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# leinster-house - Friday 15 January, 2021

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

Fri 7:34 PM 31,623 Views 90 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
# New Normal
# New Normal

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,010 Views 56 Comments

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

# leinster-house - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'It's been politics by Zoom': How first-time TDs have found the Dáil in the time of Covid
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'It's been politics by Zoom': How first-time TDs have found the Dáil in the time of Covid

Oct 3rd 2020, 10:37 AM 15,380 Views 7 Comments

Like everyone else it’s been about adapting to the circumstances.

# leinster-house - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense
# Dáil
# Dáil

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,069 Views 25 Comments

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

# leinster-house - Friday 26 June, 2020

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 9:20 AM 52,659 Views 115 Comments

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan
# Garda Horkan
# Garda Horkan

'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan

Jun 24th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,174 Views 0 Comments

“He never let us down, the people he had sworn to serve,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil today.

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:10 AM 7,090 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.

# leinster-house - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow
# Grand Coalition
# Grand Coalition

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Apr 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 35,129 Views 209 Comments

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times

Apr 9th 2020, 6:58 PM 16,560 Views 51 Comments

Speaking this evening at Leinster House, Martin said ‘there’s still a significant degree of work to be done’.

# leinster-house - Monday 6 April, 2020

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

Apr 6th 2020, 6:18 PM 28,240 Views 68 Comments

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

# leinster-house - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears

Apr 2nd 2020, 4:07 PM 94,179 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.

Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:15 AM 12,480 Views 18 Comments

The Dáil last sat a week ago as it concluded a marathon debate on emergency Covid-19 legislation.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines

Apr 1st 2020, 6:38 PM 38,484 Views 22 Comments

A number of TDs have said the government must continue to be held to account.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,424 Views 48 Comments

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

# leinster-house - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation

Mar 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 32,874 Views 47 Comments

Some have called for a time limited ‘sunset clause’ to be included in the Bill relating to detentions.

# leinster-house - Thursday 5 March, 2020

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach

Mar 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,744 Views 18 Comments

TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Monday 2 March, 2020

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,288 Views 52 Comments

There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.

# leinster-house - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system
# Slán
# Slán

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system

Jan 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 30,454 Views 51 Comments

Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support

Dec 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,391 Views 6 Comments

Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued
# Controversy
# Controversy

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 41,789 Views 126 Comments

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas
# Off The Presses
# Off The Presses

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas

Nov 26th 2019, 11:35 AM 46,463 Views 78 Comments

Structural works were needed at Leinster House to ensure the printer fit correctly in the building.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies
# Fobbing In
# Fobbing In

'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies

Nov 12th 2019, 7:21 PM 10,109 Views 23 Comments

The review should be completed by January.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
# Caged
# Caged

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,647 Views 12 Comments

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

Oct 15th 2019, 7:13 PM 15,429 Views 44 Comments

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

# leinster-house - Friday 11 October, 2019

Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest
# CLOSED HOUSE
# CLOSED HOUSE

Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest

Oct 11th 2019, 3:34 PM 15,109 Views 20 Comments

Five protesters were arrested last night after chaining themselves outside the gates.

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House
# Unchained
# Unchained

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 9:34 AM 35,351 Views 176 Comments

Dozens of gardaí formed a human chain around protestors as their locks were cut off the gate looking onto Merrion Square.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut

Sep 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 14,510 Views 33 Comments

The bar shut for more than a week after a rat was spotted by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House
# Conservation
# Conservation

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Aug 27th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,244 Views 30 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

# leinster-house - Monday 19 August, 2019

Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum
# Moving House
# Moving House

Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum

Aug 19th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,034 Views 12 Comments

The refurbishment of Leinster House is set to cost in the region of €17 million.

# leinster-house - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624

Jul 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 27,948 Views 52 Comments

This is allowed if the department in question has the approval of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

# leinster-house - Friday 19 July, 2019

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'

Jul 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,959 Views 41 Comments

Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes
# New Pollinator Plan
# New Pollinator Plan

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

Jul 17th 2019, 3:59 PM 13,669 Views 42 Comments

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

# leinster-house - Monday 15 July, 2019

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting

Jul 15th 2019, 12:43 PM 11,417 Views 69 Comments

Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.

# leinster-house - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Jul 11th 2019, 5:35 PM 13,801 Views 76 Comments

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

# leinster-house - Monday 1 July, 2019

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017
# Spending
# Spending

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Jul 1st 2019, 6:25 PM 16,919 Views 58 Comments

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend
# Pride Festival
# Pride Festival

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

Jun 26th 2019, 6:32 PM 21,054 Views 227 Comments

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

# leinster-house - Friday 14 June, 2019

Poll: Should the Leinster House lawn be let grow into a wild meadow?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Leinster House lawn be let grow into a wild meadow?

Jun 14th 2019, 8:41 AM 39,229 Views 114 Comments

Insert ‘put politicians out to pasture’ joke here.

# leinster-house - Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

May 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,846 Views 80 Comments

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

# leinster-house - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office
# Office Politics
# Office Politics

Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office

Apr 18th 2019, 6:36 PM 44,553 Views 100 Comments

Tóibín left the party in November but his office remains beside other Sinn Féin TDs .

# leinster-house - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings
# Costs
# Costs

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

Mar 27th 2019, 4:10 PM 14,934 Views 37 Comments

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

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