Time to end stigma for people with HIV, says Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has said that it is time to end the stigma for people who are HIV positive.<p>He was speaking at the HIV Ireland Red Ball in Dublin this …


'It is time for a woman Taoiseach' - Sinn Féin Ard Fheis hears party is ready for an election

“And surely you know that woman is Mary Lou McDonald TD," said the party’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill<p>SINN Féin is ready launch a ‘Mary Lou for …

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Don't make Irish people of faith into pariahs, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has launched a defence of religion's place in Irish society, attacking those who want to "turn religious people into …


Taoiseach issues warning to any agencies 'obstructing CervicalCheck scoping inquiry'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has issued a warning to any agencies obstructing or delaying the work of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck …

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Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Pride parade through Dublin.<p>Image: PA Archive/PA Images<p>Pride parade through Dublin.<p>Image: PA Archive/PA Images<p>TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR said the …


Taoiseach defends use of private investigators to uncover 'moonlighting' hospital consultants

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the use of private investigators to snoop on hospital consultants in effort to fight a High Court pay claim.<p>The …


Cabinet to discuss Brexit contingencies

Contingency plans for Brexit will be discussed by the Cabinet this morning.<p>Ministers will update their colleagues on how each department is preparing …

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Enda Kenny 'appalled' by British government handling of Brexit negotiations

Former Taoiseach said Theresa May's Cabinet is “driven by internal dissent, lacks credibility and clarity on its most serious challenge in …

Great Britain

Former Taoiseach named as European of the year

<b>The 67-year-old was honoured at an event on Monday, June 11.</b><p>Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny was given the award for European of the Year due to his time …

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Taoiseach will not allow GPs tell women 'you are on your own love'

The Taoiseach has said doctors who refuse to refer women to medics providing abortions will not be tolerated once the service is rolled-out.<p>Leo …

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Abortion: Taoiseach says around 60 GPs can provide service

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Varadkar moots Brexit delay to give more time to negotiate UK exit

Ireland’s premier has raised the possibility of delaying Brexit to allow more time to negotiate the UK’s exit deal.<p>Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said …

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Govt plan will double international presence by 2025

The Government will today launch a plan to double the country's international presence by 2025.

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'If there is not this type of mutual respect there is no peace' - Derry DUP councillor welcomes historic visit of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to the Orange Order's Headquarters in Belfast

A Derry DUP councillor has welcomed the visit of the Taoiseach to the Orange Order's Headquarters in Belfast. Leo Varadkar hmade history as the first …


Taoiseach’s visit to Belfast - Leo right in the North — almost

Almost the right tone was struck by the Taoiseach during his timely away-day in Belfast. He became the first Government leader to visit the Orange …

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Varadkar sparks election talk after friend gets top taxpayer-funded job

Speculation at 'bulking up' of constituency staff<p>Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appointed a Fine Gael councillor to a new taxpayer-funded position on his …

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Irish Taoiseach meets with Orange Order in Belfast

Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar met with the Grand Master and leaders of the Orange Order in Belfast yesterday in a move to facilitate …


Over 180 jobs announced for Co Wicklow over three years

187 jobs have been announced for Co Wicklow over the next three years.<p>Carbon Crowley, which offers energy efficiency solutions to large and small …

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Taoiseach pays historic visit to Orange Order HQ

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has arrived at the headquarters of the Orange Order in Belfast in what is a first for an Irish premier.<p>There was applause from …

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Arlene Foster 'very concerned' as Taoiseach set to launch Belfast festival

<b>Leo Varadkar is facing criticism as he prepares to launch a Belfast festival which some commentators have linked to the republican movement.</b><p>The …


Taoiseach says he is a 'neighbour not an invader' and predicts United Ireland vote would not pass in coming years

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has moved to calm unionist fears over the possibility of a united Ireland in the near future, saying he sees himself as a …

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WATCH: Taoiseach pays respects to Orange brethren murdered during Troubles

The Grand Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has described how Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stood with his head bowed to pay his respects to …

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Leo Varadkar in Belfast: 'I see myself as a neighbour, not an invader'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told Orangemen in West Belfast that he sees himself "as a neighbour, not an invader".<p>Small crowds gathered to cheer for Mr …

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Leo struggles to answer whether he'd wear Orange Order socks during Belfast trip

“Um, I’d have to take a look at them first,” was his initial reply to the question put to him by Good Morning Ulster.

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Women in NI should be given same abortion access as those in Republic and UK - Taoiseach

Women in Northern Ireland should be given the same abortion access rights as their counterparts in the Republic and the UK, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar …

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Enda Kenny is named as 'Irish European of Year'

<b>Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been selected as the Irish European of Year.</b><p>He will be honoured at a special event in Dublin next Monday.<p>Mr Kenny is …

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'The headline act is Ollie Murs' - Taoiseach defends move to launch festival that includes 'The Great Escape' leaders

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his decision to launch a Belfast festival which some link to the republican movement.<p>Leo Varadkar will travel …

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Taoiseach faces criticism for agreeing to visit Orange Order HQ in Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing criticism for agreeing to launch a Belfast festival which many link to the Republican movement.<p>The Taoiseach will …


Leo Varadkar to visit Orange Order headquarters in Belfast

THE Taoiseach is to become the first Irish premier to visit the headquarters of the Orange Order.<p>The Press Association understands Taoiseach Leo …

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Féile an Phobail 2018 programme to be launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to launch Féile an Phobail's programme for 2018.<p>The community festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, runs …