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# Taoiseach

Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Taoiseach 'satisfied' that 'scuffle' involving FG Senator 'will never happen again'
Motivational speaker Nikki Bradley appointed to the Seanad to replace Regina Doherty
This month
July 2024
Harris and Starmer agree 'closer relationship' between Dublin and London 'needed' in first call
The newly-appointed Prime Minister invited the Taoiseach to visit him on 17 July.
Harris to speak to Starmer 'in coming hours', says he wants relationship to go from 'strength to strength'
Harris tells lenders he wants to see cost of mortgage repayments fall 'as quickly as they rose'
Spate of fatal crashes a 'stark reminder' of dangers on roads, says Taoiseach
Dáil told of family's distress over nails and screws found in athletic hero's ashes
Last month
June 2024
Grand Canal fencing to be removed 'within weeks', says Harris
'Thank God for Natasha O'Brien': Taoiseach calls for zero-tolerance approach to gender-based violence
RTÉ funding model must be sustainable long-term, says Harris
Bomb threat made on Taoiseach's home this evening declared a hoax
Stardust redress process could be complete 'within weeks'
List of how many Defence Force members have criminal convictions sought by Govt
Free school books to be extended to Leaving Cert, as Harris says budget to target education costs
Three men arrested for alleged harassment of Taoiseach released without charge
Harris and Biden discuss need for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza in first phone call
Taoiseach 'will engage' with Coalition partners on choice of successor to Ursula von der Leyen
Summit calls for the 'territorial integrity' of Ukraine to be the basis of any peace agreement
Taoiseach calls on leaders to 'shout' about war crimes against Ukrainian children abducted into Russia
Taoiseach Simon Harris among world leaders attending Swiss resort for Ukraine peace summit
New laws cracking down on short-term lets pose threat to rural tourism, govt warned
Pressure on coalition to cut and run with early election, but leaders say they're going all the way
May
May 2024
Emergency medicine doctors to crew helicopter response service alongside paramedics in new trial
Simon Harris calls claim by Dana Erlich about investment in the Irish IT sector 'a distraction'
Taoiseach: ‘Parading ambassadors in front of TV cameras in Israel was unacceptable’
Simon Harris TD
Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Answers sought from UK over 'unacceptable' justice failure
Taoiseach Simon Harris says he won’t 'allow' attacks on politicians to change his behaviour
Head of new Dublin taskforce rejects suggestions city is unsafe but says it 'could be better'
April
April 2024
Taoiseach says ‘makeshift shantytowns’ won’t be allowed to develop after Mount Street is cleared
'We should have provided answers': Simon Harris's State apology to Stardust families in full
Harris expects details on locations of promised asylum reception centres 'in the coming weeks'
Larry Donnelly: The immigration issue compounds uncertainty in Irish politics
Larry Donnelly
Harris bats away talk of 'inexperience' on his big EU debut as Ukraine and Palestine dominate
'Unlikely' law allowing nightclubs open later will be ready by summer, says Taoiseach
Harris finds it 'a little hard to hear' Israeli ambassador talking about Ireland being on the 'wrong side'
Harris and RSA commit to returning average wait time for driving tests to 10 weeks
Taoiseach says he’s 'of a generation more familiar' with Berlin and Paris than Belfast or Derry
Parenting: A message for the new Taoiseach - please get a handle on housing
Margaret Lynch
Recognition of Palestine by EU countries 'much closer', Harris says after meeting with Spanish PM
Pedro Sanchez has previously said his country plans to extend recognition to the Palestinians by July.
Simon Harris to meet Ursula von der Leyen today with Palestine 'high on the agenda'