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# micheal-martin - Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach says he is willing to publicly receive Covid-19 vaccine, but not as 'some sort of PR opportunity'

US president-elect Joe Biden said he would be willing to be vaccinated in public after a vaccine is approved.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine should be free as nine freezer trucks arrive in Ireland

The Taoiseach said the low temperature fridges are being stored in Citywest before being distributed around the country.

Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'

Rural TDs criticised the Taoiseach for keeping ‘wet’ pubs closed.

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

# micheal-martin - Monday 30 November, 2020

British government's decision on Pat Finucane public inquiry 'further blow' to his family, Taoiseach says

The British government said it will not order an immediate inquiry into the 1989 murder.

# micheal-martin - Friday 27 November, 2020

Micheál and Leo's December plans? A haircut, the gym, a meal with friends, and lazy days at home for Christmas

The three party leaders have yet to enjoy a pint together since they all entered government.

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December

  • Retailers, gyms and non-essential services like hairdressers to open from next Tuesday.
  • Restaurants and gastropubs to open from next Friday.
  • Restrictions on inter-county travel and ban on household visits to remain in place until 18 December.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas

Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# micheal-martin - Monday 23 November, 2020

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5

The Taoiseach has said that “no decisions have been made as yet” as to exactly what restrictions will follow Level 5.

'All hands on deck': Strategy for roll-out of Covid vaccine to be given to government by 11 December

The taskforce will today discuss what groups should get the vaccine first, and the plan for vaccinating healthcare workers.

# micheal-martin - Friday 20 November, 2020

Taoiseach: Covid vaccine could be a 'wonderful Christmas voucher' for next year

Micheál Martin told Virgin Media that the Covid-19 vaccine “gives us hope, and enables us to say, ‘let’s double down’.”

German reunification a 'useful example' of how planned Irish reunification could work, says Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin has launched a document on why there are economic benefits to a united Ireland.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'

Micheal Martin rejected allegations of “horse trading” in relation to the appointed of the Attorney General.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet

Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.

# micheal-martin - Monday 16 November, 2020

Taoiseach says 'takeaway pints phenomenon' to be reviewed and could be stopped

Micheál Martin said the government will ‘look very seriously’ at stopping the practice.

# micheal-martin - Friday 13 November, 2020

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

Taoiseach: Advice on travelling home from abroad for Christmas will be given at end of November

The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking on the News at One this lunchtime.

'We must see this through': Taoiseach urges people to keep adhering to Level 5 restrictions

The Taoiseach issued a statement today marking the mid-way point of Level 5 restrictions currently in place.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Taoiseach says no Brexit deal would be 'ruinous' for UK as Downing Street says 'time is in short supply'

The EU wants a deal by mid-November ahead of the end of the transition period.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

High-level taskforce created to oversee Covid-19 vaccine roll out in Ireland

People who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 will be the immediate priority of government.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Taoiseach speaks to US President Elect Joe Biden and invites him 'to come back to Ireland'

Micheál Martin says he is keen to make the trip to the White House for St Patrick’s Day.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Taoiseach lays wreath in Enniskillen Remembrance Day service

Taoiseach Micheál Martin joined Northern Irish First Minister Arlene Foster at the event.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win

Biden will be the 46th president of the US having secured the state of Pennsylvania.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 5 November, 2020

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him

MacSharry says FF has lost sight of its principes.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Varadkar warns party members to be careful who they think their friends are, says Biden will be good for Ireland

The Tánaiste said tonight the controversy was ‘a mess of my making’.

US has always managed its elections in a 'peaceful and democratic way', says Taoiseach

Whoever wins, the Taoiseach plans to meet them next St Patrick’s Day in Washington DC.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

'You have been failed': Taoiseach apologises to terminally ill woman over missed cervical cancer diagnosis

Martin said he hoped the apology offered today will bring the family some small solace.

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon

The Fine Gael leader is facing growing pressure to explain his actions.

# micheal-martin - Monday 2 November, 2020

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken

The Taoiseach said it was not best practice and was inappropriate to share a document of this kind in that way with the NAGP.

Pfizer 'cautiously optimistic' about getting vaccine approval by the end of November

Any circulation of the vaccine in 2020 “will be very, very minimal”, says Dr Paul Duffy, Vice President of Pfizer Global Supply.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan

Government sources have said Ireland has already agreed to be part of the new EU programme that will open up travel.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

# micheal-martin - Friday 30 October, 2020

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'

Government aims to have travel traffic light system up and running by 8 November.

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is due to receive the report tomorrow.

Taoiseach 'doesn't detect' that teachers want to 'go down the route' of industrial action

The ASTI voted to authorise strike action if a number of issues are not addressed.

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