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#Dáil Debate

# dail-debate - Thursday 12 November, 2020

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.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

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.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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.

# dail-debate - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'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.

# dail-debate - Friday 14 July, 2017

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.

# dail-debate - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

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.

# 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 This post contains videos

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.

# dail-debate - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'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.

# dail-debate - Thursday 19 April, 2012

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.

# dail-debate - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

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.

# dail-debate - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Lowry is given two speaking slots in today’s Dáil; the state might need to capitalise Irish Life & Permanent; and Japan remains on “maximum alert”.

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.