.

# micheal-martin - Monday 22 March, 2021

Taoiseach says 'vaccine bonus' and people's 'mental well-being' will influence decision on restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says 'vaccine bonus' and people's 'mental well-being' will influence decision on restrictions

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 161,667 Views 100 Comments

An announcement on restrictions is expected early next week.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Taoiseach says US won't know until summer whether it can help Ireland with vaccine supplies
# Biden Meeting
# Biden Meeting

Taoiseach says US won't know until summer whether it can help Ireland with vaccine supplies

Mar 17th 2021, 8:16 PM 40,666 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking after his virtual St Patrick’s Day meeting with US President Biden.

Taoiseach speaks of 'undying friendship' between Ireland and US in virtual meeting with Joe Biden
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach speaks of 'undying friendship' between Ireland and US in virtual meeting with Joe Biden

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 5:50 PM 40,987 Views 101 Comments

In a virtual meeting this evening, Martin presented Biden with the traditional bowl of shamrock.

Virtual St Patrick's Day shamrock ceremony to take place between Taoiseach and US President
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Virtual St Patrick's Day shamrock ceremony to take place between Taoiseach and US President

Mar 17th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,986 Views 20 Comments

The Taoiseach will stay put in Government Buildings this year, and won’t be in the White House.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'We are at a crossroads': Taoiseach in plea for people to have 'Covid safe' St Patrick's Day
# National Holiday
# National Holiday

'We are at a crossroads': Taoiseach in plea for people to have 'Covid safe' St Patrick's Day

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:20 PM 25,633 Views 106 Comments

Garda representatives say members are preparing for “one of the busiest and most dangerous days” of the year.

# micheal-martin - Monday 15 March, 2021

It's all about vaccines as Taoiseach Micheál Martin embarks on US TV news blitz
# Oh Say Can You See
# Oh Say Can You See

It's all about vaccines as Taoiseach Micheál Martin embarks on US TV news blitz

Mar 15th 2021, 3:50 PM 50,732 Views 42 Comments

Martin is under pressure to ask President Joe Biden to assist in Ireland’s vaccine roll-out.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US

Mar 13th 2021, 12:58 PM 26,729 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach’s St Patrick’s Day programme will begin on Monday, 15 March.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies
# Spare Doses
# Spare Doses

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,230 Views 94 Comments

Micheál Martin said Boris Johnson has “made this point” to him.

# micheal-martin - Friday 5 March, 2021

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach downplays possibility of unused Covid-19 vaccines being available from other countries

Mar 5th 2021, 8:07 PM 22,756 Views 72 Comments

Micheál Martin said other countries will use their vaccine supplies to protect their own populations.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

Taoiseach: Government will 'move away' from Covid-19 business supports 'when virus is under control'

Mar 4th 2021, 1:05 PM 26,688 Views 40 Comments

A range of different government supports are currently in place as large portions of the economy remain closed or restricted.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach acknowledges 'bumps along the way' with vaccine roll out, says AstraZenaca shortfall will be made up

Mar 3rd 2021, 3:20 PM 39,515 Views 95 Comments

Government says it’s on target to give first dose to 72,000 over-85s by the end of the first week of March.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# World Cup 2030
# World Cup 2030

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:09 PM 17,359 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Irish government would be “very happy to co-operate” with the UK.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has government communication on Covid-19 restrictions been clear in recent weeks?

Feb 24th 2021, 11:12 AM 41,656 Views 106 Comments

Varadkar said that if there have been any failures “we have to accept responsibility for that”.

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
# Analysis
# Analysis

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 56,356 Views 142 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:47 PM 29,734 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland remains in lockdown until 1 April.

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 147,538 Views 330 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April
AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:09 PM 37,752 Views 49 Comments

Reuters quoted an EU official in reporting a possible shortfall today.

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full
# Speech
# Speech

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:44 PM 23,914 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at 6pm.

# micheal-martin - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 226,689 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

Taoiseach says there are 'benefits and opportunities' to NI Protocol as unionists launch legal action against it
# These Islands
# These Islands

Taoiseach says there are 'benefits and opportunities' to NI Protocol as unionists launch legal action against it

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:29 PM 19,413 Views 21 Comments
  • Martin welcomed efforts by the UK and EU to find a solution
  • The legal action claims the protocol breaches the Act of Union and the Good Friday Agreement
  • Virtual debate at Westminster on the protocol later today

# micheal-martin - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Pubs and restaurants unlikely to open before the middle of summer, says Taoiseach
# Reopening Plans
# Reopening Plans

Pubs and restaurants unlikely to open before the middle of summer, says Taoiseach

Updated Feb 20th 2021, 2:20 PM 166,054 Views 273 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the reopening of society is likely to be slow.

Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations
# Archbishop Eamon Martin
# Archbishop Eamon Martin

Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations

Feb 20th 2021, 11:20 AM 48,983 Views 220 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin also urged Ministers to allow more people to attend funerals of loved ones during the pandemic.

# micheal-martin - Friday 19 February, 2021

Ulster Bank exit is 'not good news for Ireland', says Taoiseach
# The Banks
# The Banks

Ulster Bank exit is 'not good news for Ireland', says Taoiseach

Feb 19th 2021, 4:11 PM 18,753 Views 45 Comments

The Government’s priority is to protect the 2,800 workers affected by the decision, Micheál Martin said.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Cabinet sub-committee gives green light for phased reopening of schools in March and April
# Back To School
# Back To School

Cabinet sub-committee gives green light for phased reopening of schools in March and April

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 7:45 PM 87,924 Views 71 Comments

It’s understood it’s likely there will be little easing of restrictions until May.

# micheal-martin - 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 74,295 Views 54 Comments

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

# micheal-martin - Friday 12 February, 2021

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will not be heading to Washington for St Patrick's Day
# BEGORRAH
# BEGORRAH

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will not be heading to Washington for St Patrick's Day

Feb 12th 2021, 5:46 PM 110,889 Views 236 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that this year’s meeting will not take place.

# micheal-martin - 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 41,086 Views 173 Comments

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

'They're key workers': Health expert says Cabinet should be vaccinated now
# Covid19
# Covid19

'They're key workers': Health expert says Cabinet should be vaccinated now

Feb 10th 2021, 12:52 PM 27,423 Views 109 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said the Taoiseach should receive his vaccine before travel if he is to visit the US in March.

# micheal-martin - Monday 8 February, 2021

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,638 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

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