# tds - Today’s News
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# tds - Wednesday 4 December, 2013
Colm Keaveney tells TheJournal.ie why he is now a member of Fianna Fáil and why he didn’t run for Europe.
# tds - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.
# tds - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
“If a TD has a pint or two I don’t think that’s a problem for me and I don’t think it’s a problem for the citizens of the country either,” Labour chief whip Emmet Stagg has told TV3′s Midweek programme.
# tds - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
A hat shaped like a flower, an illuminous golfer and a Minister’s strut. The Shelbourne Hotel had it all last night.
# tds - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
Dáil and Seanad members will go head to head with professional models for charity in the Shelbourne Hotel next week.
# tds - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
Under changes taking effect this week Leaders’ Questions move to midday on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
# tds - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
A new bill published yesterday will ensure that unspent allowances from TDs and Senators are repaid for the first time.
# tds - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.
# tds - Thursday 17 October, 2013
“There’s a lot of people made a lot of sacrifices so we could come into this chamber and debate, not to shout each other down.”
# tds - Friday 11 October, 2013
TDs and Senators have been told to point out that “most if not all members” will have exceeded the minimum number of attendance days to qualify for allowances. In fact, just 15 TDs and four Senators have reached the required number of days.
# tds - Wednesday 2 October, 2013
After a little trouble with the colours of the Irish flag – and a little trip for Enda – we think they got the message across.
# tds - Wednesday 25 September, 2013
Patrick Honohan has been called to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee after it emerged thousands of legal letters being sent by banks could be classified as ‘sustainable mortgage solutions’.
# tds - Monday 23 September, 2013
Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told TheJournal.ie that TDs should be setting an example.
# tds - Friday 20 September, 2013
The Houses of the Oireachtas will be open as part of Culture Night. But no, you won’t be allowed sit in Enda’s chair…
# tds - Thursday 19 September, 2013
Basically a quick online ‘Cosmo quiz’ quiz, Votomatic.ie is aimed at cutting through the spin and helping voters work out their position on the abolition of the upper house.
# tds - Wednesday 18 September, 2013
The plan had been to form a human chain around the entrance to stop TDs getting in but gardaí have pushed the demonstration back.
# tds - Tuesday 17 September, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection said the measure had been on the table, but was no longer being looked at ahead of next month’s Budget.
# tds - Monday 16 September, 2013
The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.
# tds - Thursday 12 September, 2013
The closing date to get on the register is next Tuesday. So, what do you need to do to ensure you’re on the list?
Mental Health Reform will address TDs and Senators today on issues in the sector; the group is highlighting shortfalls in promised staffing levels and concerns about ring-fencing of funding.
# tds - Saturday 7 September, 2013
TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?
# tds - Friday 6 September, 2013
The amount spent on pints of lager and Guinness as well as Snack bars and Club Milks as TDs debated the landmark abortion legislation is laid bare in documents obtained and published today by TheJournal.ie.
The Oireachtas bars do not “come under the same regulations as public bars”, a Freedom of Information request has confirmed.
If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.
# tds - Wednesday 4 September, 2013
TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.
While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.
# tds - Tuesday 3 September, 2013
Bank of Ireland’s response to a Michael Noonan letter on preservation of records was “measured at best, reserved at worst” according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch.
# tds - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.
# tds - Monday 26 August, 2013
Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.
# tds - Sunday 25 August, 2013
The Fine Gael TD said that it confirms that the majority of Senators would rather be in the Dáil.
# tds - Monday 12 August, 2013
The Sinn Féin President is to take a ‘sos’ from the microblogging site according to a tweet this morning.
# tds - Tuesday 6 August, 2013
Tony Rochford – who spent over three weeks on hunger strike over the new tax earlier this summer – is organising a new protest for the end of the Dáil recess.
# tds - Tuesday 30 July, 2013
Eamonn Bell has researched and compiled extensive information that gives us an idea of how TDs use Twitter. There are some surprising outcomes.
# tds - Thursday 25 July, 2013
The recent late-night sitting of the Dáil to discuss the abortion bill and the infamous lapgate incident has reignited debate about the appropriateness of bar opening hours in Leinster House.
# tds - Sunday 21 July, 2013
The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.
# tds - Thursday 18 July, 2013
TDs will focus on their constituencies for the next nine weeks, or so they tell us.
Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
# tds - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
Senators are due to make their first vote on the bill today. But which senators will be voting against it?
# tds - Friday 12 July, 2013
There was some opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, but it gathered enough votes to pass the final vote in the Dáil.
# tds - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
The amendments will be discussed prior to the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.