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# 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.

# dail - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael hasn’t been this unpopular in a decade Slump

Fine Gael hasn’t been this unpopular in a decade

Enda Kenny’s own satisfaction rating has fallen too in the latest poll, making him the least popular party leader in the Dáil.

# dail - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What was Gene Simmons from Kiss doing at Leinster House? Just Passing By

What was Gene Simmons from Kiss doing at Leinster House?

“I guess because of my silly hair people tend to take me to big buildings to meet important people.”

# dail - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult Homeless Criss

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult

The Taoiseach said he hoped the numbers could be dramatically reduced, following a forum on homelessness to take place in Dublin on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House Crisis

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House

The body of a man who had been sleeping rough was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street yesterday morning.

# dail - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

From TheJournal.ie The Oireachtas really wants you to know it broadcasts the Dáil on TV Advertising

The Oireachtas really wants you to know it broadcasts the Dáil on TV

The parliament’s communications unit is stepping up an advertising campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? ‘Bullshit’ Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? ‘Bullshit’

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# dail - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s a gender breakdown of our army and navy Defence Forces

Here’s a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# dail - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “I Love You Daddy” – These children’s books are NOT Oireachtas reports Minister For Lols

# dail - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims Sex Abuse

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year? State Of The Nation

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

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

# dail - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace: Nóirín O’Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan’s shoulder Not Impressed

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O’Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan’s shoulder

The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Gerry are still rowing about Sinn Féin’s involvement in a water protest on Monday Water Charges Protest

Enda and Gerry are still rowing about Sinn Féin’s involvement in a water protest on Monday

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw the remarks, saying the party was not at the protest.

# dail - Monday 24 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Power surge’ prompts evacuation at Leinster House Get Out Of Town

‘Power surge’ prompts evacuation at Leinster House

LH2000, a newer section of the building, was evacuated earlier this evening.

# dail - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil has just voted to back the government’s new water charges scheme Water Charges
From TheJournal.ie ‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton Tea With Trotsky

‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton

The Tánaiste and Mary Lou McDonald had another argument today, but this one didn’t lead to a four-hour sit-in.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package?

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe? Democracy

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.

# 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.