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#Dáil Éireann

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

TD slams 'blatant abuses of power' after being suspended from the Dáil
# Kicked Out
# Kicked Out

TD slams 'blatant abuses of power' after being suspended from the Dáil

May 29th 2013, 12:12 PM 17,959 Views 79 Comments

Catherine Murphy got her marching orders this morning and later questioned whether what is happening in the Dáil is constitutional.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Dáil to begin discussing pay cuts for top public earners next week
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Dáil to begin discussing pay cuts for top public earners next week

May 23rd 2013, 4:49 PM 4,695 Views 11 Comments

Group to protest Irish government 'silence' on Guantanamo Bay
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Group to protest Irish government 'silence' on Guantanamo Bay

May 23rd 2013, 9:15 AM 5,794 Views 86 Comments

Current two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Should Alan Shatter resign over points furore? 'No,' insists the Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Should Alan Shatter resign over points furore? 'No,' insists the Taoiseach

May 21st 2013, 4:06 PM 7,175 Views 144 Comments

Enda Kenny offers a loyal defence of Alan Shatter, as opposition TDs continue to call for the justice minister’s head.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Gilmore says AIB mortgage hike is "a commercial decision"
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore says AIB mortgage hike is "a commercial decision"

Apr 25th 2013, 12:01 PM 10,824 Views 139 Comments

The Tánaiste says the government’s focus is on dealing with mortgage arrears, rather than directly controlling interest rates.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

No deal on public pay means no protection against job cuts - Kenny
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

No deal on public pay means no protection against job cuts - Kenny

Apr 24th 2013, 12:22 PM 11,053 Views 154 Comments

Enda Kenny says workers rejected the Croke Park 2 deal knowing it would have protected them against mandatory redundancies.

Ministers' row means abortion law may miss summer deadline
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ministers' row means abortion law may miss summer deadline

Apr 24th 2013, 11:51 AM 4,631 Views 143 Comments

Enda Kenny says he would like the laws enacted before the Dáil’s summer break, but he cannot guarantee it.

# dail-eireann - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform

Apr 21st 2013, 8:00 AM 9,717 Views 36 Comments

The whip system – where TDs must vote with their party position or risk expulsion – is the subject of some debate in political circles but immediate reform, ahead of potentially divisive abortion debate, appears unlikely.

# dail-eireann - Friday 19 April, 2013

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Apr 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,936 Views 69 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl will introduce a bill which would formally give female TDs some time off if they fall pregnant.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Gilmore won't say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore won't say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts

Apr 18th 2013, 12:32 PM 6,818 Views 82 Comments

The Tánaiste calls for ‘calm, reasoned reflection’ after the Croke Park 2 pay proposals were struck down by public workers.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Government 'absolutely united' behind Howlin in bid to save €300m: Kenny
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Government 'absolutely united' behind Howlin in bid to save €300m: Kenny

Apr 17th 2013, 11:36 AM 8,994 Views 139 Comments

Enda Kenny says the outcome of the Croke Park 2 vote doesn’t change the Government’s need to cut public payroll costs.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Helen McEntee describes first day in Dáil as “emotional”
# Mcentee
# Mcentee

Helen McEntee describes first day in Dáil as “emotional”

Apr 16th 2013, 3:05 PM 9,905 Views 103 Comments

The 26-year-old said it was “an honour” to take up the seat left vacant by her father, Shane.

# dail-eireann - Monday 8 April, 2013

Leinster House staff given jiu-jitsu training to deter angry intruders
# Everybody Was...
# Everybody Was...

Leinster House staff given jiu-jitsu training to deter angry intruders

Apr 8th 2013, 6:45 AM 11,689 Views 64 Comments

19 Oireachtas ushers have been sent on a training course to prepare for any physical confrontation from the public.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out

Mar 28th 2013, 11:47 AM 12,416 Views 110 Comments

“The government is not disciplining anybody,” the Tánaiste says, saying Garda discipline is a matter for the Commissioner.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

FF accuses James Reilly of 'rigging' question time in Dáil
# Question Time
# Question Time

FF accuses James Reilly of 'rigging' question time in Dáil

Mar 20th 2013, 12:26 PM 7,371 Views 38 Comments

Billy Kelleher says FG is flooding question time with dozens of questions to try and avoid scrutiny from the opposition.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Banks 'do not have a veto' to block insolvency deals, insists Kenny
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Banks 'do not have a veto' to block insolvency deals, insists Kenny

Mar 13th 2013, 11:46 AM 3,722 Views 32 Comments

Enda Kenny denies that the personal insolvency legislation gives banks the chance to totally block any debt relief.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Kenny defends Government's stance on dealing with mortgage arrears
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny defends Government's stance on dealing with mortgage arrears

Mar 12th 2013, 4:18 PM 6,484 Views 118 Comments

Micheál Martin suggests that the government is only now dealing with the problem because of the Meath East by-election.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row

Mar 5th 2013, 6:04 PM 10,349 Views 92 Comments

Business was twice suspended as Richard Boyd Barrett complained about the time provided to debate property tax changes.

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How badly does one have to behave to be knocked out of politics?

Mar 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 63 Views 51 Comments

After a string of tribunals, political scandals and economic catastrophes, reports of Fianna Fail’s death were greatly exaggerated – but why? asks Maura Adshead.

# dail-eireann - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax

Mar 2nd 2013, 11:15 AM 9,557 Views 106 Comments

Peter Mathews suggests bringing in a betting tax, and levies on corporate profits and high incomes, instead of taxing households.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women

Feb 19th 2013, 6:45 PM 11,009 Views 49 Comments

“I, as Taoiseach, on behalf of the State, the government and our citizens deeply regret and apologise unreservedly to all those women for the hurt that was done to them…”

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report

Feb 19th 2013, 6:21 PM 2,343 Views 6 Comments

TDs this evening debate the findings of the inter-departmental report, with expectations of a formal State apology.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Government yet to decide how €1bn prom note windfall will be spent
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Government yet to decide how €1bn prom note windfall will be spent

Feb 12th 2013, 4:05 PM 8,432 Views 138 Comments

Enda Kenny says it’s only six weeks into the year – and too early to predict the promissory note impact on Budget 2014.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 7 February, 2013

'Is this the Gathering?': The very best #promnight tweets
# Prom Night
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# Prom Night

'Is this the Gathering?': The very best #promnight tweets

Feb 7th 2013, 11:26 AM 11,690 Views 14 Comments

Whatever happens, we’ll tweet our way out of this.

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting

Feb 7th 2013, 3:50 AM 14,681 Views 69 Comments

TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC

Feb 7th 2013, 3:18 AM 4,457 Views 0 Comments

Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.

Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC

Feb 7th 2013, 3:07 AM 19,804 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.

As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC
Live Feb 7th 2013, 1:20 AM

As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?

Feb 6th 2013, 9:45 PM 18,095 Views 174 Comments

The government wants to issue long-term bonds to get rid of the IBRC promissory notes. What do you think?

President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation

Feb 6th 2013, 9:15 PM 10,908 Views 0 Comments

Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.

Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting

Feb 6th 2013, 9:07 PM 15,022 Views 61 Comments

It’ll be a late one in the Dail.

Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’

Feb 6th 2013, 8:48 PM 9,763 Views 0 Comments

Paul Kehoe: “The Minister for Finance has taken action to secure the stability of IBRC in the face of these leaks.”

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC
# Promissory Note
# Promissory Note

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC

Feb 6th 2013, 8:28 PM 47,545 Views 244 Comments

TDs will reconvene after 10pm tonight to discuss plans to transfer IBRC’s assets to NAMA – as part of a deal to replace the promissory notes with long-term Government bonds.

Shatter: 'Difficult not to throw up' listening to Ming on Gardaí
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Shatter: 'Difficult not to throw up' listening to Ming on Gardaí

Feb 6th 2013, 4:32 PM 35,156 Views 126 Comments

The justice minister did little to hide his annoyance in the Dáil today when asked about the penalty points inquiry.

# dail-eireann - Friday 1 February, 2013

Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment
# Promissory Note
# Promissory Note

Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment

Feb 1st 2013, 5:57 PM 6,475 Views 78 Comments

15 TDs, led by Shane Ross, have tabled a motion calling for a public assertion that Ireland won’t make the next repayment.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Noonan still chasing 'good deal' in promissory note talks
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Noonan still chasing 'good deal' in promissory note talks

Jan 30th 2013, 7:34 PM 5,524 Views 87 Comments

The finance minister says saying the deal is dead is “premature”, but vows: Ireland “is not going to default.”

# dail-eireann - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Jobs crisis, regulator spending and VEC abolition
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Jobs crisis, regulator spending and VEC abolition

Jan 17th 2013, 9:30 AM 3,435 Views 6 Comments

Legislation to replace VECs with new Education Boards is just one of several matters being debated in Leinster House today.

# dail-eireann - Friday 4 January, 2013

New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions
# Political Pensions
# Political Pensions

New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions

Jan 4th 2013, 3:07 PM 5,640 Views 22 Comments

Current TDs contribute 6 per cent of their own salary towards their pension – but that’ll rise to 13 per cent for any new ones.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

2012 was Dáil's busiest year since foundation of State
# Busybodies
# Busybodies

2012 was Dáil's busiest year since foundation of State

Jan 2nd 2013, 1:25 PM 4,571 Views 40 Comments

The Dáil sat on 123 days last year – the most in its history, beating records set in the 1920s.

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?
# CSPE 101
# CSPE 101

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 21,345 Views 29 Comments

The forthcoming legislation on abortion will put the workings of the Oireachtas under a fresh spotlight. Here’s how the lawmaking process works.