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# Oireachtas

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Who'll be up against who in the new Dáil? We take a look
These are the TDs who’ll be squaring off against the ministers for health, housing, finance and justice.
Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?
The President can refuse a dissolution request when the Taoiseach does not have the support of the majority of the Dáil.
Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland
The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?
Conor McGregor will NOT be on the €1 coin
Not yet, anyway.
The mystery of the 85,000 Christmas cards and the Dáil printer
Did it really happen?
Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients 'adds to stigma'
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.
Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels "wronged"
“I feel misrepresented deputy. 80% of what has been written about me is wrong. 10% might be disputed.”
Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison
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.
You could become a TD at the next election... and here's how
Here is what you need to do if you’re thinking about taking a crack at the next Dáil.
Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?
It was revealed on Friday that the email address of an Irish politician has been found on the list.
Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database
A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.
Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee
Every member of the CPP has been named in letters from the businessman’s lawyers.
This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they've gone on holidays
The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…
Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
Does the Greek crisis show the danger of electing Sinn Féin?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Is Ireland ready for Greece to leave the eurozone?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances
The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.
Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days...
The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.
Here is the article that Denis O'Brien's lawyers didn't want you to see last Thursday
On foot of clarification in the High Court today, republishes the article we first posted last week relaying Catherine Murphy’s Dáil comments.
That's a grand break, isn't it?
TDs will, of course, be up to HERE in constituency work over the next 11 days or so.
'We already bought my daughter's communion dress, because I'll be blind next year'
Carol Brill has spoken of her condition of deafblindness.
Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.
'We'll cut them again in a month or two' - AIB chief on mortgage rates
David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…
Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...
Our minds are blown. Our heads hurt.
Oireachtas told: 'Illegal immigrants are giving two fingers to the State'
The Immigration Control Platform were compared to Nazism by one deputy.
'If you put two pigs flying up O'Connell Street it'd be the number one news item on RTE'
Point-scoring was the order of the day as RTE appeared before an Oireachtas Committee today to discuss alleged bias in its coverage.
It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister
Kerins claims she was treated unfairly by TDs serving on the committee at the time in their questioning on Rehab accounts.
The new Lotto operators are accused of making 'savings and shavings' on the draw
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
James Heffernan had refused to leave an office he shared with former Labour colleague John Gilroy.
Loophole means ecstasy and loads of other drugs are now legal (but only until Thursday)
It follows a court ruling this morning.
Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical
Let’s have it then, Deputy…
Michelle Mulherin repays €1,295 for African phone calls
The Mayo TD had previously repaid €2,000.
Lisbon Treaty vote (the 1st one) the most expensive referendum of past 15 years
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.
Do Sinn Féin's numbers add up? We could soon know for sure...
The government is considering a special Oireachtas committee to cost pre-budget submissions.
Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?
The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.
Jake Brennan's mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights
The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny last June.
How to end the Dáil's never-ending Punch & Judy Show ... Should we ban cameras?
This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…
It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice
The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…
Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.