Leo Varadkar

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has met with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar...

April 15, 2021

Portuguese EU presidency sparks Mercosur concerns for Cullinan

Portuguese EU presidency sparks Mercosur concerns for Cullinan

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has told Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that he is concerned over the current presidency...

February 24, 2021

Fair Deal Scheme legislation ‘weeks away’ – Varadkar

Fair Deal Scheme legislation ‘weeks away’ – Varadkar

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that legislation in relation to the...

November 30, 2020

‘Government will not tell people that they cannot burn their own turf in their own fire’

‘Government will not tell people that they cannot burn their own turf in their own fire’

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has given his assurances to independent TD Michael Healy-Rae that the government “will certainly not tell people...

October 9, 2020

100 days to Brexit – Varadkar urges businesses to ‘focus on readiness’

100 days to Brexit – Varadkar urges businesses to ‘focus on readiness’

With 100 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period and the inevitable changes to come with...

September 22, 2020

€2 billion low-cost loan scheme opens for farms and small businesses

€2 billion low-cost loan scheme opens for farms and small businesses

The new credit guarantee scheme is being launched today (Monday, September 7) for farms and small businesses impacted by the...

September 7, 2020

Humanitarian Support Scheme eligibility expanded in wake of Storm Francis

Humanitarian Support Scheme eligibility expanded in wake of Storm Francis

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, has expanded the eligibility of the Humanitarian Support Scheme...

August 28, 2020

‘Response from some meat plants is absolutely appalling’ – Stanley

‘Response from some meat plants is absolutely appalling’ – Stanley

The public discussion around Covid-19 in meat plants is continuing today, Monday, August 10, following a recent surge in the...

August 10, 2020

Town hit by ‘double whammy’ of ‘climate change and Covid-19’ to receive urgent funding

Town hit by ‘double whammy’ of ‘climate change and Covid-19’ to receive urgent funding

Small businesses in a rural town in south Kerry will receive urgent funding for damage caused by extreme flooding; having...

August 6, 2020

Varadkar confirms details of €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme

Varadkar confirms details of €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme

Details of the “largest credit guarantee scheme in the history of the state” have been confirmed by Tánaiste and Minister...

July 14, 2020

Future Growth Loan Scheme expanded by €200 million

Future Growth Loan Scheme expanded by €200 million

The Future Growth Loan Scheme (FGLS), which is available to agri-food businesses and primary food producers, will be expanded by...

July 9, 2020

Public health measures extended through to May

Public health measures extended through to May

Public health measures currently in effect will remain in place for an additional three weeks through to Tuesday, May 5,...

April 10, 2020

Martin and Varadkar give commitments on CPO payments

Martin and Varadkar give commitments on CPO payments

The leaders of both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael gave commitments in relation to the ‘goodwill’ payment for compulsory purchase...

January 29, 2020

Taoiseach talks methane, new REPS and ‘BEAM II’

Taoiseach talks methane, new REPS and ‘BEAM II’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressed the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) today, Tuesday, January 28, where...

January 28, 2020

Garda ‘struck’ by car amidst scuffle – tractor protesters [updated]

Garda ‘struck’ by car amidst scuffle – tractor protesters [updated]

A Garda was injured during a scuffle at yesterday’s tractor protest close to Government Buildings. Sources at the scene have...

January 16, 2020

Taoiseach confirms: General Election set for February 8

Taoiseach confirms: General Election set for February 8

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that a General Election will be held on Saturday, February 8. The Taoiseach made the...

January 14, 2020

Date appears to be set for election as Varadkar briefs cabinet

Date appears to be set for election as Varadkar briefs cabinet

It seems very likely that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will ask President Michael D. Higgins to dissolve the Dáil later today...

January 14, 2020

Government ‘busy forming alliances’ on CAP – Taoiseach

Government ‘busy forming alliances’ on CAP – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the Government is “busy forming alliances” across Europe to negotiate a Common Agricultural Policy...

November 29, 2019