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#Tánaiste

# tanaiste - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

No charges brought against Leo Varadkar over GP contract leak, DPP directs
# Prosecution
# Prosecution

No charges brought against Leo Varadkar over GP contract leak, DPP directs

Jul 6th 2022, 7:56 PM 46,973 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste said this evening that he is “pleased at the outcome” of the Garda investigation.

# tanaiste - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Leo Varadkar says he hopes RTÉ and Dublin Pride organisers can ‘sort out’ differences
# Liveline
# Liveline

Leo Varadkar says he hopes RTÉ and Dublin Pride organisers can ‘sort out’ differences

Jun 16th 2022, 12:35 PM 12,301 Views 0 Comments

The Tanaiste said “a lot of members of the trans community are very upset” about the Liveline radio discussions.

# tanaiste - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Leo Varadkar says allegations over GP contract leak were 'false' and 'politically motivated'
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Leo Varadkar says allegations over GP contract leak were 'false' and 'politically motivated'

Apr 28th 2022, 8:02 AM 13,568 Views 0 Comments

“I did not commit any crime, I did not do anything corrupt,” the Tánaiste told reporters in California.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 6:40 PM 12,798 Views 20 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has called for a 0% VAT rate for a period of time on domestic energy bills.

# tanaiste - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Gas prices and the cost of food likely to rise, Tánaiste says
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Gas prices and the cost of food likely to rise, Tánaiste says

Feb 24th 2022, 1:21 PM 37,515 Views 49 Comments

“The lights won’t go out,” Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today.

# tanaiste - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Ireland follows Europe's lead as package aimed at surging household costs to be unveiled today
# What To Expect
# What To Expect

Ireland follows Europe's lead as package aimed at surging household costs to be unveiled today

Feb 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,276 Views 47 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar says the cost of living is fast becoming the "burning issue" for the public.
  • Today's announcements come as a new poll finds 37% of people have cut back on essential heating and electricity use.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste

Dec 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 18,584 Views 41 Comments

It is understood that Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

# tanaiste - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Double bank holiday earmarked for St Patrick's Day weekend next year, says Varadkar
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Double bank holiday earmarked for St Patrick's Day weekend next year, says Varadkar

Nov 25th 2021, 1:18 PM 52,729 Views 45 Comments

A permanent bank holiday would then be held on St Brigid’s Day from 2023 onwards.

# tanaiste - Monday 4 October, 2021

Tánaiste commits to closing loopholes that allow people to conceal assets
# Pandora Papers
# Pandora Papers

Tánaiste commits to closing loopholes that allow people to conceal assets

Oct 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,424 Views 23 Comments

Reports today say that an empty Dublin office is being used as registered address for 800 limited partnerships listed in the papers.

# tanaiste - Friday 17 September, 2021

Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation

Sep 17th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,547 Views 5 Comments

The Tánaiste said he wants to ensure reasonable periods of notice are given to employees when their work is unpredictable in nature.

# tanaiste - Friday 6 August, 2021

Varadkar insists Merrion event was lawful and was probably within Fáilte guidelines
# It's Complicated
# It's Complicated

Varadkar insists Merrion event was lawful and was probably within Fáilte guidelines

Aug 6th 2021, 6:24 PM 48,885 Views 145 Comments

It’s the first time the Tánaiste has spoken publicly since it was revealed he attended Zappone’s 50-person gathering in July.

# tanaiste - Monday 12 July, 2021

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal

Jul 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 25,070 Views 19 Comments

Questions have been asked about the leadership of the Fianna Fáil party since the dismal result in Dublin Bay South.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Call centre will allow those recovered from Covid to call up to receive travel cert
# DIGITAL COVID CERT
# DIGITAL COVID CERT

Call centre will allow those recovered from Covid to call up to receive travel cert

Updated Jul 6th 2021, 9:50 PM 88,350 Views 127 Comments
  • Eligible people are to receive their cert automatically by email or by post
  • Government warns there may be 'teething problems'
  • The cert may be used as the basis for a Vaccine Passport for hospitality but Transport Minister says they are 'separate' issues

# tanaiste - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital
# St Vincent's Hospital
# St Vincent's Hospital

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital

Jun 24th 2021, 2:10 PM 6,802 Views 19 Comments

Varadkar said the government wants to own the hospital, and “ideally the land”.

# tanaiste - Friday 28 May, 2021

'It's not an outdoors-only summer': Cabinet to discuss easing of restrictions on travel and dining
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

'It's not an outdoors-only summer': Cabinet to discuss easing of restrictions on travel and dining

May 28th 2021, 10:18 AM 20,996 Views 43 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar has said that pubs and restaurants that serve people outdoors in June can still claim the CRSS.
  • Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín has hit out at the plans: “A pint in a pub is no more dangerous than a pint in a hotel."
  • The Government is expecting that 60% of the adult population will be fully vaccinated by the end of July.
Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney
# Brexit Hangover
# Brexit Hangover

Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 63,453 Views 129 Comments

Poots has described his relationship with the Irish Government as “really, really bad”.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar

Apr 27th 2021, 6:26 PM 47,139 Views 45 Comments

Speaking this afternoon at Dublin Castle he said that socialising outdoors is “much, much safer” than indoors.

# tanaiste - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak
# Leaking
# Leaking

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak

Apr 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 17,333 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson said Leo Varadkar made a full statement to gardaí and “answered all questions”.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices

Apr 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,287 Views 23 Comments

The Tánaiste said that there was “clear evidence” that people are drifting back to their workplace.

# tanaiste - Thursday 1 April, 2021

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today
# Switching Off
# Switching Off

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today

Apr 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 67,700 Views 29 Comments

The right to disconnect gives employees the right to switch off from work outside of normal working hours,

# tanaiste - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Shops to be allowed sell children's shoes in store, by appointment only
# In Store
# In Store

Shops to be allowed sell children's shoes in store, by appointment only

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 2:35 PM 90,880 Views 106 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said he wants shoes to be available "immediately".
  • People will be able to make appointments at shoe shops selling children's shoes.
  • The news comes after calls for change from parents.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Tánaiste says he does not believe criminal charges will be brought against him over GP contract leak
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says he does not believe criminal charges will be brought against him over GP contract leak

Mar 24th 2021, 6:40 PM 15,749 Views 0 Comments

When asked by LMFM if he should step aside if charges were brought against him, Varadkar said: “I don’t contemplate that happening.”

# tanaiste - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I stand corrected': Tánaiste apologises after incorrectly claiming Sinn Féin had no Protestant TDs

Mar 10th 2021, 5:44 PM 62,540 Views 127 Comments

Violet-Anne Wynne, a Clare TD, said she is a Protestant and “proud to be a representative for Sinn Féin”.

# tanaiste - Saturday 6 February, 2021

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 186,104 Views 71 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

# tanaiste - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar's message to private hospitals: 'You need to make your doctors, nurses and ICU beds available in third wave'

Jan 7th 2021, 2:16 PM 55,613 Views 57 Comments

The Tánaiste said there are around 300 beds, which he said can scale up with surge capacity to over 400.

# tanaiste - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,277 Views 16 Comments

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

# tanaiste - Friday 20 November, 2020

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
# Customer Care
# Customer Care

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,690 Views 80 Comments

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

# tanaiste - Friday 13 November, 2020

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 48,471 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 43,353 Views 149 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

# tanaiste - Monday 2 November, 2020

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken
# Not Best Practice
# Not Best Practice

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

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 1:44 PM 31,340 Views 2 Comments

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

# tanaiste - Saturday 31 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 31st 2020, 7:54 PM 36,903 Views 0 Comments

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

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,518 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

# tanaiste - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Varadkar says health advice stands whether at 'Level 1,2,3,4,5 or 26' as opposition criticises 'utter confusion'
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Varadkar says health advice stands whether at 'Level 1,2,3,4,5 or 26' as opposition criticises 'utter confusion'

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 5:56 PM 99,457 Views 153 Comments

Varadkar said people outside the three counties at Level 4 should not be complacent.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors

Oct 7th 2020, 7:45 AM 44,136 Views 169 Comments

Varadkar floated the idea of fines with examples given such as a €50 fine for not wearing a mask.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?
# Nphet
# Nphet

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?

Oct 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 40,560 Views 104 Comments

The Tánaiste and other ministers have been outlining the reasons why over the past few hours.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Leo Varadkar restricting his movements after being in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 case
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Leo Varadkar restricting his movements after being in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 case

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 10:41 AM 57,869 Views 81 Comments

An official in the Department of Business tested positive for Covid yesterday.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas

Sep 9th 2020, 9:53 AM 95,304 Views 103 Comments

Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that Ireland may lose travel connectivity “for up to 4 years” if “strict” travel rules are not relaxed.

# tanaiste - Monday 7 September, 2020

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public
# Government Roadmap
# Government Roadmap

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public

Sep 7th 2020, 1:38 PM 29,959 Views 40 Comments

“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:38 PM 58,111 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

# tanaiste - Friday 28 August, 2020

Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar
# Time Please
# Time Please

Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar

Aug 28th 2020, 7:54 PM 99,114 Views 83 Comments

NPHET has been asked to work on guidelines that would allow for the safe reopening of all pubs.

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