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# dail-eireann - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor

Donal Fallon looks at the life of Tomás Mac Curtain, who was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 5 March, 2020

As it happened: Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19

Here’s a round-up of the latest developments today.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil

The issue was raised by TD Dara Calleary in the Dail today.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments

Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

# dail-eireann - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent

Clare TD Timmy Dooley said a fellow party member cast a number of votes for him while he was absent from the Dáil chamber on Thursday.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance

Minister Sean Canney was also asked to provide more information on €3,258 in “policy formulation” expenses that were spent in a string of restaurants around the country.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online Treasures Of The Oireachtas This post contains videos

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online

Members of the public will be able to explore the over 10,000 historical documents online.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

# dail-eireann - Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

TDs and Senators to hold special joint session in Mansion House to mark 100 years since first Dáil

The first Dáil met at the Mansion House on 21 January 1919 following the 1918 General Election.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House CervicalCheck This post contains videos

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Crowds gathered to remember and thank Emma, who had spoken on behalf of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

'Not part of God's plan': Hundreds attend Dublin funeral for Emma Mhic Mhathúna

The funeral cortège passed by the Dáil, the Department of Health, and Áras an Uachtarán.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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.

# dail-eireann - Friday 28 September, 2018

Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick 'seriously considering' running as an independent

Fitzpatrick will meet with his team this weekend and make a formal announcement on Tuesday.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

A portrait of the former Sinn Fein MP is set to be presented to the British Parliament later today.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Dáil women's caucus calls for audit of harassment and bullying in the Oireachtas

The group has called for a survey of the working conditions of elected officials in Leinster House.

# dail-eireann - Monday 25 December, 2017

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 30 November, 2017

TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime

A major study found 31% of Irish women have experienced some form of psychological violence by a partner.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

# dail-eireann - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?

The new communications unit has caused a deal of controversy since its announcement.

# dail-eireann - Monday 31 July, 2017

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# dail-eireann - Friday 21 July, 2017

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

The Standards in Public Office Commission gave the details in its annual report, published today.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

A true patriot or a tainted legacy? Enda Kenny gave his last speech as Taoiseach today

There were plenty of kind words, and some not kind ones, from the opposition benches today.

# dail-eireann - Friday 19 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive? Pot O' Gold This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?

Kenny is in line to receive a retirement lump sum of €378,000 in addition to annual payments of €126,000.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Dáil votes to keep AIB shares because the government forgot to vote

“Remarkable way for it to happen,” Labour leader Brendan Howlin said.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 4 May, 2017

TDs have voted to make it compulsory to stand during the Dáil prayer

Three amendments that would have gotten rid of the Dáil prayer were voted down today.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar

The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments

The Dáil Committee on Procedure is set to discuss the matter of a Dáil dress code in private session this evening.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding Ride On This post contains videos

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives

In introducing the €2,500 pay rise the party appears to be finally abandoning its ‘working wage’ pay strategy.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

# dail-eireann - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland

The Bill to ban the controversial fossil fuel exploration process has passed its first stage in the Dáil.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills

The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate

Have a look to see if politicians are covering the issues that matter most to you.

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