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# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison
# Freedom
# Freedom

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

Sep 2nd 2015, 7:30 AM 16,171 Views 71 Comments

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# oireachtas - Sunday 30 August, 2015

You could become a TD at the next election... and here's how
# Fancy A Go?
# Fancy A Go?

You could become a TD at the next election... and here's how

Aug 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 27,883 Views 30 Comments

Here is what you need to do if you’re thinking about taking a crack at the next Dáil.

# oireachtas - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?

Aug 23rd 2015, 9:21 AM 35,664 Views 71 Comments

It was revealed on Friday that the email address of an Irish politician has been found on the list.

# oireachtas - Friday 21 August, 2015

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database
# Hacked
# Hacked

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database

Aug 21st 2015, 1:44 PM 80,845 Views 117 Comments

A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.

# oireachtas - Monday 3 August, 2015

Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee
# Dáil Privilege
# Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:54 PM 27,888 Views 0 Comments

Every member of the CPP has been named in letters from the businessman’s lawyers.

# oireachtas - Thursday 16 July, 2015

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they've gone on holidays
# Dáil Over
# Dáil Over

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they've gone on holidays

Jul 16th 2015, 9:15 PM 14,598 Views 38 Comments

The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…

# oireachtas - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'
# With It
# With It

Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:04 PM 34,259 Views 101 Comments

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Does the Greek crisis show the danger of electing Sinn Féin?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Does the Greek crisis show the danger of electing Sinn Féin?

Jul 1st 2015, 12:00 PM 27,580 Views 231 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Is Ireland ready for Greece to leave the eurozone?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Is Ireland ready for Greece to leave the eurozone?

Jun 30th 2015, 10:05 AM 22,309 Views 94 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

Jun 16th 2015, 6:40 PM 13,429 Views 0 Comments

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days...
# On The Blower
# On The Blower

Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days...

Jun 9th 2015, 10:45 PM 27,036 Views 53 Comments

The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Here is the article that Denis O'Brien's lawyers didn't want you to see last Thursday
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Here is the article that Denis O'Brien's lawyers didn't want you to see last Thursday

Jun 2nd 2015, 10:49 PM 172,860 Views 458 Comments

On foot of clarification in the High Court today, TheJournal.ie republishes the article we first posted last week relaying Catherine Murphy’s Dáil comments.

# oireachtas - Friday 29 May, 2015

That's a grand break, isn't it?
# Bank Holi-dáil
# Bank Holi-dáil

That's a grand break, isn't it?

May 29th 2015, 9:19 AM 9,400 Views 56 Comments

TDs will, of course, be up to HERE in constituency work over the next 11 days or so.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

'We already bought my daughter's communion dress, because I'll be blind next year'
# Deafblind
# Deafblind

'We already bought my daughter's communion dress, because I'll be blind next year'

May 27th 2015, 10:41 PM 28,679 Views 10 Comments

Carol Brill has spoken of her condition of deafblindness.

# oireachtas - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
# Behind The Bar
# Behind The Bar

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Apr 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 43,693 Views 110 Comments

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates
# Smooth Talker
# Smooth Talker

'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates

Apr 22nd 2015, 5:06 PM 13,410 Views 26 Comments

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

# oireachtas - Monday 20 April, 2015

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...
# Mind = Blown
# Mind = Blown

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...

Apr 20th 2015, 6:45 PM 10,130 Views 73 Comments

Our minds are blown. Our heads hurt.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Oireachtas told: 'Illegal immigrants are giving two fingers to the State'
# Migrant Invasion
# Migrant Invasion

Oireachtas told: 'Illegal immigrants are giving two fingers to the State'

Apr 1st 2015, 8:29 PM 39,153 Views 215 Comments

The Immigration Control Platform were compared to Nazism by one deputy.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

'If you put two pigs flying up O'Connell Street it'd be the number one news item on RTE'
# Pigs Might Fly
# Pigs Might Fly

'If you put two pigs flying up O'Connell Street it'd be the number one news item on RTE'

Mar 25th 2015, 1:02 PM 18,406 Views 74 Comments

Point-scoring was the order of the day as RTE appeared before an Oireachtas Committee today to discuss alleged bias in its coverage.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister

Mar 24th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,967 Views 0 Comments

Kerins claims she was treated unfairly by TDs serving on the committee at the time in their questioning on Rehab accounts.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

The new Lotto operators are accused of making 'savings and shavings' on the draw
# No Winning Numbers
# No Winning Numbers

The new Lotto operators are accused of making 'savings and shavings' on the draw

Mar 11th 2015, 5:25 PM 36,775 Views 60 Comments

The National Lottery’s reputation is at stake after last month’s first-ever failure.

'If I've to work out of a shoebox I'd do it': Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction
# Locks Changed
# Locks Changed

'If I've to work out of a shoebox I'd do it': Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction

Mar 11th 2015, 10:55 AM 25,382 Views 43 Comments

James Heffernan had refused to leave an office he shared with former Labour colleague John Gilroy.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Loophole means ecstasy and loads of other drugs are now legal (but only until Thursday)
# Emergency Law
# Emergency Law

Loophole means ecstasy and loads of other drugs are now legal (but only until Thursday)

Mar 10th 2015, 6:30 PM 468,046 Views 140 Comments

It follows a court ruling this morning.

# oireachtas - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical
# A Full And Frank Exchange
# A Full And Frank Exchange

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical

Mar 8th 2015, 6:30 PM 23,499 Views 9 Comments

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

# oireachtas - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Michelle Mulherin repays €1,295 for African phone calls
# Kenya Believe It
# Kenya Believe It

Michelle Mulherin repays €1,295 for African phone calls

Feb 24th 2015, 6:13 PM 32,100 Views 173 Comments

The Mayo TD had previously repaid €2,000.

# oireachtas - Monday 16 February, 2015

Lisbon Treaty vote (the 1st one) the most expensive referendum of past 15 years
# Nice Prices
# Nice Prices

Lisbon Treaty vote (the 1st one) the most expensive referendum of past 15 years

Feb 16th 2015, 6:40 PM 9,115 Views 47 Comments

They told us we’d save €20 million by scrapping the Seanad — but it cost us a fair chunk of change to hold the vote.

# oireachtas - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Do Sinn Féin's numbers add up? We could soon know for sure...
# Running The Numbers
# Running The Numbers

Do Sinn Féin's numbers add up? We could soon know for sure...

Jan 24th 2015, 8:15 AM 13,542 Views 107 Comments

The government is considering a special Oireachtas committee to cost pre-budget submissions.

# oireachtas - Friday 23 January, 2015

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?
# Mystery
# Mystery

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:26 PM 38,724 Views 106 Comments

The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Jake Brennan's mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights
# Protest
# Protest

Jake Brennan's mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights

Jan 20th 2015, 9:57 AM 19,788 Views 33 Comments

The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny last June.

# oireachtas - Saturday 17 January, 2015

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?
# Calm Down Calm Down
# Calm Down Calm Down

How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?

Jan 17th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,878 Views 38 Comments

This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…

# oireachtas - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice
# Delivery Date
# Delivery Date

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

Jan 14th 2015, 2:30 PM 9,220 Views 40 Comments

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# oireachtas - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
# Knife Crime
# Knife Crime

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,016 Views 16 Comments

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# oireachtas - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015

Dec 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 176 Views 116 Comments

The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.

# oireachtas - Sunday 7 December, 2014

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad
# That Is Most Unparliamentary Language
# That Is Most Unparliamentary Language

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad

Dec 7th 2014, 6:30 PM 28,822 Views 18 Comments

Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult
# Homeless Criss
# Homeless Criss

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:57 PM 18,276 Views 133 Comments

The Taoiseach said he hoped the numbers could be dramatically reduced, following a forum on homelessness to take place in Dublin on Thursday.

# oireachtas - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Nov 30th 2014, 9:40 AM 10,993 Views 37 Comments

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

# oireachtas - Saturday 22 November, 2014

'Potentially an ISIS situation ': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Potentially an ISIS situation ': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Nov 22nd 2014, 7:15 PM 8,902 Views 36 Comments

In which a Fine Gael TD made some ill-judged remarks, the Socialists were on the defensive and Nigel Farage had more reasons to smile.

# oireachtas - Monday 10 November, 2014

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy
# Having Your Say
# Having Your Say

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy

Nov 10th 2014, 7:37 PM 128 Views 135 Comments

This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.

# oireachtas - Saturday 1 November, 2014

'An entire red herring': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'An entire red herring': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Nov 1st 2014, 6:30 PM 12,202 Views 38 Comments

In which a minister opened up about being bullied, a Sinn Féin councillor got an apology and David Cameron got shoved.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing

Oct 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,582 Views 21 Comments

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.