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Taoiseach to visit Mayo today

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is in Mayo today, Friday July 13 to attend a number of engagements in the county.

Varadkar and Moran launch flood risk plans

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will join Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran to launch the national Flood Risk Management Plans at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, on Thursday May 3, at 10.30am.

Probe into Dunmore rape cases nearly complete, Taoiseach confirms

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said last evening (Wednesday) that an independent investigation into the case of three young rape victims who were in foster care in north Galway, is nearing completion.

Council members pass vote of no confidence in An Taoiseach

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A motion of no confidence in An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was passed by the elected members of the Athenry-Oranmore Municipal Council, the first time a local authority has passed such a motion on the head of Government.

Kenny unveils bust of Mayo legal great

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Former taoiseach Enda Kenny has unveiled a portrait bust of the late Thomas Valentine O'Connor in Swinford.

The final lap for Kenny as Taoiseach

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in the United States this week as part of his final trade mission as the leader of the Government. Mr Kenny, who has led the country since 2011, is expected to step down next week when Leo Varadkar's elevation to the position will be voted on in the Dáil. As part of his trip to the US Kenny met with the executive management of Baxter Healthcare in its headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. 

Taoiseach welcomes investment of €303,891 in Mayo based seafood enterprises

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, of the awarding of €91,972 in grants to two seafood enterprises in County Mayo. The two Mayo based seafood enterprises which have received funding are Sofi Shellfish (grant aid of €27,526), located close to Mulranny, and Carr and Sons Seafood (grant aid of €64,446) in Killala. This funding will allow for a greater investment of €303,891 into their businesses. The funding is awarded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector.

Taoiseach welcomes funding for works in Mayo schools

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, that 18 Mayo schools will to receive funding for Additional Accommodation and Emergency Works. "Fourteen schools have been approved for funding under the Emergency Works Scheme, which will allow them to carry out works on roof repairs, accessibility of the school and structural repairs," the Taoiseach said.

No threat to Marian House — Kenny

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been working closely with the Department of Health on Marian House for the last number of months. There is no danger of Marian House closing and HIQA will work with the facility to extend deadlines until funding is secured for the facility. This had been communicated to the management on a number of occasions, said a spokesperson for the Taoiseach this week.

Taoiseach hands in nomination papers

Shortly after 9am this morning, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny handed in his nomination papers to contest the upcoming general election. The Taoiseach was joined by his party colleagues Minister of State, Michael Ring TD and Michelle Mulherin TD who also submitted their nomination papers for the election. 

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