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# Dáil Technical Group

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# Friends
They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today
The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.
# Awkward
Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.
# Not happy
16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
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.
# Banking Inquiry
Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections
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.
# Mattie McGrath
‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views
Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.
# Technical Group
'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions
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.
# speaking rights
Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
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.
# Dáil Technical Group
Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.
# Technical Group
TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group
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.
# Dáil Technical Group
Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins
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.
Voices
Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits
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.
# Mick Wallace
Wallace slammed over 'arrogance' and 'venomous assault' on Technical Group
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.
Voices
Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term
Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.
# Dáil Reform
TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?
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.
# Mick Wallace
Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation
The weekly meeting of the five Dáil whips will discuss a motion potentially censuring Mick Wallace over his tax affairs.
# Mick Wallace
Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure
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.
# Mick Wallace
Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott
Both Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle believe that evading taxes is entirely separate to rejecting an austerity agenda.
# Mick Wallace
Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action
The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.
# Mick Wallace
Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign
Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.
# Referendum
Proposal to bring Bill to move referendum date rejected
The proposal by Independent TDs was voted down in the Dáil this evening.