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#Dáil

# dail - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Noonan to the rescue Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Noonan to the rescue

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

# dail - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘This story is unravelling as it gets made up’: Yep, they’re still talking ‘McNulty-gate’ in the Dáil THE NEVERENDING STORY

‘This story is unravelling as it gets made up’: Yep, they’re still talking ‘McNulty-gate’ in the Dáil

Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.

# dail - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’ll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage’ – Varadkar Not Repealing The 8th

‘I’ll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage’ – Varadkar

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny says Irish Water (and your PPS number) “will not be sold” Water Charges

Kenny says Irish Water (and your PPS number) “will not be sold”

The Taoiseach made the comment during Leaders’ Questions today.

# dail - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie They didn’t want her, but the Technical Group had an ‘amicable’ meeting with Lucinda Creighton today Friends

They didn’t want her, but the Technical Group had an ‘amicable’ meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

# dail - Monday 22 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas Oireachtas TV

Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas

Only if you’re into that sort of thing, of course, and have UPC or Sky.

# dail - Saturday 20 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days Price List

Here’s how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days

Still cheaper than most other bars…

# dail - Friday 19 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: How’s everyone feeling about Scotland saying ‘No’? Dáil Talk This post contains videos

State of the Nation: How’s everyone feeling about Scotland saying ‘No’?

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

# dail - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m gonna switch off the microphones’: Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

‘I’m gonna switch off the microphones’: Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs

The Dáil is barely back and already TDs are being very naughty.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: How will Ireland be affected if Scotland goes it alone? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: How will Ireland be affected if Scotland goes it alone?

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

# dail - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October Empty Seats

Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October

The empty seats are because of Brian Hayes and Luke Ming Flanagan’s election as MEPs.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Everyone is really excited about the Dáil being back… right? State Of The Nation

State of the Nation: Everyone is really excited about the Dáil being back… right?

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

# dail - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: Can Joan Burton save the Labour Party? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Can Joan Burton save the Labour Party?

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

# dail - Sunday 14 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month Ming Dynasty

The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month

Michael Fitzmaurice, one of the leaders of the campaign against the turf-cutting ban, plans to take out a loan to cover the cost of running in the by-election.

# dail - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutter Michael Fitzmaurice to contest Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election Endorsed By Ming

Turf cutter Michael Fitzmaurice to contest Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Fitzmaurice said he had recieved many requests from people in Roscommon and Leitrim.

# dail - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# dail - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “You won’t say quiet to me, sir”: Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle Ructions

“You won’t say quiet to me, sir”: Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle

“Quiet now, you’re new in the job,” was the advice from Enda, setting off a reaction of Bishop Brennan-style proportions from John O’Donoghue.

From TheJournal.ie Angry parents and ‘Gaza’ banners greet ministers, as new term begins End Of Summer

Angry parents and ‘Gaza’ banners greet ministers, as new term begins

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

From TheJournal.ie TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

# dail - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke ‘baring his soul’ to the Dáil in 1997 Back In The Day

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke ‘baring his soul’ to the Dáil in 1997

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

# dail - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie TDs will be asked to vote on new right-to-die laws before Christmas Marie Fleming

TDs will be asked to vote on new right-to-die laws before Christmas

Tom Curran, the partner of campaigner Marie Fleming who died last year, says new legislation he’s been working on is almost complete.

# dail - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “The water has frozen my brain”: The ice bucket challenge came to Kildare St and the Mansion House today Cold Cold Water

“The water has frozen my brain”: The ice bucket challenge came to Kildare St and the Mansion House today

A TD, a senator and the Lord Mayor all took the plunge in Dublin today. Somehow they all managed to stick to parliamentary language, post-deluge….

# dail - Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?… Fresh questions raised over Ireland’s creches Childcare

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?… Fresh questions raised over Ireland’s creches

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

# dail - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Check out this Dáil row between Charlie Haughey, Dick Spring and John Bruton in 1991 Back In The Day This post contains videos

# dail - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms Fresh Threads
From TheJournal.ie The Dáil ‘tuck shop’ that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of) Gift Shop

The Dáil ‘tuck shop’ that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)

An Síopa was known as ‘the most expensive tuck shop in Ireland’ when it was opened in 2008.

# dail - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth Greatest Love Of All This post contains videos

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth

There’s a special bond between Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the famous Leinster House steps….

# dail - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society Genders

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

# dail - Monday 28 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country’ – Ó Ríordáin Direct Provision

‘The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country’ – Ó Ríordáin

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

# dail - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis?

They’re officially off for the summer but there have been calls for both the Dáil and the Seanad to hold debates on the topic.

# dail - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Leo the lion’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# dail - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy Government Wage

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

# dail - Monday 21 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Flannery ‘holding options open’ on proceedings over PAC’s Rehab inquiry Rehab Group

Flannery ‘holding options open’ on proceedings over PAC’s Rehab inquiry

Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.

# dail - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs

The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.

# dail - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sorry, but it’s not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle… again Oireachtas Agenda

Sorry, but it’s not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle… again

Yes yes yes, we know, yesterday we said it was all over, but an Oireachtas committee has other ideas.

# dail - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dáil over: TDs are off on their summer holidays* and won’t return until the middle of September Holi-dáil

Dáil over: TDs are off on their summer holidays* and won’t return until the middle of September

*Sorry, constituency work. Senators are also off for eight weeks too.

# dail - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny’s ‘as gaeilge’ stand off over Joe McHugh’s Irish Leaders' Questions

Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny’s ‘as gaeilge’ stand off over Joe McHugh’s Irish

Enda and Gerry went to length in the Dáil to demonstrate they both have more than a ‘Cúpla Focal’.

# dail - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie We’ll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow Commission Of Inquiry

We’ll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow

The government will confirm the identity of the person that will chair the Commission of Inquiry tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Senator claims ‘discrimination’ as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil Dispute

Senator claims ‘discrimination’ as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

From TheJournal.ie What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget? Oireachtas Agenda

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?