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#Dáil Éireann

# dail-eireann - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build
# St Mochta's
# St Mochta's

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build

Oct 5th 2016, 10:32 PM 11,257 Views 61 Comments

St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, west Dublin, claims it has been denied a new school for ten years.

# dail-eireann - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80
# RIP
# RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Oct 2nd 2016, 2:06 PM 19,302 Views 20 Comments

Molloy was one of the founding members of the Progressive Democrats in 1986.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability
# Welcome Change
# Welcome Change

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability

Jul 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,859 Views 42 Comments

Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.

# dail-eireann - Friday 6 May, 2016

Security alert at Dáil Éireann as man blocks main entrance to government buildings
# Arrest
# Arrest

Security alert at Dáil Éireann as man blocks main entrance to government buildings

May 6th 2016, 10:27 AM 16,241 Views 36 Comments

The incident happened at 9.30am this morning.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 28 April, 2016

What about the €12 million?: DJ's emotional speech at mental health rally
# Kildare Street Gates
# Kildare Street Gates

What about the €12 million?: DJ's emotional speech at mental health rally

Apr 28th 2016, 5:02 PM 27,015 Views 60 Comments

Advocates are aiming to keep the issue on the agenda.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Alan Kelly: Fingal County Council is trying to buy Tyrrelstown houses
# Protest
# Protest

Alan Kelly: Fingal County Council is trying to buy Tyrrelstown houses

Mar 22nd 2016, 11:00 PM 26,124 Views 95 Comments

Some 100 families face the threat of eviction.

# dail-eireann - Friday 29 January, 2016

Alan Shatter to table Dáil motion calling for "immediate release" of Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

Alan Shatter to table Dáil motion calling for "immediate release" of Ibrahim Halawa

Jan 29th 2016, 7:30 PM 14,426 Views 145 Comments

The Fine Gael TD for south Dublin is hoping to table the motion next week, depending on when the general election is called.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'
# Et Tu Joanie?
# Et Tu Joanie?

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:30 AM 15,049 Views 61 Comments

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

# dail-eireann - Monday 5 October, 2015

Ever dreamt of owning a Dáil clock that plays 'God Save The Queen'?
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Ever dreamt of owning a Dáil clock that plays 'God Save The Queen'?

Oct 5th 2015, 11:20 AM 11,451 Views 36 Comments

Probably not, we’re guessing…

# dail-eireann - Friday 29 May, 2015

The Dáil will NOT be recalled next week
# Holi-dáil
# Holi-dáil

The Dáil will NOT be recalled next week

May 29th 2015, 6:33 PM 8,922 Views 0 Comments

The government has come under pressure to recall TDs next week.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

"I was going to keep quiet... but this is bigger than myself" - Gail O'Rorke
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

"I was going to keep quiet... but this is bigger than myself" - Gail O'Rorke

May 27th 2015, 9:22 PM 21,730 Views 20 Comments

O’Rorke met with TDs at Dáil Eireann today to discuss a “long overdue” bill on assisted suicide.

# dail-eireann - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Full disclosure: Everything your TDs own and where they put their money
# Public Finances
# Public Finances

Full disclosure: Everything your TDs own and where they put their money

Mar 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 81,943 Views 129 Comments

It turns out Labour and Sinn Féin don’t have much…

# dail-eireann - Friday 24 October, 2014

Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding 'kangaroo courts'
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding 'kangaroo courts'

Oct 24th 2014, 9:42 PM 16,811 Views 0 Comments

“Processes have been undermined before they have even begun.”

# dail-eireann - Sunday 20 July, 2014

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs

Jul 20th 2014, 10:45 AM 16,567 Views 20 Comments

The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Senator claims 'discrimination' as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil
# Dispute
# Dispute

Senator claims 'discrimination' as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil

Jul 15th 2014, 2:14 PM 9,680 Views 31 Comments

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them
# Dáil
# Dáil

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them

Jul 1st 2014, 5:30 PM 17,027 Views 51 Comments

Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Taoiseach says nobody should be asked if their child 'still had Down syndrome?'
# Hardship
# Hardship

Taoiseach says nobody should be asked if their child 'still had Down syndrome?'

May 14th 2014, 12:52 PM 10,721 Views 38 Comments

Medical cards were discussed in the Dáil this afternoon.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Well, isn't it well for some?
# Holidail
From The Daily Edge
# Holidail

Well, isn't it well for some?

Apr 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,546 Views 40 Comments

That’s a grand break.

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group
# Recognition
# Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Apr 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 11,977 Views 108 Comments

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

'A ludicrous situation': Dozens of questions go unanswered in the Dáil because of absent TDs
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

'A ludicrous situation': Dozens of questions go unanswered in the Dáil because of absent TDs

Apr 15th 2014, 3:23 PM 14,422 Views 29 Comments

And this is Dáil reform apparently…

# dail-eireann - Monday 24 March, 2014

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?

Mar 24th 2014, 8:30 PM 42,044 Views 58 Comments

Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?

# dail-eireann - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Dáil over: TDs finish early for the week after ‘opposition fail to show’
# Live For The Weekend
# Live For The Weekend

Dáil over: TDs finish early for the week after ‘opposition fail to show’

Jan 30th 2014, 4:35 PM 13,691 Views 40 Comments

Day’s over…

# dail-eireann - Friday 10 January, 2014

SF 'rebel' Tóibín confident he'll be back in the party fold by February
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

SF 'rebel' Tóibín confident he'll be back in the party fold by February

Jan 10th 2014, 6:06 PM 8,516 Views 51 Comments

The Meath deputy was expelled last summer after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Fitzgerald: We're still working towards second pre-school year
# Children
# Children

Fitzgerald: We're still working towards second pre-school year

Dec 17th 2013, 3:22 PM 6,777 Views 28 Comments

The Minister said that staff training needed to brought up to the required standards before the scheme could go ahead.

# dail-eireann - Friday 6 December, 2013

'We are in struggle because we value life and love all humanity': Mandela's address to the Dáil
# Mandela In Ireland
# Mandela In Ireland

'We are in struggle because we value life and love all humanity': Mandela's address to the Dáil

Dec 6th 2013, 9:39 AM 6,080 Views 11 Comments

Freed from prison six months earlier, Mandela made a stirring speech to the Dáil in that glorious summer of 1990. Here’s what he said.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Gilmore: I'm the cyber-crime tsar
# Loyaltybuild
# Loyaltybuild

Gilmore: I'm the cyber-crime tsar

Nov 14th 2013, 12:58 PM 4,845 Views 32 Comments

The Tánaiste says he’ll be coordinating the Government response to Loyaltybuild security breach.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 17 October, 2013

WATCH: Dáil falls silent to highlight plight of children in need of cochlear implants
# Silence
# Silence

WATCH: Dáil falls silent to highlight plight of children in need of cochlear implants

Oct 17th 2013, 3:43 PM 9,743 Views 49 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien asked that the Dáil observe the silence “to get some understanding of what those children have to endure”.

# dail-eireann - Monday 14 October, 2013

Column: Our crisis was caused by too little democracy – not by too much
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our crisis was caused by too little democracy – not by too much

Oct 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 66 Views 36 Comments

One TD has launched constitutional challenge seeking to reassert the right to vote on state spending – here’s why, Vincent P Martin writes.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

'An attempt to blacken my good name': Ceann Comhairle hits out at leaks
# Dáil
# Dáil

'An attempt to blacken my good name': Ceann Comhairle hits out at leaks

Sep 25th 2013, 12:06 PM 9,203 Views 29 Comments

Seán Barrett has accused people of “leaking stuff” in an attempt to “blacken my good name” over the appointment of a new Dáil clerk.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for

Sep 11th 2013, 10:50 AM 3,658 Views 20 Comments

“Your time is up deputy… ”

# dail-eireann - Thursday 29 August, 2013

TD seeks to address 'plethora of misinformation' about Technical Group
# These Are The Facts
# These Are The Facts

TD seeks to address 'plethora of misinformation' about Technical Group

Aug 29th 2013, 7:11 PM 4,192 Views 21 Comments

Catherine Murphy has produced a fact sheet to clarify the parliamentary process when it comes to forming technical groups and political parties.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'
# 2013 Lockout
# 2013 Lockout

Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'

Aug 27th 2013, 9:29 PM 14,037 Views 128 Comments

A protest group – led by property tax hunger striker Tony Rochford – is planning a large-scale demonstration as TDs return from their break.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 15 August, 2013

‘He’s very, very pale’: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Julian Assange yesterday
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

‘He’s very, very pale’: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Julian Assange yesterday

Aug 15th 2013, 11:07 PM 31,324 Views 206 Comments

The independent TDs held a wide-ranging meeting with the Wikileaks founder at the Ecuadorean embassy in London yesterday.

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Aug 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,299 Views 11 Comments

Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.

# dail-eireann - Sunday 11 August, 2013

"Standing and reading gave me a sense of empowerment over what is happening in our country"
# Booking The Bankers
# Booking The Bankers

"Standing and reading gave me a sense of empowerment over what is happening in our country"

Aug 11th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,060 Views 54 Comments

A group of protesters staged a series of peaceful, silent demonstrations outside the gates of the Dáil in the weeks leading up to its summer break – each member reading a book chosen to “send a message”. Some of them have been sharing their choices with TheJournal.ie…

# dail-eireann - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Support for Fine Gael holding up in latest Red C poll, slight drop for Labour
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael holding up in latest Red C poll, slight drop for Labour

Aug 8th 2013, 4:26 PM 7,301 Views 124 Comments

It appears the passing of the Protection of Life Bill hasn’t damaged support for Enda Kenny’s party: they’re up one point in the latest political opinion poll, while Labour is down by the same margin.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The Dáil has gone on holidays until September
# Seeya
# Seeya

The Dáil has gone on holidays until September

Jul 18th 2013, 6:28 PM 6,684 Views 53 Comments

TDs will focus on their constituencies for the next nine weeks, or so they tell us.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: The Happy New Ear Campaign and garda accountability
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: The Happy New Ear Campaign and garda accountability

Jul 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,837 Views 9 Comments

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# dail-eireann - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Rabbitte: We won't revisit abortion issue in the lifetime of this government
# Abortion
# Abortion

Rabbitte: We won't revisit abortion issue in the lifetime of this government

Jul 14th 2013, 1:27 PM 4,956 Views 66 Comments

The economy continues to dominate and the issue of abortion will not be revisited by this government, Pat Rabbitte has said.