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'Sometimes I'd like to come to work in my tracksuit' - TD calls for Dáil dress code
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin says she’s not alone in thinking that the way some deputies dress is inappropriate.
Inconceivable and short lived independence: The week in quotes
“It was Fianna Fáil wot won it.”
‘Ming’ Flanagan on €9k signpost donation: I’m keeping my election promise
The Independent TD says he is trying to keep the donation quiet as his phone begins ringing again with requests for the half of his salary that he has pledged to give away.
In pictures: Crowds gather outside Dáil to protest against turf cutting ban
Turf cutting is being banned in 53 raised bogs amid much protest. Inside the Dáil, a motion supporting turf cutters was passed after the government withdrew its amendment.
Payment plan option for motor tax not being considered
Minister Phil Hogan has ruled out the introduction of a monthly instalment payment option.
Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug
Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.
In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge
Homeowners are expected to have arrangements in place to pay the €100 flat charge by next month.
Turf cutters don't want compensation offered by Finance Bill - TD
Luke Ming Flanagan said that the country “is on its knees” and turf cutters aren’t looking for the tax breaks offered in yesterday’s Finance Bill.
Minister wants to turn College Green into pedestrian plaza
Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan says he has had “constructive engagement” with Bank of Ireland about taking its College Green HQ.
Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge
A group representing landlords said its members would be forced to pass on the charge to tenants as TDs today outlined their reasons for not paying.
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan wears hemp suit in the Dáil
The TD had the suit specially made by Louis Copeland to highlight the ten year anniversary of his cannabis crusade.
As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.
David Norris has 13 Oireachtas signatures for presidential nomination
The independent senator has the support of independent representatives from both houses of the Oireachtas. He needs seven more.
Taoiseach and Ceann Comhairle at odds over Dáil dress code
The Ceann Comhairle says the Dáil must hold a vote on introducing the new dress code – but there’s no place on the agenda.
Ming: 'What did I say that caused offence?'
Luke Ming Flanagan has spoken about his role in the conversation in which his fellow independent TD Mick Wallace called another TD ‘Miss Piggy’.
Mick Wallace labels Mary Mitchell O'Connor 'Miss Piggy'
Wallace is recorded in conversation with fellow independents Luke Ming Flanagan and Shane Ross.
Poll: Does it matter what TDs wear in the Dáil?
The Oireachtas is set to introduce new rules which could see casually dressed TDs booted out. Is that right?
New dress code for smarter-looking TDs
Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett has described the Dáil dress code as “pathetic”.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
More violence in Greece, the Healy-Rae row just isn’t going away, Full Tilt Poker halts play and…remember that Volkswagen Vadar commerical? There’s an update.
'Ming' Flanagan says suicide remarks taken out of context
Senator accuses TD of having told a Department of Health official to “go get a rope and commit suicide”.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: Michael Lowry repeats his denial of any wrongdoing, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan vows to stop smoking cannabis, and we get an uncomfortable view of our planet.
Ming vows to stop smoking cannabis while 'in the Republic of Ireland'
The Roscommon-South Leitrim TD has said he might pop over to Amsterdam or Portugal to smoke cannabis in the future – but only if he has the time.
Poll: Does it matter what TDs wear in the Dáil?
Should it matter what our public representatives dress like? Have your say in our poll.
Poll: Should Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be growing cannabis?
The newly-elected Dail deputy has said he has no intention of stopping his cultivation of cannabis for his own use.
The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil
We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.
Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011
In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.
Mick Wallace among high profile independents set to do well at election
Dylan Haskins, Paul Somerville, Luke Ming Flanagan and Shane Ross could also be elected according to a poll being run by