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Dáil

# dail - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Akin to Hamlet without the Prince’: Senator concerned over Anglo ‘exclusion’ from banking inquiry Banking Inquiry

‘Akin to Hamlet without the Prince’: Senator concerned over Anglo ‘exclusion’ from banking inquiry

Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil won’t allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy Panti Bliss

Dáil won’t allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy

TDs and Senators are trying to raise the Panti Bliss controversy in the Dáil and Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry… and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry… and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on over at Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

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# dail - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation’ Transparency

‘Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation’

Brendan Howlin says the Protected Disclosures Bill is about a ‘change in culture’.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The fact that something becomes a human right, doesn’t mean that it’s always free’ Water Charges

‘The fact that something becomes a human right, doesn’t mean that it’s always free’

Also during Leaders’ Questions: The Taoiseach said €15 million was being made available to deal with the immediate effects of the recent flooding.

From Business ETC This TD claims his bill could save thousands of jobs – and create thousands more Examinership

This TD claims his bill could save thousands of jobs – and create thousands more

Stephen Donnelly wants to amend the Companies Act to facilitate an easier examinership process.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers, charities, Phil Hogan… and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Whistleblowers, charities, Phil Hogan… and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# dail - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the Dáil need to be reformed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Dáil need to be reformed?

The Constitutional Convention will meet today and tomorrow to discuss whether the Dáil needs an overhaul. What do you think?

# dail - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Score Snapshot: Mick Wallace wore the latest Torino soccer jersey in the Dáil this morning Calcio
From TheJournal.ie Dáil over: TDs finish early for the week after ‘opposition fail to show’ Live For The Weekend
From TheJournal.ie €600k in leftover funding used to ‘manipulate taxpayer’, Creighton claims Top-ups

€600k in leftover funding used to ‘manipulate taxpayer’, Creighton claims

Denied by Minister Howlin, she said money earmarked for TDs who are no longer Fine Gael or Labour parliamentary members would be used to make the public ‘vote in a particular way’.

From TheJournal.ie Pylons, penalty points, plain packaging … and everything else happening in Leinster House today Dáil

Pylons, penalty points, plain packaging … and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# dail - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Get well soon: Taoiseach glad those involved in Coppers crush are recovering Messy Monday

Get well soon: Taoiseach glad those involved in Coppers crush are recovering

Enda Kenny spoke briefly about the incident in the Dáil chamber this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny accused of election stunt over pylons Leaders' Questions

Enda Kenny accused of election stunt over pylons

The Taoiseach said there would be a €600 million cost difference between underground and overground power lines.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water (obviously), payday loans and everything else happening in Leinster House today… Oireachtas Agenda

Irish Water (obviously), payday loans and everything else happening in Leinster House today…

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

# dail - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

“I’m not going to sit here and get upset every day.” – Ceann Comhairle threatens to resign

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett isn’t feeling respected in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Government tells PAC to cooperate with Garda Ombudsman investigation Penalty Points

Government tells PAC to cooperate with Garda Ombudsman investigation

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil that their investigation would be ‘starting soon’.

From TheJournal.ie ‘In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before’ HSE Service Plan

‘In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before’

Six hours of debate on the controversial HSE Service Plan have been reduced to three, prompting outrage from Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Health cuts, the banking inquiry, ‘sludge’… and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

# dail - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy Blasphemer

Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy

The Convention on the Constitution want the offence replaced.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We cannot do all the work’: PAC’s growing prominence leads to tensions among members Trouble Brewing

‘We cannot do all the work’: PAC’s growing prominence leads to tensions among members

An ambulance chaser or an indispensable public spending watchdog? The Public Accounts Committee’s work and role is coming under increasing scrutiny from its own members.

# dail - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Political carpets have been infested with maggots’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# dail - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Censorship Board can’t be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter’s ‘Laura’ Censorship

Censorship Board can’t be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter’s ‘Laura’

And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…

# dail - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views Mattie McGrath

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: ‘The political and financial carpets lifted were filled with maggots’ Leaders' Questions

Kenny: ‘The political and financial carpets lifted were filled with maggots’

During Leaders’ Questions today, the Taoiseach reiterated that a charities regulator will be appointed next month.

From TheJournal.ie Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today

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

# dail - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The bonus culture is back’: Taoiseach faces more questions over Irish Water bonuses Leaders' Questions

‘The bonus culture is back’: Taoiseach faces more questions over Irish Water bonuses

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin raised the controversy at the new State utility in the Dáil this afternoon.

# dail - Monday 20 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change Dáil Bar

Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change

In a letter to Gerry Adams TD, the Oireachtas Joint sub-Committee on Administration said that the bar ‘operates on the basis of parliamentary privilege’.

# dail - Sunday 19 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘We are in GUBU territory here’: 6 winners and 6 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# dail - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate Sinn Féin bill on charities regulator Charities Regulatory Authority

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin bill on charities regulator

The bill would see the Charities Regulatory Authority up and running by mid-2014.

# dail - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘No, is the answer to that question’: Taoiseach won’t ask Phil Hogan to resign Leaders' Questions

‘No, is the answer to that question’: Taoiseach won’t ask Phil Hogan to resign

Enda Kenny has insisted that Irish Water will be “wide-open” and transparent while confirming he knew it would cost €180 million to set up.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water, Dublin Bus and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Irish Water, Dublin Bus and everything else happening in Leinster House today

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘The elephant in the room’: Government’s Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition Political Reform

‘The elephant in the room’: Government’s Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition

It’s no surprise that the opposition doesn’t think the government has done enough Dáil reform, but TDs think that even some changes that have been introduced aren’t working.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Give the Dáil a conscience – let our representatives speak their minds Opinion

Column: Give the Dáil a conscience – let our representatives speak their minds

The whip system denies elected representatives their rights and belittles our democracy, writes Colm Bergin.

# dail - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The Saudi sun must have got to Mr Kenny’: 6 winners and 6 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# dail - Friday 10 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘A national scandal’: Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees Water Charges

‘A national scandal’: Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees

Irish Water has defended the spending saying the initial cost of setting it up has to be seen “in the context of long term cost savings”.

# dail - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Martin open to Mary Hanafin running for Fianna Fáil in Dáil election Back To The Future

Martin open to Mary Hanafin running for Fianna Fáil in Dáil election

Hanafin, who was first elected to the Dáil in 1997 but lost her seat in 2011, has ruled herself out of the forthcoming European elections and says she won’t run for the local council.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil: Our Seanad bill is ‘fundamental reform that people deserve’ Seanad Reform

Fianna Fáil: Our Seanad bill is ‘fundamental reform that people deserve’

The party has published a bill to reform the upper house within the constraints of the current Constitution.

# dail - Monday 30 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Falling bond yields butter no parsnips’: 8 winners, 8 losers and 4 we couldn’t decide on from 2013 House Of Cards

‘Falling bond yields butter no parsnips’: 8 winners, 8 losers and 4 we couldn’t decide on from 2013

You win some, you lose some. Here’s our take on the political year that was…

# dail - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad Down With The Kids

‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad

Everything from Miley Cyrus to Downton Abbey has been raised in the Dáil and Seanad chambers down the years…