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#Ceann Comhairle

# ceann-comhairle - All time

'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 23,831 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 9,326 Views 106 Comments

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

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 37,799 Views 102 Comments

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

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 60,382 Views 140 Comments

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

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 10,171 Views 44 Comments

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

The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience
# FREE VOTE
# FREE VOTE

The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience

Dec 30th 2014, 5:58 PM 8,660 Views 44 Comments

Speaking to The Irish Times, the Ceann Comhairle expressed his views specifically in relation to the Eight Amendment.

Gerry Adams wants Sean Barrett to meet with him over ongoing issues
# Face Off
# Face Off

Gerry Adams wants Sean Barrett to meet with him over ongoing issues

Dec 20th 2014, 8:19 PM 16,219 Views 64 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said he has been writing to Barrett for “months”.

It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon

Dec 12th 2014, 5:45 PM 12,261 Views 76 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett is increasingly unpopular amongst opposition TDs.

This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that's wrong with the Dáil
# Waiting For Oh-god
# Waiting For Oh-god

This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that's wrong with the Dáil

Dec 12th 2014, 4:27 PM 9,832 Views 38 Comments

“Agree to disagree?” “I don’t agree to that.”

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in
# Goodbye Mary Lou
# Goodbye Mary Lou

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

Nov 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 101,698 Views 686 Comments

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse
# Can't We Be Friends?
# Can't We Be Friends?

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

Oct 24th 2014, 5:25 PM 13,428 Views 27 Comments

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row
# Not Getting Along
# Not Getting Along

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:15 PM 44,856 Views 102 Comments

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

Enda's take on the Mary Lou row: "Anything for an excuse to get out of the place"
# Thrown Out
# Thrown Out

Enda's take on the Mary Lou row: "Anything for an excuse to get out of the place"

Oct 15th 2014, 11:52 AM 16,291 Views 81 Comments

The Sinn Féín deputy leader was thrown out of the Dáil chamber mid-speech, and told not to come back…

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day
# Unparliamentary
# Unparliamentary

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day

Oct 8th 2014, 1:31 PM 9,947 Views 15 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle had to give out to deputies again this morning.

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
# Awkward
# Awkward

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Sep 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 22,716 Views 157 Comments

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs

Jul 20th 2014, 10:45 AM 16,698 Views 20 Comments

The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions

Jul 2nd 2014, 12:22 PM 7,903 Views 32 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett joked that nothing’s official yet but that ‘he reads the newspapers’.

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them
# Dáil
# Dáil

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them

Jul 1st 2014, 5:30 PM 17,046 Views 51 Comments

Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad and has to change the law to get it back
# Coalition Headache
# Coalition Headache

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad and has to change the law to get it back

Jun 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 8,226 Views 25 Comments

Deirdre Clune’s election to the European Parliament creates a vacancy that won’t be filled until a new Dáil clerk is appointed – which requires a change in legislation.

'Resume your seat while I'm on my feet': Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Resume your seat while I'm on my feet': Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today

Jun 17th 2014, 4:03 PM 24,985 Views 80 Comments

The Sinn Féin president got a telling-off from the Dáil Ceann Comhairle this afternoon.

Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended

Jun 10th 2014, 5:33 PM 20,191 Views 50 Comments

A row over the banking inquiry saw the Ceann Comhairle get angry at an angry Micheál Martin before the House was suspended for a brief period.

Chancer, scoundrel, handbagging and other words you're not allowed say in the Dáil
# Bad Words
# Bad Words

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

Mar 16th 2014, 10:15 AM 13,170 Views 30 Comments

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

'Resume your seat or else you'll be taking a walk': Fine Gael TD kicked out of the Dáil
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

'Resume your seat or else you'll be taking a walk': Fine Gael TD kicked out of the Dáil

Feb 19th 2014, 1:21 PM 18,835 Views 47 Comments

Brendan Griffin was formally ejected from the Dáil chamber this afternoon after getting into a row with the Ceann Comhairle.

Dáil over: TDs finish early for the week after ‘opposition fail to show’
# Live For The Weekend
# Live For The Weekend

Dáil over: TDs finish early for the week after ‘opposition fail to show’

Jan 30th 2014, 4:35 PM 13,705 Views 40 Comments

Day’s over…

"I'm not going to sit here and get upset every day." - Ceann Comhairle threatens to resign
# I'm A Ceann Comhairle Get Me Out Of Here
# I'm A Ceann Comhairle Get Me Out Of Here

"I'm not going to sit here and get upset every day." - Ceann Comhairle threatens to resign

Jan 28th 2014, 5:26 PM 15,744 Views 61 Comments

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

Committee chairs have 'serious concerns' over workload and say they need more staff
# Oireachtas Committees
# Oireachtas Committees

Committee chairs have 'serious concerns' over workload and say they need more staff

Jan 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,935 Views 14 Comments

A letter from the chairpersons of the Oireachtas committees to the Ceann Comhairle has raised “serious concerns” about the workloads faced in 2014 as a result of the plans to scrutinise legislation before it comes before the Dáil.

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs: 'Go and watch television to see what it sounds like'
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs: 'Go and watch television to see what it sounds like'

Oct 17th 2013, 1:18 PM 9,459 Views 28 Comments

“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.”

'You're an embarrassment on television!': Ceann Comhairle slams TDs amid angry Dáil exchanges
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

'You're an embarrassment on television!': Ceann Comhairle slams TDs amid angry Dáil exchanges

Oct 16th 2013, 11:57 AM 18,618 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach was angry, the opposition were angry, and the Ceann Comhairle was angry.

'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking

Sep 28th 2013, 2:13 PM 7,945 Views 92 Comments

Seán Barrett says the facility is there to give members somewhere to go when the Dáil is not in session.

'An attempt to blacken my good name': Ceann Comhairle hits out at leaks
# Dáil
# Dáil

'An attempt to blacken my good name': Ceann Comhairle hits out at leaks

Sep 25th 2013, 12:06 PM 9,219 Views 29 Comments

Seán Barrett has accused people of “leaking stuff” in an attempt to “blacken my good name” over the appointment of a new Dáil clerk.

Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:51 AM 3,783 Views 19 Comments

The leader of the Dáil was speaking after a week in which he surprised many, including the government, by allowing members of the Reform Alliance and former Labour parliamentary party TDs speaking time during Dáil debates.

'I don't want to embarrass you': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'I don't want to embarrass you': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Sep 22nd 2013, 9:15 AM 9,113 Views 12 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'
# Speaking Time
# Speaking Time

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'

Sep 21st 2013, 8:30 AM 5,028 Views 17 Comments

Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'
# Let Them In
# Let Them In

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'

Sep 18th 2013, 2:06 PM 2,324 Views 21 Comments

Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

Sep 18th 2013, 6:25 AM 2,771 Views 24 Comments

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

'Exiled' party members granted speaking rights in Dáil
# Getting A Voice
# Getting A Voice

'Exiled' party members granted speaking rights in Dáil

Sep 17th 2013, 10:26 PM 7,992 Views 45 Comments

The TDs were informed about the Ceann Comhairle’s decision tonight, just hours before the Dáil returns from recess.

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for

Sep 11th 2013, 10:50 AM 3,683 Views 20 Comments

“Your time is up deputy… ”

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Aug 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,354 Views 11 Comments

Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.

Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department

Aug 10th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,529 Views 47 Comments

Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.

Fianna Fáil proposes referendum to reduce government control of Dáil agenda
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Fianna Fáil proposes referendum to reduce government control of Dáil agenda

Aug 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,230 Views 59 Comments

The opposition party released a policy discussion document this week which proposes a raft of reforms to the way the Irish parliament does business.