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# Leinster House

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The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.
'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan
“He never let us down, the people he had sworn to serve,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil today.
Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy
The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.
Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow
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
Speaking this evening at Leinster House, Martin said ‘there’s still a significant degree of work to be done’.
Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.
Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
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'
The Dáil last sat a week ago as it concluded a marathon debate on emergency Covid-19 legislation.
Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines
A number of TDs have said the government must continue to be held to account.
Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'
Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.
Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation
Some have called for a time limited ‘sunset clause’ to be included in the Bill relating to detentions.
The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach
TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.
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.
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.
'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support
Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.
Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued
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
Structural works were needed at Leinster House to ensure the printer fit correctly in the building.
'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies
The review should be completed by January.
'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.
Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar
The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.
Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest
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
Dozens of gardaí formed a human chain around protestors as their locks were cut off the gate looking onto Merrion Square.
Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut
The bar shut for more than a week after a rat was spotted by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.
Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.
Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum
The refurbishment of Leinster House is set to cost in the region of €17 million.
Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624
This is allowed if the department in question has the approval of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'
Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.
Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes
City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.
Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting
Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.
Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m
Leinster House was commissioned to be built between 1745-47.
TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017
Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.
Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend
A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Poll: Should the Leinster House lawn be let grow into a wild meadow?
Insert ‘put politicians out to pasture’ joke here.
€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years
For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders
Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office
Tóibín left the party in November but his office remains beside other Sinn Féin TDs .
Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings
The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.
Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year
Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.
Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'
The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.
Oireachtas gym shouldn't be 'solely funded by the tax-payer': Fitness centre goes out to tender
€100,000 gym equipment goes out to tender for TDs, Senators and staff of Leinster House.
Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service'
The service must be “easy to use” and allow TDs, Senators and their staff the ability to search content easily.