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Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,927 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

All TDs who lost their seats in the last election have paid back their 'parachute' payments
# Lump Sum Payments
# Lump Sum Payments

All TDs who lost their seats in the last election have paid back their 'parachute' payments

Aug 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 40,950 Views 27 Comments

Termination payments made to TDs and senators amounted to €2m.

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'
# Expenses
# Expenses

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

Updated Dec 11th 2019, 5:48 PM 18,627 Views 53 Comments

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Jul 11th 2019, 5:35 PM 13,885 Views 76 Comments

Leinster House was commissioned to be built between 1745-47.

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

Apr 18th 2018, 8:00 PM 18,541 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

Markievicz exhibit among celebration of 100 years since women's right to vote
# Female Vote
# Female Vote

Markievicz exhibit among celebration of 100 years since women's right to vote

Nov 21st 2017, 1:44 PM 10,749 Views 32 Comments

Republican leader Markievicz will also be celebrated in the UK as the first woman elected to the UK House of Commons.

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down
# Rewind
# Rewind

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down

Sep 25th 2017, 7:25 PM 31,977 Views 60 Comments

Politicians and journalists argued that it showed a lack of transparency from the State.

33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill
# Settle Up
# Settle Up

33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill

Mar 21st 2016, 12:37 PM 35,253 Views 75 Comments

Figures released by the Houses of the Oireachtas reveal that the largest sum amounts to over €800.

TD claims use of pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for campaign launch wasn't deliberate
# Taxpayer Funded
# Taxpayer Funded

TD claims use of pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for campaign launch wasn't deliberate

Jan 26th 2016, 1:08 PM 16,733 Views 77 Comments

John Halligan said if he made a mistake he will repay the money.

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today

Oct 7th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,298 Views 0 Comments

The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year

Jul 1st 2015, 6:37 PM 10,700 Views 33 Comments

Hitting the gym, Oireachtas Committee meetings and learning languages were all on the agenda.

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

Jun 16th 2015, 6:40 PM 13,457 Views 0 Comments

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE
# By-election
# By-election

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE

May 15th 2015, 7:28 PM 18,946 Views 66 Comments

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?
# Pin-gate
# Pin-gate

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,676 Views 100 Comments

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...
# Mind = Blown
# Mind = Blown

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...

Apr 20th 2015, 6:45 PM 10,200 Views 73 Comments

Our minds are blown. Our heads hurt.

'If I've to work out of a shoebox I'd do it': Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction
# Locks Changed
# Locks Changed

'If I've to work out of a shoebox I'd do it': Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction

Mar 11th 2015, 10:55 AM 25,471 Views 43 Comments

James Heffernan had refused to leave an office he shared with former Labour colleague John Gilroy.

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?
# Mystery
# Mystery

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:26 PM 38,751 Views 106 Comments

The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together
# Austerity
# Austerity

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together

Dec 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 54 Views 35 Comments

The banking inquiry’s first public hearings get under way today and questions remain about what happened six years ago.

Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas
# Oireachtas TV
# Oireachtas TV

Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas

Sep 22nd 2014, 7:12 PM 7,768 Views 32 Comments

Only if you’re into that sort of thing, of course, and have UPC or Sky.

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time
# Paying Up
# Paying Up

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time

Sep 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,581 Views 29 Comments

Leinster House authorities are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to collecting money owed.

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms
# Fresh Threads
# Fresh Threads

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms

Aug 11th 2014, 11:55 AM 10,461 Views 53 Comments

Fancy.

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)
# Gift Shop
# Gift Shop

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)

Aug 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 17,835 Views 43 Comments

An Síopa was known as ‘the most expensive tuck shop in Ireland’ when it was opened in 2008.

'Leo the lion': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Leo the lion': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jul 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,725 Views 7 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

“This is Joan’s day”: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

“This is Joan’s day”: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jul 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,521 Views 7 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year
# Hardworking
# Hardworking

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:41 AM 4,966 Views 20 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas has released some interesting figures in its 2013 annual report.

How much will you be paying for your water?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How much will you be paying for your water?

Jul 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 12,582 Views 54 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation will be giving TDs and Senators a briefing on water tariffs in Leinster House today.

'You’ve made a complete and utter balls of it': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'You’ve made a complete and utter balls of it': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jun 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 18,953 Views 18 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

'Nine men sitting in a bunker for a year': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Nine men sitting in a bunker for a year': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jun 7th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,969 Views 10 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?

Jun 4th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,404 Views 27 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House

May 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,365 Views 51 Comments

The party could now be the subject of a complaint to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges.

'Dear Enda...':  5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Dear Enda...': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

May 10th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,135 Views 25 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House
# A Rat Trap
# A Rat Trap

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House

May 6th 2014, 9:46 AM 20,941 Views 74 Comments

Before you start, it was an actual rat…

'It was a one in a million incident': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'It was a one in a million incident': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

May 3rd 2014, 6:30 PM 22,330 Views 34 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

'A highly feminised audience': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'A highly feminised audience': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 13,544 Views 18 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

'A ludicrous situation': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'A ludicrous situation': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 7,028 Views 16 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

'Christ, I’m getting phone calls from everywhere': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Christ, I’m getting phone calls from everywhere': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,231 Views 8 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

'The fish rots from the head': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'The fish rots from the head': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Mar 29th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,671 Views 13 Comments

One or two things were happening in Leinster House this week and, as ever, there are winners and losers at the end of it…

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?

Mar 24th 2014, 8:30 PM 42,457 Views 58 Comments

Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?

TDs and Senators warned to stay off the grass at Leinster House
# Parking
# Parking

TDs and Senators warned to stay off the grass at Leinster House

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:45 AM 8,173 Views 30 Comments

A shortage of parking spaces outside the front and back of Leinster House has left some resorting to leaving their cars parked on the grass at the back of the complex.

'They inhabit an imaginary world': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'They inhabit an imaginary world': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Mar 15th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,734 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

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