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# 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 24,368 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 29,099 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 9,601 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 32,812 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 11,731 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 54,139 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 47,520 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 16,465 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 70,554 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 32,636 Views 82 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 7,828 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 20,030 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 38,882 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 10,861 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 19,496 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 49,763 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 11,196 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 9,177 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 15,906 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 10,428 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 25,758 Views 81 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 18,851 Views 71 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 18,764 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 8,101 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 10,890 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 25,591 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 19,431 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 47,774 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 32,352 Views 41 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 28,817 Views 253 Comments

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
# London Attack
# London Attack

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 5:53 PM 11,257 Views 36 Comments

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
# Snappy Dressers
# Snappy Dressers

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 2:00 PM 33,343 Views 140 Comments

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...
# All In Favour
# All In Favour

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

Mar 9th 2017, 2:35 PM 9,436 Views 11 Comments

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
# Ride On

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 12,401 Views 110 Comments

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
# Pay Hike
# Pay Hike

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

Jan 19th 2017, 5:34 PM 19,535 Views 49 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Dec 28th 2016, 10:30 PM 52,356 Views 74 Comments

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
# Frack Off
# Frack Off

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland

Oct 27th 2016, 9:42 PM 12,932 Views 40 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Oct 25th 2016, 8:49 PM 26,838 Views 78 Comments

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

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