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# leinster-house - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator
# Gender Politics
# Gender Politics

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator

Sep 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,025 Views 61 Comments

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# leinster-house - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

Sep 6th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,798 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

"You won't say quiet to me, sir": Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle
# Ructions
# Ructions

"You won't say quiet to me, sir": Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 18,407 Views 30 Comments

“Quiet now, you’re new in the job,” was the advice from Enda, setting off a reaction of Bishop Brennan-style proportions from John O’Donoghue.

# leinster-house - Saturday 23 August, 2014

The Burton Bounce: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

The Burton Bounce: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week

Aug 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 8,439 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Saturday 16 August, 2014

'The other one is worser': Winners, losers and one we couldn't decide on from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'The other one is worser': Winners, losers and one we couldn't decide on from the political week

Aug 16th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,542 Views 18 Comments

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Monday 11 August, 2014

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms
# Fresh Threads
# Fresh Threads

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms

Aug 11th 2014, 11:55 AM 10,429 Views 53 Comments

Fancy.

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)
# Gift Shop
# Gift Shop

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)

Aug 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 17,803 Views 43 Comments

An Síopa was known as ‘the most expensive tuck shop in Ireland’ when it was opened in 2008.

# leinster-house - Saturday 9 August, 2014

'Cheated death': 4 winners, 4 losers and one for you to decide on from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Cheated death': 4 winners, 4 losers and one for you to decide on from the political week

Aug 9th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,585 Views 12 Comments

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth
# Greatest Love Of All
# Greatest Love Of All

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth

Aug 6th 2014, 12:06 PM 12,298 Views 27 Comments

There’s a special bond between Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the famous Leinster House steps….

# leinster-house - Saturday 2 August, 2014

'A right pain in the bum': 4 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'A right pain in the bum': 4 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Aug 2nd 2014, 6:30 PM 7,764 Views 2 Comments

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September
# Review
# Review

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September

Jul 19th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,252 Views 7 Comments

We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.

# leinster-house - Friday 18 July, 2014

Sorry, but it's not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle... again
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Sorry, but it's not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle... again

Jul 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,314 Views 82 Comments

Yes yes yes, we know, yesterday we said it was all over, but an Oireachtas committee has other ideas.

# leinster-house - Thursday 17 July, 2014

It's politicians' last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here's what they're up to
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

It's politicians' last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here's what they're up to

Jul 17th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,031 Views 31 Comments

They’ll be off on holidays – sorry, doing constituency work – until September.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Are we STILL talking about Garth Brooks?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Are we STILL talking about Garth Brooks?

Jul 16th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,898 Views 73 Comments

Yes, the GAA and Aiken Promotions will appear before the Transport Oireachtas Committee today.

# leinster-house - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Will this be James Reilly's last official outing?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Will this be James Reilly's last official outing?

Jul 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,605 Views 19 Comments

The Health Minister is one of a few Cabinet members expected to be undertaking their last official engagements today, ahead of the reshuffle.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Why are the Central Bank so secretive?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Why are the Central Bank so secretive?

Jul 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 4,790 Views 21 Comments

Garth Brooks has already been mentioned once or twice, and there’s an interesting petition regarding the Central Bank. Here’s what’s going on within the walls of Leinster House

# leinster-house - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Fianna Fáil: Our 'Garth Brooks Bill' could be passed by tomorrow
# Fresh Horse-trading
# Fresh Horse-trading

Fianna Fáil: Our 'Garth Brooks Bill' could be passed by tomorrow

Jul 8th 2014, 1:28 PM 28,707 Views 106 Comments

The party’s mooted legislation change would essentially create an appeals process whereby the Council’s decision could be appealed on economic and tourism grounds.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

"A nice, decent gentleman" and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn's departure
# Reforming Zeal
# Reforming Zeal

"A nice, decent gentleman" and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn's departure

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:15 PM 33,693 Views 162 Comments

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

"We must have been shaming them": Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House
# Out Of Sight
# Out Of Sight

"We must have been shaming them": Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House

Jul 2nd 2014, 3:18 PM 5,823 Views 14 Comments

Groups are no longer being allowed to use a conference room in the Oireachtas to hold pre-Budget briefings. A way for politicians to avoid attending?

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year
# Hardworking
# Hardworking

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:41 AM 4,952 Views 20 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas has released some interesting figures in its 2013 annual report.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

How much will you be paying for your water?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How much will you be paying for your water?

Jul 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 12,574 Views 54 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation will be giving TDs and Senators a briefing on water tariffs in Leinster House today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Jun 24th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,201 Views 8 Comments

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

# leinster-house - Friday 20 June, 2014

Full metal racket: The Government's in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid...
# Scrap Friday
# Scrap Friday

Full metal racket: The Government's in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid...

Jun 20th 2014, 1:34 PM 11,392 Views 21 Comments

Mattie had done a lot of work on his scrap metal bill, but the Government weren’t playing ball. And Finian threatened to hit the Minister between the eyes… with facts.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry
# Socialist Switch-up
# Socialist Switch-up

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry

Jun 17th 2014, 10:30 PM 10,727 Views 64 Comments

The Socialist Party TD has been nominated to serve on the inquiry by the Dáil’s Technical Group this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'Nine men sitting in a bunker for a year': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Nine men sitting in a bunker for a year': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jun 7th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,960 Views 10 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# leinster-house - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?

Jun 4th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,395 Views 27 Comments

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

# leinster-house - Saturday 31 May, 2014

'This is farcical': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'This is farcical': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

May 31st 2014, 6:30 PM 7,887 Views 10 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# leinster-house - Thursday 29 May, 2014

The Dáil Plinth now has its own Twitter account
# Plinthtacular
From The Daily Edge
# Plinthtacular

The Dáil Plinth now has its own Twitter account

May 29th 2014, 2:46 PM 9,544 Views 9 Comments

It’s hard out here for a plinth.

What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC?

May 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,527 Views 14 Comments

NAMA officials will be grilled by the Public Accounts Committee on the details of their latest annual report….

# leinster-house - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

May 28th 2014, 10:46 PM 22,822 Views 55 Comments

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

Clapping, posing and Enda: How to welcome a new TD to Leinster House in 7 easy steps
# GABRIELLE MCFADDEN
# GABRIELLE MCFADDEN

Clapping, posing and Enda: How to welcome a new TD to Leinster House in 7 easy steps

May 28th 2014, 11:59 AM 5,899 Views 17 Comments

Fine Gael welcomed the newest members of its parliamentary party to the Oireachtas today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Mick Wallace wants to strengthen GSOC and set up a new garda watchdog
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Mick Wallace wants to strengthen GSOC and set up a new garda watchdog

May 27th 2014, 9:51 AM 5,707 Views 59 Comments

The Dáil and Seanad return after a week off with a post-mortem on the weekend elections sure to feature.

# leinster-house - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Alan Shatter: "I'm going nowhere"
# Here To Stay
# Here To Stay

Alan Shatter: "I'm going nowhere"

May 22nd 2014, 3:18 PM 20,612 Views 126 Comments

“I am extraordinarily well,” the former justice minister said today.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House

May 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,321 Views 50 Comments

The party could now be the subject of a complaint to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges.

# leinster-house - Saturday 10 May, 2014

'Dear Enda...':  5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Dear Enda...': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

May 10th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,126 Views 25 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# leinster-house - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Who's going to replace Alan Shatter and why is Michael Noonan's top official resigning?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Who's going to replace Alan Shatter and why is Michael Noonan's top official resigning?

May 8th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,810 Views 37 Comments

It’s been (to say the least) a dramatic week in Leinster House so far… What’s on Thursday’s schedule?

# leinster-house - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House
# A Rat Trap
# A Rat Trap

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House

May 6th 2014, 9:46 AM 20,928 Views 74 Comments

Before you start, it was an actual rat…

# leinster-house - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Teen who brandished sword at Leinster House had 'no target in mind'
# Out On Bail
# Out On Bail

Teen who brandished sword at Leinster House had 'no target in mind'

Apr 30th 2014, 2:59 PM 11,316 Views 0 Comments

The 19-year-old unemployed male is to get bail after appearing in court today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'The sword itself was something you would see in a movie' - Minister on Leinster House knife wielder
# Blade Runner
# Blade Runner

'The sword itself was something you would see in a movie' - Minister on Leinster House knife wielder

Apr 29th 2014, 10:46 PM 36,183 Views 131 Comments

The knives were tucked into his socks.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House

Apr 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,108 Views 164 Comments

Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.