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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic' Catherine Noone

'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'

Catherine Noone released a statement this morning apologising for the remarks and saying she withdrew them.

From TheJournal.ie FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic' Catherine Noone

FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic'

Catherine Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a fair few nutters in every party': The key moments from the RTÉ leaders' TV debate Ge2020

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

From TheJournal.ie EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 26 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar Not On My Watch

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar

Support for Sinn Féin has risen according to the latest opinion polls.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 25 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': Thousands take part in rally against violence in Drogheda Standing Together

'Enough is enough': Thousands take part in rally against violence in Drogheda

The rally was being held after the “hideous and barbaric” murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods.

From TheJournal.ie Rally against violence to be held in Drogheda today in wake of Keane Mulready-Woods murder Drogheda Feud

# leo-varadkar - Friday 24 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael promises reduced taxes, pension increases and a Brexit A-Team Ge2020

Fine Gael promises reduced taxes, pension increases and a Brexit A-Team

Varadkar promised to increase the State pension by €25 over the next five years.

From TheJournal.ie Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises Manifesto Friday

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 23 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar confirms he will attend Drogheda rally being held in wake of Keane Mulready-Woods murder Drogheda Feud

Varadkar confirms he will attend Drogheda rally being held in wake of Keane Mulready-Woods murder

“I don’t want to politicise the event in any way,” Varadkar told reporters.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want a new government': Martin rules out grand coalition floated by Taoiseach during debate Brand New

'We want a new government': Martin rules out grand coalition floated by Taoiseach during debate

The Fianna Fáil leader said people in Ireland “want Fine Gael out of office”.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk Ge2020

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk

Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.

From TheJournal.ie Personal drug use and a potential grand coalition: The key moments from the first head-to-head TV debate Varadkar V Martin

Personal drug use and a potential grand coalition: The key moments from the first head-to-head TV debate

There was no Sinn Féin representative present but the party was not far away from the debate.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Leader ratings: How did you rate Varadkar and Martin in tonight's live TV debate? Ge2020

Leader ratings: How did you rate Varadkar and Martin in tonight's live TV debate?

Tonight’s Virgin Media Television debate was hosted by Pat Kenny.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not a normal party': Leo Varadkar rules out post-election coalition with Sinn Féin No Talks

'It's not a normal party': Leo Varadkar rules out post-election coalition with Sinn Féin

The taoiseach said that it was a ‘principled’ position.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 20 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable' Keys To The Kingdom

Leo Varadkar 'still remembers' buying his home in his 20s and 'wants that to be attainable'

The Taoiseach told The Last Word he is a “big believer in home ownership”.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook War Of Words

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin Big Bowl

Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin

The award was given to mark 40 years of investment by the tech company in Ireland.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 19 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front Ge2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 18 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime Law And Disorder

Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime

Leo Varadkar has defended Fine Gael’s record on law and order.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 17 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue Ge2020

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised Paddy Holohan

Sinn Féin councillor apologises after remarks about Taoiseach's 'Indian blood' criticised

Leo Varadkar said this evening Paddy Holohan’s apology was “good enough for him”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen said this evening ‘there’s no other country in the EU that is more affected by [Brexit] than Ireland]”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident Ge2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls Ge2020

'Channel public money to make a difference and stop waste': Opposition parties set out general election stalls

Meanwhile, Fine Gael has pointed to progress in Brexit and the resolution of the Stormont deadlock in a bid to earn support from the electorate.

From TheJournal.ie The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins Ge2020

The 32nd Dáil has been dissolved by President Michael D Higgins

The general election will be held on 8 February.

From TheJournal.ie General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach Ge 2020

General election to be held on Saturday 8 February, says Taoiseach

It would be the first Saturday general election in this country since 1918.

From TheJournal.ie This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918 Ge2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 13 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit Stormont

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar has 'made a decision' on the election but won't tell us what it is yet General Election

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’.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 11 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote Election Talk

Michael Lowry expects general election will be called before Dáil no confidence vote

Speculation has been mounting in recent days that a February election could be on the cards.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 10 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration Commemorations

Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration

Varadkar was asked about the renewed success of the rebel song Come Out Ye Black and Tans.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents Ge2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 9 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie We should know more about the timing of an election after Leo and Micheál meet for crunch talks today Ge2020

We should know more about the timing of an election after Leo and Micheál meet for crunch talks today

A special Cabinet meeting focusing on disability issues is being held in Marino today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie United Ireland is 'further away' now due to RIC commemoration fall out - Varadkar Irish Unity

United Ireland is 'further away' now due to RIC commemoration fall out - Varadkar

He pointed to opposition politicians and said an unnecessary controversy was caused.

From TheJournal.ie 'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy It's On

'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy

Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.

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