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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Yesterday’s News

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Micheál says he won't use the government jet to fly back home to Cork if he becomes Taoiseach

Martin said ministers do need to travel abroad from time-to-time.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

RTÉ to broadcast Martin/Varadkar showdown but Sinn Féin says its exclusion is 'utter joke'

As well as a Prime Time debate for Martin and Varadkar, another Claire Byrne Live debate will feature leaders of multiple parties.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has pointed to progress in Brexit and the resolution of the Stormont deadlock in a bid to earn support from the electorate.

# micheal-martin - Friday 10 January, 2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 9 January, 2020

We should know more about the timing of an election after Leo and Micheál meet for crunch talks today

A special Cabinet meeting focusing on disability issues is being held in Marino today.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

# micheal-martin - Monday 6 January, 2020

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# micheal-martin - Friday 27 December, 2019

Martin says he will have a 'professional' relationship with Boris Johnson if he becomes Taoiseach

Martin said the British-Irish relationship is ‘very, very important and has suffered as a result of Brexit’.

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Martin accepts it's 'an issue' FF Senator failed to vote on 75% of days he signed in

Keith Swanick did not vote on 84 of the 114 voting days he signed in during a three-year period examined by RTÉ.

# micheal-martin - Monday 23 December, 2019

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government

Martin previously called for talks to retain the confidence-and-supply agreement between the parties.

Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland

MEP Matt Carthy responded today to comments made by Micheál Martin about a United Ireland border poll.

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

Martin says rents need to be controlled, but won't commit to a rent freeze if in power

A recent poll shows that 60% of people are in favour of the proposed rent freeze bill.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 21 December, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign

He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.

# micheal-martin - Friday 20 December, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going

Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'

Creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Micheál Martin urges Varadkar to give 'certainty' and says end of April is 'logical time' for election

The Fianna Fáil leader also claimed that the Northern Irish assembly will be back up and running by 13 January. “Mark my words,” he said.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off

‘The cure for whiplash is compensation payment in Ireland,’ said the Taoiseach.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 20 October, 2019

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes

Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.

Micheál Martin blames Brexit on 'self-regarding English elite'

The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking at the Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Taoiseach says workplace vaping ban will be considered if doctors advise it

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin questioned Varadkar on vaping in the Dail today.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'Lunney attack was the last straw': Martin says cross-border agency needed to root the 'evil out of the border region'

Martin said the people living along the border have had enough.

'It defies logical explanation': Martin demands inquiry into Tallaght wetlands controversy

Minister Josepha Madigan has said her investigations unit is looking into the matter.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

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.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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.

# micheal-martin - 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.

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