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# 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.

# dail - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Crime hurts, justice should heal’: Law would force burglars to pay their victims’ costs Restorative Justice

‘Crime hurts, justice should heal’: Law would force burglars to pay their victims’ costs

“The essence of the bill is that the victim is now thought of in court,” independent TD John Halligan has said of his proposed law.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers, alcohol-related public order offences and trade secrets Oireachtas Agenda

Whistleblowers, alcohol-related public order offences and trade secrets

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate Cabinet Split

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate

Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.

# dail - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Chancer, scoundrel, handbagging and other words you’re not allowed say in the Dáil Bad Words

Chancer, scoundrel, handbagging and other words you’re not allowed say in the Dáil

Following a number of recent uses of ‘unparliamentary language’, we take a look at what else you can’t say…

# dail - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘They inhabit an imaginary world’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains videos

# dail - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow Election 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

From TheJournal.ie From ‘Mighty Mouse’ to ‘Church Mouse’: Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny’s week Whistleblowers

From ‘Mighty Mouse’ to ‘Church Mouse’: Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny’s week

The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide, the Irish language and Rehab Oireachtas Agenda

Suicide, the Irish language and Rehab

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador Oireachtas Agenda

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Two weeks of backslapping is really over the top and it’s quite unprecedented’ Dáil

‘Two weeks of backslapping is really over the top and it’s quite unprecedented’

The government has admitted that legislation is not ready to come before the house as the Dáil again spends several hours this week debating the government’s priorities for the year ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation Tom Curran

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation Exclusive

Tom Curran has asked a group of barristers to draft legislation on the issue, and says the initial work could be completed by the start of next month.

From TheJournal.ie ‘What a load of bulls**t’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains videos

# dail - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael chair: This government needs to implement dynamic political reform Change

Fine Gael chair: This government needs to implement dynamic political reform

Over the past three years the Government has been completely focused on job creation, but there must also be a programme of real political reform, writes Charlie Flanagan TD.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest Courts

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest

Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.

# dail - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland’s forests and more priorities for 2014 Oireachtas Agenda

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland’s forests and more priorities for 2014

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Anti-Pantigate’ bill tabled in the Dáil to stop “the litigious and thin-skinned” What Is Offence?

‘Anti-Pantigate’ bill tabled in the Dáil to stop “the litigious and thin-skinned”

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the awkward moment when Gerry Adams forgot Pat Rabbitte’s name* Pat Pat... Pat Rabbitte This post contains videos

Here’s the awkward moment when Gerry Adams forgot Pat Rabbitte’s name*

* But Sinn Féin this afternoon claimed that Adams didn’t forget and it was in fact intended as “a put-down”.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Dáil hears about ‘three-day festival and orgy organised by the government’ Unparliamentary This post contains videos

VIDEO: Dáil hears about ‘three-day festival and orgy organised by the government’

It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach was ‘anxious’ for his TDs to support ‘three days of backslapping’ in Dáil Government Priorities

Taoiseach was ‘anxious’ for his TDs to support ‘three days of backslapping’ in Dáil

The coalition’s decision to devote up to 11 hours of Dáil time to its priorities for the year ahead was preceded with an email to Fine Gael backbenchers informing them that their leader was ‘anxious’ they contribute.

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From TheJournal.ie The Government’s priorities (part 2), IBRC mortgages and taxi regulation Oireachtas Agenda

The Government’s priorities (part 2), IBRC mortgages and taxi regulation

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘What a load of bulls**t’: TD’s ‘wet dream’ remarks land him in hot water Unparliamentary This post contains videos

‘What a load of bulls**t’: TD’s ‘wet dream’ remarks land him in hot water

Richard Boyd-Barrett said one government scheme was a “like a wet dream” for Fine Gael in comments that were heard by children sitting in the public gallery.

# dail - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “You’ve had your little rant”: UHI plan defended, White Paper could be published next week Health Insurance

“You’ve had your little rant”: UHI plan defended, White Paper could be published next week

Enda Kenny has rejected suggestions that the coalition is putting off James Reilly’s radical plan, though he says there will be an in-depth consultation process.

From TheJournal.ie Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge…everything happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge…everything happening in Leinster House today

Everything you wanted to know about the Oireachtas today but were too afraid to ask…

# dail - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Our 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards

Our 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

You win some, you lose some…

# dail - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “I have no idea what he was thinking”: Shatter on Confidential Recipient’s comments Confidential Recipient

“I have no idea what he was thinking”: Shatter on Confidential Recipient’s comments

The Minister told the Dáil today that he was ‘utterly astonished’ by Oliver Connolly’s alleged comments.

From TheJournal.ie TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan” Garda Claims

TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”

John McGuinness says a female garda was warned off pursuing a claim of sexual harassment within the force.

From TheJournal.ie Rehab, us and the EU and Scottish independence…Everything going on in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Rehab, us and the EU and Scottish independence…Everything going on in Leinster House today

Last day of the week in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

# dail - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: I didn’t ‘recall or remember’ Oliver Connolly’s €1k donation when I appointed him Garda Whistleblower

Shatter: I didn’t ‘recall or remember’ Oliver Connolly’s €1k donation when I appointed him

The Justice Minister has also admitted that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was invited, but not directed, to engage in the penalty points investigation, and said there was “fault on both sides”.