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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'
# Up North
# Up North

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'

Updated 9 hours ago 58,947 Views 67 Comments
  • Jeffrey Donaldson said: “Dublin must belatedly recognise that if nothing is fixed then there will be no progress."
  • Speaking this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that "in the democratic world" people should attend parliament.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney also met his British counterpart Liz Truss in Turin today.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state
# Gillian And Darren Milne
# Gillian And Darren Milne

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state

Wed 6:36 PM 21,952 Views 36 Comments

No longer can it be an option for schools to say we’re not taking in children with special needs, the Taoiseach said.

# micheal-martin - Monday 16 May, 2022

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
# Russia
# Russia

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

Mon 6:56 PM 63,130 Views 30 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach

Updated May 12th 2022, 2:44 PM 7,270 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned not everyone “really gets a sense of how serious this is”.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
# State Apology
# State Apology

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,401 Views 18 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,143 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election
# Stormont
# Stormont

Taoiseach says Northern Ireland politicians must return to power sharing after May election

Apr 28th 2022, 12:51 PM 7,737 Views 15 Comments

Speaking this morning, Micheál Martin urged political parties to work “collectively” after the election.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach
# Housing
# Housing

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach

Apr 27th 2022, 1:14 PM 12,451 Views 37 Comments

New rents nationally increased by 9% in the last quarter of 2021.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism

Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism

Apr 26th 2022, 5:58 PM 49,809 Views 47 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said Martin was drinking too much green tea and that it had gone to his head.

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees
# Housing
# Housing

New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 3:40 PM 23,794 Views 37 Comments

Taoiseach Micheá Martin said that he had met with Ukrainian refugees over the weekend.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Cork suburb reaching policing 'crisis point' following redeployment of gardaí to Taoiseach's home
# Douglas
# Douglas

Cork suburb reaching policing 'crisis point' following redeployment of gardaí to Taoiseach's home

Apr 23rd 2022, 9:24 PM 122,006 Views 0 Comments

A garda, responding alone to a violent domestic, was stabbed and forced to wait for 14 minutes for assistance.

# micheal-martin - Friday 22 April, 2022

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:26 AM 26,750 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 37,888 Views 36 Comments

Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Taoiseach: 'We have to support and speak up for Ukraine, as they have asked us to do'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Taoiseach: 'We have to support and speak up for Ukraine, as they have asked us to do'

Apr 14th 2022, 10:09 AM 7,904 Views 26 Comments

Speaking at the Global Ireland Summit, the Taoiseach said Russia must be held to account.

Boston Scientific to pump €100 million into Galway facility, adding 300 jobs
# Ballybrit
# Ballybrit

Boston Scientific to pump €100 million into Galway facility, adding 300 jobs

Apr 14th 2022, 8:13 AM 11,834 Views 9 Comments

Opened in 2019, the facility is the firm’s second in Galway City where it has had a presence since 1994.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Peace and democracy can't be taken for granted, Taoiseach says on GFA anniversary
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Peace and democracy can't be taken for granted, Taoiseach says on GFA anniversary

Apr 10th 2022, 8:16 AM 8,662 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach released a statement to mark the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

# micheal-martin - Friday 8 April, 2022

Taoiseach says Ireland will be ‘stretched’ on Ukrainian refugee accommodation
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach says Ireland will be ‘stretched’ on Ukrainian refugee accommodation

Apr 8th 2022, 3:43 PM 22,778 Views 52 Comments

Micheal Martin, speaking in Helsinki, admitted that Ireland will face challenges housing refugees set to arrive into the country.

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected
# Rising Bills
# Rising Bills

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected

Apr 8th 2022, 2:09 PM 8,139 Views 12 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that Government will bring forward new measures and “nothing is off the table”.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

To defer or not to defer? Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to debate motions on carbon tax hike
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

To defer or not to defer? Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to debate motions on carbon tax hike

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 8:30 PM 13,690 Views 44 Comments

There are mixed views in both parties about pressing ahead with the carbon tax hike next month.

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause
# Dail Address
# Dail Address

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause

Apr 6th 2022, 2:30 PM 20,290 Views 7 Comments

Blue and yellow dress attire dotted through the Dáil chamber this morning for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent

Mar 30th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,095 Views 41 Comments

Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.

# micheal-martin - Friday 25 March, 2022

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test

Mar 25th 2022, 11:04 AM 27,132 Views 38 Comments

The CMO has not recommended re-introducing measures to curb the spread of the virus.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach says there is no justification for further Covid restrictions

Mar 24th 2022, 5:20 PM 40,335 Views 59 Comments

Public health officials today reported a total of 23,125 cases of Covid-19.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow
# Negative Tests
# Negative Tests

Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow

Mar 23rd 2022, 5:29 PM 17,057 Views 10 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has spent the last week in Washington due to testing positive for Covid-19.

Justice Minister tests positive for Covid-19 as Health Minister isolates with flu-like symptoms
# Covid In Cabinet
# Covid In Cabinet

Justice Minister tests positive for Covid-19 as Health Minister isolates with flu-like symptoms

Mar 23rd 2022, 12:06 PM 25,654 Views 18 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin tested positive for Covid-19 in Washington last week.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 20 March, 2022

President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

President Higgins is holding a Covid remembrance ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin today

Mar 20th 2022, 8:30 AM 10,027 Views 4 Comments

An oak tree will be planted as a lasting memorial to victims of the pandemic.

Covid inquiry: Taoiseach doesn't see key decision-makers being grilled in witness box

Covid inquiry: Taoiseach doesn't see key decision-makers being grilled in witness box

Mar 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,423 Views 18 Comments

Details of what form the inquiry will take will be ready in a couple of weeks, says Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Most 'Irish' president since JFK: Biden in the White House 'enormously helpful' to Ireland
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Most 'Irish' president since JFK: Biden in the White House 'enormously helpful' to Ireland

Mar 19th 2022, 6:00 PM 16,883 Views 23 Comments

US ‘has skin in the game’ when it comes to maintaining peace in NI, says Congressman Brendan Boyle.

Taoiseach wants more 'legal channels' to allow people travel between the US and Ireland
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Taoiseach wants more 'legal channels' to allow people travel between the US and Ireland

Mar 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,522 Views 15 Comments

He said work is continuing on getting more visas for Irish people.

# micheal-martin - Friday 18 March, 2022

Taoiseach says Biden 'can't wait to come back to Ireland' but no date set for visit
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach says Biden 'can't wait to come back to Ireland' but no date set for visit

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 3:31 PM 25,420 Views 64 Comments

Officials would like to get the Taoiseach back to Washington later in the year with another trip to the White House perhaps on the cards.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Irish dancing, stout and a poem by Bono: US St Patrick's Day carries on without 'unlucky Taoiseach'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Irish dancing, stout and a poem by Bono: US St Patrick's Day carries on without 'unlucky Taoiseach'

Mar 17th 2022, 9:00 PM 29,886 Views 14 Comments

Micheál Martin’s long-awaited trip to the White House was scuppered after he contracted Covid.

Taoiseach: 'I'm disappointed personally, but it's not the end of the world'
# Bad Luck
# Bad Luck

Taoiseach: 'I'm disappointed personally, but it's not the end of the world'

Updated Mar 17th 2022, 8:37 PM 62,494 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin must remain in the US for a number of days under public health advice.

Meeting with US President goes ahead virtually after Taoiseach tests positive for Covid
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Meeting with US President goes ahead virtually after Taoiseach tests positive for Covid

Mar 17th 2022, 4:03 PM 19,183 Views 15 Comments

Micheál Martin and the US President held a meeting via video conference after the Taoisseach tested positive for Covid-19 last night.

Taoiseach tests positive for Covid-19 while in Washington for St Patrick's events
# White House
# White House

Taoiseach tests positive for Covid-19 while in Washington for St Patrick's events

Updated Mar 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 45,894 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin received a negative antigen test result but later tested positive on a PCR.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 14,096 new cases and 1,081 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 14,096 new cases and 1,081 patients in hospital, including 44 in ICU

Mar 16th 2022, 6:14 PM 25,201 Views 33 Comments

As of 8am today, there are 1,081 Covid-19 patients in hospital.

Taoiseach can't rule out Ireland slipping into recession, calls for greater EU flexibility on VAT
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

Taoiseach can't rule out Ireland slipping into recession, calls for greater EU flexibility on VAT

Mar 16th 2022, 5:44 PM 24,142 Views 29 Comments

‘No one can be certain about what will happen over the course of 2022,’ the Taoiseach said.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'

Mar 15th 2022, 5:02 PM 14,010 Views 10 Comments

Martin said he expects the European Commission to suggest alternative cost-cutting measures by the end of the month.

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer

Mar 15th 2022, 4:28 PM 30,388 Views 16 Comments

Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.

Ireland’s St Patrick's Day message and theme is being tweaked to reflect the Ukraine crisis
# US Trip
# US Trip

Ireland’s St Patrick's Day message and theme is being tweaked to reflect the Ukraine crisis

Mar 15th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,942 Views 9 Comments

Micheál Martin has decided to evolve the ‘tone and theme’ of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations this week.

# micheal-martin - Monday 14 March, 2022

Taoiseach to meet US President at Ireland Funds dinner the day before White House meeting
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Taoiseach to meet US President at Ireland Funds dinner the day before White House meeting

Updated Mar 14th 2022, 8:23 PM 24,585 Views 46 Comments

Last year, due to Covid-19, the Taoiseach held virtual meetings with US President Joe Biden.

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