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# Clare Daly

Last year
2022
# European Parliament
'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings
Independent studies showed that a total of €109 million a year could be saved if all parliament activity was moved to Brussels.
# the good information project
"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions
The EU has spent 18 months looking into how malicious foreign actors are manipulating public debate. It has plans for how to stop them – but will they work?
# High Court
MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace launch legal actions against RTÉ
Both actions were filed yesterday in the High Court.
# Ukraine
MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech
Daly has previously voted against a resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
# resolution
‘We’re not playing to a gallery’: Daly and Wallace defend decision on Russia vote after criticism
MEP Mick Wallace argued today that Russia has ‘genuine security concerns’ about the idea of Ukraine joining Nato.
# view from europe
EU Parliament Ukraine rapporteur says Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are 'politically irrelevant' and 'marginal'
Last week, Wallace and Daly were two of just 13 MEPs who voted against a European Parliament resolution on Ukraine.
# MEPs
Mick Wallace says sending arms to Ukraine is 'madness' as he defends vote against EU motion
Wallace was just one of 13 MEPs who voted against a motion on Russian aggression in Ukraine.
All time
# European Parliament
Clare Daly and Mick Wallace dispute 'fake' election observer allegations
Daly and Wallace said that Ecuador’s and Venezuela’s elections were “conducted fairly and impartially, and their results are beyond question”.
# Iraq
Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.
# Fionn Wallace
Clare Daly defends decision to hire Mick Wallace's son as European parliament assistant
Daly has hired Fionn Wallace as one of her European Parliament assistants.
# backs turned
Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem
Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace wore t-shirts with an image of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe
Wallace is one of four TDs elected to the European Parliament.
# ep2019
Clare Daly takes 3rd Dublin MEP seat; Barry Andrews will take 4th seat after Brexit
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews will take the fourth seat for the constituency once Brexit happens.
# Maternal Deaths
'We are here for all the women whose names we do not know and for whom no inquest was ever held'
The Independents 4 Change TD was speaking as the Dáil passed legislation which would make inquests into maternal deaths mandatory.
# european election
'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace
“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.
# Interview
'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future
In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.
# exemptions
Number of planes carrying weapons to Shannon this year already surpasses 2017 figures
So far, 423 planes carrying munitions of war have landed in Shannon Airport this year, and 16 landed in Dublin Airport.
# Leaders' Questions
Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working
Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.
# Article 41.2
'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution
The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.
# inquests
Hospitals will be required to report all maternal deaths under a new law
Legislation on this issue was proposed by Independents4Change TD Clare Daly and the government said its new bill incorporates the amendments she sought.
# Diplomacy
American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it received assurances from the US Embassy that measures will be put in place to ensure it will not happen again.
# Adoption
'Ireland's history needs to be cleaned up': Calls for scope of Mother and Baby Homes inquiry to be extended
The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors also called for a full national DNA database with free testing for all adoptees and illegal adoptees.
# The 8th
'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech
The TD, who has campaigned on the issue for years, said she couldn’t believe change had taken so long.
# exemptions
One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year
Dublin TD Clare Daly said that the figures were “absolutely disgraceful”, but “not a bit surprising”.
# discrepancy
'How in God's name could that be called a comprehensive analysis?': Garda homicide figures probed
Figures from An Garda Síochána were before the Oireachtas Justice Committee today.
# who blinks first?
'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game
Minister Regina Doherty has said she heard a roar from Fianna Fáil TDs.
# munitions of war
What kind of weapons were six US airplanes refused access to Ireland carrying?
The description for the contents of most of the refused flights was ‘class 1 explosives’. The reasons for the refusals are as yet unclear however.
'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker
A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.
# Abuse
'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN
A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.
# ain't too shabby
'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints
TheJournal.ie has gained access to all public complaints to the Ceann Comhairle regarding the standard of dress in Dáil Éireann.
# Vaccinations
Daly tells Dáil that HSE blocked 14-year-old narcolepsy sufferer from accessing documents
Daly called it “one of the biggest public health scandals in recent years”.
# Scandals
Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence
More than 14,000 people were summoned to court erroneously.
# i didn't know
'Thanks for calling Katherine' - Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga
The Minister insists she had no knowledge of Tusla’s involvement in the Maurice McCabe saga before last Thursday’s Prime Time broadcast.
# protective disclosure
Clare Daly reveals that six more Garda whistleblowers are coming forward
Daly also said the judge reviewing allegations about an orchestrated smear campaign has not made contact with the whistleblowers involved.
# Dáil privilege
Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant
“A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.”
# leon wright
Wallace and Daly back violent prisoner whose 'human rights were breached'
Leon Wright, who has 84 previous convictions, was today cleared of assaulting a prison officer.
# Bench Warrant
Bench warrant issued for arrest of Clare Daly over speeding offence
A Kildare judge issued it today after the TD failed to remain in court for hearing.
# namaleaks
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly launch Nama whistleblowing website
Wallace said namaleaks.com is “the first of its kind in Ireland, both in terms of security and anonymity”.
# Dáil
Daly reads woman's letter: 'My son's ashes will be delivered along with Amazon and eBay purchases'
“I do not want to terminate my baby’s life but he does not have one.”
# keogh and harrison
Their stories aren't new, but you're about to hear a lot more about these OTHER garda whistleblowers
The stories of gardaí Nicky Keogh and Keith Harrison are starting to get a lot more attention.