Tag Archives: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

This morning/afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2,

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar leaving Dublin Castle today after the morning’s Cabinet meeting. He will go on to face a motion of no confidence this evening in the Dail, in the Convention Centre.



This afternoon

Taoiseach Micheál Martin greets Fianna Fáil Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Daragh O’Brien in the traditional party manner following this morning’s cabinet meeting.



Earlier: Leo’s High Standards

This afternoon.

Watch live here.

More as we get it



The Minister for Education has said that the government’s optimal objective is to have a full return to school in September for all children.

Joe McHugh said he did not want to envisage a situation where we continue to leave children behind.

He said the Government had to weigh the risk associated with a failure to provide children with education against other public health considerations.

He said that the Government was working towards this full return.

Govt wants full return to school for all in September (RTÉ)

Expertly handled.

This afternoon.

Pavilion, Swords, County Dublin.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) meets his public with Fine Gael by-election candidate and former Minister for Health, Senator James Reilly right).

The by-election will take place next Friday week, November 29. Candidates here.

 Sam Boal/RollingNews

This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ruled out an early general election before Christmas, saying it was not in the country’s interests with so much uncertainty around Brexit.

Speaking to the media after today’s Cabinet meeting, Mr Varadkar said it could be a crucial time in the Brexit process and the UK general election could see changes to the political landscape in Westminster.

He said it was possible that the Brexit Party could hold the balance of power or other parties may want to reopen UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement.

Mr Varadkar said: “We should not have a general election until we have some certainty around what is happening with Brexit and we don’t have that yet.”

Taoiseach rules out pre-Christmas general election (RTÉ)

Earlier: “This Is About A Very Small Number Of Fine Gael Ministers Wanting To Get Out Of Their Current Job”


Taoiseach leo Varadkar (above) and with Northern ireland Secretary Karen Bradley at the ireland Funds dinner.

Last night.

The National Buildings Museum, Washoington.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses the Ireland Funds

“American ideas and American values that spread around the world meant that a young boy growing up in Ireland, with an Indian father and an Irish mother, could dream of one day becoming the leader of his country, believing that the time would come when people would be judged on their principles and their ideals, on the content of their character and the quality of their work, and not on their sexuality or the colour of their skin…”

Never wear the green self-tied, elasticated dicky bow.

Rookie mistake.


Trade to top Taoiseach’s agenda at Trump meeting in White House Brian O’Donovan, RTÉ)

Pics’; RTE/ Niall Carson (PA)

This afternoon.

Grand Canal, Dublin 2

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar officially opening Google’s newest offices in the new Velasco Building on Dublin’s Grand Canal, with, above, from left: CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan, VP and Head of Google in Dublin Fionnuala Meehan, and VP Google Cloud Sales Gareth Morgan.

Velasco will serve as a home to Google’s Enterprise and Cloud teams.

The teams “will help to grow Google’s cloud and enterprise business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa”.

Another call centre so.



Some of the 200-plus staff employed at EastPoint in the Dublin docklands are being paid as little as €11.06 an hour. This is below the living wage of €11.70 an hour that social-justice groups say is the minimum required to allow for an acceptable standard of living. Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl have both committed to pay the living wage to all entry-level staff….

‘Second-class’ Google workers slam conditions (Mark Tighe, Sunday Times Ireland)

This morning.

The Marian Finucane Show, RTÊ Radio One.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar conducted a live interview with Marian Finucane to clear the air after the calamitous events of the past week…


Pic: RTÉ

The event is being organised by European Movement Ireland


Taoiseach Leo Vardkar leaves the Science Gallery.

Journalists were blocked from asking any questions.