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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 30 September, 2014

#Dáil

# 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.

# dail - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Legal advice sought on French request for further assistance with du Plantier case Investigation

Legal advice sought on French request for further assistance with du Plantier case

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter told the Dáil of the development last night.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals Oireachtas Agenda

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants Oireachtas Agenda

Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants

It’s the first day back in the Dáil after the Easter break, so what’s happening?

# dail - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine Committees

Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine

It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

# dail - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet

During a heated debate Micheál Martin said the Government was treating the public with “absolute contempt”.

From TheJournal.ie Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions? Oireachtas Agenda

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny Shortly

How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A ludicrous situation’: Dozens of questions go unanswered in the Dáil because of absent TDs Dáil Reform
From TheJournal.ie How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports Oireachtas Agenda

How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports

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

# dail - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people? Pantigate

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# dail - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That’s top of the PAC’s agenda today Oireachtas Agenda

How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That’s top of the PAC’s agenda today

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

# dail - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What are AIB and Permanent TSB doing to help people in mortgage arrears? Oireachtas Agenda

What are AIB and Permanent TSB doing to help people in mortgage arrears?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water Oireachtas Agenda

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water

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

From TheJournal.ie As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there? State Visit

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?

To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.

# dail - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Appalling indignity’: Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors Leaders' Questions

‘Appalling indignity’: Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors

Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.

From TheJournal.ie Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness Oireachtas Agenda

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age Anne Ferris

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.

# dail - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup Oireachtas Agenda

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup

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

# dail - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care Oireachtas Agenda

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

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

# dail - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics Comeback Kid

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

# dail - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the other things TDs and Senators will discuss today besides GardaGate Oireachtas Agenda
From TheJournal.ie SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks Economy

SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks

Small businesses urged to inform themselves about other financing options available.