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# Dáil Debate

Last week
26th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# kicking off
Ceann Comhairle threatens to suspend Dáil amid shouting, says public would be 'disgusted'
The Ceann Comhairle got to his feet to call for order after a tense exchange between Pearse Doherty and Micheál Martin
Last month
March 2023
# Housing Crisis
Varadkar: Ministers 'agonised' over decision to end eviction ban
The Taoiseach admitted that ending the ban was “hard to defend”.
This year
# tommy robinson
Sinn Féin TD says there's 'no place on the streets' for Tommy Robinson in Ireland
Robinson confirmed that he was in Ireland in a video on social media.
Last year
# passport delays
Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports
Minister of State Thomas Byrne said that 25,000 passports are being dispatched every week.
All time
# Dáil Debate
Nomination of ex-FF Senator and NAGP lobbyist to Sipo labelled 'outrageous' by opposition
Geraldine Feeney is listed as having lobbied on behalf of the now defunct doctor’s union.
# Out of the Woods?
Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign
The Tánaiste was grilled about what motivated him to send the document Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail of the NAGP.
# Dáil Debate
Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records
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
Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.
# communications unit
Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'
The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.
# water cooler
'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds
Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.
# ask for help
Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide
Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.
# Dáil Debate
The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism
The Cabinet signed off on new terms last evening after criticism in the Dáil.
# daylight robbery
Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes'
TDs urged action to prevent exorbitant ticket touting in a Dáil debate yesterday.
# slaughter in syria
Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo
The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.
# SPeaking from the heart
'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister
She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.
Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case
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.
# Lowry
Dáil to continue debate on Moriarty Tribunal
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.
# Dáil Debate
Lowry gets two slots in Dáil debate over Moriarty Tribunal
Meanwhile, the opposition has criticised the government’s decision for Minister Pat Rabbitte to take questions instead of the Taoiseach.