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# dail - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# dail - Monday 12 October, 2020

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# dail - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Two men arrested following protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin

Large crowds gathered around the Dáil this afternoon.

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote

The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.

# dail - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation

The Dying with Dignity Bill passed to committee stage last night.

# dail - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes Rural Independent Group This post contains videos

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes

Taoiseach Micheál Martin subsequently apologised to Michael Healy-Rae.

# dail - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.

# dail - Thursday 1 October, 2020

There was another 'unparliamentary language' incident in the Dáil today Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

There was another 'unparliamentary language' incident in the Dáil today

Peadar Tóibín TD made the comments as TDs were debating the government’s Living with Covid-19 plan.

# dail - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Government seeks to delay Dying with Dignity Bill and send issue to special Oireachtas committee

The proposed legislation would allow medical professionals assist terminally ill persons end their own life.

# dail - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

# dail - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned

TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.

# dail - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Cabinet and Acting CMO restricting their movements after Stephen Donnelly is sent for Covid-19 test, Dáil to resume this evening

It was confirmed earlier that Health Minister Stephen Donnelly felt unwell this afternoon and is now isolating.

# dail - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

# dail - Friday 21 August, 2020

'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil

Micheál Martin said that the Dáil would not be recalled this week.

# dail - Friday 31 July, 2020

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day

The late-night sitting saw business stopped twice and a minister vote against the government.

# dail - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the advice from NPHET.

# dail - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Up to 100 people protested today against the Government’s failure to fully reopen day services for adults with disabilities.

# dail - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

# dail - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family

Both Labour’s Alan Kelly and the Social Democrats’ Róisín Shortall said the apology “is too late”.

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

# dail - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.

# dail - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# dail - Friday 17 July, 2020

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Convention Centre last night has gone viral.

# dail - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week

The move also extends to hallways and work spaces and includes TDs, Oireachtas staff and reporters.

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

# dail - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.

# dail - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

# dail - Friday 10 July, 2020

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

# dail - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

# dail - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

# dail - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# dail - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job

The Louth TD said he is delighted to be nominated.

# dail - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

# dail - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees

The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.

# dail - Friday 26 June, 2020

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

# dail - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan

“He never let us down, the people he had sworn to serve,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil today.

# dail - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union

Fórsa was critical of the Department of Education in a submission to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee.

# dail - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse

The Taoiseach says the civil service is currently ‘very white’.

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.

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