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# varadkar - Thursday 7 February, 2019

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

# varadkar - Friday 24 November, 2017

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

11 times Leo Varadkar really tried to be like Justin Trudeau

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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

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

# varadkar - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?

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

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

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"

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

# varadkar - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# varadkar - Sunday 1 March, 2015

'Like Stalin' ... GPs union compares Varadkar to murderous Soviet dictator

It’s over the Minister’s stance on negotiations on a new GP contract.

# varadkar - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Leo is more popular than Enda

According to one poll, anyway.

# varadkar - Friday 6 February, 2015

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law

This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.

# varadkar - Monday 2 February, 2015

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

# varadkar - Friday 23 January, 2015

Four people dead from the flu this season

The latest report from the HSPC found that flu positivity decreased slightly this week.

# varadkar - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue The 8th This post contains videos

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

# varadkar - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Who told whom what, and when?

# varadkar - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Nobody has complained to GSOC about the Gardaí bollard push video

No one present when the incident occurred has come forward to the Ombudsman.

# varadkar - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Taoiseach rounds on 'Sir Humphreys' in Health Department

Officials are coming in for criticism from the Taoiseach today, in his latest public comment on Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s plans.

# varadkar - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

"Boom and bust" cycle at an end, hopefully --- Howlin

This morning’s Cabinet meeting could be a tense one after Leo Varadkar’s comments yesterday about the Budget…

# varadkar - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Tax cuts shouldn't come at expense of health services, Varadkar warns

Michael Noonan said last week that any tax breaks would have to be paid for elsewhere in the system.

# varadkar - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Leo Varadkar's top civil servant is stepping down

He will move on to the Healthy Ireland initiative, before retiring next year.

# varadkar - Friday 25 July, 2014

Opinion: For drug service reform to work, we need to be brave and innovative

There are key issues to consider in ensuring that addiction services provide both high quality care for service users and value for money for the taxpayer.

# varadkar - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Leo Varadkar is asking for your help with something...

He announced the government’s Tourism Masterplan today, and wouldn’t mind some feedback.

# varadkar - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

IMPACT accepts Aer Lingus invitation to talks but says it's probably too late

Strike action by cabin crew is due to take place this Friday.

# varadkar - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Varadkar and Fitzgerald the favourites - but Shatter's replacement won't be appointed until tomorrow

The government has now said that Alan Shatter’s successor will be appointed tomorrow morning.

# varadkar - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

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