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#Ceann Comhairle

# 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 60,365 Views 140 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 10,155 Views 44 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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 8,645 Views 44 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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 16,199 Views 64 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 12 December, 2014

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 12,242 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 9,817 Views 38 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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 101,643 Views 667 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 24 October, 2014

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 13,416 Views 27 Comments

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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 44,831 Views 102 Comments

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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 16,283 Views 81 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

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 9,932 Views 15 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

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 22,697 Views 157 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 20 July, 2014

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 16,669 Views 20 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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 7,890 Views 32 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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 17,032 Views 51 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 21 June, 2014

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 8,215 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'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 24,968 Views 80 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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 20,166 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 16 March, 2014

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 12,975 Views 30 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'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 18,820 Views 47 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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 13,695 Views 40 Comments

Day’s over…

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

"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 15,727 Views 61 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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 4,923 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 - Thursday 17 October, 2013

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 9,443 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.”

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

'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 18,606 Views 72 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 28 September, 2013

'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 7,929 Views 92 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

'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 9,206 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 - Monday 23 September, 2013

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 3,768 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 22 September, 2013

'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 9,093 Views 12 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 21 September, 2013

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 5,011 Views 17 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

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 2,309 Views 22 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 2,755 Views 24 Comments

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

'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 7,970 Views 45 Comments

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

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

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 3,664 Views 20 Comments

“Your time is up deputy… ”

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 15 August, 2013

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 8,324 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 10 August, 2013

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 6,514 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 4 August, 2013

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 4,217 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Ceann Comhairle to meet China's president tomorrow
# Xi Jinping
# Xi Jinping

Ceann Comhairle to meet China's president tomorrow

May 16th 2013, 6:53 PM 5,462 Views 14 Comments

China and Ireland’s friendship continues with a return visit by an Irish delegation.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives
# Out With A Bang?
# Out With A Bang?

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives

Mar 31st 2013, 8:00 AM 2,865 Views 20 Comments

The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 8 March, 2013

TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister
# RIP
# RIP

TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister

Mar 8th 2013, 6:58 PM 7,504 Views 4 Comments

John O’Connell died this morning at the age of 83.