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Tensions between DUP and Taoiseach as border issue looms large - the Irish News;

Tensions between DUP and Taoiseach as border issue looms large - the Irish News

the Irish NewsTensions between DUP and Taoiseach as border issue looms largethe Irish NewsTensions between DUP and Taoiseach as border issue looms large. Nigel Dodds has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of using the border issue to electioneer ahead of a general election in the Republic. ALLISON MORRIS. 31 July, 2017 01:00 ...and more »

Border row overshadows Taoiseach's Northern Ireland visit - Belfast Telegraph;

Border row overshadows Taoiseach's Northern Ireland visit - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphBorder row overshadows Taoiseach's Northern Ireland visitBelfast TelegraphThe new Taoiseach can expect a frosty reception on his first official visit to Northern Ireland this week as a row over a post-Brexit Irish border intensifies. After accusing recently-appointed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of playing “high-wire politics ...and more »

Varadkar reveals that the Government will not pursue case to reintroduce water charges – but remains adamant that ... - http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog);

Varadkar reveals that the Government will not pursue case to reintroduce water charges – but remains adamant that ... - http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog)

http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog)Varadkar reveals that the Government will not pursue case to reintroduce water charges – but remains adamant that ...http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog)The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the prospects of the water charges debate being reopened before the next General Election looks very unlikely as the Government have already decided not to pursue the issue any further. Mr Varadkar who was ...and more »

September target for new tax on vacant properties - Independent.ie;

September target for new tax on vacant properties - Independent.ie

Independent.ieSeptember target for new tax on vacant propertiesIndependent.ieA new tax on vacant properties is to be announced in September, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been given a deadline of around six weeks to come up with workable penalties for property owners who refuse to ...and more »

Border row escalates as DUP attacks taoiseach - The Times;

Border row escalates as DUP attacks taoiseach - The Times

The TimesBorder row escalates as DUP attacks taoiseachThe TimesRoad tolling is proof that technology can work in the border region, the DUP has claimed, as the unionist party prepares to tell the taoiseach it will not tolerate a border in the Irish Sea. Leo Varadkar will visit Belfast this week for two days for ...and more »

'Just what is going in Dublin?' asks DUP of Irish statements on Brexit - Irish Times;

'Just what is going in Dublin?' asks DUP of Irish statements on Brexit - Irish Times

Irish Times'Just what is going in Dublin?' asks DUP of Irish statements on BrexitIrish TimesThe DUP has accused the Irish Government of “going backwards” and “politicking” over Brexit in preparation for a general election. On Sunday DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds suggested since Enda Kenny was replaced as Taoiseach by Leo Varadkar and ...and more »

Irish premier 'politicking' over Brexit border issue - Belfast Newsletter;

Irish premier 'politicking' over Brexit border issue - Belfast Newsletter

Belfast NewsletterIrish premier 'politicking' over Brexit border issueBelfast NewsletterThe DUP has accused the Irish government of “pure politicking”, after its latest intervention in the Brexit border issue. The party's deputy leader Nigel Dodds said claims that the Republic wanted to make the Irish Sea into a de facto Brexit border ...and more »

Leo Varadkar's Brexit border stance is 'pure politicking', says DUP deputy leader - BreakingNews.ie;

Leo Varadkar's Brexit border stance is 'pure politicking', says DUP deputy leader - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieLeo Varadkar's Brexit border stance is 'pure politicking', says DUP deputy leaderBreakingNews.ieThe Government's latest intervention on Brexit is motivated by politicking for domestic purposes, the DUP claimed. Nigel Dodds insisted Dublin was positioning for a general election after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland will not help Britain design ...and more »

'I told them I was dying, and it made no difference to them': The week in quotes - thejournal.ie;

'I told them I was dying, and it made no difference to them': The week in quotes - thejournal.ie

thejournal.ie'I told them I was dying, and it made no difference to them': The week in quotesthejournal.ieVincent Browne's reaction to glowing praise from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who was interviewed on the penultimate edition of Tonight With Vincent Browne. original2 Source: TheJournal.ie. There was nothing but sparkling water left in Lidl – that's no good ...and more »

Statistically speaking, Leo got into a right muddle on class - Independent.ie;

Statistically speaking, Leo got into a right muddle on class - Independent.ie

Independent.ieStatistically speaking, Leo got into a right muddle on classIndependent.ieSome 73.6pc of statistics are made up. I just made that one up. When we're in a pub, precise data can magically appear in our head and we sound very knowledgeable, until challenged. On Tonight with Vincent Browne during the week, Leo Varadkar ...and more »

DUP accuses Varadkar of sending 'mixed messages' and 'going backwards' - thejournal.ie

DUP accuses Varadkar of sending 'mixed messages' and 'going backwards'thejournal.ieDUP leader Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds speak to the media at Stormont Castle in Belfast. Image: Niall Carson via PA Images. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has come under harsh criticism from the DUP after he announced that he didn't support an ...and more »

Taoiseach meets the press: everything Varadkar told political journalist - Irish Times;

Taoiseach meets the press: everything Varadkar told political journalist - Irish Times

Irish TimesTaoiseach meets the press: everything Varadkar told political journalistIrish TimesTaoiseach Leo Varadkar sat down with the country's top political journalists, including our very own Mary Minihan, on Friday to talk about everything from Donald Trump's transgender ban in the military to Brexit to water charges to pension increases in ...and more »

There could be very good news on the horizon if you're in line for a state pension - JOE;

There could be very good news on the horizon if you're in line for a state pension - JOE

JOEThere could be very good news on the horizon if you're in line for a state pensionJOEThose who will soon be collecting a state pension will be buoyed by statements made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Sunday. The Fine Gael leader has said the government plans to increase the state pension in this year's Budget, and plans to continue to do ...and more »

No Decision On Pension Increase, Says Taoiseach - Clare FM

No Decision On Pension Increase, Says TaoiseachClare FMThe Taoiseach says it's too early to say whether he'll have the money to increase the State pension in the next Budget. Leo Varadkar says Budget Day – which is the 10th of October – is still too far away to have decisions nailed down. That's despite ...and more »

Taoiseach signals budget increase for pensioners - Irish Times;

Taoiseach signals budget increase for pensioners - Irish Times

Irish TimesTaoiseach signals budget increase for pensionersIrish TimesPensioners are in line for an increase in the budget, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Several Sunday papers report that the Taoiseach is also looking at tax cuts for “middle Ireland” and more cash for investment in infrastructure. Mr Varadkar said ...and more »

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises - thejournal.ie;

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises - thejournal.ie

thejournal.ieThe pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to risesthejournal.ie“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said. By Hayley Halpin Sunday 30 Jul 2017, 12:50 PM. 12 hours ago 33,412 Views 66 Comments. http://jrnl.ie/3520115. Share1020 Tweet Email3. File photo.and more »

Varadkar: we want to increase State pension this year and every year - Irish Times;

Varadkar: we want to increase State pension this year and every year - Irish Times

Irish TimesVaradkar: we want to increase State pension this year and every yearIrish TimesThe Government intends to increase the State pension in October and every year, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking during a briefing to political reporters, Mr Varadkar said he could not “go into any specifics on the Budget on tax, on pensions, ...and more »

Latest: Too early to say if pension will be increased in Budget, says Varadkar - BreakingNews.ie;

Latest: Too early to say if pension will be increased in Budget, says Varadkar - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieLatest: Too early to say if pension will be increased in Budget, says VaradkarBreakingNews.ieUpdate 1.15pm: The Taoiseach says it is too early to say whether he will have the money to increase the State pension in the next Budget. Leo Varadkar says Budget Day - which is October 10 - is still too far away to have decisions nailed down. The news ...and more »

Quotes of the week - Independent.ie

Quotes of the weekIndependent.ieWe're not going to be helping them to design some sort of border that we don't believe should exist in the first place. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insists there can be no economic border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. We're mad, but we're not ...and more »

Varadkar taking the Haughey approach to power, says Howlin - Sunday Business Post;

Varadkar taking the Haughey approach to power, says Howlin - Sunday Business Post

Sunday Business PostVaradkar taking the Haughey approach to power, says HowlinSunday Business PostLabour leader Brendan Howlin has compared Leo Varadkar to Charles Haughey, and warned of the “particularly dangerous” centralisation of power in the Taoiseach's department. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading. Please Subscribe or Log in to ...and more »