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#Dáil Technical Group

# dail-technical-group - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today
# Friends
# Friends

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

Sep 24th 2014, 5:20 PM 8,273 Views 18 Comments

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

# dail-technical-group - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
# Awkward
# Awkward

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Sep 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 22,689 Views 157 Comments

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

# dail-technical-group - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,793 Views 119 Comments

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# dail-technical-group - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:05 AM 4,447 Views 18 Comments

Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, TheJournal.ie has learned.

# dail-technical-group - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views
# Mattie McGrath
# Mattie McGrath

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:53 PM 8,113 Views 32 Comments

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# dail-technical-group - Saturday 31 August, 2013

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions

Aug 31st 2013, 8:15 AM 11,919 Views 55 Comments

Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.

# dail-technical-group - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

Aug 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 6,492 Views 32 Comments

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

# dail-technical-group - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

Aug 23rd 2013, 5:32 PM 11,472 Views 55 Comments

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# dail-technical-group - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group

Aug 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,730 Views 34 Comments

Attempts are being made to form a new Technical Group in the Dáil but reports of a new political party have been dismissed by several TDs who were said to be involved in talks.

# dail-technical-group - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins

Mar 16th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,774 Views 69 Comments

Joan Collins was one of four TDs, including Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, who highlighted the issue of penalty points being quashed. She said revelations about ‘Ming’ will impact on the reputation of independent deputies.

# dail-technical-group - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits

Oct 21st 2012, 8:30 AM 146 Views 44 Comments

The Irish left has a history of schism, writes Adrian Grant – but if it wants to reap electoral rewards it must learn to co-operate.

# dail-technical-group - Monday 8 October, 2012

Wallace slammed over 'arrogance' and 'venomous assault' on Technical Group
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Wallace slammed over 'arrogance' and 'venomous assault' on Technical Group

Oct 8th 2012, 9:23 AM 10,226 Views 64 Comments

Independent TD John Halligan is now supporting efforts to deny Wallace any speaking time in the Dáil following his latest remarks about former colleagues in the Technical Group.

# dail-technical-group - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term

Sep 18th 2012, 7:20 AM 16 Views 37 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.

# dail-technical-group - Saturday 14 July, 2012

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?

Jul 14th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,060 Views 5 Comments

As we approach the end of another Dáil term, we’ve been asking the government and the opposition how the much-vaunted sittings of the Dáil on the first Friday of every month have been working out.

# dail-technical-group - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation

Jun 12th 2012, 9:21 AM 2,221 Views 35 Comments

The weekly meeting of the five Dáil whips will discuss a motion potentially censuring Mick Wallace over his tax affairs.

# dail-technical-group - Monday 11 June, 2012

Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure

Jun 11th 2012, 9:46 PM 6,192 Views 63 Comments

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said that Wallace should resign and that his party would support a motion of censure of the indepenent TD which is reportedly now being considered by the government.

# dail-technical-group - Friday 8 June, 2012

Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott

Jun 8th 2012, 10:09 AM 3,047 Views 58 Comments

Both Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle believe that evading taxes is entirely separate to rejecting an austerity agenda.

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

Jun 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 3,617 Views 85 Comments

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# dail-technical-group - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 PM 9,380 Views 224 Comments

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# dail-technical-group - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Proposal to bring Bill to move referendum date rejected
# Referendum
# Referendum

Proposal to bring Bill to move referendum date rejected

May 22nd 2012, 10:18 PM 2,837 Views 37 Comments

The proposal by Independent TDs was voted down in the Dáil this evening.