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#Houses of the OIreachtas

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Women in the home, DNA and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Women in the home, DNA and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Oct 10th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,302 Views 3 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Wind turbines, forests and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Wind turbines, forests and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Oct 8th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,568 Views 5 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 7 October, 2013

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?
# Quinn-Zappone Bill
# Quinn-Zappone Bill

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

Oct 7th 2013, 10:41 AM 5,944 Views 85 Comments

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Taoiseach had 'no difficulty' releasing Seanad referendum documents - but he didn't
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Taoiseach had 'no difficulty' releasing Seanad referendum documents - but he didn't

Oct 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 11,347 Views 50 Comments

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.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Friday 4 October, 2013

Escort and ‘hook-up’ sites among attempts to access porn at Leinster House
# NSFW
# NSFW

Escort and ‘hook-up’ sites among attempts to access porn at Leinster House

Oct 4th 2013, 11:00 PM 38,374 Views 118 Comments

However, this does not include any attempts that might have been made by TDs, Senators or their staff.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Seamus Heaney, FOI and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Seamus Heaney, FOI and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:00 AM 2,375 Views 2 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Rents, gambling and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Rents, gambling and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:00 AM 3,804 Views 5 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Cattle and sheep and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Cattle and sheep and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Oct 1st 2013, 1:10 PM 5,462 Views 11 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 30 September, 2013

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

Sep 30th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,810 Views 40 Comments

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 26 September, 2013

NAMA, bullying and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

NAMA, bullying and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Sep 26th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,108 Views 2 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Bankers, fines and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Bankers, fines and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Sep 25th 2013, 9:00 AM 2,831 Views 0 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Nuclear plants, Seamus Heaney and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Nuclear plants, Seamus Heaney and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Sep 24th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,107 Views 14 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'
# Speaking Time
# Speaking Time

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'

Sep 21st 2013, 8:30 AM 5,024 Views 17 Comments

Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 19 September, 2013

How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m

Sep 19th 2013, 3:12 PM 4,087 Views 38 Comments

The Labour and Fine Gael ministers had different views on how much would be saved by abolishing the upper house.

Turf, arrears and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Turf, arrears and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Sep 19th 2013, 8:00 AM 2,858 Views 4 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Here's why TDs and Senators can't update their iPhones and iPads to iOS7
# Gutted
# Gutted

Here's why TDs and Senators can't update their iPhones and iPads to iOS7

Sep 18th 2013, 12:35 PM 10,949 Views 31 Comments

For now, anyway…

Gas, saving history and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Gas, saving history and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Sep 18th 2013, 9:30 AM 2,154 Views 8 Comments

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

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

Sep 17th 2013, 3:16 PM 175 Views 0 Comments

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 15 August, 2013

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Aug 15th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,346 Views 11 Comments

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.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Labour says Senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim 'is a matter for himself'
# Denis Landy
# Denis Landy

Labour says Senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim 'is a matter for himself'

Aug 8th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,452 Views 30 Comments

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.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Complaint made over Labour senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim
# Denis Landy
# Denis Landy

Complaint made over Labour senator Denis Landy's 'bribe' claim

Jul 30th 2013, 6:15 AM 6,730 Views 19 Comments

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.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Constitutional Convention to vote on same-sex marriage today
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention to vote on same-sex marriage today

Apr 14th 2013, 10:58 AM 7,089 Views 119 Comments

The convention has been meeting this weekend to discuss the issue of same-sex marriage.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Calorie counts coming to Leinster House
# Calorie Counting
# Calorie Counting

Calorie counts coming to Leinster House

Apr 4th 2013, 5:10 PM 7,449 Views 38 Comments

The coming months will see the calorie content of menu items being listed in the Leinster House complex.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?
# CSPE 101
# CSPE 101

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 21,726 Views 29 Comments

The forthcoming legislation on abortion will put the workings of the Oireachtas under a fresh spotlight. Here’s how the lawmaking process works.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Investigation into 'attempted hacking' of Oireachtas members' voicemails
# Hacking
# Hacking

Investigation into 'attempted hacking' of Oireachtas members' voicemails

Dec 19th 2012, 8:40 PM 5,149 Views 18 Comments

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.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Oireachtas questioning legal advice about use of travel expenses
# Travel Allowances
# Travel Allowances

Oireachtas questioning legal advice about use of travel expenses

Oct 23rd 2012, 3:48 PM 5,047 Views 22 Comments

The head of the Houses of the Oreachtas Commission believes allowances should not cover travel around the country.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

KildareStreet.com launches fundraising bid to build new site
# Kildarestreet.com
# Kildarestreet.com

KildareStreet.com launches fundraising bid to build new site

Oct 16th 2012, 5:20 PM 4,685 Views 10 Comments

The team behind the Oireachtas debate-tracking website need a new system compatible with the new Oireachtas website.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 1 October, 2012

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings
# Allowances
# Allowances

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

Oct 1st 2012, 10:14 AM 6,840 Views 70 Comments

224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Oireachtas 'seeking resolution' to revive KildareStreet.com debate tracker
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Oireachtas 'seeking resolution' to revive KildareStreet.com debate tracker

Sep 20th 2012, 3:45 PM 4,918 Views 14 Comments

Leinster House authorities say changes to their Debates website, which have knocked out KildareStreet.com, are cost-cutting.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Petitions system to allow public to 'set parliamentary agenda'
# Petitions System
# Petitions System

Petitions system to allow public to 'set parliamentary agenda'

Sep 12th 2012, 10:12 PM 4,870 Views 33 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will take petitions from the public and be “a robust body acting on behalf of our people” according to its chairman.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 1 September, 2012

No porn and no games: Computer usage rules for TDs and Senators
# Oireachtas Rules
# Oireachtas Rules

No porn and no games: Computer usage rules for TDs and Senators

Sep 1st 2012, 8:15 AM 8,872 Views 70 Comments

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’.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers

Jun 30th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,562 Views 2 Comments

How many people were murdered in Ireland last year? And how much Coke would you need to get drunk?

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Oireachtas confirms Pearse Doherty did NOT breach expenses rules
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas confirms Pearse Doherty did NOT breach expenses rules

Jun 28th 2012, 3:59 PM 5,581 Views 113 Comments

Leinster House affirms that Pearse Doherty’s travel expenses would more than cover the amount he received.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Pearse Doherty to meet with Oireachtas after 'conflicting' statements over €8k
# Expenses
# Expenses

Pearse Doherty to meet with Oireachtas after 'conflicting' statements over €8k

Jun 27th 2012, 12:42 PM 3,328 Views 43 Comments

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.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Oireachtas seeks clarification over Pearse Doherty's use of €8k expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas seeks clarification over Pearse Doherty's use of €8k expenses

Jun 26th 2012, 12:23 PM 5,183 Views 119 Comments

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.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Open democracy: Leinster House to offer public tours from tomorrow
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Open democracy: Leinster House to offer public tours from tomorrow

Mar 15th 2012, 6:25 PM 3,394 Views 34 Comments

Members of the public can now tour the houses of the Oireachtas every Monday and on non-sitting Fridays without having to book beforehand.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Can you supply cheaper ink for our TDs? Leinster House wants to know
# Inkgate
# Inkgate

Can you supply cheaper ink for our TDs? Leinster House wants to know

Feb 29th 2012, 10:00 AM 2,484 Views 27 Comments

A tendering process to supply ‘print consumables’ to Leinster House closes at noon today. Get your bids in now!

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 12 January, 2012

TDs: 'JobBridge interns could help us do our jobs'
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

TDs: 'JobBridge interns could help us do our jobs'

Jan 12th 2012, 7:35 PM 5,261 Views 49 Comments

Both TDs and Oireachtas committees say they need extra personnel – and have asked that JobBridge interns be considered.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

New dedicated 'Oireachtas TV' channel launches today
# Dáil TV
# Dáil TV

New dedicated 'Oireachtas TV' channel launches today

Nov 15th 2011, 12:55 PM 2,892 Views 19 Comments

The pilot project begins broadcasting today’s Dáil session live at 2pm.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 18 July, 2011

Leinster House strikes €300,000 deal for staff night-time taxi service

Leinster House strikes €300,000 deal for staff night-time taxi service

Jul 18th 2011, 10:30 AM 842 Views 9 Comments

Staff working after 10pm are entitled to take taxis home – but plans for Dáil reform should cut how often they’re used.