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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:33 PM 27,870 Views 35 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said the money will have to be paid back.

# micheal-martin - Monday 21 September, 2020

Oliver Bond residents were sent a letter noting 'a number of breaches' of Covid guidelines at flats complex
# Outdoor Party
# Outdoor Party

Oliver Bond residents were sent a letter noting 'a number of breaches' of Covid guidelines at flats complex

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 2:35 PM 233,145 Views 140 Comments

Footage from Saturday night shows around 100 people at the outdoor gathering.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements
# Rotating Taoiseachs
# Rotating Taoiseachs

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Sep 19th 2020, 1:38 PM 57,087 Views 49 Comments

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

# micheal-martin - Friday 18 September, 2020

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks
# Dublin
# Dublin

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

Sep 18th 2020, 6:08 PM 116,877 Views 246 Comments

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

Sep 17th 2020, 12:01 PM 41,847 Views 60 Comments

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Sep 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 29,114 Views 43 Comments

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'We are very worried about Dublin': Taoiseach concerned as 218 new cases confirmed in the capital
# Covid19
# Covid19

'We are very worried about Dublin': Taoiseach concerned as 218 new cases confirmed in the capital

Sep 15th 2020, 7:36 PM 43,974 Views 72 Comments

His comments come as the Government published a colour-coded roadmap for the country.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin

Sep 15th 2020, 5:40 PM 176,065 Views 218 Comments

There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 4:18 PM 83,877 Views 49 Comments

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)
# Explainer
# Explainer

We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)

Sep 15th 2020, 2:43 PM 53,877 Views 46 Comments

The government unveiled its new framework for living with Covid-19 over the next six to nine months today.

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?
# Yule 2020
# Yule 2020

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?

Sep 15th 2020, 2:32 PM 55,144 Views 40 Comments

The plan is for the next six months so Christmas occurs right in the middle.

Taoiseach announces entire country is now on 'Level 2' of new Covid plan - here's what that means
# The Next Steps
# The Next Steps

Taoiseach announces entire country is now on 'Level 2' of new Covid plan - here's what that means

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 12:20 PM 274,806 Views 223 Comments

Level One will mean the least severe of the restrictions with Level Five the most serious.

Dublin pubs to stay closed as residents asked to limit household visits
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dublin pubs to stay closed as residents asked to limit household visits

Sep 15th 2020, 12:06 PM 76,027 Views 62 Comments

The Taoiseach said the current Covid-19 numbers in Dublin are “very worrying”.

National 'Living with Covid' plan to be announced this morning, but Dublin pubs reopening to be paused again
# New Roadmap
# New Roadmap

National 'Living with Covid' plan to be announced this morning, but Dublin pubs reopening to be paused again

Sep 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 61,322 Views 71 Comments

It’s expected a press conference outlining the measures will take place after ministers meet at 8am.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
# Government
# Government

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Sep 13th 2020, 1:10 PM 40,087 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

Sep 12th 2020, 12:51 PM 45,458 Views 75 Comments

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal
# A Quick Chat
# A Quick Chat

Taoiseach tells Johnson of the 'serious implications' if British government breaches Brexit deal

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:48 PM 31,650 Views 65 Comments

The pair spoke over the phone this evening.

Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities
# Nphet
# Nphet

Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities

Sep 9th 2020, 2:00 PM 41,969 Views 82 Comments

Ireland needs to look to other EU countries and how they are handling spikes, says Tánaiste.

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations
# Brexit Pressure
# Brexit Pressure

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

Sep 9th 2020, 11:58 AM 16,925 Views 19 Comments

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers

Sep 8th 2020, 4:42 PM 20,565 Views 33 Comments

The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 3 September, 2020

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?
# Tax Credits
# Tax Credits

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 PM 55,655 Views 72 Comments

Taxpayers can claim back 20% of their spend on food and accommodation as a tax credit.

Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans
# Pubs Reopening
# Pubs Reopening

Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans

Sep 3rd 2020, 4:56 PM 28,672 Views 64 Comments

‘We do want to open up other sectors of the economy, including pubs,’ said the Taoiseach.

Taoiseach says hospitality sector was among worst affected by Covid as he launches tax credit scheme
# Stay And Spend
# Stay And Spend

Taoiseach says hospitality sector was among worst affected by Covid as he launches tax credit scheme

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:15 PM 32,497 Views 50 Comments

A new scheme will provide a maximum of €125 in income tax credits to taxpayers who spend up to €625 in the hospitality sector.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
# Third Time Lucky
# Third Time Lucky

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:13 PM 46,130 Views 48 Comments

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:45 AM 18,606 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

Sep 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 12,842 Views 23 Comments

A number of high-profile names are in the mix.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar rules himself out of taking over EU Commissioner job
# Top Job
# Top Job

Leo Varadkar rules himself out of taking over EU Commissioner job

Aug 27th 2020, 2:51 PM 30,051 Views 54 Comments

There is a lot of interest in the trade commissioner job – and the knock on vacancies that might arise.

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
# Unrelenting Pressure
# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,077 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Taoiseach tells farmers that a new Agriculture Minister will be appointed next week
# IFA
# IFA

Taoiseach tells farmers that a new Agriculture Minister will be appointed next week

Aug 25th 2020, 11:07 AM 19,901 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association said a new minister is crucial to represent farmers’ interests in the context of Brexit.

# micheal-martin - Monday 24 August, 2020

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests
# Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
# Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests

Aug 24th 2020, 10:40 PM 19,468 Views 47 Comments

The Taoiseach expressed Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights.

Taoiseach: 'In taking the decision we did on the crowds, we saved the championships and the leagues'
# Micheál Martin
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# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'In taking the decision we did on the crowds, we saved the championships and the leagues'

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,022 Views 21 Comments

Micheál Martin has expressed his support for the GAA inter-county season to take place.

European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report
# Controversy
# Controversy

European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 1:00 PM 66,842 Views 195 Comments

Last night, it emerged that Hogan was stopped by gardaí while driving to the dinner.

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal

Aug 24th 2020, 11:41 AM 31,574 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy
# Fianna Fallout
# Fianna Fallout

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:22 AM 43,012 Views 67 Comments

Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner

Aug 22nd 2020, 9:47 PM 111,381 Views 258 Comments

They said in a statement tonight that Hogan needs “to give a full account and explanations of his actions”.

'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:15 AM 54,467 Views 79 Comments

Government has spent the summer planning for the reopening of schools next Thursday.

# micheal-martin - Friday 21 August, 2020

'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil
# The Opposition
# The Opposition

'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:50 PM 123,605 Views 260 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the Dáil would not be recalled this week.

Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event
# Golf Society
# Golf Society

Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event

Aug 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 42,108 Views 70 Comments

The party whip has been removed from senators Paul Daly, Aidan Davitt and Niall Blaney.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Martin confronted by teacher in Skibbereen over 'unsafe' plans for reopening schools
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Martin confronted by teacher in Skibbereen over 'unsafe' plans for reopening schools

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 5:22 PM 124,957 Views 215 Comments

The Taoiseach had earlier visited Nagle Community College in Cork.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Explainer: The biggest changes as the government tightens restrictions at 'critical moment'
# At A Glance
# At A Glance

Explainer: The biggest changes as the government tightens restrictions at 'critical moment'

Aug 18th 2020, 10:54 PM 97,760 Views 164 Comments

A whole range of significant measures were introduced today.