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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Dáil

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# Out of the Woods?
Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign
The Tánaiste was grilled about what motivated him to send the document Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail of the NAGP.
# short cut
Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.
# Tánaiste
Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.
# Leaving Certificate
Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.
# United Ireland
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.
# Dáil
Two men arrested following protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin
Large crowds gathered around the Dáil this afternoon.
# Dying with dignity
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.
# Dying with dignity
'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.
# Rural Independent Group
'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes
Taoiseach Micheál Martin subsequently apologised to Michael Healy-Rae.
# Dying with dignity
'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.
# Most unparliamentary
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.
# Dying with dignity
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.
Voices
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.
# Animal Rights
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Back to Work
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.
# The Opposition
'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.
# Dáil over the place
'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.
# phase four
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.
# Dáil Protest
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.
# Pay Day
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.
# ruth morrissey
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”.
# Dáil Covid committee
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.
# Power nap
'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.
# Cowen and out
'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.
# slumber party
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.
# political cover up
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.
# Travel
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.
# barry cowen
'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.
# phase four
'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.
# Oireachtas Committee
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’.
# Education
‘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.
# Dáil
'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.
# Ultan Meehan
Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death
Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.
# new guidelines
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.
# New Job
Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job
The Louth TD said he is delighted to be nominated.
# bleak outlook
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.
# Seanad
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees
The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.
# Final Countdown
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.
# garda horkan
'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.