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The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is due to visit Sligo and Leitrim today to launch two business ventures with the potential to create at least 125 new jobs. This afternoon, Mr Varadkar, who is also Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, will turn the sod for a new €1.9m government-funded digital…

Local lockdowns are a possibility heading into the summer, according to the Tánaiste as concerns grow around the so-called Indian variant.   The Fine Gael leader said that while there have been “mixed results” to such lockdowns in the past, the Government is retaining the option to use them should…

Every person who want’s a Covid-19 vaccine could be offered one by the end of June, according to the Tanaiste.   Leo Varadkar told his parliamentary party last night it’s possible based on international evidence that 10 to 15 percent refuse the jab.   However he said the official target…

The Tanaiste says he takes sole responsibility and doesn’t blame anyone else for leaking a confidential doctors’ agreement. Leo Varadkar has been under continued pressure for sharing the IMO document with a rival union in April 2019. The issue was raised in the Dail again earlier. Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty…

The Tanaiste says the commitment to invest in infrastructure in the North West means Sligo is on its way to ‘fulfilling’ its economic potential. Earlier this week, there was a huge boost for the town and region when Abbvie a medtech company in Sligo announced it’s to create 100 new…

Frances Fitzgerald will resign as Tánaiste in the Dáil this afternoon. She will resign instead of facing a vote of no confidence in the chamber this evening. Her handling of the Maurice McCabe controversy led to this resignation. Frances Fitzgerald told cabinet she felt she’d be vindicated by the Disclosures…

The Tanaiste has failed to give any concrete update on the progress being made on building a new Regional Headquarters for the Gardai in Sligo. The project is on the government’s capital plan and is part of a nationwide refurbishment programme for garda buildings announced by Ministers Frances Fitzgerald and…