Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 11°C Thursday 15 April 2021

#Oireachtas

# oireachtas - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today
# ISL
# ISL

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today

Dec 14th 2017, 8:37 AM 8,984 Views 48 Comments

The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Nov 15th 2017, 7:15 PM 23,012 Views 203 Comments

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Nov 8th 2017, 8:35 PM 28,726 Views 190 Comments

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# oireachtas - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Armed gardaí arrest man following attempted robbery of Louth bookmakers
# Dunleer
# Dunleer

Armed gardaí arrest man following attempted robbery of Louth bookmakers

Oct 19th 2017, 9:31 AM 10,133 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 40s has been arrested and charged.

# oireachtas - Friday 29 September, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'
# Column
# Column

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

Sep 29th 2017, 12:50 PM 31,360 Views 273 Comments

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for TheJournal.ie on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

# oireachtas - Monday 25 September, 2017

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down
# Rewind
# Rewind

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down

Sep 25th 2017, 7:25 PM 31,895 Views 60 Comments

Politicians and journalists argued that it showed a lack of transparency from the State.

# oireachtas - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits
# Geoffrey Shannon
# Geoffrey Shannon

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits

Sep 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 13,065 Views 19 Comments

Professor Geoffrey Shannon published a comprehensive audit of the gardaí’s child protection practices in May.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

The Eighth Amendment Committee meets today. Sign up here to get emails to keep you updated
# Stay Informed
# Stay Informed

The Eighth Amendment Committee meets today. Sign up here to get emails to keep you updated

Sep 20th 2017, 8:50 AM 14,109 Views 117 Comments

Stay informed about everything that happens at the committee which is deciding what happens next with Ireland’s abortion laws.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'

Aug 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 12,420 Views 55 Comments

Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.

# oireachtas - Monday 31 July, 2017

Dáil bar and restaurant clears €5,482 in 16 years' worth of unpaid tabs
# One More Pint
# One More Pint

Dáil bar and restaurant clears €5,482 in 16 years' worth of unpaid tabs

Jul 31st 2017, 2:34 PM 26,070 Views 66 Comments

The outstanding tabs are understood to be a “legacy issue” going back to the year 2000.

# oireachtas - Friday 14 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?
# Paul Murphy
# Paul Murphy

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

Jul 14th 2017, 10:22 AM 19,221 Views 134 Comments

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded
# Pay Back
# Pay Back

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Jul 12th 2017, 4:17 PM 9,737 Views 57 Comments

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# oireachtas - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'He was still alive': Doctor explains the reality of organ harvesting in China
# Organ Tourism
# Organ Tourism

'He was still alive': Doctor explains the reality of organ harvesting in China

Jul 6th 2017, 2:41 PM 36,314 Views 31 Comments

Ireland should ensure they’re not complicit in China’s organ harvesting abuses by banning ‘organ tourism’, was the advice given at committee today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland
# Final Stages
# Final Stages

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland

Jun 28th 2017, 5:48 PM 15,937 Views 59 Comments

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse
# Long-term Lets
# Long-term Lets

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Jun 28th 2017, 4:58 PM 12,259 Views 62 Comments

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

'We just want time to complete the paper': TDs to quiz exam board on Junior Cert pupil's petition
# English Exam
# English Exam

'We just want time to complete the paper': TDs to quiz exam board on Junior Cert pupil's petition

Jun 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 27,070 Views 21 Comments

A petition from Junior Cert student Tara O’Sullivan has led to today’s hearing before the Petitions Committee.

# oireachtas - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight
# Analysis
# Analysis

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight

Jun 24th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,667 Views 47 Comments

The Commissioner faced a gruelling session at the Public Accounts Committee this week but she let TDs know she is not going anywhere.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row
# Templemore
# Templemore

Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row

Jun 13th 2017, 10:32 AM 18,093 Views 23 Comments

It emerged recently that one of Barrett’s colleagues questioned in a letter to the Commissioner whether he had breached the Official Secrets Act.

# oireachtas - 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 9,411 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.

# oireachtas - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Apr 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 39,788 Views 64 Comments

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

# oireachtas - Monday 3 April, 2017

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back
# The End Is Near
# The End Is Near

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:05 PM 30,095 Views 125 Comments

However, the final draft of the report states that all new homes are to have water meters installed.

# oireachtas - Monday 13 February, 2017

Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information
# Online
# Online

Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information

Feb 13th 2017, 6:20 AM 8,197 Views 27 Comments

An email security specialist has said that government departments need to be aware of the risks posed by this.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee
# High Court
# High Court

Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee

Jan 31st 2017, 1:00 PM 28,893 Views 119 Comments

Kerins was not present in court for this morning’s judgement.

# oireachtas - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'He was in bed wearing nothing but his underwear, there is no doubt he was summarily executed'
# Michael Dwyer
# Michael Dwyer

'He was in bed wearing nothing but his underwear, there is no doubt he was summarily executed'

Jan 26th 2017, 1:34 PM 44,569 Views 20 Comments

Michael Dwyer’s family continue to seek justice for their son.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Union bosses meet with TDs as Bus Éireann industrial action remains on the cards
# Industrial Dispute
# Industrial Dispute

Union bosses meet with TDs as Bus Éireann industrial action remains on the cards

Jan 24th 2017, 9:10 PM 16,414 Views 66 Comments

Bus Éireann has warned of 2,600 job losses

# oireachtas - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Apple boss Tim Cook will NOT be coming to Leinster House
# Not Attending
# Not Attending

Apple boss Tim Cook will NOT be coming to Leinster House

Jan 5th 2017, 2:00 PM 11,880 Views 22 Comments

Cook was invited to speak before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting

Dec 13th 2016, 4:51 PM 6,326 Views 44 Comments

Kevin Duffy addressed a number of the main issues around the water charges debate, including water wastage and paying people back.

# oireachtas - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline
# Medicinal
# Medicinal

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

Dec 1st 2016, 9:11 PM 46,816 Views 50 Comments

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

# oireachtas - Friday 14 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

Oct 14th 2016, 10:43 AM 30,283 Views 113 Comments

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

# oireachtas - Thursday 7 July, 2016

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol
# Demon Drink
# Demon Drink

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol

Jul 7th 2016, 6:10 AM 21,234 Views 16 Comments

A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.

# oireachtas - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?
# Signs Of Withdrawal
# Signs Of Withdrawal

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?

Jun 18th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,028 Views 28 Comments

A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.

# oireachtas - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Some ex-TDs haven't bothered to return their laptops, but the Dáil still wants them back
# Which Ipad Is This Now?
# Which Ipad Is This Now?

Some ex-TDs haven't bothered to return their laptops, but the Dáil still wants them back

May 21st 2016, 2:11 PM 20,483 Views 59 Comments

20 former TDs who either retired or lost their seats have failed to return technology worth €20,000 provided to them by the State.

Who'll be up against who in the new Dáil? We take a look
# Front Benches
# Front Benches

Who'll be up against who in the new Dáil? We take a look

May 21st 2016, 8:00 AM 19,177 Views 35 Comments

These are the TDs who’ll be squaring off against the ministers for health, housing, finance and justice.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?
# Get It Together
# Get It Together

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?

Apr 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 9,034 Views 32 Comments

The President can refuse a dissolution request when the Taoiseach does not have the support of the majority of the Dáil.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result

Apr 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 16,007 Views 92 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Monday 28 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland
# The Other House
# The Other House

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland

Mar 28th 2016, 9:30 PM 38,866 Views 47 Comments

The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?

# oireachtas - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Conor McGregor will NOT be on the €1 coin
# Heavy Blow
# Heavy Blow

Conor McGregor will NOT be on the €1 coin

Jan 13th 2016, 5:28 PM 22,647 Views 61 Comments

Not yet, anyway.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

The mystery of the 85,000 Christmas cards and the Dáil printer
# Fit To Print
# Fit To Print

The mystery of the 85,000 Christmas cards and the Dáil printer

Dec 23rd 2015, 11:26 AM 18,438 Views 110 Comments

Did it really happen?

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients 'adds to stigma'
# Stop The Stigma
# Stop The Stigma

Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients 'adds to stigma'

Dec 2nd 2015, 6:05 AM 18,078 Views 66 Comments

The “worrying” levels of HIV diagnoses have been discussed at the Oireachtas Health Committee. There are set to be more cases of HIV in Ireland in 2015 than in any other year.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels "wronged"
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels "wronged"

Sep 2nd 2015, 1:15 PM 27,242 Views 73 Comments

“I feel misrepresented deputy. 80% of what has been written about me is wrong. 10% might be disputed.”