Statement by Leo Varadkar on the resignation of Enda Kenny Fine Gael Leader

17. 5. 2017

Enda Kenny has been an extraordinary Taoiseach and Fine Gael’s most successful leader ever. After decades of service to our Party and country, we owe him a debt of gratitude. […]

16. 5. 2017

There was really good news for Dublin West with the formal opening of Mallinckrodt’s Global Device Engineering facility at its new location in Blanchardstown.   It’s great to see a […]

Department of Social Protection puts emergency procedures in place for Verdemont apartment residents

11. 5. 2017

Varadkar extends sympathies to all affected The Department of Social Protection has put emergency supports in place for residents of the Verdemont complex in Blanchardstown which suffered extensive fire damage […]

Varadkar publishes Social Welfare Bill 2017 with reforms to Defined Benefit pensions, disability issues & welfare fraud

9. 5. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has announced today that the Government has approved the publication of the General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017. “The Bill […]

Varadkar delighted at Irish language second level school in D15

6. 5. 2017

“I am absolutely delighted that approval has been given to establish the first Irish medium second level school in Dublin 15 in the form of an Aonad at Luttrellstown Community […]

Big increase in inquiries Treatment Benefit since extension to self-employed – Varadkar

5. 5. 2017

There has been a significant increase in inquiries about Treatment Benefits available through PRSI in the first month of its introduction to self-employed people, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar […]

Five Dublin West schools included in Govt’s summer works programme – Varadkar

3. 5. 2017

Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has confirmed that five local schools will undergo improvement works over the summer months due to Government funding allocated by […]

Up to 250 children in Dublin West will automatically get medical cards under new rules – Varadkar

2. 5. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has hailed a breakthrough for around 250 children with disabilities in Dublin West who are now automatically entitled to medical cards. As from this […]

75% of self-employed favour opt-in system for extra PRSI benefits, survey shows – Varadkar

2. 5. 2017

• 4 out of 5 ranked self-employed long-term illness benefit as a top priority • Access to Invalidity Pension for self-employed starts later this year Tuesday, 2 May 2017: Three […]