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# Marc MacSharry
Complaint made against Marc MacSharry over 'verbal attack' on Leas Cheann Comhairle
MacSharry accused Catherine Connolly of ‘discrimination’ by consistently putting him at the bottom of the speaking order.
'I will speak to everyone, I'm a grown up' says Sinn Féin leader on forming a government
It comes as a Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks opinion poll revealed that support for the party remains ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
# party politics
'It's messy': Fianna Fáilers 'disappointed' at conclusion of MacSharry complaint issue
MacSharry resigned from Fianna Fáil citing the failure to properly handle a complaint made against him.
# Out
Marc MacSharry resigns from Fianna Fáil over handling of complaint made against him
MacSharry accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of using the complaint “for political gain at national level”.
# party politics
MacSharry readmittance to FF parliamentary party hits stumbling block
Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party last week.
# Fianna Fáil
Marc MacSharry set to rejoin Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
It’s understood that Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party.
# Back in the fold
Fianna Fáil hears proposal for Marc MacSharry to rejoin the parliamentary party
A proposal was brought by TD Barry Cowen to have MacSharry reinstated in the party.
# dail motion
Taoiseach confident government will defeat no-confidence vote tomorrow
Several independent TDs have said they will not support the Sinn Féin motion.
# Leinster House
Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post
The saga began when MacSharry tried to circulate a report on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health last July.
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# Resignation
Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.
# vaccine side deals
Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.
# Fianna Fáil
MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him
MacSharry says FF has lost sight of its principes.
# Backlash
Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets
MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.
# Public Service
'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets
High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.
# social distancing
Council told to 'cop on' over plans to reduce outdoor seating for pubs and restaurants
Dublin City Council says it is reviewing rules in relation to outdoor seating due to social distancing guidelines.
# crisis
‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’
Fianna Fáil sports spokesperson warns that it could be months before we see top-level sport again in Ireland.
# CervicalCheck
'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting
Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.
# Cervical Cancer
'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.
# CervicalCheck
'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.
# wigs on the green
How well do you know your Dáil rows?
TDs aren’t above screaming blue murder at each other from time to time.
# Banking Inquiry
How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?
# Banking Inquiry
Joan Burton to banking inquiry - "We would have let Anglo fail"
Labour’s current leader and former leader were in front of the banking inquiry this afternoon.
# Banking Inquiry
Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.
# Seanadigans
There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today
The upper house was suspended three times this afternoon. Here’s what happened….
# Banking Inquiry
'Any money is too much': Banking inquiry will be as 'cost-efficient as possible'
Members of the inquiry will be discussing the issue at their meeting on Wednesday but chairperson Ciarán Lynch said any cost figures out there are merely speculative.
# Internal strife
'Good cop/bad cop' claims lead to call for banking inquiry to 'remove cloak of secrecy'
Claims and counter-claims have led to a split among members of the inquiry and a call for the investigation into the banking collapse to move into public session.
# I'm out
Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it
The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.
# behind closed doors
After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private
After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.
# scapegoat
Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'
The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.
# angry scenes
Taoiseach compared to Hitler as government regains majority on banking inquiry
The coalition has restored its majority on the inquiry by adding two more senators – causing uproar in Leinster House.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.
# Banking Inquiry
Attempts to kick Fianna Fáil senator off banking inquiry fall flat
A Fine Gael senator had accused Marc MacSharry of having a conflict of interest.
# Analysis
With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?
The government messed up in not ensuring it had a majority on the inquiry in the first place, but now its attempts to reverse this threaten to undermine the whole process of finding out what happened to the Irish banking system.
# Row
Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry
The first meeting of the special Oireachtas Committee was due to get underway tomorrow but has now been postponed indefinitely amid a row over the number of government members on the inquiry.
# Not a great start
'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess
With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.
# Seanad-igans
Banking inquiry 'rocked' after lengthy row over senator's 'conflict of interest'
Angry scenes in the upper house after a claim that a senator has a conflict of interest, preventing him from serving on the banking inquiry, is later withdrawn.
# oireachtas retorts
‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad
From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.
# Summer Holiday
Senator who signed recall petition defends missing recalled Seanad debate
The Fianna Fáil health spokesperson spoke today from Portugal about why he missed the debate on organ donation legislation.
# Seand Recall
Seanad votes No on annulling transplant legislation
The chairman of the Seanad used his casting vote to break a 22-22 tie on a vote that would have annulled a statutory instrument on organ transplantation.
# Abortion vote
Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation
There was opposition from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and independent senators as the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed second stage in the upper house today.