Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, centre, Minister for Business Heather Humphries TD, left, and Fine Gael chairman Martin Heydon at City Assembly House, Dublin ahead of a Fine Gael party meeting today
Michael Brennan, in the Business Post, reports:
There has to be a three-week election campaign, because the election date must be between the 18th and 25th day of the clerk of the Dáil moving the writ for a general election.
So the earliest election date would be in early to mid-February – such as Friday 7 or Friday 14.
Varadkar has been joking that he could go for an election on February 14 for the love of the people and a “Valentine’s day massacre” of his opponents.
Varadkar ponders a Valentine’s Day massacre (Michael Brennan, Business Post)
“We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people no matter what happens, because this solidarity is the very purpose of the European project,’ said Mr Macron
Mr Varadkar said he would also discuss the Republic of Ireland’s no-deal plans with Mr Macron.
The taoiseach emphasised that the EU should be open to any “credible proposals” the UK put forward about in the Brexit process..
Macron: EU ‘will not be hostage to Brexit crisis’ (BBC)
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar tweetz:
“Considering a trial of a new road sign. Brighter agus gaeilge nios feiceali. Cad a ceapann sibh?”
Oh, get up.
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar (right) and Mayor of Fingal Cllr Cian O’Callaghan at the opening of new €20.55million N2/N3 link road in west Dublin, which was “part funded by NAMA”.
The link road begins at Church Road, near Tyrrelstown and joins the N2 at the Cherryhound Interchange.
Nama-funded road links N2 and N3 (Irish Times)
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Pic: Geraldine Lynagh