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#Dáil Éireann

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards

Wed 7:00 PM 13,267 Views 13 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan says while some budget measures will help, we cannot ignore the rough winter ahead.

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?

Updated Wed 9:50 AM 25,499 Views 1 Comment

Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the budget announcements today and finds out who got top billing.

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'Energy payments help, but how much will our bills go up?': Your response to Budget 2023

Updated Wed 9:20 AM 17,633 Views 7 Comments

We asked our readers to share their responses to the budget. Here’s what they told us.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 22 September, 2022

Varadkar says Ireland’s ‘very high’ rents are ‘out of kilter’ with similar countries

Varadkar says Ireland’s ‘very high’ rents are ‘out of kilter’ with similar countries

Sep 22nd 2022, 2:25 PM 23,786 Views 32 Comments

It came after Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty accused the government of ignoring proposals that would “put money back into people’s pockets.”

# dail-eireann - Friday 8 July, 2022

Mattie McGrath goes viral after discussing laundry in the Dáil
# Daz
# Daz

Mattie McGrath goes viral after discussing laundry in the Dáil

Jul 8th 2022, 6:04 PM 78,763 Views 42 Comments

The video of Mattie McGrath has been viewed nearly 400,000 times on Twitter.

# dail-eireann - Friday 7 January, 2022

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,575 Views 27 Comments

The RTÉ journalist looks at the events of 7 January 1922 which are analysed in a TV special tonight.

# dail-eireann - Monday 22 November, 2021

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19

Nov 22nd 2021, 3:12 PM 26,388 Views 36 Comments

Seán Ó Fearghaíl will work from home and his Dáil duties will be carried out by the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Morning Memo: Going cuckoo
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Morning Memo: Going cuckoo

Jul 7th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,076 Views 8 Comments

Opposition TDs have accused the government of sneaking in an exemption for big investors.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Duncan Smith: TDs in the Dáil who throw around references to Nazis need to think again
# Parliamentary Language
# Parliamentary Language

Duncan Smith: TDs in the Dáil who throw around references to Nazis need to think again

Apr 29th 2021, 2:12 PM 24,498 Views 38 Comments

The Labour TD reacts to Dáil debates yesterday in which references to ‘Stalinist’ and ‘Nazism’ were used.

# dail-eireann - Saturday 14 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 29,230 Views 32 Comments

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
Live Mar 5th 2020, 7:14 PM

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

# dail-eireann - Thursday 12 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 12th 2019, 2:30 PM 9,618 Views 10 Comments

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
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

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

Nov 27th 2019, 5:28 PM 32,851 Views 47 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
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

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

Nov 26th 2019, 7:29 PM 11,763 Views 40 Comments

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
# Timmy Dooley
# Timmy Dooley

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

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 4:26 PM 54,232 Views 118 Comments

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
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

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

Oct 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 47,579 Views 55 Comments

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
# Treasures Of The Oireachtas

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

Jun 12th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,490 Views 5 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

May 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 73,965 Views 53 Comments

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
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

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

May 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 33,795 Views 80 Comments

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
# First Dail
# First Dail

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

Jan 9th 2019, 4:35 PM 7,860 Views 22 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Oct 10th 2018, 4:43 PM 20,074 Views 11 Comments

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
# St Mary's Pro Cathedral
# St Mary's Pro Cathedral

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

Updated Oct 10th 2018, 2:55 PM 38,959 Views 44 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Oct 4th 2018, 1:05 PM 10,918 Views 62 Comments

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
# Departure
# Departure

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

Sep 28th 2018, 9:50 AM 19,508 Views 33 Comments

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
# Role Model
# Role Model

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

Jul 18th 2018, 10:38 AM 49,857 Views 63 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

May 29th 2018, 2:53 PM 11,213 Views 149 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Feb 27th 2018, 9:53 PM 9,191 Views 50 Comments

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
# Love Actually
# Love Actually

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

Dec 25th 2017, 11:30 AM 15,923 Views 25 Comments

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
# Coercive Control
# Coercive Control

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

Nov 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 10,465 Views 60 Comments

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
# The Next Stage
# The Next Stage

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Nov 9th 2017, 6:36 PM 25,785 Views 82 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 24th 2017, 10:22 AM 18,870 Views 73 Comments

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
# Bonanza
# Bonanza

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

Jul 31st 2017, 7:47 AM 18,832 Views 64 Comments

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
# SIPO
# SIPO

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

Jul 21st 2017, 6:22 PM 8,117 Views 11 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

Jul 11th 2017, 9:24 PM 10,922 Views 37 Comments

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
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

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

Jul 11th 2017, 4:42 PM 25,638 Views 116 Comments

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
# Lunch Crunch

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

Jun 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 19,441 Views 66 Comments

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
Live Jun 13th 2017, 3:25 PM

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

# dail-eireann - Friday 19 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?
# Pot O' Gold
# Pot O' Gold

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

May 19th 2017, 9:44 AM 47,900 Views 194 Comments

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
# AIB
# AIB

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

May 18th 2017, 2:30 PM 32,501 Views 40 Comments

“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
# Holy Row
# Holy Row

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

May 4th 2017, 1:58 PM 28,913 Views 250 Comments

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

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