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# taoiseach - Saturday 2 May, 2020

From The42 GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach Turas Fada

GAA championship could happen this year behind closed doors, says Taoiseach

‘It’d be a later calendar than we’re used to,’ Leo Varadkar says.

# taoiseach - Friday 1 May, 2020

'There is a risk we could go backwards': Taoiseach appears on Late Late show to discuss Covid-19 roadmap

Varadkar announced that restrictions would be lifted on a phased basis from 5 May in a televised address this evening.

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening.

# taoiseach - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

# taoiseach - Monday 27 April, 2020

Government says it's aware some Irish people are 'getting fed up of social distancing measures'

A senior government official this morning urged people to ‘keep going’

# taoiseach - Friday 24 April, 2020

Public expecting ease in restrictions and changing current behaviour 'can allow virus to spread', Taoiseach warns

Recent seismic data indicated that people are out and moving around more in the last week.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach

When it was suggested to him that Ryan could become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar replied that he would “listen to any proposal”.

Extending rent freeze might have to be considered, says Taoiseach

He said a decision on any extension to the emergency measures will be made in a few weeks time.

Paid leave to be given to public-sector partners of healthcare workers to help with childcare needs

Varadkar said that other childcare proposals are being considered for after 5 May.

# taoiseach - Monday 20 April, 2020

'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns

Ministers are warning that people need to respect the restrictions if progress is to be maintained.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Taoiseach to discuss funeral guidelines on conference call with religious leaders today

Topics such as the current public health guidelines on funerals will be up for discussion.

# taoiseach - Monday 6 April, 2020

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county

Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.

# taoiseach - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19

Varadkar joined the Medical Council register again in March.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Plans underway for Dáil to sit in Convention Centre or Dublin Castle for Taoiseach election vote

The Covid-19 outbreak means the full contingent of TDs are not allowed sit in Leinster House.

# taoiseach - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

# taoiseach - Thursday 12 March, 2020

The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now

Health Minister Simon Harris said that it was based on crucial advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.

# taoiseach - Friday 6 March, 2020

No recommendation to cancel major events at this stage, says Taoiseach

He made the comment this evening during a press briefing.

# taoiseach - Monday 2 March, 2020

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week

There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

# taoiseach - Monday 13 January, 2020

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is leaving the Independent Alliance

The junior minister said he may rejoin or join another grouping after the election.

# taoiseach - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s This Week that ‘there is protocol around this’.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# taoiseach - Monday 6 January, 2020

# taoiseach - Monday 30 December, 2019

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

# taoiseach - Saturday 28 December, 2019

The Christmas cards sent to Haughey asking him not to forget The Birmingham Six

“This will be the 16th Christmas that my father and the five men… will spend imprisoned for a crime that they did not commit,” one letter said.

# taoiseach - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Eamon Ryan: Green Party taoiseach is 'not far away'

The Green Party leader said that one of his successors could be taoiseach in two governments time.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'I expect more from you': Letters of complaint sent to the Taoiseach called on him to drop Verona Murphy

Leo Varadkar admits that the Verona Murphy controversy has caused reputational damage to Fine Gael.

# taoiseach - Monday 23 December, 2019

Taoiseach contacts Micheál Martin to arrange talks about prolonging life of government

Martin previously called for talks to retain the confidence-and-supply agreement between the parties.

# taoiseach - Friday 20 December, 2019

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy

Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach said Murphy’s controversial comments came as a “big surprise”.

# taoiseach - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

# taoiseach - Thursday 5 December, 2019

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach

Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.

# taoiseach - Friday 29 November, 2019

Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says

The former Defence Forces member who was married to an Islamic State fighter is due back in Ireland

# taoiseach - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

# taoiseach - Monday 4 November, 2019

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

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