Leo Varadkar has this week decided to make the weekly address via video as opposed to in a written format.
He says “traditionally these were done in a written form, but I’m going to do them in a video from now on.”
He adds that the purpose of the weekly video is to “[let] you know about the work I’m doing as Taoiseach and the work the Government is doing on your behalf.”
Varadkar this week discussed how the DUP and Sinn Féin failed to reestablish the Northern Irish Executive and Assembly. He says this is regrettable, and adds, “the people voted for Home Rule, not to be ruled from London.”
He also discussed Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit, saying they spoke about free-trade and the advancement of the CETA agreement.
Two Cabinet meetings were also held this week; one of which was on the allocation of almost 1,000 extra Special Needs Assistants (44 of which will be appointed in Donegal), and the Summer Economic Statement.
He says he hopes to get 24 pieces of legislation through before the Dáil’s summer recess next week.
Varadkar added that the whole country will move to ‘pay by weight’ as it “rewards people who recycle”.
He also says that the Live Register is at the lowest point since 2008.
Some comments on the video suggest that he add subtitles or a sign language interpreter to make the address accessible to citizens with hearing impairment.
People also used to comment section to point out that he did not address the Regina Doherty controversy.Tags: