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#Dáil

# dail - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Watch the government’s new water charges announcement Let's Try This Again
From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video… Ireland 2016

Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video…

…while signatories of the Proclamation failed to make the cut.

# dail - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach talks up tax cuts, calls water protesters “baying mob” Like Foxes

Taoiseach talks up tax cuts, calls water protesters “baying mob”

Meanwhile, despite appeals from an enraged Mick Wallace, the Taoiseach has declined to announce a snap election.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou: I’m on the bold step in the naughty corner Goodbye Mary Lou

Mary Lou: I’m on the bold step in the naughty corner

The Sinn Féin deputy leader is suspended from the Dáil today.

# dail - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From Business ETC Fancy a late flutter? Betting shops could be open until 10pm by Christmas Turf Accountants

Fancy a late flutter? Betting shops could be open until 10pm by Christmas

Bookies claim that outdated legislation forcing them to close early is putting hundreds of people out of work each winter.

# dail - Friday 14 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Analysis: Why it looks like Sinn Féin’s Dáil sit-in was nothing more than a political stunt Protest

Analysis: Why it looks like Sinn Féin’s Dáil sit-in was nothing more than a political stunt

Sinn Féin denied its Leinster House protest was a publicity stunt but it’s hard to get away from that conclusion.

# dail - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in Goodbye Mary Lou This post contains videos

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace is wearing an Italy soccer jersey in the Dáil this morning Forza Italia

Mick Wallace is wearing an Italy soccer jersey in the Dáil this morning

The Wexford TD has donned the Azzurri’s colours for questions to the Defence Minister.

# dail - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie TD will give gardaí names of eight sex abusers that IRA allegedly moved to Republic Abuse Claims

TD will give gardaí names of eight sex abusers that IRA allegedly moved to Republic

Micheál Martin said that as many as 28 victims are now considering coming forward.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Enda Kenny’s speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South Abuse Claims

In full: Enda Kenny’s speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South

There was a heated three-hour debate in the Dáil today, stemming from allegations made by Maíria Cahill.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says she ‘would walk through the hot coals of hell to protect children’ Cover Up Claims

Mary Lou says she ‘would walk through the hot coals of hell to protect children’

She added that Maíria Cahill made a brave decision to come forward.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered Dáil

Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered

Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.

# dail - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Bride and groom’s wedding entrance fails in the most spectacular fashion

The second-hand embarrassment is intense.

# dail - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Meet Gay Byrne’s replacement as chair of the Road Safety Authority Road Safety

Meet Gay Byrne’s replacement as chair of the Road Safety Authority

The former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats will hold the position for five years.

# dail - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Supermacs, Nokia phones, and Dublin house prices: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Supermacs, Nokia phones, and Dublin house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: How many students are taking part in the next BT Young Scientist competition?

# dail - Friday 24 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

# dail - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why wasn’t Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today? Missing

Why wasn’t Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?

Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests Leaders' Questions

Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

# dail - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state Gaza Strip

Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state

The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.

From TheJournal.ie Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row Not Getting Along

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number Incoherent Gibberish

One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number

He also accused Irish Water representatives of speaking “incoherent gibberish”.

# dail - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘People have been fairly sound’: What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil New Experience

‘People have been fairly sound’: What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil

We caught up with the new TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim towards the end of his first week in Leinster House.

# dail - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which Mary Lou unleashes hell in the Dáil, Michael and Brendan enjoy their big day out, and the Leinster House barrier strikes again…

# dail - Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let’s all have a drink) Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let’s all have a drink)

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A smart-alec Tánaiste giving smart-alec answers… That’s what Mary Lou thinks of Joan Water Charges

A smart-alec Tánaiste giving smart-alec answers… That’s what Mary Lou thinks of Joan

“I’m sorry that’s not good enough … and I’m sorry if this breaches Dáil etiquette.”

# dail - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can Foi Requests

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

From TheJournal.ie ‘I didn’t know you’d become a private investigator’: Enda denies leaking diamond ring story Ring-gate

‘I didn’t know you’d become a private investigator’: Enda denies leaking diamond ring story

The Taoiseach has rejected claims information about a TD’s dispute over a €10k diamond ring leaked from his office.

From TheJournal.ie Enda’s take on the Mary Lou row: “Anything for an excuse to get out of the place” Thrown Out

Enda’s take on the Mary Lou row: “Anything for an excuse to get out of the place”

The Sinn Féín deputy leader was thrown out of the Dáil chamber mid-speech, and told not to come back…

From TheJournal.ie Water charges: Burton hints at further breaks for lower paid Let's Look At It

Water charges: Burton hints at further breaks for lower paid

The issue of bringing in relief for low income workers and the short-term unemployed should be ‘looked at’ according to the Social Protection Minister.

# dail - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s Brendan Howlin’s Budget speech in full Read All About It

Here’s Brendan Howlin’s Budget speech in full

Hot on the heels of Michael Noonan, here’s what the Minister for Public Expenditure had to say.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today Budget 2015

Here’s why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

# dail - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie IN IMAGES: ‘Blood from a f***ing stone’ – a decade of Budgets Budget 2015 This post contains images

# dail - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New TD’s call for water boycott: ‘If people stick together we can beat this thing’ Socialist Revolution

# dail - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie John McGuinness has ‘no response’ to being told to step down as PAC chair Committee Wars

John McGuinness has ‘no response’ to being told to step down as PAC chair

But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.

# dail - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago? Budget

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# dail - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day Unparliamentary This post contains videos

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day

The Ceann Comhairle had to give out to deputies again this morning.

From TheJournal.ie “Families are getting screwed by this particular regime” Irish Water

“Families are getting screwed by this particular regime”

Whether it’s outside your office window or inside the Dáil chamber, it appears there’s no escaping the issue of water today

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Forget McNulty, Fergus O’Dowd is the new person causing Enda Kenny problems

Forget McNulty, Fergus O’Dowd is the new person causing Enda Kenny problems

Micheál Martin complimented the Taoiseach’s use of the English language, sort of…

From TheJournal.ie This monster has to be strangled … and 7 other things we learned from last night’s by-election debate Had It Up To Here

This monster has to be strangled … and 7 other things we learned from last night’s by-election debate

There’s no escaping the issue of Irish Water right now, and all of the candidates had strong opinions to express on the subject. All expect one, that is…