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#Dáil

# dail - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “We must have been shaming them”: Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House Out Of Sight

“We must have been shaming them”: Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House

Groups are no longer being allowed to use a conference room in the Oireachtas to hold pre-Budget briefings. A way for politicians to avoid attending?

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year Hardworking

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year

The Houses of the Oireachtas has released some interesting figures in its 2013 annual report.

From TheJournal.ie Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention? Oireachtas Agenda

Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention?

Senators think it could raise €200 million a year to help improve mental health services. They’ll be discussing this and several other topics today.

# dail - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them Dáil This post contains videos

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them

Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.

From TheJournal.ie How much will you be paying for your water? Oireachtas Agenda

How much will you be paying for your water?

The Commission for Energy Regulation will be giving TDs and Senators a briefing on water tariffs in Leinster House today.

# dail - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system Dáil Claims

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.

From TheJournal.ie How should Irish adoption laws be changed? Oireachtas Agenda

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# dail - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages Oireachtas Agenda

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

# dail - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture? Oireachtas Agenda

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

# dail - Friday 20 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Full metal racket: The Government’s in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid… Scrap Friday

Full metal racket: The Government’s in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid…

Mattie had done a lot of work on his scrap metal bill, but the Government weren’t playing ball. And Finian threatened to hit the Minister between the eyes… with facts.

# dail - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nomadic beasts, hackneyed clichés and mild-mannered TDs: A not very productive day’s work in the Dáil Pat's Chat

Nomadic beasts, hackneyed clichés and mild-mannered TDs: A not very productive day’s work in the Dáil

Nobody particularly covered themselves in glory during Leaders’ Questions today….

From TheJournal.ie PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today Oireachtas Agenda

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today

What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?

# dail - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent … Taoiseach: No it isn’t Not A Smokescreen

FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent … Taoiseach: No it isn’t

There are concerns that thousands of people who didn’t respond to the HSE will now be left without a medical card.

From TheJournal.ie What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons? Oireachtas Agenda

What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons?

The Justice Committee will discuss this and other issues today.

# dail - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Resume your seat while I’m on my feet’: Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today Leaders' Questions This post contains videos

‘Resume your seat while I’m on my feet’: Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today

The Sinn Féin president got a telling-off from the Dáil Ceann Comhairle this afternoon.

From Business ETC Clerys boss: ‘O’Connell street is a very cold environment’ Capital Problem

Clerys boss: ‘O’Connell street is a very cold environment’

The Jobs Committee was told that Dublin’s main thoroughfare is dangerous and dirty, giving retailers little chance.

From TheJournal.ie How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs? Oireachtas Agenda

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?

The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.

# dail - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What makes someone eligible for a medical card? Oireachtas Agenda

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes In Memory

Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes

Crowds marched from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil last night.

# dail - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes Ch-ch-ch-changes

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.

From TheJournal.ie Does Ireland’s corporate tax rate need to be changed? Oireachtas Agenda

Does Ireland’s corporate tax rate need to be changed?

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

# dail - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything? Analysis

With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?

The government messed up in not ensuring it had a majority on the inquiry in the first place, but now its attempts to reverse this threaten to undermine the whole process of finding out what happened to the Irish banking system.

From TheJournal.ie “For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous” — Mary Lou Tuam Babies

“For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous” — Mary Lou

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

From TheJournal.ie Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities? Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# dail - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How is the government revamping the social welfare system? Oireachtas Agenda

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

# dail - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland? Oireachtas Agenda

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# dail - Friday 30 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A Ming Dynasty? Here’s who’s in the running to take the MEP’s vacant Dáil seat Runners And Riders

A Ming Dynasty? Here’s who’s in the running to take the MEP’s vacant Dáil seat

The independent politician’s ascension to Europe automatically triggers a by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim. Who will take his place?

# dail - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC? Oireachtas Agenda

What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC?

NAMA officials will be grilled by the Public Accounts Committee on the details of their latest annual report….

# dail - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Top Justice official for Guerin grilling today, Commissioner also facing TDs’ questions Oireachtas Agenda

Top Justice official for Guerin grilling today, Commissioner also facing TDs’ questions

The election over, TDs and senators were back at work yesterday. Today, the much-anticipated committee appearance of Brian Purcell will provide the main focus in Leinster House.

# dail - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace wants to strengthen GSOC and set up a new garda watchdog Oireachtas Agenda

Mick Wallace wants to strengthen GSOC and set up a new garda watchdog

The Dáil and Seanad return after a week off with a post-mortem on the weekend elections sure to feature.

# dail - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections Girl Power

Highest number of women TDs EVER if female candidates win two by-elections

If the two female candidates tipped for the top are successful there will be 27 female TDs.

# dail - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation Charity This post contains videos

Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation

The former Minister for Justice was entitled to these recently abolished payments.

# dail - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower claims he was targeted after arresting garda for drunk driving Corruption

Whistleblower claims he was targeted after arresting garda for drunk driving

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty revealed the allegations in the Dáil today, telling TDs the whistleblower claims the case against the arrested garda was struck out of court on dubious grounds.

From TheJournal.ie TDs will get to have their say on the Guerin report today Oireachtas Agenda

TDs will get to have their say on the Guerin report today

Two hours have been set aside for statements on the report today in the Dáil.

# dail - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers? Oireachtas Agenda

How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?

Today the Justice Committee will examine how various groups are impacted by transparency issues within the force.

# dail - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is the government ignoring people who lose discretionary medical cards? Oireachtas Agenda

Is the government ignoring people who lose discretionary medical cards?

That’s the argument Sinn Féin will make in the Dáil today.

# dail - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who’s going to replace Alan Shatter and why is Michael Noonan’s top official resigning? Oireachtas Agenda

Who’s going to replace Alan Shatter and why is Michael Noonan’s top official resigning?

It’s been (to say the least) a dramatic week in Leinster House so far… What’s on Thursday’s schedule?

# dail - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter On The Defence

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter

The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.

From TheJournal.ie Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads Oireachtas Agenda

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs? Oireachtas Agenda

What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs?

That’s one of the questions being asked in the Dáil today.