As the landlord of a rented apartment in Castleknock, and as the partner of someone whose house value has increased from around €845,000 to €945,000 in the past 12 months, Leo Varadkar is heartbroken by the latest rent data alright. https://t.co/cD2fJEXrZj
Taniaste Leo Varadkar arriving to Cabinet in Dublin Castle this morning
The membership of the Fianna Fáil youth wing has voted in support of a motion which called on party TDs “not to cast votes in favour of any individual seeking election to office of Taoiseach should said individual be under criminal investigation”.
The motion, which was before the Fianna Fáil Ógra National Youth Conference last weekend, also called on TDs “not to support said individuals to ministerial portfolios”.
Through the passing of the motion, the youth wing’s central office board will have to bring the same motion to the party’s ard fheis.
This means the membership of the entire Fianna Fáil party, as well as its ministers, TDs and senators, will vote on the motion at the party conference in several months’ time.
Tánaiste tells the Dáil that around 40,000 people from Ukraine are likely to come to Ireland by the end of April. “There will be tens of thousands of Ukrainians with us for a long time if not indefinitely,” Leo Varadkar said.
The Tánaiste has said that people must be realistic about what can be provided for Ukrainians arriving in Ireland. He said that over the next few weeks, the population would likely increase by 1% due to the number of people arriving here from Ukraine | https://t.co/bT2xF1wkMlpic.twitter.com/03mb4D4TeI
📣 Leo Varadkar all but opening the debate on Ireland’s military neutrality in the Dáil – says we have gotten by for 70yrs presuming nobody would attack us, and that even if we were, the US and UK would come to our defence… he says he’s not sure that’s tenable position any more
Varadkar also reminds the Dáil that SF opposed expelling a Russian diplomat from Ireland in the fallout of Salisbury; SF described that as a violation of Irish neutrality; Varadkar “welcomes Sinn Féin coming to its sense and finally realising what the Putin regime is”…
Ireland has pledged to support any EU sanctions targeting Russian business interests on its soil. “Ireland is militarily neutral but in this conflict is not neutral at all,” Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has told Ireland’s parliament.