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#Ceann Comhairle

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Ceann Comhairle says Clifden golf event was either 'collective crass stupidity' or 'arrogant delusion'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Ceann Comhairle says Clifden golf event was either 'collective crass stupidity' or 'arrogant delusion'

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:42 PM 34,336 Views 42 Comments

There was public fury over revelations that around 80 guests, including serving and former politicians, attended the golf dinner.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'
# Virtual Dáil
# Virtual Dáil

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'

Apr 21st 2020, 7:37 AM 10,318 Views 29 Comments

Seán Ó Fearhaíl said that a number of members had asked if virtual Dáil sittings could be possible.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
# FADA OF THE HOUSE
# FADA OF THE HOUSE

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

Feb 20th 2020, 2:27 PM 28,157 Views 41 Comments

Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
# Dáil Rows
# Dáil Rows

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 20th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,264 Views 12 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out

Feb 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,591 Views 37 Comments

A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 17 February, 2020

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 17th 2020, 1:50 PM 25,056 Views 15 Comments

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 3 February, 2020

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked that €7,700 Rolex watch gifted by UAE be donated
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked that €7,700 Rolex watch gifted by UAE be donated

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 52,678 Views 37 Comments

The Rolex had been given to the Ceann Comhairle by the President of the Federal National Council of the UAE, Dr Amal Al Qubaisi.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion

Updated Nov 6th 2019, 6:35 PM 39,830 Views 71 Comments

The High Court granted the permission today.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto

Updated Nov 5th 2019, 3:46 PM 37,622 Views 47 Comments

More than 50 opposition bills have been blocked, despite having majority support in the Dáil chamber.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'Deep regret and sincere apologies': Fianna Fáil TDs at centre of voting controversy apologise in the Dáil
# Votegate
# Votegate

'Deep regret and sincere apologies': Fianna Fáil TDs at centre of voting controversy apologise in the Dáil

Updated Oct 24th 2019, 5:00 PM 21,922 Views 100 Comments

The Dáil Committee on Procedure published a report today into the row.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says
# Votegate
# Votegate

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says

Oct 22nd 2019, 3:24 PM 8,742 Views 13 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressed the Dáil on the matter before Leaders’ Questions today.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room
# Belleek House
# Belleek House

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

Aug 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 20,576 Views 42 Comments

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment
# Rehab
# Rehab

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

Jun 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 15,310 Views 53 Comments

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official
# Too Expensive
# Too Expensive

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official

Apr 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 58,132 Views 71 Comments

The watch, believed to be worth close to €8,000, may be sold and the money used for charitable purposes.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections
# Kerry
# Kerry

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections

Oct 17th 2018, 5:09 PM 18,781 Views 51 Comments

O’Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 following an expenses controversy.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered
# Unanswered Questions
# Unanswered Questions

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered

May 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 12,865 Views 26 Comments

The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

Aug 14th 2017, 12:33 PM 7,932 Views 16 Comments

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 21 July, 2017

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege
# Freedom Of Debate
# Freedom Of Debate

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege

Jul 21st 2017, 6:39 PM 8,981 Views 53 Comments

The announcement comes following comments made by TD Paul Murphy about garda testimonies during the Jobstown trial.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 14 July, 2017

Paul Murphy sends letter claiming he was 'defamed' by the Taoiseach
# Defamation
# Defamation

Paul Murphy sends letter claiming he was 'defamed' by the Taoiseach

Jul 14th 2017, 3:16 PM 34,587 Views 201 Comments

“You were acquitted but that doesn’t mean your behaviour was right.”

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee
# Privilege
# Privilege

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

Jul 13th 2017, 3:15 PM 12,144 Views 46 Comments

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints
# Ain't Too Shabby
# Ain't Too Shabby

'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints

May 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 48,348 Views 72 Comments

TheJournal.ie has gained access to all public complaints to the Ceann Comhairle regarding the standard of dress in Dáil Éireann.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

May 2nd 2017, 3:36 PM 39,532 Views 188 Comments

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'You're trying to shut down discussion': Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa case
# Resume Your Seat
# Resume Your Seat

'You're trying to shut down discussion': Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa case

Mar 23rd 2017, 2:22 PM 18,131 Views 78 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle said her contribution was not relevant to the current session.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments
# Snappy Dressers
# Snappy Dressers

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments

Mar 22nd 2017, 2:00 PM 33,324 Views 140 Comments

The Dáil Committee on Procedure is set to discuss the matter of a Dáil dress code in private session this evening.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Future of Irish-Egyptian relations rests on Ibrahim Halawa decision': Ceann Comhairle
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

'Future of Irish-Egyptian relations rests on Ibrahim Halawa decision': Ceann Comhairle

Jan 9th 2017, 2:25 PM 17,990 Views 120 Comments

A delegation of eight Irish TDs are in Egypt to try and negotiate Halawa’s release.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 17 October, 2016

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'
# Dail Dress Code
# Dail Dress Code

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

Oct 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 15,618 Views 36 Comments

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 8 July, 2016

The Dáil was left waiting for 39 minutes today after too few TDs turned up
# Dáil Row
# Dáil Row

The Dáil was left waiting for 39 minutes today after too few TDs turned up

Jul 8th 2016, 1:38 PM 27,717 Views 112 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle criticised TDs while Joan Burton called on Government chief whip Regina Doherty to apologise.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate
# Barrett And Kitt
# Barrett And Kitt

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate

May 14th 2016, 1:00 AM 19,800 Views 51 Comments

As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?

Mar 8th 2016, 9:00 PM 25,122 Views 45 Comments

It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 3 March, 2016

These are the TDs in the mix for one of the most important jobs in the new Dáil
# New Chair
# New Chair

These are the TDs in the mix for one of the most important jobs in the new Dáil

Mar 3rd 2016, 3:55 PM 46,528 Views 72 Comments

Before they try to elect a Taoiseach, TDs will have to elect a new Ceann Comhairle next week.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Instead of being kicked out, Peter Mathews was just completely ignored in the Dáil today
# Silenced
# Silenced

Instead of being kicked out, Peter Mathews was just completely ignored in the Dáil today

Dec 9th 2015, 3:37 PM 29,115 Views 51 Comments

The independent TD’s spat with the Ceann Comhairle rumbles on.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again
# Taking A Walk
# Taking A Walk

Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again

Nov 25th 2015, 1:36 PM 22,085 Views 36 Comments

The independent TD was ordered out of the Dáil for the second time in two weeks this afternoon.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier
# Rowdy
# Rowdy

Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier

Nov 11th 2015, 4:51 PM 24,690 Views 54 Comments

The independent TD’s refusal to stop talking landed him in trouble today.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier

Jun 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 21,065 Views 81 Comments

“I wish you wouldn’t interrupt my flow.”

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't...
# Toddle Along
# Toddle Along

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't...

Jun 10th 2015, 10:50 PM 46,862 Views 237 Comments

The AAA TD has accused the government of “hiding” the figures.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'In the heat of the moment': Seán Barrett withdraws claim opposition out to undermine him
# That's The End Of That
# That's The End Of That

'In the heat of the moment': Seán Barrett withdraws claim opposition out to undermine him

Feb 3rd 2015, 10:40 PM 23,800 Views 160 Comments

Earlier, Sinn Féin’s leader said the dispute was deflecting from the real issue.

Missed last night's water charge deadline? No problem, it seems
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Missed last night's water charge deadline? No problem, it seems

Feb 3rd 2015, 9:00 AM 9,308 Views 106 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 30 January, 2015

That big row which led to the Dáil walkout is getting bigger (and now Shatter's involved)
# Dáil Over
# Dáil Over

That big row which led to the Dáil walkout is getting bigger (and now Shatter's involved)

Jan 30th 2015, 11:09 PM 37,771 Views 102 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has defended his decision not have a debate on an inquiry into Garda malpractice last Wednesday.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Here's why all of the opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil today...
# Dáil Over
# Dáil Over

Here's why all of the opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil today...

Jan 28th 2015, 10:49 PM 60,340 Views 141 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others held a press conference outside Leinster House after a dramatic walkout.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he's in it until the end
# No Dice
# No Dice

Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he's in it until the end

Jan 24th 2015, 3:23 PM 10,142 Views 44 Comments

Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.

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