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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Monday 28 December, 2020

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2020, 9:21 AM 28,708 Views 84 Comments

Many legal experts, however, believe that more practical solutions can be found.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government

Dec 27th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,695 Views 58 Comments

The Taoiseach promised that a living wage would become “a theme of the government”.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Taoiseach hopes for 'a degree of normality' by summer 2021
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach hopes for 'a degree of normality' by summer 2021

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 57,310 Views 32 Comments

Micheál Martin said the vaccine roll-out offers hope but that nothing is certain.

# micheal-martin - Friday 25 December, 2020

Taoiseach still hopes to get to the White House for St Patrick's Day 2021
# White House Visit
# White House Visit

Taoiseach still hopes to get to the White House for St Patrick's Day 2021

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,708 Views 38 Comments

When the Taoiseach invited Joe Biden to Ireland, he replied: ‘Just try and keep me out’.”

# micheal-martin - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'A good compromise': Irish political leaders welcome Brexit trade deal breakthrough
# The Art Of The Deal
# The Art Of The Deal

'A good compromise': Irish political leaders welcome Brexit trade deal breakthrough

Dec 24th 2020, 3:58 PM 21,458 Views 29 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald warns ‘this is not the end of the road’.

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach
# Students
# Students

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach

Dec 24th 2020, 9:19 AM 15,268 Views 30 Comments

Students currently pay €3,000 annually to attend college, a rate that is among the highest in Europe.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Taoiseach says he will not jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Taoiseach says he will not jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 23rd 2020, 11:39 AM 27,860 Views 76 Comments

Martin said he would have no issue with being vaccinated in public.

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,734 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach said there are 700 contact tracers employed.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:09 PM 225,474 Views 136 Comments

Ireland will return to Level 5 restrictions – with some adjustments.

Restaurants and pubs to close on Christmas Eve and household visit ban from Jan 1st, Taoiseach confirms
# New Restrictions
# New Restrictions

Restaurants and pubs to close on Christmas Eve and household visit ban from Jan 1st, Taoiseach confirms

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:13 PM 107,914 Views 193 Comments

New household and travel restrictions will kick in before the New Year.

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 26,840 Views 56 Comments

The Covid-19 sub-committee met yesterday evening to discuss growing concerns.

# micheal-martin - Monday 21 December, 2020

Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve
# Christmas
# Christmas

Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve

Dec 21st 2020, 10:41 PM 176,656 Views 176 Comments

It is understood that restaurants and gastro pubs could close from mid-afternoon on Christmas Eve.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January
# Post-Christmas
# Post-Christmas

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January

Dec 19th 2020, 12:21 AM 98,776 Views 133 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to sign off on new post-Christmas restrictions.

# micheal-martin - Friday 18 December, 2020

Emmanuel Macron at presidential retreat in Versailles with fever
# Versailles
# Versailles

Emmanuel Macron at presidential retreat in Versailles with fever

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 8:28 PM 36,907 Views 16 Comments

The French president is also suffering from a cough and fatigue after his positive test for coronavirus.

Government 'very minded' to accept advice to close hospitality and reimpose travel restrictions after Christmas
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government 'very minded' to accept advice to close hospitality and reimpose travel restrictions after Christmas

Dec 18th 2020, 5:04 PM 49,258 Views 78 Comments

The advice from NPHET would also reduce household visits to one household.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin tests negative for Covid-19 after Emmanuel Macron tests positive
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach Micheál Martin tests negative for Covid-19 after Emmanuel Macron tests positive

Updated Dec 17th 2020, 5:39 PM 28,969 Views 49 Comments

The pair both attended the European Council meeting last week.

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'
# Bank Bailout
# Bank Bailout

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'

Dec 17th 2020, 1:17 PM 45,538 Views 98 Comments

There have been calls for the Taoiseach to correct the Dáil record over his statements.

'Final nail in the coffin for businesses': Revenue claw back of wage subsidy funding raised with Taoiseach
# Revenue
# Revenue

'Final nail in the coffin for businesses': Revenue claw back of wage subsidy funding raised with Taoiseach

Dec 17th 2020, 6:15 AM 34,847 Views 14 Comments

Those that fell short of their 25% loss estimation are being asked by Revenue to repay the wage subsidy.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

FactCheck: Was Micheál Martin right to say that the banks were not bailed out in 2008?
# Recession
# Recession

FactCheck: Was Micheál Martin right to say that the banks were not bailed out in 2008?

Dec 16th 2020, 6:56 PM 60,870 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach has suggested that the bank guarantee was an investment.

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,287 Views 54 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Student nurses rostered for work should be paid by employers, Taoiseach says
# Nurses
# Nurses

Student nurses rostered for work should be paid by employers, Taoiseach says

Dec 15th 2020, 9:40 PM 20,912 Views 50 Comments

But Micheal Martin warned such a situation would cause problems for the nursing degree programme.

# micheal-martin - Monday 14 December, 2020

'You are an inspiration': Taoiseach pens letter to Adam King following Toy Show appearance
# Virtual Hug
# Virtual Hug

'You are an inspiration': Taoiseach pens letter to Adam King following Toy Show appearance

Dec 14th 2020, 6:30 PM 13,211 Views 22 Comments

Martin encouraged Adam to follow his dream to work with Nasa, and thanked him for his “strength”.

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
# Every Contact Counts
# Every Contact Counts

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,979 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

Taoiseach says there'll be 'limited volumes' of vaccine supply in January and February
# Roll It Out
# Roll It Out

Taoiseach says there'll be 'limited volumes' of vaccine supply in January and February

Dec 14th 2020, 9:10 AM 55,218 Views 76 Comments

Micheal Martin said the “optimal period” for the vaccine roll-out would be May and June.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 13 December, 2020

'Appalling failure of statecraft' if post-Brexit trade deal not reached, Taoiseach says
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Appalling failure of statecraft' if post-Brexit trade deal not reached, Taoiseach says

Dec 13th 2020, 10:19 AM 23,126 Views 53 Comments

Today is the deadline for a decision on post-Brexit trade talks between the EU and UK.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Pamela Anderson urges Taoiseach to ban hare coursing in Ireland
# Hare Watch
# Hare Watch

Pamela Anderson urges Taoiseach to ban hare coursing in Ireland

Dec 9th 2020, 3:10 PM 22,733 Views 66 Comments

Micheal Martin is the third Taoiseach the former Baywatch actor has written to on animal welfare issues.

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
# Nurses Pay
# Nurses Pay

Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated

Dec 9th 2020, 1:18 PM 19,169 Views 36 Comments

Martin specifically referenced testimony raised about a student midwife who comforted a mother who lost a baby.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out

Dec 8th 2020, 6:11 PM 31,956 Views 21 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said we couldn’t have non-state bodies “off doing their own thing”.

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay

Dec 8th 2020, 3:47 PM 24,579 Views 77 Comments

Micheál Martin said there should be “no exploitation of any student nurse in any hospital setting”.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders
# Arlene Foster
# Arlene Foster

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 6:08 PM 55,533 Views 103 Comments

Arlene Foster sought a meeting with the Taoiseach on the issue in a letter.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend

Dec 5th 2020, 12:10 PM 16,500 Views 28 Comments

It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.

# micheal-martin - Friday 4 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 4th 2020, 4:41 PM 31,354 Views 75 Comments

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
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

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

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 7:55 PM 105,527 Views 140 Comments

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'
# Time Please
# Time Please

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

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:31 PM 32,254 Views 72 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,626 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

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

Nov 30th 2020, 9:43 PM 15,097 Views 28 Comments

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
# Leaving Level 5
# Leaving Level 5

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

Nov 27th 2020, 9:56 PM 42,288 Views 65 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 4:17 PM 70,539 Views 67 Comments
  • 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
# Track And Trace
# Track And Trace

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

Nov 25th 2020, 7:24 PM 18,227 Views 6 Comments

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
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

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

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,772 Views 33 Comments

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