Micheál Martin

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Michael Gove welcomed the EU having ‘stepped back’ from triggering  Article 16.  File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

British politicians have expressed confidence that the European Union will not block vaccines entering the UK, after the two sides agreed to a “reset”(...)

The overall vaccination programme will continue this week with an anticipated delivery of 32,760 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine along with 6,000 doses from Moderna. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The vaccination of people aged over 70 is expected to begin as planned in mid-February despite the reduction in the expected supply of the new AstraZe(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin wants European languages to be taught across all primary schools in light of Brexit. Photograpg:  Julien Behal Photography

Taoiseach Micheál Martin wants European languages to be taught across all primary schools in light of Brexit. He also said Covid-19 pandemic has unde(...)

Dr Fiona Moynihan injects Dr Louise Jackman, GP with Grand Canal Hanover Medical Practice, with the Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 at a vaccination centre in Dublin on January 16th. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Cabinet has approved a €91 million plan to bring family doctors and pharmacists into the State’s vaccination programme. The plan was presented t(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘I intend to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election, yes’.   File photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he intends to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election as Tánaiste, but that plan was questioned by one of his most p(...)

The Lions will face world champions South Africa in three Tests on their tour next summer. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Ghosting through the year like a slow-moving glacier before calving a sanitised form of soccer, rugby and GAA, sport leaves 2020 for a vaccinated 2021(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin told the Dáil earlier this month that any exploitation of student nurses would not be tolerated. Photograph: Getty images

The Government is expected to look at backdating any changes recommended by a review group to allowances for student nurses to the start of the colleg(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: In mid-October, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) went public after unsuccessful behind-the-scenes talks with the Department of Health.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shortly after 3.30pm on September 2nd, Taoiseach Micheál Martin sent an email to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. He was following up on corresp(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘I would say to others who oppose it, you simply can’t really be serious about climate change if you’re not prepared to do the hard work that’s associated with that.’ Photograph: Julien Behal

Critics of plans to increase carbon taxes were not prepared to do the “hard work” needed to tackle climate change, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. (...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, the INMO general secretary, said student nurses and midwives ‘are doing incredible work on the frontlines during this pandemic’ and have overwhelming public support.

Student nurses and midwives are to engage with two independently-verified reviews of their remuneration and conditions that have been established by t(...)

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