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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# wallace says no
Mick Wallace erects giant pink Vote No banner on Dublin restaurant
The Independent TD has hung the eye-catching banner on a property in his Italian Quarter on Dublin’s north quays.
Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case
Last night, the Dáil began a debate about legislating for the X case. Clare Daly TD writes about why she brought the legislation forward – and why it’s so important for Irish women.
# In the know
11 things we learned from the new Registers of Members’ Interests
The new registers of members’ interests have been published. Here’s some random things we learned from reading them.
# Referendum
In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty?
All this week, an Oireachtas sub-committee has been discussing the fiscal compact treaty with academics, civil society leaders, and other politicians. Here’s what they made of it.
# Household charge
Household charge: 286,000 register to pay as union urges boycott
The latest figures show that around 36,000 properties have registered to pay since last Thursday evening but that’s less than fifth of the number eventually expected to pay.
# Household charge
People using household charge "to express their anger", says Wallace
Independent TD Mick Wallace said today that people are showing their anger at the government through refusing to pay the household charge.
# Airtricity League
Sonic Youths: Wexford not getting ahead of themselves
The current First Division leaders got off to a flyer last Friday night but are remaining grounded despite the 6-0 win over Waterford United.
# Abortion
Government unlikely to vote for independent TDs' abortion bill
A group of independent TDs introduced a bill to legislate for abortion in Ireland this week but the government will likely reject it before introducing its own legislation.
# Italian Quarter
Mick Wallace properties now worth just €4million
In 2004 assets including Dublin’s ‘Italian Quarter’ were valued at more than €11million by M&J Wallace.
# Abortion
Abortion Bill to be introduced to the Dáil tomorrow
TDs Clare Daly, Mick Wallace and Joan Collins say that the Bill addresses the 1992 X case ruling.
# Household charge
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.
# school cuts
Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts
Demonstrators believe planned staffing cuts will lead to large class size increases – and fear some schools could close down altogether.
# strange searches
18 strange things Google users search for about famous Irish people
People think Enda Kenny is WHAT? Take a look at some of Google’s suggestions for what people search for when they look up famous Irish people…
# Review 2011
Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: Priory Hall, shocking murders in Illinois, support for Ryanair’s controversial calendar, and Batman as you’ve never seen him before…
# real world
Wallace: "Huge disconnect" between some politicians and the real world
Independent TD Mick Wallace said that it shocked him how many politicians “don’t know what it is like in the real world”.
# Household charge
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Budget; good news for Ryan Tubridy; and the world’s Christmas capital (which you’ve never heard of…)
# Courts
Court fines Mick Wallace TD €7,000
Wallace pleaded guilty to five charges of failing to pay contributions into his employees’ pension schemes on time.
# plea
Ring calls on airlines not to 'rip off' fans travelling to Euro 2012
The minister has said he expects an increase in prices ahead of the tournament, but has urged companies not to charge supporters excessive amounts.
# Nice Try
Mick Wallace wants Dáil summer break to move - so TDs can watch Euro 2012
The Wexford politician wants TDs to be able to enjoy the Irish football team’s participation at next year’s European Championships.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the Áras race, a beauty queen takes down a mobster, and why you should NEVER bathe with live eels…
# Courts
TD Wallace ordered to repay €19m in bank loans
ACC Bank wins a summary judgment against Mick Wallace over personal guarantees he gave for five business loans.
# Race for the Áras
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.
Column: For a new politics, we need more women in the Dáil
Writing for, Mary Mitchell O’Connor – who was recently caught up in a Dáil sexism row – argues that our male-dominated political system cannot represent today’s Ireland.
# Race for the Áras
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.
# Dress Code
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.
# Dáil
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’.
# Dáil
Mitchell O'Connor says 'I'm over it' after Wallace's 'Miss Piggy' comment
Mick Wallace has apologised for referring to Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor as ‘Miss Piggy’ in the Dáil yesterday.
# Dáil
Mick Wallace labels Mary Mitchell O'Connor 'Miss Piggy'
Wallace is recorded in conversation with fellow independents Luke Ming Flanagan and Shane Ross.
# Your Say
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?
# dress to impress
New dress code for smarter-looking TDs
Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett has described the Dáil dress code as “pathetic”.
# Mick Wallace
Wallace doesn't expect ACC to force him into bankruptcy
The under-pressure developer says banks have nothing to gain by pursuing him for loans he simply can’t afford to repay.
# Receivership
Receiver appointed to TD Wallace's construction properties
ACC Bank has a receiver appointed properties owned by M & J Wallace Limited, the building company of Mick Wallace.
# Mick Wallace
TD Wallace admits debts remain at around €40 million
The independent TD tells Morning Ireland that his debts remain significant, and that the property market will fall further.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In today’s Fix: HSE apologises over misdiagnosed miscarriages; Houghton and Whelan are out of RTÉ soccer show; and Vladimir Putin shows off his latest hobby.
# Dáil Éireann
Dáil begins two-day discussion on Moriarty findings
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he wants an all-party motion calling on Michael Lowry to resign from the Dáil.