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#Dáil Debate

# dail-debate - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports
# Passport Delays
# Passport Delays

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports

May 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 14,355 Views 22 Comments

Minister of State Thomas Byrne said that 25,000 passports are being dispatched every week.

# dail-debate - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Nomination of ex-FF Senator and NAGP lobbyist to Sipo labelled 'outrageous' by opposition
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Nomination of ex-FF Senator and NAGP lobbyist to Sipo labelled 'outrageous' by opposition

Nov 12th 2020, 3:50 PM 36,244 Views 7 Comments

Geraldine Feeney is listed as having lobbied on behalf of the now defunct doctor’s union.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign
# Out Of The Woods?
# Out Of The Woods?

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 12:40 PM 40,645 Views 84 Comments

The Tánaiste was grilled about what motivated him to send the document Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail of the NAGP.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records

Oct 21st 2020, 10:14 PM 24,147 Views 36 Comments

The remaining records would be sealed for 30 years under a 2004 Act.

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 62,303 Views 15 Comments

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'
# Communications Unit
# Communications Unit

Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'

Feb 28th 2018, 5:52 PM 22,625 Views 60 Comments

The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.

# dail-debate - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds
# Water Cooler
# Water Cooler

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Sep 28th 2017, 9:18 AM 23,012 Views 121 Comments

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

# dail-debate - Friday 14 July, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide
# Ask For Help
# Ask For Help

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide

Jul 14th 2017, 2:40 PM 24,864 Views 37 Comments

Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.

# dail-debate - Thursday 9 March, 2017

The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism

Mar 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,220 Views 27 Comments

The Cabinet signed off on new terms last evening after criticism in the Dáil.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes'
# Daylight Robbery
# Daylight Robbery

Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes'

Jan 25th 2017, 7:44 AM 12,776 Views 47 Comments

TDs urged action to prevent exorbitant ticket touting in a Dáil debate yesterday.

# dail-debate - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo
# Slaughter In Syria
# Slaughter In Syria

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

Oct 18th 2016, 4:35 PM 16,286 Views 79 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

# dail-debate - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister
# SPeaking From The Heart
# SPeaking From The Heart

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister

Jul 17th 2014, 6:08 PM 35,393 Views 16 Comments

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

# dail-debate - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case
# Abortion
# Abortion

Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case

Apr 19th 2012, 7:30 AM 59 Views 29 Comments

Last night, the Dáil began a debate about legislating for the X case. Clare Daly TD writes about why she brought the legislation forward – and why it’s so important for Irish women.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Dáil to continue debate on Moriarty Tribunal
# Lowry
# Lowry

Dáil to continue debate on Moriarty Tribunal

Mar 30th 2011, 9:01 AM 287 Views 0 Comments

The debate on the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal will continue today, with taoiseach Enda Kenny due to field questions on Fine Gael fundraising in the 1980s.

# dail-debate - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Lowry gets two slots in Dáil debate over Moriarty Tribunal
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Lowry gets two slots in Dáil debate over Moriarty Tribunal

Mar 29th 2011, 8:07 AM 604 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the opposition has criticised the government’s decision for Minister Pat Rabbitte to take questions instead of the Taoiseach.