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 leo Varadkar (above) and with Northern ireland Secretary Karen Bradley at the ireland Funds dinner.
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.
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….
Not sure who’s organising the #futureofeurope event this morning – Govt, DFA, European Movement – but a colleague just had a microphone confiscated when she tried to walk into a room with three ministers, even if only to take a photograph. Ridiculous in the extreme.
Hoping to speak to Taoiseach on his way in, about homeless and justice issues. Being told he’s not available to speak to media is one thing, and par for the course. Having a mic taken off you, in case you even do your job and try, is another.
Journalists were blocked from asking any questions.
Pleased to say I got, and accepted an apology for incident earlier. Seems like it was a misunderstanding. Worth reminding GIS etc that journos tend not to like being separated from their gear or from the photographers.