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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week Government Formation

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week

“We hope certainly this week, or next week, to agree a joint document with them,” the Taoiseach said.

From TheJournal.ie First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals Covid-19 This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19 HSE

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19

A team of 1,400 health officials will work to trace and contact people.

From TheJournal.ie There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says Healthcare

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.

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort' Leinster House

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 30 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Private hospitals to be leased for use as public hospitals for duration of Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus

Private hospitals to be leased for use as public hospitals for duration of Covid-19 crisis

The private hospital sector has a capacity of 1,900 inpatient beds as well as 47 ICU and 54 HDU beds.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 28 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open Restriction

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.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 27 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells everyone in Ireland to stay at home for two weeks from midnight tonight, with only specific listed exemptions Covid-19 Crisis

Taoiseach tells everyone in Ireland to stay at home for two weeks from midnight tonight, with only specific listed exemptions

A further 302 cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland were confirmed this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: ICUs will be at capacity within a few days, says Taoiseach Coronavirus

Covid-19: ICUs will be at capacity within a few days, says Taoiseach

Varadkar also said that construction sites that cannot implement social distancing should be shut down.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis Coronavirus

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country Delivery

This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country

Simon Harris says there is a lot of misinformation out there about the guidelines.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: These are the 'essential retail outlets' that can stay open Open For Business

Coronavirus: These are the 'essential retail outlets' that can stay open

The Department of An Taoiseach provided an indicative list this afternoon.

Irish horse racing to be shut down as Taoiseach bans all sporting events

Race meetings have still been taking place behind closed doors, but that will stop after today’s announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic Covid-19

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Gardaí will be more visible on the streets 'encouraging groups to disperse' Covid-19

Leo Varadkar: Gardaí will be more visible on the streets 'encouraging groups to disperse'

Varadkar said gardaí would not be employing “coercion”.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs Parliamentary Party

School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs

Leo Varadkar also spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What did Leo Varadkar mean when he spoke about 'cocooning' the ill and elderly? Coronavirus

Explainer: What did Leo Varadkar mean when he spoke about 'cocooning' the ill and elderly?

The Taoiseach spoke about the plan last night.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie ‘Come together as a nation by staying apart’: Read Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s address in full Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting Coronavirus

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 15 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach may seek special powers to close pubs and nightclubs over Covid-19 Shutdown

Taoiseach may seek special powers to close pubs and nightclubs over Covid-19

Images on social media showed busy pubs around the country last night despite recommendations against indoor gatherings.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 13 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks New Measures

Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks

Public transport will all be running as normal too.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 12 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Better safe than sorry': Leo's White House visit with elbow bumps, namaste and warnings to stop panic buying 36 Hours In Washington

'Better safe than sorry': Leo's White House visit with elbow bumps, namaste and warnings to stop panic buying

The issue of coronavirus dominated proceedings in Washington for this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis Covid19

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis

Heather Humphreys said there will be emergency working capital and payment flexibility on borrowings.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar has met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office (they didn't shake hands) White House

Leo Varadkar has met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office (they didn't shake hands)

Varadkar is expected to return to Ireland later today.

From TheJournal.ie What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers Coronavirus

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers

People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.

From TheJournal.ie The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now Covid-19

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.

Irish sport facing blanket shutdown as government issues advice on outdoor gatherings

Finding a space in the calendar to finish off the GAA’s National Leagues may prove impossible.

From TheJournal.ie The annual White House shamrock reception has been cancelled Not Happening

The annual White House shamrock reception has been cancelled

Leo Varadkar will still meet with Donald Trump but the usual reception will not take place.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach thanks US House Speaker for Brexit position: 'Nancy Pelosi's words matter' Washington DC

Taoiseach thanks US House Speaker for Brexit position: 'Nancy Pelosi's words matter'

Varadkar said her standpoint during a testing time in the Brexit negotiations “was timely, invaluable, and made a huge difference”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump St Patrick's Day

Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump

Varadkar will commence his US St Patrick’s Day trip in Washington DC.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said yesterday that we could “easily” see half the Irish population contract the virus.

From TheJournal.ie New York's St Patrick's Day parade still set to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns Coronavirus

New York's St Patrick's Day parade still set to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns

The Taoiseach cancelled the New York leg of his US trip yesterday.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 8 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump skipping traditional St Patrick's lunch but will still meet with Leo Varadkar Paddy's Day

Donald Trump skipping traditional St Patrick's lunch but will still meet with Leo Varadkar

The House Speaker traditionally hosts the lunch.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 7 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar Election

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 6 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie No recommendation to cancel major events at this stage, says Taoiseach Coronavirus

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

He made the comment this evening during a press briefing.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate? Coronavirus

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?

A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael Let's Get In Formation

Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil concluded a day-long meeting where policy issues

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer Government Formation

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day On A Jet Plane

In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

There are far fewer trips this year than before.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 2 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Pressure mounts to hold fresh vote for Taoiseach this week Government Formation

Pressure mounts to hold fresh vote for Taoiseach this week

As of yet, no submission has been made to the Business Committee.

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