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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 5,469 Views 14 Comments

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

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 2,879 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.

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 7,528 Views 4 Comments

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

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row

Mar 5th 2013, 6:04 PM 10,359 Views 92 Comments

Business was twice suspended as Richard Boyd Barrett complained about the time provided to debate property tax changes.

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil

Feb 25th 2013, 3:28 PM 6,964 Views 27 Comments

A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.

Video: TDs argue over when to start debating the IBRC liquidation bill
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

Video: TDs argue over when to start debating the IBRC liquidation bill

Feb 7th 2013, 12:11 PM 5,144 Views 36 Comments

“Could I honourably suggest that if you want some order from the government TDs then perhaps you should close the Dáil bar.”

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting
# Suspended
# Suspended

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting

Dec 13th 2012, 3:19 PM 14,051 Views 103 Comments

Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who is serving a three-day suspension, was let vote once – but not a second time.

Dáil suspended as Ming decries Ceann Comhairle comments on dress code
# Dress Code
# Dress Code

Dáil suspended as Ming decries Ceann Comhairle comments on dress code

Dec 6th 2012, 1:22 PM 25,592 Views 202 Comments

Luke Flanagan took issue with Seán Barrett’s newspaper interviews in which he asks for sharper dress in the Dáil.

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

Nov 29th 2012, 12:03 PM 10,765 Views 119 Comments

Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

Sep 16th 2012, 6:30 PM 10,074 Views 54 Comments

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up
# Dáil
# Dáil

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up

Aug 9th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,580 Views 23 Comments

Following a spat with the Ceann Comhairle, John Halligan said he will not be apologising and has requested his own apology for accusations he verbally abused Seán Barrett.

Dáil suspended after Martin, Barrett clash over Wallace statement
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Dáil suspended after Martin, Barrett clash over Wallace statement

Jun 13th 2012, 11:50 AM 6,312 Views 60 Comments

Business was suspended for five minutes after Micheál Martin queried why the Dáil could not debate Mick Wallace.

Ceann Comhairle asks committee to investigate impact of Wallace's tax affairs
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Ceann Comhairle asks committee to investigate impact of Wallace's tax affairs

Jun 8th 2012, 3:23 PM 2,268 Views 32 Comments

Sean Barrett wants the Committee on Members’ Interests to consider conducting an investigation “as you may see fit”.

Video: Tánaiste and Boyd-Barrett spar over a 'fetish for orgies and arousal'
# X-Rated Dáil
# X-Rated Dáil

Video: Tánaiste and Boyd-Barrett spar over a 'fetish for orgies and arousal'

May 10th 2012, 12:13 PM 3,351 Views 26 Comments

There was some choice language in the Dáil during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

'Irish taxpayer has right to know when Mahon report will be published' - TD
# Mahon
# Mahon

'Irish taxpayer has right to know when Mahon report will be published' - TD

Mar 13th 2012, 5:12 PM 2,388 Views 14 Comments

Simon Harris has called for the tribunal into corruption in the planning process to outline when its final report will be published.

Sinn Féin’s Doherty suspended from Dáil in row with Ceann Comhairle
# Suspended
# Suspended

Sinn Féin’s Doherty suspended from Dáil in row with Ceann Comhairle

Mar 8th 2012, 11:38 AM 5,493 Views 61 Comments

TDs vote to suspend Pearse Doherty after a row with the Ceann Comhairle over comments on a civil service appointment.

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room
# Democracy Inaction
# Democracy Inaction

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room

Feb 16th 2012, 11:33 AM 4,669 Views 36 Comments

Business in the Dáil was held up to vote on ordering Michael McNamara to leave – even though he already had.

Oireachtas receives ‘thousands’ of complaints over TDs' conduct in Dáil
# Decorum
# Decorum

Oireachtas receives ‘thousands’ of complaints over TDs' conduct in Dáil

Dec 16th 2011, 12:03 PM 3,197 Views 17 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett reveals that there have been thousands of complaints over conduct in the Dáil chamber.

Dáil suspended over Halligan row with Ceann Comhairle
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Dáil suspended over Halligan row with Ceann Comhairle

Sep 14th 2011, 4:14 PM 1,242 Views 23 Comments

Dáil business is held up after independent TD John Halligan refuses to leave the chamber following a vote by fellow TDs.

Mattie McGrath suspended from Dáil over row with Ceann Comhairle
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Mattie McGrath suspended from Dáil over row with Ceann Comhairle

Jul 20th 2011, 11:37 AM 862 Views 8 Comments

The Dáil votes 98 to 47 to boot out Mattie McGrath, after a dispute about which members can speak and when.

Ó Cuív booted out of Dáil over Gaeltacht questions row
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Ó Cuív booted out of Dáil over Gaeltacht questions row

May 25th 2011, 11:31 AM 1,375 Views 0 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett tells former minister Éamon Ó Cuív to leave the Dáil for showing disrespect to the chair.

Boyd-Barrett becomes first TD kicked out of new Dáil
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Boyd-Barrett becomes first TD kicked out of new Dáil

May 10th 2011, 3:40 PM 4,716 Views 24 Comments

Richard Boyd-Barrett is asked to leave the chamber by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett – the first ejection of the 31st Dáil.

FF and SF want secret ballot for Ceann Comhairle
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

FF and SF want secret ballot for Ceann Comhairle

Mar 9th 2011, 12:54 PM 1,030 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael’s Sean Barrett is given job of keeping order in the Dail – but proposals made to change how the post is given out in future.

As it happened: Enda Kenny's appointment as Taoiseach
# The New Dáil
# The New Dáil

As it happened: Enda Kenny's appointment as Taoiseach

Mar 9th 2011, 11:35 AM 2,980 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny’s new coalition government formally takes power, after he is appointed Taoiseach by 117 votes to 27.

Fine Gael's Barrett to be nominated Ceann Comhairle
# The New Dáil
# The New Dáil

Fine Gael's Barrett to be nominated Ceann Comhairle

Mar 9th 2011, 11:07 AM 323 Views 0 Comments

Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle?

Mar 9th 2011, 8:42 AM 1,096 Views 0 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle is expected to be impartial, authoritative and able to keep control of the House. Who do you think is up to the job?

Labour’s Eamon Gilmore to get Foreign Affairs: reports
# Coalition
# Coalition

Labour’s Eamon Gilmore to get Foreign Affairs: reports

Mar 8th 2011, 5:15 PM 1,696 Views 0 Comments

As speculation over how Fine Gael and Labour will divide the 31st Dáil’s cabinet posts, reports emerge that the Labour leader will take the Foreign Affairs ministry.

TheJournal.ie’s live and up to date coverage – as results emerge
# GE11
# GE11

TheJournal.ie’s live and up to date coverage – as results emerge

Feb 26th 2011, 10:43 AM 5,087 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie will have extensive coverage as the results unfold this weekend.

FG's Shatter suspended from Dail for 'disgrace' remarks
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

FG's Shatter suspended from Dail for 'disgrace' remarks

Nov 18th 2010, 12:20 PM 1,912 Views 0 Comments

He tells Ceann Comhairle Seamus Kirk he was making a disgrace of his office by not allowing Enda Kenny to debate banking crisis.