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#Dáil

# dail - Sunday 2 January, 2022

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 35,339 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 - Saturday 25 December, 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 55,835 Views 39 Comments

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

# dail - Friday 5 November, 2021

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 75,680 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

# dail - Friday 29 October, 2021

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 14,065 Views 10 Comments

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

# dail - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

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 17,929 Views 101 Comments

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

# dail - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

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 8,057 Views 14 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

# dail - Thursday 7 October, 2021

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 26,949 Views 14 Comments

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

# dail - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

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 8,868 Views 1 Comment

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

# dail - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

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 30,352 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.

# dail - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
# Rumours
# Rumours

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 2:14 PM 32,234 Views 63 Comments
  • TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
  • Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
  • Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges

# dail - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

'Homes for people, not for profit': Hundreds gather outside Dáil to protest housing crisis
# Housing Protest
# Housing Protest

'Homes for people, not for profit': Hundreds gather outside Dáil to protest housing crisis

Sep 15th 2021, 7:48 PM 13,803 Views 24 Comments

Hundreds of people gathered in the city centre on the same day TDs reconvened after the summer recess.

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House
# Back At Work
# Back At Work

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 1:05 PM 20,038 Views 42 Comments

Politicians return today after the summer recess.

# dail - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge

Jul 15th 2021, 9:44 PM 35,134 Views 0 Comments

Paul Murphy TD asked the Taoiseach about a case he was told about recently.

Large protest in Dublin last night as Dáil passed indoor dining legislation
# Vaccine Passport
# Vaccine Passport

Large protest in Dublin last night as Dáil passed indoor dining legislation

Jul 15th 2021, 11:52 AM 51,005 Views 184 Comments

The Dáil passed the second reading of the bill by 72 votes to 66.

# dail - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
# Vote
# Vote

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 10:57 PM 58,069 Views 106 Comments

40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.

# dail - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

The cost of funding TDs climbed to €47.49 million last year
# Cost Of Politics
# Cost Of Politics

The cost of funding TDs climbed to €47.49 million last year

Jul 7th 2021, 1:22 PM 11,459 Views 36 Comments

The accounts also disclose that sales at the Dáil bars and restaurants last year plunged by 70% from €1.4 million to €424,513.

# dail - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister

Jul 6th 2021, 9:19 PM 39,352 Views 7 Comments

TDs called for action on sexual, domestic and gender-based violence in the Dáil this afternoon.

# dail - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
# Live Music
# Live Music

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,941 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

# dail - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 10:54 PM 42,163 Views 68 Comments

The HSE chief said it is planned that the second doses of AstraZeneca will be completed by 19 July.

# dail - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members
# Across The Quays
# Across The Quays

Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members

Jun 10th 2021, 6:52 PM 16,966 Views 36 Comments

Dáil sittings may return to Leinster House in autumn if 70 to 80% of the population is vaccinated.

# dail - Friday 4 June, 2021

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing
# Homes
# Homes

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing

Jun 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 16,021 Views 58 Comments

It would amend Article 43 of the Constitution, which covers private property rights.

# dail - Thursday 3 June, 2021

'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee
# Survivors
# Survivors

'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 4:45 PM 14,347 Views 16 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Vardakar said the authors of the report should come before the Oireachtas “without delay”.

# dail - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today
# Dáil
# Dáil

Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today

Jun 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,974 Views 16 Comments

There has been a growing diplomatic row after Belarus diverted a Ryanair civilian plane and arrested an opposition journalist.

# dail - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'

Updated May 27th 2021, 3:05 PM 41,464 Views 71 Comments
  • Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
  • Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
  • HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date

# dail - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote

May 19th 2021, 2:47 PM 57,031 Views 63 Comments

The housing crisis has been top of the political agenda for over two weeks now, following outrage over cuckoo funds.

# dail - Thursday 13 May, 2021

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

May 13th 2021, 10:16 PM 14,588 Views 22 Comments

The world’s second-largest fish is a frequent visitor to Irish shores.

# dail - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 77,195 Views 80 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.

# dail - Friday 9 April, 2021

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,701 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

# dail - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,595 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

# dail - Friday 5 March, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,084 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

# dail - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'

Mar 3rd 2021, 8:52 AM 19,532 Views 72 Comments

The Minister for Housing, however, has said the scheme will help young prospective homeowners out of a “rental trap”.

# dail - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

Feb 24th 2021, 3:31 PM 21,227 Views 7 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

# dail - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,492 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times
# Slam Duncan
# Slam Duncan

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times

Feb 11th 2021, 10:34 AM 92,669 Views 107 Comments

Footage of the Dáil debate went viral on social media yesterday.

# dail - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'We need a change in approach': Dáil hears debate on zero-Covid strategy
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We need a change in approach': Dáil hears debate on zero-Covid strategy

Feb 10th 2021, 12:18 PM 23,067 Views 50 Comments

The Labour tabled a motion calling for a “national aggressive Covid-19 suppression strategy”.

# dail - Thursday 4 February, 2021

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears

Feb 4th 2021, 1:36 PM 11,015 Views 11 Comments

Minister Mary Butler told the Dáil today she was “especially concerned about the rise in eating disorders among girls and young women”.

# dail - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 4:25 PM 72,248 Views 74 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'

Jan 20th 2021, 11:56 AM 108,734 Views 63 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.

# dail - Thursday 31 December, 2020

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
# Politics
# Politics

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 16,335 Views 13 Comments

We take a look at who did well – and who didn’t fare brilliantly.

# dail - Friday 25 December, 2020

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
# On The House
# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,804 Views 96 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

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