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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Leinster House

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# Medical issue
Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital
The morning session was suspended after the man became ill.
# Bonanza
€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election
199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.
# house of cards
Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.
# Your Say
Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?
Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.
Leaders' Questions: Mattie McGrath to the Government, 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was in the hotseat today for Leaders’ Questions.
# london to dublin
These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time
Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar.
# short meeting
Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye
“Let the games begin,” Kenny declared, tongue-in-cheek, as he set out his plans to step down.
# best deal for ireland
'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss
There was a lot of pomp and ceremony for Michel Barnier – the man who will lead Europe’s Brexit negotiations.
Brexit's top negotiator reassures Dail 'the Irish interests will be the union’s interest'
Michel Barnier spoke to TDs and Ministers today during a visit to Ireland.
# Suicide awareness
'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House
Representatives from across the political divide attended the ceremony that saw the tree planted on Leinster Lawn this morning.
# dáil gridlock
Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House
Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.
# Public condemnation
Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.
# Leinster House
'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow
Dublin-born Halawa has been held without trial in Egypt since being arrested at a protest in Cairo in August 2013.
# leinster mouse
Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants
Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.
# Day 6
Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House
It has not yet been confirmed if rail and Dublin bus workers will attend today’s protest.
# London Attack
Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar
The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.
# all in favour
Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...
There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.
# bee nice
Hive of activity outside Dáil as beekeepers protest against new laws
It is feared the new laws will have disastrous consequences for Ireland’s wildlife.
# Ride On
Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding
With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.
Enda Kenny asked about claims Air Corps members were exposed to toxic materials
Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.
Bruton admits there are concerns about the policies Trump might pursue
Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.
Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?
Taoiseach grilled about Brexit and arrests at Dublin airport yesterday.
# Dispute
Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down
The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.
# state art
A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House
It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.
# Gerry Adams
'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals
There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.
# on the menu
Leinster House restaurant could have been a temporary home for the Seanad
Immediate structural works are needed at Leinster House, beginning with the senator’s chamber.
# haulage
Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy
Industry groups said the move will cost drivers upwards of €15 per tyre.
# renovations
Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections
The move, which is expected to cost around €1.5 million, is to accommodate renovations at Leinster House.
# Reaction
'We have to respect America's decision. That doesn't mean we'll agree with everything he says or does'
There is a feeling of shock and disbelief around the halls of Leinster House today as the reality sets in that Donald Trump has been elected as the US president.
# dail dress code
'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'
The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.
# Winning
The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday
Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.
# st mochta's
Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build
St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, west Dublin, claims it has been denied a new school for ten years.
TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions
We’ll be keeping an eye on all things happening over at Leinster House this afternoon.
# so long farewell
'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'
As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.
# Leinster House
Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.
# spruce up
Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer
Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.
# Holidays
'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays
The longer-than-usual break would be to allow for renovation work to be carried out in Leinster House.
# text-gate
The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row
Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin had a four-minute phone conversation that sparked a big dispute between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.
# settle up
33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill
Figures released by the Houses of the Oireachtas reveal that the largest sum amounts to over €800.
Enda to resign but stay on as caretaker Taoiseach
Seán Ó Feargháil of FF was elected Ceann Comhairle earlier today