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# Houses of the OIreachtas

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# Oireachtas agenda
Women in the home, DNA and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Oireachtas agenda
Wind turbines, forests and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Quinn-Zappone Bill
Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?
The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…
# Seanad referendum
Taoiseach had 'no difficulty' releasing Seanad referendum documents - but he didn't
Enda Kenny told Micheál Martin he would forward information about the Seanad referendum compiled by a unit in his department to the Fianna Fáil leader but this didn’t happen before Friday’s vote.
# NSFW
Escort and ‘hook-up’ sites among attempts to access porn at Leinster House
However, this does not include any attempts that might have been made by TDs, Senators or their staff.
# Oireachtas agenda
Seamus Heaney, FOI and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Oireachtas agenda
Rents, gambling and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Oireachtas agenda
Cattle and sheep and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Seanad referendum
Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.
# Oireachtas agenda
NAMA, bullying and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Oireachtas agenda
Bankers, fines and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Oireachtas agenda
Nuclear plants, Seamus Heaney and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Speaking time
Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'
Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.
# Seanad referendum
How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m
The Labour and Fine Gael ministers had different views on how much would be saved by abolishing the upper house.
# Oireachtas agenda
Turf, arrears and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Gutted
Here's why TDs and Senators can't update their iPhones and iPads to iOS7
For now, anyway…
# Oireachtas agenda
Gas, saving history and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Seanad referendum
Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.
# Houses of the OIreachtas
New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil
Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.
# Denis Landy
Labour says Senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim 'is a matter for himself'
The Labour Party has indicated it does not intend to pursue a claim from Senator Denis Landy that he was offered a trip abroad in order to miss a crucial Seanad vote last month.
# Denis Landy
Complaint made over Labour senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim
A member of the public has complained to the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission over an allegation by Denis Landy that he was approached with an offer of a holiday in exchange for missing a crucial Seanad vote.
# constitutional convention
Constitutional Convention to vote on same-sex marriage today
The convention has been meeting this weekend to discuss the issue of same-sex marriage.
# calorie counting
Calorie counts coming to Leinster House
The coming months will see the calorie content of menu items being listed in the Leinster House complex.
# CSPE 101
Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?
The forthcoming legislation on abortion will put the workings of the Oireachtas under a fresh spotlight. Here’s how the lawmaking process works.
# Hacking
Investigation into 'attempted hacking' of Oireachtas members' voicemails
The Houses of the Oireachtas ICT unit is investigating a possible attempt to hack the voicemail boxes of Oireachtas members and their staff in Leinster House.
# Travel allowances
Oireachtas questioning legal advice about use of travel expenses
The head of the Houses of the Oreachtas Commission believes allowances should not cover travel around the country.
# kildarestreet.com
KildareStreet.com launches fundraising bid to build new site
The team behind the Oireachtas debate-tracking website need a new system compatible with the new Oireachtas website.
# Allowances
Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings
224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.
# Oireachtas
Oireachtas 'seeking resolution' to revive KildareStreet.com debate tracker
Leinster House authorities say changes to their Debates website, which have knocked out KildareStreet.com, are cost-cutting.
# Petitions system
Petitions system to allow public to 'set parliamentary agenda'
An Oireachtas committee will take petitions from the public and be “a robust body acting on behalf of our people” according to its chairman.
# Oireachtas rules
No porn and no games: Computer usage rules for TDs and Senators
No social networking for some people working at Leinster House in addition to the installation of picture scanning software which looks for ‘inappropriate content’ usually indicated by ‘certain flesh tones’.
# Prime Numbers
Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers
How many people were murdered in Ireland last year? And how much Coke would you need to get drunk?
# Expenses
Oireachtas confirms Pearse Doherty did NOT breach expenses rules
Leinster House affirms that Pearse Doherty’s travel expenses would more than cover the amount he received.
# Expenses
Pearse Doherty to meet with Oireachtas after 'conflicting' statements over €8k
Sinn Féin says its finance spokesperson has received conflicting information from the Oireachtas on his use of €8,000 in travel allowances to hire staff and whether he can retrospectively put it towards the cost of a car purchase.
# Expenses
Oireachtas seeks clarification over Pearse Doherty's use of €8k expenses
The Sinn Féin TD wants to put the money used for the employment of constituency workers towards the cost of a car in order to satisfy Oireachtas rules but it’s not clear if he can.
# Oireachtas
Open democracy: Leinster House to offer public tours from tomorrow
Members of the public can now tour the houses of the Oireachtas every Monday and on non-sitting Fridays without having to book beforehand.
# Inkgate
Can you supply cheaper ink for our TDs? Leinster House wants to know
A tendering process to supply ‘print consumables’ to Leinster House closes at noon today. Get your bids in now!
# JobBridge
TDs: 'JobBridge interns could help us do our jobs'
Both TDs and Oireachtas committees say they need extra personnel – and have asked that JobBridge interns be considered.
# Dáil TV
New dedicated 'Oireachtas TV' channel launches today
The pilot project begins broadcasting today’s Dáil session live at 2pm.
Leinster House strikes €300,000 deal for staff night-time taxi service
Staff working after 10pm are entitled to take taxis home – but plans for Dáil reform should cut how often they’re used.