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Varadkar has a capital idea, but we need to invest now while the going is good - The Times (subscription)

Varadkar has a capital idea, but we need to invest now while the going is goodThe Times (subscription)In recent days, there have been two influential calls for additional investment spending by the Irish government. In its review of the Irish economy published last week, the European Council warned that years of sharply reduced government investment ...and more »

Mission impossible - The Times (subscription)

Mission impossibleThe Times (subscription)Like teenagers on a date, Simon and Ruth Coveney bounced hand in hand into the Hotel Kilmore wedding suite, and a crowd of 200 Fine Gael members rose to their feet with a rousing cheer. No stranger to political rallies, Ruth had dressed in a sleeveless ...and more »

Gay son of Indian doctor set to emerge as Ireland's PM - The Times (subscription)

Gay son of Indian doctor set to emerge as Ireland's PMThe Times (subscription)Leo Varadkar, right, joins a gay pride march in Dublin. He is almost certain to be chosen as leader of Fine Gael on Friday. An overwhelmingly white, Catholic country where homosexuality was not decriminalised until 1993, Ireland is poised to pick the ...and more »

Atticus: Varadkar got up very early to register his website - The Times (subscription)

Atticus: Varadkar got up very early to register his websiteThe Times (subscription)Simon Coveney's accusation that Leo Varadkar has been running a leadership campaign for up to a year may not be without foundation. On the Thursday after Enda Kenny announced his resignation, Varadkar launched his new website, campaignforleo.ie ...and more »

Coveney and Varadkar take swipes at each other during party's third hustings - Irish Independent;

Coveney and Varadkar take swipes at each other during party's third hustings - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentCoveney and Varadkar take swipes at each other during party's third hustingsIrish IndependentTHE race for the Fine Gael leadership has turned more robust as candidates Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar took swipes at each other at the party's third hustings in Galway. The ministers swapped barbs over their roles in the party's disastrous general ...and more »

'Tough and caring' - MEP Mairead McGuinness backs Simon Coveney's leadership campaign - Irish Independent;

'Tough and caring' - MEP Mairead McGuinness backs Simon Coveney's leadership campaign - Irish Independent

Irish Independent'Tough and caring' - MEP Mairead McGuinness backs Simon Coveney's leadership campaignIrish IndependentMinister Simon Coveney at the Fine Gael Hustings for the leadership of the party at the 2 Minister Simon Coveney at the Fine Gael Hustings for the leadership of the party at the Red Cow hotel in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron. Philip Ryan Twitter Email ...and more »

Mairead lends support to Coveney leadership bid - This Is Ardee;

Mairead lends support to Coveney leadership bid - This Is Ardee

This Is ArdeeMairead lends support to Coveney leadership bidThis Is ArdeeLocal MEP Mairead McGuinness has lent her support to Minister for Housing Simon Coveney in his bid to succeed Enda Kenny as the next leader of Fine Gael. In a statement issued to conincide with tonight's third leadership debate in Ballinasloe in Galway ...and more »

LATEST: Mairead McGuinness announces support for Simon Coveney for Taoiseach - Irish Examiner;

LATEST: Mairead McGuinness announces support for Simon Coveney for Taoiseach - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerLATEST: Mairead McGuinness announces support for Simon Coveney for TaoiseachIrish ExaminerThe third husting between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney is getting underway around now in Ballinasloe. The pair met last night in Carlow IT - which failed to produce any real talking points. advertisement ...and more »

Ivan Yates: Biggest decision of Varadkar's career will be the timing of the next general election - Irish Independent;

Ivan Yates: Biggest decision of Varadkar's career will be the timing of the next general election - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentIvan Yates: Biggest decision of Varadkar's career will be the timing of the next general electionIrish IndependentMinister Leo Varadkar with his parents, Dr Ashok Varadkar and wife Miriam, and his 2 Minister Leo Varadkar with his parents, Dr Ashok Varadkar and wife Miriam, and his sister Sonia at the Fine Gael Hustings for the leadership of the party at the Red ...and more »

MEP McGuinness declares support for Coveney in FG race - RTE.ie;

MEP McGuinness declares support for Coveney in FG race - RTE.ie

RTE.ieMEP McGuinness declares support for Coveney in FG raceRTE.ieFine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has declared her support for Simon Coveney as the next party leader. An estimated 800 people are attending tonight's Fine Gael leadership hustings in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Speaking from Ballinasloe, Ms McGuinness ...and more »

"Connacht and the West is losing a Taoiseach": Third... - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fm"Connacht and the West is losing a Taoiseach": Third...Newstalk 106-108 fmCandidates in the race to be Fine Gael's next leader are debating in Ballinsloe, Co Galway this evening. Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney are at the hustings for party members in the West and North West. They've already made pitches on why each of them ...and more »

Fine Gael's Mairead McGuinness supporting Coveney - Irish Times;

Fine Gael's Mairead McGuinness supporting Coveney - Irish Times

Irish TimesFine Gael's Mairead McGuinness supporting CoveneyIrish TimesMairead McGuinness has declared for Minister for Housing Simon Coveney tonight. The MEP confirmed she will be backing Mr Coveney in the Fine Gael leadership race. The third leadership hustings is taking place in Galway tonight. Ms McGuinness ...and more »

Support for Ireland's Fine Gael surges amid leadership contest - Investing.com UK

Support for Ireland's Fine Gael surges amid leadership contestInvesting.com UKDUBLIN (Reuters) - Support for Ireland's governing Fine Gael party surged in a poll on Saturday as it overtook its nearest rivals and amassed an eight percentage point lead days before electing a new leader and prime minister. Irish premier Enda Kenny ...and more »

Varadkar and Coveney go head-to-head at third Fine Gael leadership debate - BreakingNews.ie;

Varadkar and Coveney go head-to-head at third Fine Gael leadership debate - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieVaradkar and Coveney go head-to-head at third Fine Gael leadership debateBreakingNews.ieThe third husting between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney is getting underway around now in Ballinasloe. The pair met last night in Carlow IT - which failed to produce any real talking points. Both men said if they were to become the next Taoiseach and ...and more »

Irish Prime Minister Kenny to Step Down - ClickLancashire;

Irish Prime Minister Kenny to Step Down - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireIrish Prime Minister Kenny to Step DownClickLancashireMr Varadkar said it had been his idea originally to extend voting rights for the leadership of Fine Gael to all the party's elected representatives. Minister Coveney and Senator McFadden pictured in AIT earlier this year. He added: "We are now at a ...and more »

Exclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounce - Sunday Business Post;

Exclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounce - Sunday Business Post

Sunday Business PostExclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounceSunday Business PostIt appears that Fine Gael has received a massive endorsement for their plan of a change of leadership over the past few weeks, at the expense of Fianna Fail. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading.and more »

Ireland Appears Set to Elect First Openly Gay Prime Minister - NBCNews.com;

Ireland Appears Set to Elect First Openly Gay Prime Minister - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comIreland Appears Set to Elect First Openly Gay Prime MinisterNBCNews.comIreland appears set to elect its first openly gay prime minister (or Taoiseach) on June 2. Leo Varadkar has built a wide lead in the race to succeed Enda Kenny, who announced his departure after serving as the country's premier for more than six years.and more »

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over future Cabinet position - Newstalk 106-108 fm;

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over future Cabinet position - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmSimon Harris 'not losing sleep' over future Cabinet positionNewstalk 106-108 fmMinister for Health Simon Harris said he's not losing sleep over whether he'll be dropped from cabinet if Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is elected Taoiseach. But Minister Harris said that consistency is needed in the Health portfolio ...and more »

Varadkar's claim over Cabinet support

Varadkar's claim over Cabinet support "simply not true", says Harris - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentVaradkar's claim over Cabinet support "simply not true", says HarrisIrish IndependentLEO Varadkar's claim that almost the entire Cabinet is backing his leadership bid is "simply not true", according to Health Minister Simon Harris. Mr Harris today said there are a number of Cabinet ministers who have yet to declare their intentions ...and more »

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over possibility of being dropped from Cabinet position - BreakingNews.ie;

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over possibility of being dropped from Cabinet position - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieSimon Harris 'not losing sleep' over possibility of being dropped from Cabinet positionBreakingNews.ieBut Minister Harris said that consistency is needed in the Health portfolio given the challenges the country faces. He said he's going to remain focused on the health agenda. "I have a very busy agenda in the department of health and I'm working ...and more »