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#Dáil

# dail - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Just two men have been approved to adopt since 2004 Family

Just two men have been approved to adopt since 2004

The figures were released in the Dáil last week.

# dail - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin tells Enda: ‘You’ve put a price on people’s lives’ Soliris

Micheál Martin tells Enda: ‘You’ve put a price on people’s lives’

Soliris, which costs €400,000 per patient per year, is not available in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Joanne O’Riordan’s brother launches Dáil bid Cork

Joanne O’Riordan’s brother launches Dáil bid

The filmmaker is running in the Cork North West constituency

# dail - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

# dail - Friday 30 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie That big row which led to the Dáil walkout is getting bigger (and now Shatter’s involved) Dáil Over

That big row which led to the Dáil walkout is getting bigger (and now Shatter’s involved)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has defended his decision not have a debate on an inquiry into Garda malpractice last Wednesday.

# dail - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Evening Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Coláiste Eoin, Skype facilities and the first Laureate of Irish fiction.

From TheJournal.ie There is a ‘Skype facility’ in Leinster House after all. Well, sort of… The Internet

There is a ‘Skype facility’ in Leinster House after all. Well, sort of…

TheJournal.ie has done some digging today…

# dail - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘There’s nothing to be afraid of’: Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today… Shot Down

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of’: Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today…

The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.

# dail - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what Enda will be getting up to in Davos today State Of The Nation

Here’s what Enda will be getting up to in Davos today

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

# dail - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie No apology for Sinn Féin TD after remarks about his homeless brother were made in the Dáil Homelessness

No apology for Sinn Féin TD after remarks about his homeless brother were made in the Dáil

Jonathan O’Brien clashed with his Labour counterpart in the Dáil last week.

From TheJournal.ie Jake Brennan’s mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights Protest

Jake Brennan’s mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights

The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny last June.

# dail - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How to end the Dáil’s never-ending Punch & Judy Show … Should we ban cameras? Calm Down Calm Down This post contains a poll

How to end the Dáil’s never-ending Punch & Judy Show … Should we ban cameras?

This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…

# dail - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin TD tells Labour backbencher to ‘shut his mouth’ after homeless brother revelation Heated Exchange

Sinn Féin TD tells Labour backbencher to ‘shut his mouth’ after homeless brother revelation

Eric Byrne asked why Jonathan O’Brien’s family did not “take in” his brother, who is a recovering drug addict.

# dail - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies — Michael Fitzmaurice Delivery Date

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies — Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

From TheJournal.ie Why is Lucinda holding a women-only briefing? State Of The Nation

Why is Lucinda holding a women-only briefing?

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

# dail - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards Get The Red Carpet

Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards

They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…

# dail - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shufflin’, celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures Pictorial Yearly

Shufflin’, celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures

There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.

# dail - Monday 29 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Christy Burke wants to team up with Ming’s successor … maybe New Political Party

Christy Burke wants to team up with Ming’s successor … maybe

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering running for the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie So, how many people will earn over €200,000 next year? Before Tax

So, how many people will earn over €200,000 next year?

Michael Noonan recently revealed how many people are expected to fall into each income bracket in 2015.

# dail - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie You think the Dáil is bad? They were brawling in this parliamentary chamber yesterday Fight Fight Fight This post contains videos

You think the Dáil is bad? They were brawling in this parliamentary chamber yesterday

Things got heated in the Georgian parliament yesterday.

# dail - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How well do you really know these TDs and Senators? Leinster House

QUIZ: How well do you really know these TDs and Senators?

Test your knowledge here.

# dail - Monday 22 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie That’s all folks: Applause from senators as 4 week Christmas break announced Happy Holi-dáil

That’s all folks: Applause from senators as 4 week Christmas break announced

Over in the Dáil, it’s a markedly shorter break. TDs will be back on 14 January.

From TheJournal.ie Enda: ‘If there’s no structure to get cattle into the ring then you have a fight every morning’ Moo

# dail - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What did the Dáil do on their first day? Welcome To Your New Job

What did the Dáil do on their first day?

Got to know the place and got shown how to work the phones?

From TheJournal.ie Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill Petition

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.

# dail - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue The 8th This post contains videos

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

From TheJournal.ie ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you State Of The Nation

ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you

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

# dail - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny withdraws claims that bank guarantee documents were shredded Take It Back

Enda Kenny withdraws claims that bank guarantee documents were shredded

The Taoiseach first made the claims in the summer of 2012.

# dail - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys … it worked in the 1940s Political Nostalgia

Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys … it worked in the 1940s

It couldn’t hurt the party’s popularity rating.

# dail - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that’s wrong with the Dáil Waiting For Oh-god

This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that’s wrong with the Dáil

“Agree to disagree?” “I don’t agree to that.”

From TheJournal.ie Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row Charade This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row

The dispute over the cost of the water charges grant has been the subject of heated exchanges this morning

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract Fair And Square

Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract

TD Catherine Murphy has raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions.

# dail - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

The figures were revealed by Brendan Howlin in the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge We Won't Pay This post contains videos

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge

The main protest, in which tens of thousands participated, was a peaceful one but a gardaí said six arrests were made.

# dail - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless On The Streets This post contains videos

‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil about his experience of meeting homeless people last week.

From TheJournal.ie Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company Concerns

Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# dail - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh’ – TDs back Enda 86 to 55 Winning This post contains videos

‘The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh’ – TDs back Enda 86 to 55

Earlier, Kenny said he is not perfect and ruled out an election in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died Homelessness

A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died

He passed away from hypothermia earlier this month.

# dail - Monday 8 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine Recognise

Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine

Sinn Féin want the Government to change the State’s official position.

# dail - Sunday 7 December, 2014

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad

Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.