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# varadkar - Friday 5 November, 2021

Daily Covid case numbers will reach 4,000 today or tomorrow, Varadkar says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Daily Covid case numbers will reach 4,000 today or tomorrow, Varadkar says

Nov 5th 2021, 10:55 AM 27,708 Views 54 Comments
  • Varadkar added that the high case numbers do not mean the same thing as they did last winter.
  • The Tánaiste said that the Government doesn't intend to bring back Covid restrictions.
  • The HSE has confirmed about 10 elective operations per week are being cancelled per site across some 21 hospitals.

# varadkar - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Varadkar says tomorrow is a ‘big day’ as thousands of workers return to office
# Phased Reopening
# Phased Reopening

Varadkar says tomorrow is a ‘big day’ as thousands of workers return to office

Sep 19th 2021, 1:07 PM 30,647 Views 45 Comments

Many businesses are also set to open their doors for the first time since the pandemic began.

# varadkar - Monday 6 September, 2021

UK announces further extensions on post-Brexit grace periods
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK announces further extensions on post-Brexit grace periods

Updated Sep 6th 2021, 7:13 PM 30,545 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission said it “will not agree to a renegotiation of the Protocol”.

# varadkar - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Coveney asks to appear before Oireachtas Committee to clarify text controversy
# Merrion
# Merrion

Coveney asks to appear before Oireachtas Committee to clarify text controversy

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 5:28 PM 42,454 Views 115 Comments

The fallout from the Zappone controversy continues.

# varadkar - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Leo Varadkar has been administering vaccines at a Dublin mass vaccination centre
# New Jab
# New Jab

Leo Varadkar has been administering vaccines at a Dublin mass vaccination centre

Apr 28th 2021, 7:46 PM 64,894 Views 125 Comments

He said earlier this year that he was available to help the HSE.

# varadkar - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Vaccine delays won't prevent 'modest' easing of restrictions on 5 April, says Tánaiste
# 5km Limit
# 5km Limit

Vaccine delays won't prevent 'modest' easing of restrictions on 5 April, says Tánaiste

Mar 10th 2021, 2:48 PM 80,741 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar said the reopening of non-essential retail stores would be “further down the line”.

# varadkar - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Revised Living with Covid plan offers 'nothing new' and is a ‘wing and a prayer’ strategy, Dáil told

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 2:06 PM 33,816 Views 110 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly attacked the plan during Leaders’ Questions today.

# varadkar - Monday 16 November, 2020

Varadkar launches public consultation on plans for laws to give employees legal right to sick pay
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Varadkar launches public consultation on plans for laws to give employees legal right to sick pay

Nov 16th 2020, 6:39 AM 27,571 Views 57 Comments

The Tánaiste said statutory sick pay must be fair for workers and employers.

# varadkar - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Jan 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,382 Views 61 Comments

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

# varadkar - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar says it's 'regrettable' that some politicians will boycott RIC commemoration service
# Royal Irish Constabulary
# Royal Irish Constabulary

Varadkar says it's 'regrettable' that some politicians will boycott RIC commemoration service

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 5:35 PM 49,800 Views 197 Comments

The government recently said it will commemorate those who served in the force prior to Irish independence.

# varadkar - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Varadkar says he is 'thankful' he hasn't had much experiences of homophobia or racism
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Varadkar says he is 'thankful' he hasn't had much experiences of homophobia or racism

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:42 AM 20,922 Views 68 Comments

He said he has been subjected to name-calling but never anything violent.

# varadkar - Friday 25 October, 2019

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime

Oct 25th 2019, 12:29 PM 23,686 Views 98 Comments

“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”

# varadkar - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach tells Boris Johnson there is still a 'very wide gap' between UK and EU on Brexit deal

Sep 24th 2019, 7:21 PM 18,847 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar met Boris Johnson in New York today.

# varadkar - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 7:50 PM 64,602 Views 143 Comments

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

# varadkar - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar
# Tensions
# Tensions

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Jun 20th 2019, 4:08 PM 27,935 Views 85 Comments

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

# varadkar - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'

Updated Jun 12th 2019, 6:42 PM 15,825 Views 39 Comments

A report released yesterday indicated that Irish smear samples were sent to 16 labs – not 6, as was initially reported in 2018.

# varadkar - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Varadkar warns of 'terrible political miscalculation' in London over Brexit deal
# Brexit Talk
# Brexit Talk

Varadkar warns of 'terrible political miscalculation' in London over Brexit deal

Jun 11th 2019, 9:54 PM 39,895 Views 47 Comments

Speaking today, Varadkar said that he is a “little concerned about political developments in London at present”.

# varadkar - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Varadkar 'looks forward' to meeting Trump when he visits Ireland in two weeks' time
# Trump In Ireland
# Trump In Ireland

Varadkar 'looks forward' to meeting Trump when he visits Ireland in two weeks' time

May 22nd 2019, 8:09 AM 10,523 Views 66 Comments

Trump and his wife Melania will stay at his Doonbeg resort in Clare.

# varadkar - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Leo Varadkar didn't seem pleased with his 'metabolic age' on Operation Transformation
# Fitness To Lead
# Fitness To Lead

Leo Varadkar didn't seem pleased with his 'metabolic age' on Operation Transformation

Feb 7th 2019, 10:32 AM 76,263 Views 89 Comments

The Taoiseach turned 40 last week, but his fitness level doesn’t appear to match.

# varadkar - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Taoiseach says he's saddened that nurses decided to strike on a weekday
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Taoiseach says he's saddened that nurses decided to strike on a weekday

Jan 9th 2019, 10:08 PM 38,150 Views 148 Comments

He said he’d have preferred the weekend.

# varadkar - 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 25,805 Views 98 Comments

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

# varadkar - Sunday 14 October, 2018

FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people?
# At Work
# At Work

FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people?

Oct 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 54,584 Views 138 Comments

The Taoiseach made the claim in the Dáil recently. But is it actually the case?

# varadkar - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

All smiles as Varadkar and Merkel talk Brexit on Taoiseach's first trip to Berlin
# Eurotrip
# Eurotrip

All smiles as Varadkar and Merkel talk Brexit on Taoiseach's first trip to Berlin

Mar 20th 2018, 2:05 PM 21,362 Views 116 Comments

Merkel was recently elected as chancellor for the fourth time.

# varadkar - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Leo told Bloomberg TV it's time to get 'down and dirty' on the details of Brexit
# Eurotrash Talk
# Eurotrash Talk

Leo told Bloomberg TV it's time to get 'down and dirty' on the details of Brexit

Jan 25th 2018, 12:36 PM 11,847 Views 57 Comments

The UK hopes to have terms of a transition deal by March.

# varadkar - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Speaking English, Irish, French and German, Leo sets out stall on Brexit in big EU speech
# Euro Trip
# Euro Trip

Speaking English, Irish, French and German, Leo sets out stall on Brexit in big EU speech

Jan 17th 2018, 10:20 AM 42,552 Views 120 Comments

Varadkar addressed corporation tax and migration in his speech.

# varadkar - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Varadkar tells Dáil that cost of garda overtime will be covered by next year's budget
# Budget Exhausted
# Budget Exhausted

Varadkar tells Dáil that cost of garda overtime will be covered by next year's budget

Nov 29th 2017, 8:55 AM 16,130 Views 73 Comments

Gardaí in Dublin had been told that “under no circumstances” is overtime to be incurred.

# varadkar - Friday 24 November, 2017

11 times Leo Varadkar really tried to be like Justin Trudeau
# Let's Go Viral
From The Daily Edge
# Let's Go Viral

11 times Leo Varadkar really tried to be like Justin Trudeau

Nov 24th 2017, 9:00 PM 8,144 Views 8 Comments

This will only intensify if a General Election happens.

# varadkar - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Poll: Should dole payments be linked to a person's PRSI contributions?
# Dole Scheme
# Dole Scheme

Poll: Should dole payments be linked to a person's PRSI contributions?

Nov 11th 2017, 11:00 AM 33,112 Views 237 Comments

Similar social insurance contribution schemes exist in other countries in Europe.

# varadkar - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave
# Fine Gael Conference
# Fine Gael Conference

Leo Varadkar promises to cut taxes for middle income earners and bring in paid family parental leave

Nov 10th 2017, 8:36 PM 25,633 Views 89 Comments

Addressing the Fine Gael Conference this evening in Cavan, the Taoiseach said his party would solve the housing crisis.

# varadkar - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:07 AM 8,289 Views 51 Comments

A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.

# varadkar - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Varadkar fails to get boost with latest poll showing drop in support for Fine Gael
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Varadkar fails to get boost with latest poll showing drop in support for Fine Gael

Jul 9th 2017, 8:45 AM 14,366 Views 99 Comments

The results are expected to dampen any desire the Taoiseach may have had about calling an early election.

# varadkar - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I don't think my election as Taoiseach actually made history. It just reflected it'
# Dublin Pride
# Dublin Pride

'I don't think my election as Taoiseach actually made history. It just reflected it'

Jun 24th 2017, 5:21 PM 26,236 Views 99 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressed crowds at Dublin Pride today.

# varadkar - Friday 2 June, 2017

The world's media is talking about 'Ireland's first openly gay Prime Minister'
# Man Of The Moment
# Man Of The Moment

The world's media is talking about 'Ireland's first openly gay Prime Minister'

Jun 2nd 2017, 11:08 PM 73,560 Views 171 Comments

The new Fine Gael leader has been making waves.

# varadkar - Friday 7 April, 2017

Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile'

Apr 7th 2017, 10:46 PM 21,901 Views 38 Comments

The minister says the schemes “do work that has to be done”.

# varadkar - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax
# Obesity
# Obesity

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:15 PM 14,881 Views 80 Comments

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

# varadkar - Monday 22 February, 2016

Leo Varadkar got whacked with a microphone during last night's Election Special
# Mic Drop
From The Daily Edge
# Mic Drop

Leo Varadkar got whacked with a microphone during last night's Election Special

Feb 22nd 2016, 7:41 AM 25,730 Views 31 Comments

Poor Leo.

# varadkar - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?
# Controversy
# Controversy

Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?

Jul 26th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,891 Views 68 Comments

Members are torn on whether former Anglo chief David Drumm should be allowed give evidence by video link.

# varadkar - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

May 17th 2015, 9:15 PM 19,538 Views 2 Comments

The Chinese Premier, Rosanna Davison and a serious incident at a motorbike race have got people talking.

# varadkar - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital
# Maternity
# Maternity

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 18,755 Views 61 Comments

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

# varadkar - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

"Ireland has a serious problem - we drink too much alcohol"
# Switching To Water
# Switching To Water

"Ireland has a serious problem - we drink too much alcohol"

Apr 22nd 2015, 12:17 PM 16,680 Views 91 Comments

This comes as the government makes €1 million available to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.

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