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# Dáil

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# Coronavirus
Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis
The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.
# Coronavirus
Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.
# Coronavirus
Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.
LIVE
Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19
Here’s a round-up of the latest developments today.
# Leinster House
TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week
There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.
AS IT HAPPENED
No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil
Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.
# FADA OF THE HOUSE
Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.
# dáil rows
These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.
# New Beginnings
The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out
A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.
# reada cronin
'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets
Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.
# Ceann Comhairle
Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.
# ge2020
Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.
# 33rd dail
A GAA star, a former Army Ranger and more than a few teachers: The new faces in the Dáil
There will be dozens of new – and old – faces in the 33rd Dáil.
# ge2020
Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.
# Searching
Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks
Leo Varadkar is currently the most searched of all the party leaders.
# slán
Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system
Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.
# ge2020
Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents
Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.
# settling up
84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt
The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.
# minimum pricing
Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.
# Expenses
Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'
Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.
# Expenses
Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints
The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.
# rent freeze
Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze
The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.
# ge 2020
Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.
# Michael Lowry
Michael Lowry says 'slanderous, vicious, malicious, vindictive, false allegations' were made in Dáil about his tax affairs
The Independent TD called on Paul Murphy TD to withdraw his comments.
# rebuilding ireland
Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.
# Housing
Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy
The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.
# No Confidence
Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy
A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.
# Polls
Turnout is 'diabolically' low in by-elections as polls close
Forty-three candidates are on the ballot papers across the four constituencies.
# PATRICIA DEVLIN
Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies
Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.
# Dáil
Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'
It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.
# fobbing in
'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies
The review should be completed by January.
# no appointments
HSE doesn't collate data on how many patients can't get a doctor's appointment
A number of regions have closed GP panel lists due to capacity.
# Ceann Comhairle
TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion
The High Court granted the permission today.
# Shift the hate away
LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation
The government said that it was looking at legislative options to address hate crime.
# Road Death
Cyclists stage 'die in' outside the Dáil in second day of protest
Yesterday, cyclists staged a similar protest outside the Dublin City Council offices.
# votegate
'Deep regret and sincere apologies': Fianna Fáil TDs at centre of voting controversy apologise in the Dáil
The Dáil Committee on Procedure published a report today into the row.
# CervicalCheck
'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology
Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.
# votegate
TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressed the Dáil on the matter before Leaders’ Questions today.
# votegate
Martin accepts Chambers' explanation of voting for TD who was outside Dáil chamber
The party’s Brexit spokesperson will not face any sanction.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal?
The Ceann Comhairle has ordered a report into the incident while a Fine Gael TD has called for an “appropriate investigation”.