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#Dáil

# dail - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

The Green Party convention takes place in Athlone - and it has a decision to make on housing
# Coalition Woes
# Coalition Woes

The Green Party convention takes place in Athlone - and it has a decision to make on housing

Sat 7:00 AM 16,389 Views 52 Comments

Housing will be the main issue of the next election – the Green Party should know this.

# dail - This month November 2022

TDs pay tribute in the Dáil to 'fearless' Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan

TDs pay tribute in the Dáil to 'fearless' Vicky Phelan

Nov 15th 2022, 3:56 PM 9,357 Views 5 Comments

The CervicalCheck campaigner died yesterday.

Complaint made against Marc MacSharry over 'verbal attack' on Leas Cheann Comhairle
# Marc MacSharry
# Marc MacSharry

Complaint made against Marc MacSharry over 'verbal attack' on Leas Cheann Comhairle

Nov 10th 2022, 6:36 PM 19,583 Views 16 Comments

MacSharry accused Catherine Connolly of ‘discrimination’ by consistently putting him at the bottom of the speaking order.

Varadkar withdraws ‘hypocrite’ remark in fiery Dáil debate over leak probe

Varadkar withdraws ‘hypocrite’ remark in fiery Dáil debate over leak probe

Nov 10th 2022, 2:33 PM 28,896 Views 44 Comments

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall accused the Tánaiste of impugning her good name.

# dail - Last month October 2022

‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says

Oct 12th 2022, 7:42 PM 12,435 Views 62 Comments

Minister Michael McGrath told the Dáil ‘sufficient supports’ are in place to protect people.

# dail - September September 2022

Will Budget 2023 make any difference to you? We want to hear your stories
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Will Budget 2023 make any difference to you? We want to hear your stories

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 2:25 PM 13,927 Views 0 Comments

We’d love to hear your stories today. Will Budget 2023 help you, what’s your view?

Varadkar says Ireland’s ‘very high’ rents are ‘out of kilter’ with similar countries

Varadkar says Ireland’s ‘very high’ rents are ‘out of kilter’ with similar countries

Sep 22nd 2022, 2:25 PM 24,042 Views 32 Comments

It came after Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty accused the government of ignoring proposals that would “put money back into people’s pockets.”

Violet-Anne Wynne makes history by being first TD to bring baby into Dáil chamber
# History Made
# History Made

Violet-Anne Wynne makes history by being first TD to bring baby into Dáil chamber

Sep 21st 2022, 10:30 PM 50,489 Views 32 Comments

She received a cross-party round of applause as she stood holding the baby.

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?

Sep 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 40,115 Views 0 Comments
  • There are 160 TDs in the Dáil - but it isn't entirely straightforward to find out which of them also derive an income from renting houses.
  • An analysis by The Journal sought to find out, using the Dáil register of interests and by contacting individual TDs.
Dáil back after summer break with a cost-of-living Budget and rotating Taoiseach on the agenda
# New Term
# New Term

Dáil back after summer break with a cost-of-living Budget and rotating Taoiseach on the agenda

Sep 14th 2022, 7:50 AM 10,501 Views 20 Comments

The next two weeks will be whirlwind.

Investigation: TDs who own rental property but haven't declared rental income
# Dáil
# Dáil

Investigation: TDs who own rental property but haven't declared rental income

Sep 14th 2022, 12:01 AM 86,603 Views 0 Comments
  • TDs are required to declare any additional incomes above €2,600.
  • Six TDs did not mention any rental income, despite their declaration of ownership of rental properties.
  • A seventh said he had declared rental income correctly but this was not reflected.

# dail - This year 2022

Housing Minister says TDs should have to declare rent arrangements they have with councils
# Troy Controversy
# Troy Controversy

Housing Minister says TDs should have to declare rent arrangements they have with councils

Aug 26th 2022, 1:07 PM 19,222 Views 38 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said that there would be “learnings” from the Robert Troy controversy.

The Dáil has broken for the summer - but recent years have shown 'the little things trip you up'
# Out The Gap
# Out The Gap

The Dáil has broken for the summer - but recent years have shown 'the little things trip you up'

Jul 16th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,081 Views 24 Comments

The Dáil recess kicked in on Thursday, with politicians not due back until 14 September.

Audit into infant organ disposal should be published without delay, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Audit into infant organ disposal should be published without delay, says Taoiseach

Jul 13th 2022, 3:12 PM 3,695 Views 7 Comments

The Taoiseach offered his “deepest sympathies” to the families impacted, stating that what happened compounded their grief.

Suspended Green TD Hourigan undecided on Dáil no confidence vote
# Dail Motion
# Dail Motion

Suspended Green TD Hourigan undecided on Dáil no confidence vote

Jul 10th 2022, 5:30 PM 35,375 Views 45 Comments

The government is one vote short of a Dáil majority so Hourigan’s vote could be key.

Give 16-year-olds the vote? TDs are set to debate a motion calling for a referendum on the move
# RIGHT TO VOTE
# RIGHT TO VOTE

Give 16-year-olds the vote? TDs are set to debate a motion calling for a referendum on the move

Jun 23rd 2022, 6:00 AM 13,107 Views 74 Comments

Thomas Pringle TD, who initiated the bill, says he would like to see the referendum held alongside the local and European elections in 2024.

'Overlooked' childcare providers protest over funding
# Childcare
# Childcare

'Overlooked' childcare providers protest over funding

Jun 22nd 2022, 4:06 PM 9,966 Views 4 Comments

Higher inflation and historically low funding are leading to many services falling into ‘real financial difficulty’, a leader in the sector said.

Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney
# Delays
# Delays

Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney

May 24th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,110 Views 19 Comments

Last month, 170,000 passports went out successfully, said Minister Simon Coveney.

Mice, rats and slugs among pests that plagued Leinster House in past six months
# Leinster Mouse
# Leinster Mouse

Mice, rats and slugs among pests that plagued Leinster House in past six months

May 13th 2022, 10:52 AM 12,507 Views 37 Comments

Exterminators identified a “possible disease risk” due to bird droppings around the door bridge connecting the building to the Department of An Taoiseach.

Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament

May 3rd 2022, 10:26 AM 13,481 Views 44 Comments

The trip is due to take place next week.

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
# Govt To Do List
# Govt To Do List

Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 32,589 Views 40 Comments

Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.

Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'
# Ukraine Refugees
# Ukraine Refugees

Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 5:19 PM 40,819 Views 83 Comments

Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman says Government hasn’t used the traditional procurement processes.

Government defeats Dáil turf ban motion by 72 to 63 votes
# Turf Ban Vote
# Turf Ban Vote

Government defeats Dáil turf ban motion by 72 to 63 votes

Apr 27th 2022, 11:07 PM 51,844 Views 68 Comments

The votes were aimed at scrapping plans to restrict the sale of turf and cancel the carbon tax increase on 1 May.

Number of TDs set to increase by at least nine after next election
# Dáil
# Dáil

Number of TDs set to increase by at least nine after next election

Apr 13th 2022, 9:40 PM 21,892 Views 67 Comments

Cabinet today approved a proposal that would see the number of seats in the next Dáil increase to at least 169 and not more than 179.

People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 5:08 PM 94,473 Views 23 Comments

“We can’t applaud calls for more sanctions which are hurting ordinary Russians and only bolstering the Putin regime at home.”

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause
# Dail Address
# Dail Address

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause

Apr 6th 2022, 2:30 PM 20,363 Views 7 Comments

Blue and yellow dress attire dotted through the Dáil chamber this morning for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address.

Dáil votes unanimously against Russian aggression and in favour of Ukraine's recognised borders
# Cards On The Table
# Cards On The Table

Dáil votes unanimously against Russian aggression and in favour of Ukraine's recognised borders

Updated Mar 2nd 2022, 8:38 PM 19,186 Views 53 Comments

A PBP amendment calling on a NATO withdrawal did not receive adequate support to be voted on.

Gas prices and the cost of food likely to rise, Tánaiste says
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Gas prices and the cost of food likely to rise, Tánaiste says

Feb 24th 2022, 1:21 PM 37,555 Views 49 Comments

“The lights won’t go out,” Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today.

'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'
# Remote Voting
# Remote Voting

'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 12,595 Views 29 Comments

A bill seeking to amend the Constitution by allowing remote voting to take place is going before the Dáil today.

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid

Feb 2nd 2022, 5:58 PM 10,618 Views 8 Comments

Many people who died in nursing homes were not properly looked after, TD Fergus O’Dowd told the Dáil.

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing

Jan 26th 2022, 2:12 PM 59,934 Views 95 Comments

Leader’ Questions got heated today with the Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald hitting out at each other over housing issues.

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
# Interview
# Interview

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 35,605 Views 25 Comments

Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.

# dail - Last year 2021

These were the most popular drinks in the Dáil bar this year
# Scoop
# Scoop

These were the most popular drinks in the Dáil bar this year

Dec 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 56,137 Views 39 Comments

Almost €10,000 was spent in the Dáil’s two bars since September.

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?

Nov 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 77,036 Views 0 Comments
  • A TD made the claim this week, leading to the Minister for Health criticising the spread of 'anti-vax information'
  • We spoke to the author of the study referenced by the TD, who said the claim was incorrect
  • The study's results were complex and it's easy to see how messages became mixed around the findings, writes Brianna Parkins
Vigil at Dáil to mark nine years since death of Savita Halappanavar
# Savita Halappanavar
# Savita Halappanavar

Vigil at Dáil to mark nine years since death of Savita Halappanavar

Oct 29th 2021, 7:40 AM 14,105 Views 10 Comments

The crowd was told that people across the country on Thursday evening were remembering Ms Halappanavar.

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme

Oct 20th 2021, 1:24 PM 18,016 Views 101 Comments

The children said all they want is to feel safe in their homes.

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess
# Tributes
# Tributes

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess

Oct 19th 2021, 4:09 PM 8,103 Views 14 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'

Oct 7th 2021, 1:52 PM 27,041 Views 14 Comments

Government says it plans to scrap the use of the Covid pass on 22 October.

Agencies tasked with supporting adopted adults ‘not fit for purpose’, Committee hears
# Adoption
# Adoption

Agencies tasked with supporting adopted adults ‘not fit for purpose’, Committee hears

Oct 5th 2021, 9:22 PM 8,902 Views 2 Comments

Findings from the Adoptee Voices report were presented to the Oireachtas Children’s committee today.

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
# Free Parking
# Free Parking

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,565 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

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