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Head of government (Prime Minister) of Ireland

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Taoiseach: Head of government (Prime Minister) of Ireland
The Taoiseach is the prime minister and head of government of Ireland. The Taoiseach is appointed by the President upon the nomination of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament), and must, to remain in office, retain the support of a majority in the Dáil.

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Leo Varadkar says schools will re-open at the end of August [Video]

Leo Varadkar says schools will re-open at the end of August

Taioseach Leo Varadkar announces that schools will re-open at the end of August. He also says that proposals for a voluntary summer school are in the works for children with special needs.

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Irish PM says obligation on all to ensure political stability

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, whose Fine Gael party came a narrow third in national elections at the weekend, said that while the poll had transformed politics, there was an obligation on all..
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Irish PM says EU, Britain not that far away on trade

The European Union and Britain are further apart in rhetoric than substance as they begin future trade talks, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said ahead of Britain's departure from the bloc on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: EU will have the upper hand in post-exit trade talks with UK, says Ireland's Varadkar

Taoiseach says EU will have the 'stronger team' because of larger size
Independent - Published

Irish PM seeks to put Brexit at center of Feb. 8 election

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday called a parliamentary election for Feb. 8, pitting his record on Brexit and Ireland's fast growing economy against struggling services in a contest polls..
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Irish PM calls national election for Feb. 8

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he would ask President Michael D. Higgins to dissolve parliament in order to hold a parliamentary election on February 8.
Reuters - Published

Leo Varadkar suggests Boris Johnson ready to sign up to EU standards to secure post-Brexit trade deal next year

Taioseach 'relieved' at end to 'deadlock and gridlock' over Brexit
Independent - Published

Labour manifesto: EU 'open to' Corbyn's Brexit policy, says Ireland's Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach says Corbyn's renegotiation plan would not be a problem
Independent - Published

Irish PM says will not call election as no-deal Brexit risk remains

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday said he would not call an election this year due to the continued risk of a chaotic British exit from the European Union.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says Brexit issues remain, EU sources report "standstill"

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday that last-ditch talks between the European Union and Britain had so far failed to resolve issues standing in the way of an amicable Brexit, with EU..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says outstanding Brexit issues, may need more time

There are still issues to be resolved in Brexit negotiations, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, as European Union sources said the eleventh-hour talks with London were at a..
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Irish PM says Brexit talks make progress and going in the right direction

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday that Brexit talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union had made progress and were moving in the right direction.
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says Brexit deal is possible by October 31

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday that a Brexit deal was possible by Oct. 31 after what he said was a very positive meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Irish PM says in UK to see if any Brexit progress can be made

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was meeting his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, on Thursday to see if they could make any progress in Britain's negotiations with the European Union to..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says seeking to meet UK's Johnson on Brexit next week

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is seeking a meeting with his British counterpart Boris Johnson next week, stressing on Saturday that time was tight for London to go further with the fresh Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says what he is hearing on UK Brexit proposals not encouraging

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday said that he had not yet received new British proposals on the terms of its departure from the European Union, but that British officials had briefed..
Reuters - Published

Johnson says UK prepared to be 'very flexible' on Brexit

johnson says uk prepared to be 'very flexible' on brexit
Britain is prepared to be "very flexible" to solve the problem of post-Brexit customs checks on the island of Ireland, the British Prime Minister has said. His statement comes after the Taoiseach, Leo..
WorldNews - Published

Irish PM says open to Northern Ireland-focused Brexit solution

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar plans to discuss whether regulatory alignment between Ireland and Northern Ireland might form the basis of a Brexit deal when he meets British counterpart Boris..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Varadkar warns Boris Johnson there will be no renegotiation on Irish backstop ahead of crunch meeting

Mr Varadkar's office said there would be no movement on the Irish backstop and the Taoiseach's position 'has repeatedly been made clear'
Independent - Published

Taoiseach warned 'core of the dispute' with UK was backstop

taoiseach warned 'core of the dispute' with uk was backstop
The EU's former negotiator in the war in Bosnia warned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar about the Brexit backstop to avoid a hard border in Ireland. Lord David Owen wrote to Mr Varadkar saying the backstop could..
WorldNews - Published

Irish PM sees security, constitutional threats in no-deal Brexit

If Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, Ireland could be faced with both security and constitutional threats, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson clashes with Irish leader Varadkar over backstop as EU stands firm over deal

The Taoiseach told the prime minister that 'satisfactory' alternative options for keeping the border open had not yet been identified
Independent - Published

Taoiseach is pushing for Belfast Agreement to be torn up: Wilson

taoiseach is pushing for belfast agreement to be torn up: wilson
A senior unionist has accused the Irish Government of 'pushing for the Belfast Agreement to be torn up'. DUP MP Sammy Wilson also claimed the "hysterical and self-centred" response from Dublin to..
WorldNews - Published

Irish PM says hard Brexit would raise issue of Irish unification

If Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31, the question of planning for a future unification of Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland will inevitably arise, Irish Prime..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM wants to meet UK's Johnson to understand 'real red lines'

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Friday said he would need to meet his British counterpart Boris Johnson to understand his "real red lines" on Brexit, and that Ireland had shown in the past that it..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says no-deal Brexit would be a British decision

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday said it was Britain's decision alone on whether it would leave the EU without a deal and said he hoped Prime Minister Boris Johnson would not take that..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says Johnson call for new Brexit deal 'not in real world'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suggestion that Britain's withdrawal agreement with the European Union can be completely renegotiated in the coming months is "not in the real world", Irish Prime..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says he may compromise on Brexit border issue

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minister on keeping Northern Ireland's border open after Brexit and..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says he will listen to alternatives to Northern Ireland backstop

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minsiter on keeping Northern Ireland's border open after Brexit.
Reuters - Published

'We mean what we say': Irish PM says Brexit divorce deal is shut

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar strongly repeated on Friday that the European Union will not reopen the divorce agreement it has reached with Britain or drop the Northern Ireland border "backstop"..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM concerned Britain set for 'terrible' Brexit miscalculation

Ireland's prime minister warned British lawmakers on Tuesday against making "a terrible political miscalculation" of thinking their rejection of the Brexit divorce deal negotiated with the European..
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