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Leo Varadkar said : "Today's announcement of 800 new jobs by McDonald's is a welcome boost, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to Ireland, where it already has a strong employment presence throughout the country. " External link

anglocelt Monday, June 21, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “But we think it would be unfair to say to families and to younger people, who haven’t had the opportunity to get vaccinated yet because we haven’t had the supplies, to say to them: you can’t travel abroad,” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 21, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Today's announcement of 800 new jobs by McDonald's is a welcome boost, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to Ireland, where it already has a strong employment presence throughout the country. " External link

con-telegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 12:43:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I appreciate that and you know I represent Dublin West. "I have a huge number of people in my constituency who work in the airport to work in airlines, and we want them to be flying again on July 19. "But the best thing we can do is to do this cautiously and safely,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

beat102103 Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

eecho Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Of course there is that risk and that is the reality of the situation,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : “We don’t know who we’re supposed to buy it off, but we are willing to buy it,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "There are intractable issues here,” Jo Tully, chairperson of the campaign against church ownership of women's healthcare said. “Although the hospital will cost up to a billion euro of taxpayers' money, the State is to have no role whatsoever in the new facility except to bankroll it. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “A hospital that is almost fully funded by the State should have a significant number, a majority appointed by the Government in my view,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “But the government does have a big concern about two other aspects,” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “from the point of view of the government, it is an absolute requirement that the Constitution for the new hospital must specify that any procedures and treatments that are legal in the state are available in that hospital. Full stop. There can be no ambiguity about that” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “This is very welcome news, and the employment will be of significant benefit to Waterford and the broader south-east region. It’s great to see a company with an established presence expanding its Irish operations in a regional location. It demonstrates Horizon’s commitment to Ireland and will allow the company to avail of the rich talent pool in this sector in the region” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “This is very welcome news, and the employment will be of significant benefit to Waterford and the broader South East Region. It’s great to see a company with an established presence expanding its Irish operations in a regional location. It demonstrates Horizon’s commitment to Ireland and will allow the company to avail of the rich talent pool in this sector in the region” External link

waterford-news Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar insisted : “no one group can have a veto on Ireland’s future” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I’m really pleased that Moonshot will be establishing its new Software Development Centre in Dublin, which will create 37 new jobs over the next three years. The data analytics firm operates in over 57 countries, which is a testament to the company’s success to date. I wish the company all the best as the team embark on this new project” External link

waterford-news Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : "The numbers seem to be around 7,000 a day (in England), haven't gone up much in recent days," External link

eecho Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "I have an open mind on it, but I'd be very reluctant to go down that road" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "It's never been a requirement that employees or people have to tell their employers private medical information, and you'd want to have a really strong overwhelming public health case for that to change," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I believe in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Until these questions are answered, until we have a clear proposition to put to the people on both parts of our island, then a border poll is premature" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I believe in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime,” “It means the unification of the people of our island as well as territory of Ireland and it is a legitimate political aspiration. It is in our Constitution and is provided for in the Good Friday Agreement should a majority of people in the North and South vote for it” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We remain committed to working through the European Union to find pragmatic solutions within the parameters of the Withdrawal Agreement. It can be done,” “The vast majority of checks and controls can be removed if we all agree to maintain the same high standards when it comes to food and veterinary rules,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I believe in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We need to reach out to all sides and we need a presence on the ground to do so,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Center Parcs is a really valued employer in the area. I know the company has made a huge effort to work with the local community and I’m sure that will continue with this further expansion,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “This is fantastic news for Longford and for the Midlands. "Center Parcs is a really valued employer in the area. I know the company has made a huge effort to work with the local community and I’m sure that will continue with this further expansion, which will see €80m to €85m invested, 250 permanent jobs created and a further 300 during construction. "I wish the team the very best of luck and thank them for their continued commitment to Ireland” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "This is an incredible expansion from Irish HomeCare which will see 750 new care jobs created, doubling the company’s workforce. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “Remote working presents huge opportunities as well as risks,” External link

beat102103 Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Student Entrepreneur Awards. I’m really impressed by the calibre and ingenuity of the ideas put forward, especially given the significant challenges that came with this unprecedented year. A particular commendation to the award winners. Every student that participated should be very proud of their accomplishments. I wish them every success as they continue on their entrepreneurial journey” External link

dublinpeople Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “Remote working presents huge opportunities as well as risks,” External link

waterford-news Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I would urge them to reconsider their decision, and to appreciate the imperative to explain their report and answer questions. The commissioners are best placed to answer how they reached their findings. It is long overdue at this point,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Refusals have occurred due to eligibility requirements such as businesses not meeting the turnover criteria, turnover was not down 75% during the eligibility period, incomplete application form, the business was in receipt of CRSS or they were not in a rateable premises” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar outlined : "A robust property and infrastructure ecosystem can be the key differentiator in winning FDI projects. " External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We would have done something similar, either volunteers would have been asked to do surveys door-to-door, or students would have been paid to do it, and it would have been done on a similar basis, anonymised for the purpose of polling,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “By phasing this in over a four-year period, we are taking a balanced approach to plug a well acknowledged gap in our social protections while also responding to the cost concerns of small businesses in the current economic environment,” “It’s not right that people feel forced to go to work when they are sick and it’s not good for public health. I know how difficult the past year and a half has been for workers and employers alike” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We are only now getting back on our feet and are not yet out of woods. By phasing this in over a four-year period, we are taking a balanced approach to plug a well acknowledged gap in our social protections while also responding to the cost concerns of small businesses in the current economic environment,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Employees will be entitled to 10 days, or two weeks of sick pay per year. This will be in addition to any other leave such as annual leave, parental leave or maternity or paternity leave,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I think it's important to point out that this is a statutory minimum,” “So it's a little bit like the minimum wage. Many employers will offer better than this. So it is a floor, not a standard, and will be possible to negotiate better by collective agreement. And this is being protected and provided for specifically in the legislation. Why is it being phased in. Why is a doctor's note required” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "I believe this scheme can be one of the positive legacies of the pandemic as it will apply to illness of all forms and not just those related to Covid," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It’s being phased in to help employers, particularly small businesses, to plan ahead and manage the additional cost, which has been capped,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We are only now getting back on our feet and are not yet out of woods. By phasing this in over a four-year period, we are taking a balanced approach to plug a well acknowledged gap in our social protections while also responding to the cost concerns of small businesses in the current economic environment,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added ( about IDA Ireland ) : “Ireland distinguishes between the territory of the state of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “The Implementation Group has draw up guidance in business and human rights for business enterprises which was formally launched by my colleague, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in April,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “I’m really pleased to see Varonis doubling its staff, creating an additional 60 new highly skilled jobs at Penrose Dock in Cork. As the past few weeks have shown, data security is an increasingly important sector and companies like Varonis play a critical role in the global economy. "Ireland provides the talent pool, Government support and academic commitment that will enable Varonis to continue this important work and I wish the company all the best with this new chapter” External link

eecho Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Don't know when the clubs are going to reopen, unfortunately, who knows, hopefully, August, September. “It’s impossible to say at this stage, but I think some outdoor events are going to happen first and hopefully, with a decent summer that's going to be, that’s going to be possible”. It comes as a sliver lining of hope for nightclub owners who have had their doors shut for over a year. Pubs. Earlier this week the Fine Gael leader also ruled out the potential of moving up the planned reopening of outdoor dining and drinks. Large gatherings have been seen in cities across the country as crowds enjoy the sunshine. At present, pubs and restaurants are set to open their doors on June 7 but given the shortage of bathrooms and the increase in litter, the Fine Gael leader was asked if opening these premises sooner could help alleviate the problem. However he responded: " External link

irishmirror Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : “As I understand it, the ESRI proposes a big increase in capital spending on social and public housing and that we would set a target of about 18,000 per year,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Essentially the report was left on our desks,” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “There is a difference between evidence and testimony. On the one hand proof and establishing fact, on the other evidence can be true testimony and can be valid but it doesn’t constitute proof, it doesn’t constitute a fact unless it’s been open to challenge,” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : “As I understand it, the ESRI proposes a big increase in capital spending on social and public housing and that we would set a target of about 18,000 per year,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about Social Insurance ) : “Companies genuinely unable to pay will be able to get an interest-free loan from the Social Insurance Fund,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar responded : “Given that this academic symposium happened yesterday, I can see no excuse or valid reason for the commission members not to be willing to do this without delay” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “The fundamental principal is accepting that you avoid checks and controls between any two countries or any two jurisdictions or even within jurisdictions by having the same standards,” “I hope that that practical option doesn’t fall foul of ideology or a sense of nationalism” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We anticipate that by the end of the year, the number of people who are still on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment might be somewhere in the region of 100,000 to 130,000” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “At that point, it’ll have been in place for nearly two years,” “I was the one who created the Pandemic Unemployment Payment as Taoiseach and we thought at that time it would only be there for 12 weeks, and now it’s more like two years,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “in July, we’re going to see the return of aviation and international tourism and with every adult fully vaccinated by September, I think that wedding band will be playing again” “I think the vast, vast majority of people currently on the payment will be back by September, and an even larger number – perhaps not all, but not far off that by February,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar pointed out : “It has been long time since we had a welfare package in the Budget,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Today's announcement represents a stimulus of more than four billion-plus euros for the Irish economy designed to get people back to work, businesses open and prospering again," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It will now be based on your turnover this year, relative to 2019 – the year pre-pandemic, – and we think that means more businesses will qualify,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "our economy is going to take off like a rocket" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We’re not going to change it now,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "One place I would like Amazon to take a look at though perhaps, is our other airports," "A really underused piece of infrastructure in Shannon, for example. Knock and Cork are there too so, you know, if I was looking for them to go anywhere I'd be talking to them about Shannon rather than Baldonnel" External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "We've had mixed results with them in the past unfortunately, the one in Kildare and the midlands worked, others didn't really" External link

irishmirror Monday, May 31, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar warned : "increased socialisation across the summer, and this Indian variant or even the Vietnamese variant which we’re reading about now” could cause a fourth wave. The Fine Gael leader said on Sunday localised lockdowns may be required if Covid-19 cases begin to spike again. Vaccination will be the difference between this and the third wave, but he added, “but the problem is only 20 per cent of our population is fully vaccinated. “So what we’re targeting now is to get over 60 per cent – 2.5 million people fully vaccinated by the end of July, that’s where we need to be”. What are health experts saying? Top immunologist Professor Luke O'Neill said that Ireland may need to slow down the reopening in order to avoid a spike from the Indian variant. He told Brendan O'Connor on RTE Radio One: " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 31, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "at this stage, very few people who are losing their jobs now are losing them as a consequence of the pandemic" External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "at this stage, very few people who are losing their jobs now are losing them as a consequence of the pandemic" External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I am a strong believer in free speech and the right to protest but Saturday’s demonstration was both violent and in breach of Level 5 restrictions,” “Its organisation was clearly planned and promoted in advance through social media platforms and/or private messaging services” External link

thejournal Monday, May 31, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “That’s where we need to be,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “increased socialisation across the summer, and this Indian variant or even the Vietnamese variant which we’re reading about now” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “people are allowed to meet up outdoors and if anything we’re encouraging people to meet up outdoors rather than indoors, but it’s still supposed to be three households” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “What’s different now is vaccines, and the vaccines work against all the variants,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “At the end of June we will assess the epidemiological situation again before giving the final green light, if you’d like, for July,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “increased socialisation across the summer, and this Indian variant or even the Vietnamese variant which we’re reading about now” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “people are allowed to meet up outdoors and if anything we’re encouraging people to meet up outdoors rather than indoors, but it’s still supposed to be three households” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "If you refuse to take your job back when it's offered to you, you lose your PUP entitlement and employers can report that. We will ask people to confirm that they are still eligible for PUP, which worked last summer when asked. As things stand, about 25,000 are coming off it a week" External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : "The advice that we have, and we're accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant, and for that reason we're not in a position to restore the common travel area just yet," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It does take time to plan for these, to book acts, to get a license and get insurance,” External link

thejournal Saturday, May 29, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “My message really today is to Irish business and Irish workers, particularly saying to Irish business, that we’re on your side and the Government has your back” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "In relation to people returning to work- 25,000 people cancelled their PUP payments last week. We appreciate the value of the financial support and any withdrawal of that will be gradual and won't start until people have the opportunity to return to work" External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It does take time to plan for these, to book acts, to get a license and get insurance,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We’re not going to be the first country in the European Union to open up international travel, because every extra week is 300,000 more people protected. And that’s why it makes sense to wait a little bit longer before we give the green light to international travel” External link

independent-UK Friday, May 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

yorkpress Friday, May 28, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "The protocol was put in place because there had to be checks somewhere, and we felt it was better to be in two ports rather than in several counties along a land border and I stand over that decision to protect the country from a hard border. " External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

thecourier Friday, May 28, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

standard Friday, May 28, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 28, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "The gap between indoor dining and outdoor dining is not going to be big, it's only going to be a matter of a few weeks, so outdoor dining will be allowed first on June 7 and then we will agree a date in early July for the return for indoor dining" External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : "It is something we do need to bare in mind in relation to international travel.......don't want to repeat what happened in December. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “An eight percent increase for anyone is a very big increase in any one year…. I have to admit to not being aware of that, so I will certainly talk to the Minister about it,” External link

dublinpeople Friday, May 28, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “An 8% increase, for anyone, is a very big increase in any one year. I admit to not being aware of that, so I will certainly talk to the Minister [for Housing] about that,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have (from health officials), and we’re accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant and for that reason we’re not in a position to restore the common travel area (with Britain) just yet,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, May 28, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have (from health officials), and we’re accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant and for that reason, we’re not in a position to restore the common travel area (with Britain) just yet,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 28, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 28, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : "It is something we do need to bear in mind in relation to international travel...don't want to repeat what happened in December. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : "The advice that we have (from health officials), and we're accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant and for that reason, we're not in a position to restore the common travel area (with Britain) just yet," External link

trust Friday, May 28, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "The people of Ireland have every reason to be hopeful about the summer ahead," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar insisted : “we can look forward to a very positive announcement on the reopening of society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar disse : "Há muita coisa que desconhecemos, mas parece ser um ataque para obter um resgate (o designado 'ransomware') por parte de criminosos internacionais" External link

expresso Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar expliqué : "Je pense que s'ils continuent à insister sur ce point, ce sera difficile de poursuivre" External link

france24 Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar déclaré : "Pour la deuxième fois en quelques mois, le gouvernement britannique menace d'enfreindre le droit international" External link

challenges Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar déclaré : "Tout assouplissement des restrictions (hormis pour les écoles) devra être très, très, très lent (...) Donc peut-être que cela commencera simplement avec certains commerces, et peut-être avec l'autorisation de se réunir en extérieur avec deux personnes" External link

lindependant Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar disse : “Se eu tivesse um estabelecimento agora, estaria considerando que provavelmente ficarei com ele fechado até o final de março” External link

parana-online Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar afirmou : "A situação em nossa capital é preocupante e piorou nas últimas semanas" External link

em Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Bude nějakou dobu trvat, než se naše životy zase vrátí do normálního stavu - do nového normálního stavu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Bude nějakou dobu trvat, než se naše životy zase vrátí do normálního stavu - do nového normálního stavu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Bude nějakou dobu trvat, než se naše životy zase vrátí do normálního stavu - do nového normálního stavu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Pokud bude shoda, můžeme to udělat písemnou formou. Pokud nebude, pak budeme muset svolat schůzku Evropské rady, možná příští pondělí, možná dokonce už v pátek, abychom debatovali o tom, zda umožníme odklad, na jak dlouho a za jakých podmínek," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Pokud bude shoda, můžeme to udělat písemnou formou. Pokud nebude, pak budeme muset svolat schůzku Evropské rady, možná příští pondělí, možná dokonce už v pátek, abychom debatovali o tom, zda umožníme odklad, na jak dlouho a za jakých podmínek," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT



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Leo Varadkar said : "Today's announcement of 800 new jobs by McDonald's is a welcome boost, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to Ireland, where it already has a strong employment presence throughout the country. " External link

anglocelt Monday, June 21, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “But we think it would be unfair to say to families and to younger people, who haven’t had the opportunity to get vaccinated yet because we haven’t had the supplies, to say to them: you can’t travel abroad,” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 21, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Today's announcement of 800 new jobs by McDonald's is a welcome boost, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to Ireland, where it already has a strong employment presence throughout the country. " External link

con-telegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 12:43:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I appreciate that and you know I represent Dublin West. "I have a huge number of people in my constituency who work in the airport to work in airlines, and we want them to be flying again on July 19. "But the best thing we can do is to do this cautiously and safely,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

beat102103 Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

eecho Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We think it would be very unfair, if you haven’t had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated, like younger people, that they would not be allowed to re-enter the country if they left,” “That’s why we’ve agreed this other regime that allows them re-enter the country if they have a negative test … so that’s the plan in terms of Government policy,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Of course there is that risk and that is the reality of the situation,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : “We don’t know who we’re supposed to buy it off, but we are willing to buy it,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "There are intractable issues here,” Jo Tully, chairperson of the campaign against church ownership of women's healthcare said. “Although the hospital will cost up to a billion euro of taxpayers' money, the State is to have no role whatsoever in the new facility except to bankroll it. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “A hospital that is almost fully funded by the State should have a significant number, a majority appointed by the Government in my view,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “But the government does have a big concern about two other aspects,” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “from the point of view of the government, it is an absolute requirement that the Constitution for the new hospital must specify that any procedures and treatments that are legal in the state are available in that hospital. Full stop. There can be no ambiguity about that” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “This is very welcome news, and the employment will be of significant benefit to Waterford and the broader south-east region. It’s great to see a company with an established presence expanding its Irish operations in a regional location. It demonstrates Horizon’s commitment to Ireland and will allow the company to avail of the rich talent pool in this sector in the region” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “This is very welcome news, and the employment will be of significant benefit to Waterford and the broader South East Region. It’s great to see a company with an established presence expanding its Irish operations in a regional location. It demonstrates Horizon’s commitment to Ireland and will allow the company to avail of the rich talent pool in this sector in the region” External link

waterford-news Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar insisted : “no one group can have a veto on Ireland’s future” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I’m really pleased that Moonshot will be establishing its new Software Development Centre in Dublin, which will create 37 new jobs over the next three years. The data analytics firm operates in over 57 countries, which is a testament to the company’s success to date. I wish the company all the best as the team embark on this new project” External link

waterford-news Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : "The numbers seem to be around 7,000 a day (in England), haven't gone up much in recent days," External link

eecho Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "I have an open mind on it, but I'd be very reluctant to go down that road" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "It's never been a requirement that employees or people have to tell their employers private medical information, and you'd want to have a really strong overwhelming public health case for that to change," External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I believe in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Until these questions are answered, until we have a clear proposition to put to the people on both parts of our island, then a border poll is premature" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I believe in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime,” “It means the unification of the people of our island as well as territory of Ireland and it is a legitimate political aspiration. It is in our Constitution and is provided for in the Good Friday Agreement should a majority of people in the North and South vote for it” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We remain committed to working through the European Union to find pragmatic solutions within the parameters of the Withdrawal Agreement. It can be done,” “The vast majority of checks and controls can be removed if we all agree to maintain the same high standards when it comes to food and veterinary rules,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I believe in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We need to reach out to all sides and we need a presence on the ground to do so,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Center Parcs is a really valued employer in the area. I know the company has made a huge effort to work with the local community and I’m sure that will continue with this further expansion,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “This is fantastic news for Longford and for the Midlands. "Center Parcs is a really valued employer in the area. I know the company has made a huge effort to work with the local community and I’m sure that will continue with this further expansion, which will see €80m to €85m invested, 250 permanent jobs created and a further 300 during construction. "I wish the team the very best of luck and thank them for their continued commitment to Ireland” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "This is an incredible expansion from Irish HomeCare which will see 750 new care jobs created, doubling the company’s workforce. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “Remote working presents huge opportunities as well as risks,” External link

beat102103 Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Student Entrepreneur Awards. I’m really impressed by the calibre and ingenuity of the ideas put forward, especially given the significant challenges that came with this unprecedented year. A particular commendation to the award winners. Every student that participated should be very proud of their accomplishments. I wish them every success as they continue on their entrepreneurial journey” External link

dublinpeople Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “Remote working presents huge opportunities as well as risks,” External link

waterford-news Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I would urge them to reconsider their decision, and to appreciate the imperative to explain their report and answer questions. The commissioners are best placed to answer how they reached their findings. It is long overdue at this point,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Refusals have occurred due to eligibility requirements such as businesses not meeting the turnover criteria, turnover was not down 75% during the eligibility period, incomplete application form, the business was in receipt of CRSS or they were not in a rateable premises” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar outlined : "A robust property and infrastructure ecosystem can be the key differentiator in winning FDI projects. " External link

con-telegraph Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We would have done something similar, either volunteers would have been asked to do surveys door-to-door, or students would have been paid to do it, and it would have been done on a similar basis, anonymised for the purpose of polling,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “By phasing this in over a four-year period, we are taking a balanced approach to plug a well acknowledged gap in our social protections while also responding to the cost concerns of small businesses in the current economic environment,” “It’s not right that people feel forced to go to work when they are sick and it’s not good for public health. I know how difficult the past year and a half has been for workers and employers alike” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We are only now getting back on our feet and are not yet out of woods. By phasing this in over a four-year period, we are taking a balanced approach to plug a well acknowledged gap in our social protections while also responding to the cost concerns of small businesses in the current economic environment,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Employees will be entitled to 10 days, or two weeks of sick pay per year. This will be in addition to any other leave such as annual leave, parental leave or maternity or paternity leave,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I think it's important to point out that this is a statutory minimum,” “So it's a little bit like the minimum wage. Many employers will offer better than this. So it is a floor, not a standard, and will be possible to negotiate better by collective agreement. And this is being protected and provided for specifically in the legislation. Why is it being phased in. Why is a doctor's note required” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "I believe this scheme can be one of the positive legacies of the pandemic as it will apply to illness of all forms and not just those related to Covid," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It’s being phased in to help employers, particularly small businesses, to plan ahead and manage the additional cost, which has been capped,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We are only now getting back on our feet and are not yet out of woods. By phasing this in over a four-year period, we are taking a balanced approach to plug a well acknowledged gap in our social protections while also responding to the cost concerns of small businesses in the current economic environment,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added ( about IDA Ireland ) : “Ireland distinguishes between the territory of the state of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “The Implementation Group has draw up guidance in business and human rights for business enterprises which was formally launched by my colleague, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in April,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “I’m really pleased to see Varonis doubling its staff, creating an additional 60 new highly skilled jobs at Penrose Dock in Cork. As the past few weeks have shown, data security is an increasingly important sector and companies like Varonis play a critical role in the global economy. "Ireland provides the talent pool, Government support and academic commitment that will enable Varonis to continue this important work and I wish the company all the best with this new chapter” External link

eecho Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Don't know when the clubs are going to reopen, unfortunately, who knows, hopefully, August, September. “It’s impossible to say at this stage, but I think some outdoor events are going to happen first and hopefully, with a decent summer that's going to be, that’s going to be possible”. It comes as a sliver lining of hope for nightclub owners who have had their doors shut for over a year. Pubs. Earlier this week the Fine Gael leader also ruled out the potential of moving up the planned reopening of outdoor dining and drinks. Large gatherings have been seen in cities across the country as crowds enjoy the sunshine. At present, pubs and restaurants are set to open their doors on June 7 but given the shortage of bathrooms and the increase in litter, the Fine Gael leader was asked if opening these premises sooner could help alleviate the problem. However he responded: " External link

irishmirror Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : “As I understand it, the ESRI proposes a big increase in capital spending on social and public housing and that we would set a target of about 18,000 per year,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “Essentially the report was left on our desks,” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “There is a difference between evidence and testimony. On the one hand proof and establishing fact, on the other evidence can be true testimony and can be valid but it doesn’t constitute proof, it doesn’t constitute a fact unless it’s been open to challenge,” External link

thejournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : “As I understand it, the ESRI proposes a big increase in capital spending on social and public housing and that we would set a target of about 18,000 per year,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said ( about Social Insurance ) : “Companies genuinely unable to pay will be able to get an interest-free loan from the Social Insurance Fund,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar responded : “Given that this academic symposium happened yesterday, I can see no excuse or valid reason for the commission members not to be willing to do this without delay” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “The fundamental principal is accepting that you avoid checks and controls between any two countries or any two jurisdictions or even within jurisdictions by having the same standards,” “I hope that that practical option doesn’t fall foul of ideology or a sense of nationalism” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We anticipate that by the end of the year, the number of people who are still on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment might be somewhere in the region of 100,000 to 130,000” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “At that point, it’ll have been in place for nearly two years,” “I was the one who created the Pandemic Unemployment Payment as Taoiseach and we thought at that time it would only be there for 12 weeks, and now it’s more like two years,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “in July, we’re going to see the return of aviation and international tourism and with every adult fully vaccinated by September, I think that wedding band will be playing again” “I think the vast, vast majority of people currently on the payment will be back by September, and an even larger number – perhaps not all, but not far off that by February,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar pointed out : “It has been long time since we had a welfare package in the Budget,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "Today's announcement represents a stimulus of more than four billion-plus euros for the Irish economy designed to get people back to work, businesses open and prospering again," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:42:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It will now be based on your turnover this year, relative to 2019 – the year pre-pandemic, – and we think that means more businesses will qualify,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "our economy is going to take off like a rocket" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We’re not going to change it now,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "One place I would like Amazon to take a look at though perhaps, is our other airports," "A really underused piece of infrastructure in Shannon, for example. Knock and Cork are there too so, you know, if I was looking for them to go anywhere I'd be talking to them about Shannon rather than Baldonnel" External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "We've had mixed results with them in the past unfortunately, the one in Kildare and the midlands worked, others didn't really" External link

irishmirror Monday, May 31, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar warned : "increased socialisation across the summer, and this Indian variant or even the Vietnamese variant which we’re reading about now” could cause a fourth wave. The Fine Gael leader said on Sunday localised lockdowns may be required if Covid-19 cases begin to spike again. Vaccination will be the difference between this and the third wave, but he added, “but the problem is only 20 per cent of our population is fully vaccinated. “So what we’re targeting now is to get over 60 per cent – 2.5 million people fully vaccinated by the end of July, that’s where we need to be”. What are health experts saying? Top immunologist Professor Luke O'Neill said that Ireland may need to slow down the reopening in order to avoid a spike from the Indian variant. He told Brendan O'Connor on RTE Radio One: " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 31, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "at this stage, very few people who are losing their jobs now are losing them as a consequence of the pandemic" External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "at this stage, very few people who are losing their jobs now are losing them as a consequence of the pandemic" External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “I am a strong believer in free speech and the right to protest but Saturday’s demonstration was both violent and in breach of Level 5 restrictions,” “Its organisation was clearly planned and promoted in advance through social media platforms and/or private messaging services” External link

thejournal Monday, May 31, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “That’s where we need to be,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “increased socialisation across the summer, and this Indian variant or even the Vietnamese variant which we’re reading about now” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “people are allowed to meet up outdoors and if anything we’re encouraging people to meet up outdoors rather than indoors, but it’s still supposed to be three households” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “What’s different now is vaccines, and the vaccines work against all the variants,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “At the end of June we will assess the epidemiological situation again before giving the final green light, if you’d like, for July,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “increased socialisation across the summer, and this Indian variant or even the Vietnamese variant which we’re reading about now” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “people are allowed to meet up outdoors and if anything we’re encouraging people to meet up outdoors rather than indoors, but it’s still supposed to be three households” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "If you refuse to take your job back when it's offered to you, you lose your PUP entitlement and employers can report that. We will ask people to confirm that they are still eligible for PUP, which worked last summer when asked. As things stand, about 25,000 are coming off it a week" External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : "The advice that we have, and we're accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant, and for that reason we're not in a position to restore the common travel area just yet," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It does take time to plan for these, to book acts, to get a license and get insurance,” External link

thejournal Saturday, May 29, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “My message really today is to Irish business and Irish workers, particularly saying to Irish business, that we’re on your side and the Government has your back” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 28, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "In relation to people returning to work- 25,000 people cancelled their PUP payments last week. We appreciate the value of the financial support and any withdrawal of that will be gradual and won't start until people have the opportunity to return to work" External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “It does take time to plan for these, to book acts, to get a license and get insurance,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “We’re not going to be the first country in the European Union to open up international travel, because every extra week is 300,000 more people protected. And that’s why it makes sense to wait a little bit longer before we give the green light to international travel” External link

independent-UK Friday, May 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

yorkpress Friday, May 28, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "The protocol was put in place because there had to be checks somewhere, and we felt it was better to be in two ports rather than in several counties along a land border and I stand over that decision to protect the country from a hard border. " External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

thecourier Friday, May 28, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

standard Friday, May 28, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have, and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet, is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 28, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "The gap between indoor dining and outdoor dining is not going to be big, it's only going to be a matter of a few weeks, so outdoor dining will be allowed first on June 7 and then we will agree a date in early July for the return for indoor dining" External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : "It is something we do need to bare in mind in relation to international travel.......don't want to repeat what happened in December. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “An eight percent increase for anyone is a very big increase in any one year…. I have to admit to not being aware of that, so I will certainly talk to the Minister about it,” External link

dublinpeople Friday, May 28, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : “An 8% increase, for anyone, is a very big increase in any one year. I admit to not being aware of that, so I will certainly talk to the Minister [for Housing] about that,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 28, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have (from health officials), and we’re accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant and for that reason we’re not in a position to restore the common travel area (with Britain) just yet,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, May 28, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have (from health officials), and we’re accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant and for that reason, we’re not in a position to restore the common travel area (with Britain) just yet,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 28, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : “The advice that we have and we’re accepting this advice from Nphet is that there are real concerns about the prevalence of the Indian variant in Britain,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 28, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar added : "It is something we do need to bear in mind in relation to international travel...don't want to repeat what happened in December. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 28, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar told : "The advice that we have (from health officials), and we're accepting this advice, is that there are real concerns about the Indian variant and for that reason, we're not in a position to restore the common travel area (with Britain) just yet," External link

trust Friday, May 28, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar said : "The people of Ireland have every reason to be hopeful about the summer ahead," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar insisted : “we can look forward to a very positive announcement on the reopening of society” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar disse : "Há muita coisa que desconhecemos, mas parece ser um ataque para obter um resgate (o designado 'ransomware') por parte de criminosos internacionais" External link

expresso Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar expliqué : "Je pense que s'ils continuent à insister sur ce point, ce sera difficile de poursuivre" External link

france24 Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar déclaré : "Pour la deuxième fois en quelques mois, le gouvernement britannique menace d'enfreindre le droit international" External link

challenges Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar déclaré : "Tout assouplissement des restrictions (hormis pour les écoles) devra être très, très, très lent (...) Donc peut-être que cela commencera simplement avec certains commerces, et peut-être avec l'autorisation de se réunir en extérieur avec deux personnes" External link

lindependant Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar disse : “Se eu tivesse um estabelecimento agora, estaria considerando que provavelmente ficarei com ele fechado até o final de março” External link

parana-online Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar afirmou : "A situação em nossa capital é preocupante e piorou nas últimas semanas" External link

em Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Bude nějakou dobu trvat, než se naše životy zase vrátí do normálního stavu - do nového normálního stavu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Bude nějakou dobu trvat, než se naše životy zase vrátí do normálního stavu - do nového normálního stavu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Bude nějakou dobu trvat, než se naše životy zase vrátí do normálního stavu - do nového normálního stavu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Pokud bude shoda, můžeme to udělat písemnou formou. Pokud nebude, pak budeme muset svolat schůzku Evropské rady, možná příští pondělí, možná dokonce už v pátek, abychom debatovali o tom, zda umožníme odklad, na jak dlouho a za jakých podmínek," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Leo Varadkar řekl : "Pokud bude shoda, můžeme to udělat písemnou formou. Pokud nebude, pak budeme muset svolat schůzku Evropské rady, možná příští pondělí, možná dokonce už v pátek, abychom debatovali o tom, zda umožníme odklad, na jak dlouho a za jakých podmínek," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister17.62%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
taoiseach14.74%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
prime minister6.65%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
premier2.44%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
premier ministre irlandais1.14%FR12/08/201708/12/2017
ministre irlandais1.11%FR12/08/201708/12/2017
primeiro-ministro irlandês0.07%PT12/08/201708/12/2017
irish government taoiseach0.01%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
press association taoiseach0.02%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
primeiro-ministro da irlanda0.02%PT12/06/201706/12/2017
chef du gouvernement irlandais0.02%FR12/06/201706/12/2017
ministre0.46%FR12/01/201701/12/2017
président du conseil européen0.01%FR12/01/201701/12/2017
primeiro-ministro0.06%PT11/28/201728/11/2017
minister for health4.08%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
minister for social protection5.31%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
president0.01%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
leader0.32%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
service taoiseach0.01%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
accused0.09%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
sports minister0.25%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
health minister7.05%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
minister of ireland0.01%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
prime minister of ireland0.01%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
dirigeant0.01%FR08/05/201705/08/2017
afp taoiseach0.01%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
social protection minister7.41%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
protection minister6.27%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
candidate0.01%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
successor0.05%EN06/24/201724/06/2017
Names Lang Count
Leo VaradkarEN72.93%
Leo VaradkarFR7.90%
Leo VaradkarPT5.99%
Leo VaradkarDE5.67%
Leo VaradkarEU5.67%
LEO VARADKAREN0.93%
Leo VaradkerEN0.29%
Leo VaradakarEN0.21%
Leo VaradkarSA0.16%
Leo VardkarEN0.10%
LEO VaradkarEN0.09%
Leo VaradkarRO0.03%
Leo VaradkarES0.01%
Leo VaradakarFR0.01%
Leo VaradkarHR0.00%


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