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#Taoiseach

# taoiseach - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Taoiseach admits it was 'discourteous' to offer engagement with nurses' unions by press release

Micheál Martin said the Taoiseach cannot solve industrial relations disputes ‘with such cynical PR manoeuvres’.

# taoiseach - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable

Varadkar said the terms of reference of the review would be changed.

# taoiseach - Sunday 6 January, 2019

It was touted as an official Taoiseach's residence - what is Steward's Lodge used for now?

The house was used “every now and again” by Brian Cowen, but now it is only used about a dozen times a year.

# taoiseach - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Varadkar says he's exploring if Ireland could take some legal business from the UK after Brexit

Varadkar had a 40-minute phone call with Chancellor Angela Merkel on how to support Theresa May’s efforts to pass her Brexit deal.

Government considering giving 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike

Any changes to the carbon tax will not apply until 2020.

# taoiseach - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Taoiseach on Juncker hair ruffle: 'It's probably ill advised to fluff other people’s hair'

A video emerged this week of Juncker walking up to EU’s deputy head of protocol and ruffling her hair.

# taoiseach - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events

The incident caught on video shows a property being repossessed by private security personnel.

# taoiseach - Thursday 20 December, 2018

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border

Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

# taoiseach - Sunday 16 December, 2018

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

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

# taoiseach - Monday 10 December, 2018

Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January

Varadkar said he is confident services will be available, but perhaps not in every hospital or clinic.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'You're a disgrace': Clashes in the Dáil over medicinal cannabis delay (and Leo breaks Dáil rules)

Leo Varadkar broke Dáil rules today by holding up a poster in the chamber.

# taoiseach - Monday 26 November, 2018

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'

The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'

Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

# taoiseach - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

A Brexit deal in November is less likely with every day that passes, says Taoiseach

An EU summit is scheduled for the 13th and 14th of December.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism

Leo Varadkar says he has not agreed to anything but is open to ‘creative language’ to get a deal done.

# taoiseach - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'An attempt at humour': Leo has 'no regrets' over tweet to Brexit supporter

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach says he rarely does British media interviews as his points get skewed.

# taoiseach - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Leo Varadkar: Brexit isn't a storm; it's the political equivalent of climate change

There was disappointment from EU leaders in Brussels today that the UK didn’t put forward any new proposals.

# taoiseach - Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for Cabinet in the future

Last week’s Disclosures Tribunal report effectively exonerated Fitzgerald.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

What's behind the Budget 2019 decisions? YOUR chance to ask the Taoiseach

Get in your questions to the Taoiseach ahead of tomorrow morning’s Facebook Live.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'She saw it as a stunt': Eoghan Murphy says Catherine Byrne got 'no deal' for confidence vote

The Minister for Housing also said St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore will be redeveloped as planned.

# taoiseach - Friday 21 September, 2018

From The Daily Edge You probably won't believe how much money Bertie Ahern spent on makeup back when he was Taoiseach The Boom

You probably won't believe how much money Bertie Ahern spent on makeup back when he was Taoiseach

Even if you wanted to spend that much in a week, you’d find it tough.

# taoiseach - Friday 7 September, 2018

Government 'regrets misunderstanding' after refusal to meet with mother of Danielle McLaughlin

The Taoiseach said that due to an error, his office incorrectly concluded that Danielle was a British citizen.

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney

Varadkar delivered a robust defence of the government’s record on housing this morning.

# taoiseach - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts

A new biography of Varadkar’s rise to power says that he suggested creating anonymous accounts to comment on news stories.

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

# taoiseach - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography Leo

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography

Leo: Leo Varadkar – A Very Modern Taoiseach has been published today.

# taoiseach - Sunday 19 August, 2018

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan

With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.

# taoiseach - Friday 20 July, 2018

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?

The UK’s Sun newspaper carried the front page “Irish PM: I’ll ban British planes as revenge for Brexit”.

# taoiseach - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps

Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Varadkar says he 'profoundly regrets' if anyone thinks he doesn't support a free press in Ireland

There had been calls for him to clarify his remarks.

# taoiseach - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Varadkar defends launching Belfast festival: 'Olly Murs is headlining - he's hardly a die hard republican'

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for launching a West Belfast festival during his sixth trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach.

# taoiseach - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

# taoiseach - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote'

The Taoiseach said opinion polls have been wrong in the past.

# taoiseach - Friday 18 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised

The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.

# taoiseach - Friday 11 May, 2018

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'

A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.

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