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# leinster-house - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,429 Views 80 Comments

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 - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow

Apr 4th 2017, 10:53 PM 14,592 Views 97 Comments

Dublin-born Halawa has been held without trial in Egypt since being arrested at a protest in Cairo in August 2013.

# leinster-house - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants
# Leinster Mouse
# Leinster Mouse

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:04 PM 16,542 Views 57 Comments

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House
# Day 6
# Day 6

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House

Mar 29th 2017, 7:22 AM 26,969 Views 118 Comments

It has not yet been confirmed if rail and Dublin bus workers will attend today’s protest.

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar
# London Attack
# London Attack

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar

Mar 23rd 2017, 5:53 PM 11,269 Views 36 Comments

The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.

# leinster-house - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...
# All In Favour
# All In Favour

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

Mar 9th 2017, 2:35 PM 9,452 Views 11 Comments

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

# leinster-house - Friday 3 March, 2017

Hive of activity outside Dáil as beekeepers protest against new laws
# Bee Nice
# Bee Nice

Hive of activity outside Dáil as beekeepers protest against new laws

Mar 3rd 2017, 8:29 AM 19,120 Views 64 Comments

It is feared the new laws will have disastrous consequences for Ireland’s wildlife.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding
# Ride On
# Ride On

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 12,406 Views 110 Comments

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Enda Kenny asked about claims Air Corps members were exposed to toxic materials
Live Feb 1st 2017, 11:58 AM

Enda Kenny asked about claims Air Corps members were exposed to toxic materials

# leinster-house - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Bruton admits there are concerns about the policies Trump might pursue
Live Jan 26th 2017, 12:03 PM

Bruton admits there are concerns about the policies Trump might pursue

# leinster-house - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?
Live Jan 24th 2017, 2:00 PM

As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?

# leinster-house - Friday 20 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down
# Dispute
# Dispute

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down

Jan 20th 2017, 7:56 AM 13,078 Views 128 Comments

The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.

# leinster-house - Monday 26 December, 2016

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House
# State Art
# State Art

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

Dec 26th 2016, 1:00 PM 10,205 Views 11 Comments

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

# leinster-house - Monday 19 December, 2016

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals
# Gerry Adams
# Gerry Adams

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

Dec 19th 2016, 7:59 AM 10,472 Views 71 Comments

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# leinster-house - Friday 16 December, 2016

Leinster House restaurant could have been a temporary home for the Seanad
# On The Menu
# On The Menu

Leinster House restaurant could have been a temporary home for the Seanad

Dec 16th 2016, 9:30 PM 6,919 Views 13 Comments

Immediate structural works are needed at Leinster House, beginning with the senator’s chamber.

# leinster-house - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy
# Haulage
# Haulage

Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy

Dec 8th 2016, 6:50 PM 15,984 Views 45 Comments

Industry groups said the move will cost drivers upwards of €15 per tyre.

# leinster-house - Friday 11 November, 2016

Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections
# Renovations
# Renovations

Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections

Nov 11th 2016, 9:29 AM 7,420 Views 30 Comments

The move, which is expected to cost around €1.5 million, is to accommodate renovations at Leinster House.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'We have to respect America's decision. That doesn't mean we'll agree with everything he says or does'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'We have to respect America's decision. That doesn't mean we'll agree with everything he says or does'

Nov 9th 2016, 11:03 PM 12,552 Views 45 Comments

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.

# leinster-house - Monday 17 October, 2016

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'
# Dail Dress Code
# Dail Dress Code

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

Oct 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 15,733 Views 36 Comments

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday
# Winning
# Winning

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Oct 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 6,558 Views 12 Comments

Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build
# St Mochta's
# St Mochta's

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build

Oct 5th 2016, 10:32 PM 11,268 Views 61 Comments

St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, west Dublin, claims it has been denied a new school for ten years.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions
Live Sep 27th 2016, 1:54 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions

# leinster-house - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

Jun 25th 2016, 8:15 AM 26,210 Views 90 Comments

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims

Jun 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 11,968 Views 117 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.

# leinster-house - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer
# Spruce Up
# Spruce Up

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer

May 28th 2016, 10:00 PM 28,210 Views 66 Comments

Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays
# Holidays
# Holidays

'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays

May 25th 2016, 9:13 PM 23,769 Views 85 Comments

The longer-than-usual break would be to allow for renovation work to be carried out in Leinster House.

# leinster-house - Friday 1 April, 2016

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row
# Text-gate
# Text-gate

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row

Apr 1st 2016, 11:01 AM 18,732 Views 71 Comments

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin had a four-minute phone conversation that sparked a big dispute between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

# leinster-house - Monday 21 March, 2016

33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill
# Settle Up
# Settle Up

33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill

Mar 21st 2016, 12:37 PM 35,230 Views 75 Comments

Figures released by the Houses of the Oireachtas reveal that the largest sum amounts to over €800.

# leinster-house - Thursday 10 March, 2016

As it happened: Enda to resign but stay on as caretaker Taoiseach
Live Mar 10th 2016, 7:00 PM

As it happened: Enda to resign but stay on as caretaker Taoiseach

Fianna Fáil TD says he's "grand" after attempted attack near Dáil
# Timmy Dooley
# Timmy Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD says he's "grand" after attempted attack near Dáil

Mar 10th 2016, 3:07 PM 32,591 Views 77 Comments

The Clare TD was approached on Molesworth Street near the gates of the Dáil earlier.

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot
# Meet The New Boss
# Meet The New Boss

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot

Mar 10th 2016, 1:17 PM 36,020 Views 76 Comments

The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.

# leinster-house - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Noonan predicts another election, as Fine Gael discusses its poll battering
# The Post Mortem
# The Post Mortem

Noonan predicts another election, as Fine Gael discusses its poll battering

Mar 3rd 2016, 11:00 PM 37,112 Views 111 Comments

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney apologised to his Fine Gael colleagues at Leinster House today.

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today
# They're Back
# They're Back

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today

Mar 3rd 2016, 3:41 PM 18,205 Views 78 Comments

They haven’t gone away, you know.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know

Jan 27th 2016, 11:12 PM 27,500 Views 108 Comments

The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.

# leinster-house - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

Jan 21st 2016, 12:00 PM 18,388 Views 110 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today

Jan 20th 2016, 11:53 AM 15,127 Views 91 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

Jan 19th 2016, 11:48 AM 23,079 Views 65 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process

Jan 14th 2016, 12:15 PM 22,349 Views 107 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

TDs are back from their Christmas break - and they've got one thing on their minds
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

TDs are back from their Christmas break - and they've got one thing on their minds

Jan 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 8,048 Views 60 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?

Jan 12th 2016, 11:55 AM 18,289 Views 133 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…