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#Micheál Martin

# 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.

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.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020

A climate change focus in the Budget will be necessary, said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Friday 6 September, 2019

'Trust the public with hard facts': Micheál Martin calls on government to publish no-deal Brexit plans

He said the government should also make it clear how much new arrangements after Brexit are likely to cost.

# micheal-martin - Monday 19 August, 2019

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?

# micheal-martin - Sunday 11 August, 2019

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.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Micheál Martin interested in working with 'smaller parties' after the next general election

The Fianna Fáil leader was asked if he would be happy to rely on Michael Lowry’s support.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Calls for Josepha Madigan to give fuller account of her part in ‘swing-gate’

Minister Bruton says Madigan has no further questions to answer in relation to case.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin

Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.

# micheal-martin - Monday 22 July, 2019

Poll: Should a border poll be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a border poll be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

Fianna Fáil is still working on a plan for a United Ireland.

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?

In 2017, Fianna Fáil said it planned to publish a white paper on unification.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments

Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Martin: European leaders need to 'stand up' and 'not be afraid' to disagree with Trump

Micheál Martin said Trump is ‘doing disservice to democracy’.

# micheal-martin - Friday 19 July, 2019

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'

Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Archbishop Martin told Taoiseach to use his own profession the next time he is looking for an example of hypocrisy

Martin said Varadkar should have used the example of an unhealthy doctor who tells people to lead a healthy life.

'Mayhem will ensue': Ireland is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, says Fianna Fáil leader

Micheál Martin says it would be ‘irresponsible’ to provoke an election.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Varadkar corrects Dáil record and apologises for comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Varadkar said he never meant to offend with his comments.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was the target of Varadkar’s comments and he’s now responded to the apology.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Leo Varadkar likens Micheál Martin to 'a priest engaging in sin behind the altar'

Martin has said that the comment “reflects more on the Taoiseach than anyone else”.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin

Leo Varadkar said the government would move to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead

The poll shows that support for Fine Gael is at its lowest point since Leo Varadkar became taoiseach two years ago.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite

Martin’s comments come as speculation mounts in Cork that the plebiscite looks set to be defeated.

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

The minister said it is incumbent on all members of the gardaí to abide by the code of conduct as they go about their work.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

# micheal-martin - Monday 8 April, 2019

Leo still more popular than Micheál Martin but 1 in 5 think neither would do good job as Taoiseach

Last month, Varadkar’s approval rating fell to its lowest level since he became Taoiseach.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland

There were also calls for the HSE and Tusla to be included in the new garda review of murders in the home.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'

Speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, he said Fine Gael “simply don’t understand the pressures which people are facing every day.

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

Micheál Martin to face questions from grassroots about keeping FG in government until 2020

The party is holding its Ard Fheis at Citywest today.

# micheal-martin - Friday 22 February, 2019

Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles

The statement calls on Sinn Féin to take its seats in Westminster to vote down a no-deal Brexit, saying that “every vote counts”.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

# micheal-martin - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there'll be a general election this year?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed to extend the confidence and supply deal past this year, but will it hold?

# micheal-martin - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74 RIP

Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin paid tribute to Kelly, calling him a “truly great character” who “loved being a TD”.

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