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# strategic-communications-unit - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Taoiseach's department has spent nearly €500k on video production since Varadkar took office
# Strategic Communications
# Strategic Communications

Taoiseach's department has spent nearly €500k on video production since Varadkar took office

Dec 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 25,797 Views 98 Comments

Videos produced for the Project Ireland 2040 plan cost just under €150,000 alone.

# strategic-communications-unit - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Inappropriate for a family occasion': Complaints after Defence Forces video shown at All Ireland semi-final
# Minister Paul Kehoe
# Minister Paul Kehoe

'Inappropriate for a family occasion': Complaints after Defence Forces video shown at All Ireland semi-final

Nov 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 41,626 Views 72 Comments

The video was played during the hurling encounter between Clare and Galway in July.

# strategic-communications-unit - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead
# Scu Shut Down
# Scu Shut Down

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

Mar 29th 2018, 3:00 PM 17,585 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit
# Wind It Down
# Wind It Down

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 27th 2018, 9:31 PM 9,852 Views 50 Comments

A review published tonight has acknowledged that the placement of Fine Gael candidates in Project 2040 advertorials was “unsatisfactory”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Mar 27th 2018, 4:55 PM 7,394 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Leo's controversial Strategic Communications Unit to be wound down within months

Mar 27th 2018, 3:36 PM 13,268 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach told his Cabinet today the unit’s budget will be cut by 50% and the staff reduced.

# strategic-communications-unit - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit
# Scu
# Scu

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 22nd 2018, 5:48 PM 32,456 Views 134 Comments

A total of 85 TDs voted in favour of the motion.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit
# Hands Up
# Hands Up

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit

Mar 6th 2018, 6:15 PM 30,945 Views 77 Comments

Varadkar came under fire during Leaders’ Questions when opposition parties called for the unit to be disbanded.

Just under half of people trust the government
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Just under half of people trust the government

Mar 6th 2018, 7:37 AM 17,135 Views 116 Comments

One in five people aren’t sure what they think, according to a new poll.

# strategic-communications-unit - Monday 5 March, 2018

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit
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# Advertisements

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 5th 2018, 10:12 AM 11,148 Views 43 Comments

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics
# Endorse This Message
# Endorse This Message

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics

Dec 12th 2017, 9:25 PM 8,523 Views 27 Comments

Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.

# strategic-communications-unit - Friday 8 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting
# Strategic Mug Unit
# Strategic Mug Unit

Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting

Dec 8th 2017, 7:15 PM 43,377 Views 124 Comments

Which – technically – is an accurate statement.

Leo Varadkar has a 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug and there are so many questions
# Strategic Mug Unit
From The Daily Edge
# Strategic Mug Unit

Leo Varadkar has a 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug and there are so many questions

Dec 8th 2017, 10:41 AM 8,290 Views 4 Comments

What next?

# strategic-communications-unit - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

@campaignforleo: 'A powerful weapon in government’s communications artillery'
# Strategic Communications Unit
# Strategic Communications Unit

@campaignforleo: 'A powerful weapon in government’s communications artillery'

Dec 6th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,467 Views 35 Comments

Leo congratulating the Phoenix Cricket Club last week was not just another initiative of the Strategic Communications Unit, writes Amy Rose Harte.

# strategic-communications-unit - Friday 13 October, 2017

One of the first things Martin would do as Taoiseach: Dismantle Leo's strategic comms unit
# First 100 Days
# First 100 Days

One of the first things Martin would do as Taoiseach: Dismantle Leo's strategic comms unit

Oct 13th 2017, 8:15 PM 16,080 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin used his opening speech at the Ard Fheis to take a pop at the Taoiseach.

# strategic-communications-unit - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Revealed: Taoiseach's new communications unit to cost €5m next year
# PR
# PR

Revealed: Taoiseach's new communications unit to cost €5m next year

Oct 10th 2017, 2:50 PM 10,347 Views 59 Comments

The Taoiseach previously said the new unit would be cost neutral.

# strategic-communications-unit - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?

Sep 24th 2017, 10:22 AM 18,850 Views 71 Comments

The new communications unit has caused a deal of controversy since its announcement.

# strategic-communications-unit - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'Any government worth its salt has done this' - senior figures exult in Leo's new 'strategic communications unit'
# Spinning The Decks
# Spinning The Decks

'Any government worth its salt has done this' - senior figures exult in Leo's new 'strategic communications unit'

Sep 6th 2017, 8:08 PM 20,408 Views 73 Comments

The establishment of a new media relations unit has been something of a pet project for Leo Varadkar since he took up office in June.