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# dail - Thursday 23 June, 2022

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 12,941 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.

# dail - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

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

'Overlooked' childcare providers protest over funding

Jun 22nd 2022, 4:06 PM 9,670 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.

# dail - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

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 17,059 Views 19 Comments

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

# dail - Friday 13 May, 2022

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 12,430 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.

# dail - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

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 13,450 Views 44 Comments

The trip is due to take place next week.

# dail - Saturday 30 April, 2022

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 32,524 Views 40 Comments

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

# dail - Thursday 28 April, 2022

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 40,572 Views 83 Comments

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

# dail - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

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 51,777 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.

# dail - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

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 21,824 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.

# dail - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

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 94,232 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 20,302 Views 7 Comments

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

# dail - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

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 19,150 Views 53 Comments

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

# dail - Thursday 24 February, 2022

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 37,504 Views 49 Comments

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

# dail - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'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 12,581 Views 29 Comments

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

# dail - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'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 10,588 Views 8 Comments

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

# dail - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

'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 59,796 Views 95 Comments

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

# 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 35,532 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 56,029 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 76,802 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 14,081 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 17,978 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 8,077 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 27,018 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 8,885 Views 2 Comments

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 30,476 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 32,299 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 13,910 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 20,046 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 35,161 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 51,058 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 58,081 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 11,586 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 39,379 Views 0 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 10,955 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 42,170 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 16,983 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 16,039 Views 61 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 14,368 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 6,979 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 41,486 Views 70 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
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