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# oireachtas - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...

Oct 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,746 Views 27 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Joan Burton: I'm delighted people are filming Irish Water protests
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Joan Burton: I'm delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

Oct 23rd 2014, 12:43 PM 16,295 Views 73 Comments

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

# oireachtas - Saturday 18 October, 2014

“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Oct 18th 2014, 8:00 PM 22,258 Views 78 Comments

In which Mary Lou unleashes hell in the Dáil, Michael and Brendan enjoy their big day out, and the Leinster House barrier strikes again…

# oireachtas - Friday 17 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let's all have a drink)
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let's all have a drink)

Oct 17th 2014, 8:57 AM 6,610 Views 37 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

State of the Nation: The 'Stockholm Syndrome' Budget?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: The 'Stockholm Syndrome' Budget?

Oct 15th 2014, 8:20 AM 8,316 Views 18 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Oct 14th 2014, 2:50 PM 5,634 Views 7 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

We recycle 37 glass bottles a week per head of population and they’re mainly alcohol related
# Green
# Green

We recycle 37 glass bottles a week per head of population and they’re mainly alcohol related

Oct 14th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,769 Views 40 Comments

There’s been an increase of nearly 10% in glass bottle collections.

# oireachtas - Thursday 9 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Not 'Top Cat' anymore ... Enda's got company at the top of the polls
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Not 'Top Cat' anymore ... Enda's got company at the top of the polls

Oct 9th 2014, 8:53 AM 10,175 Views 63 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Sacked minister's blistering parting shot over "failed" Irish Water
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Sacked minister's blistering parting shot over "failed" Irish Water

Oct 7th 2014, 8:11 AM 10,938 Views 43 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Monday 6 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks'
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks'

Oct 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,644 Views 12 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Friday 3 October, 2014

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won't go away
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won't go away

Oct 3rd 2014, 8:41 AM 8,118 Views 35 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Thursday 2 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Noonan to the rescue
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Noonan to the rescue

Oct 2nd 2014, 7:49 AM 5,583 Views 41 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Enda's under pressure (and that isn't even an Irish Water gag)
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Enda's under pressure (and that isn't even an Irish Water gag)

Oct 1st 2014, 9:06 AM 9,455 Views 61 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

State of the Nation: Yet another Irish Water controversy for Fine Gael...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Yet another Irish Water controversy for Fine Gael...

Sep 30th 2014, 8:52 AM 11,054 Views 48 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Monday 29 September, 2014

State of the Nation: Does Apple have a 'sweetheart' tax deal with Ireland?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Does Apple have a 'sweetheart' tax deal with Ireland?

Sep 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,040 Views 17 Comments

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

# oireachtas - Saturday 27 September, 2014

'Stroke politics at its worst': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Stroke politics at its worst': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Sep 27th 2014, 6:30 PM 6,918 Views 13 Comments

The government landed itself in an awful mess, Lucinda made some friends and Ed Miliband forgot his lines…

# oireachtas - Thursday 25 September, 2014

The nominations are closed... Here who's on the ballot for the two Dáil by-elections
# The Hopefuls
# The Hopefuls

The nominations are closed... Here who's on the ballot for the two Dáil by-elections

Sep 25th 2014, 3:34 PM 9,966 Views 55 Comments

There was a bit of scramble to hand in nomination papers this morning…

# oireachtas - Saturday 20 September, 2014

'Better the devil you know': Winners, losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Better the devil you know': Winners, losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

Sep 20th 2014, 6:30 PM 7,449 Views 4 Comments

Scotland said No, Gordon Brown re-emerged, as did Alan Shatter, and Micheál Martin tied himself in knots.

# oireachtas - Thursday 18 September, 2014

This guy is Fine Gael's surprise pick for the vacant Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

This guy is Fine Gael's surprise pick for the vacant Seanad seat

Sep 18th 2014, 8:59 AM 8,995 Views 33 Comments

John McNulty will take Deirdre Clune’s vacant seat in the upper house.

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time
# Paying Up
# Paying Up

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time

Sep 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,557 Views 29 Comments

Leinster House authorities are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to collecting money owed.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

There's a "real risk" that the Banking Inquiry could collapse
# Warning
# Warning

There's a "real risk" that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

Sep 17th 2014, 9:10 AM 10,555 Views 36 Comments

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins
# End Of Summer
# End Of Summer

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:48 PM 4,731 Views 8 Comments

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

# oireachtas - Saturday 30 August, 2014

'The water has frozen my brain': Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'The water has frozen my brain': Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week

Aug 30th 2014, 6:30 PM 11,798 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# oireachtas - Monday 11 August, 2014

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms
# Fresh Threads
# Fresh Threads

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms

Aug 11th 2014, 11:55 AM 10,316 Views 53 Comments

Fancy.

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)
# Gift Shop
# Gift Shop

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)

Aug 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 17,754 Views 43 Comments

An Síopa was known as ‘the most expensive tuck shop in Ireland’ when it was opened in 2008.

# oireachtas - Saturday 9 August, 2014

'Cheated death': 4 winners, 4 losers and one for you to decide on from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Cheated death': 4 winners, 4 losers and one for you to decide on from the political week

Aug 9th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,580 Views 12 Comments

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# oireachtas - Saturday 2 August, 2014

'A right pain in the bum': 4 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'A right pain in the bum': 4 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Aug 2nd 2014, 6:30 PM 7,760 Views 2 Comments

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# oireachtas - Saturday 26 July, 2014

'Leo the lion': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Leo the lion': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jul 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,711 Views 7 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# oireachtas - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed
# Changes In The Chamber
# Changes In The Chamber

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed

Jul 23rd 2014, 5:50 PM 6,020 Views 12 Comments

The proposals are intended to improve efficiency, but don’t address who can vote in Seanad elections.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy
# Government Wage
# Government Wage

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Jul 22nd 2014, 3:24 PM 11,928 Views 27 Comments

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs
# MacGill
# MacGill

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 11,599 Views 52 Comments

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

# oireachtas - Monday 21 July, 2014

Did you know the Oireachtas offers Irish and French classes?
# Bonjour
# Bonjour

Did you know the Oireachtas offers Irish and French classes?

Jul 21st 2014, 3:15 PM 8,236 Views 19 Comments

They do. And it cost nearly €18,000 last year.

# oireachtas - Saturday 19 July, 2014

'Seagulls have lost the run of themselves': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Seagulls have lost the run of themselves': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jul 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,125 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# oireachtas - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

Jul 8th 2014, 2:32 PM 7,221 Views 17 Comments

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

# oireachtas - Saturday 5 July, 2014

“This is Joan’s day”: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

“This is Joan’s day”: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jul 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,509 Views 7 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The banking inquiry will ask leading economists to help figure out what it should investigate
# Lending A Hand
# Lending A Hand

The banking inquiry will ask leading economists to help figure out what it should investigate

Jul 2nd 2014, 3:21 PM 4,602 Views 33 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee met for the third time in private session this morning.

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year
# Hardworking
# Hardworking

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:41 AM 4,911 Views 20 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas has released some interesting figures in its 2013 annual report.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

How much will you be paying for your water?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How much will you be paying for your water?

Jul 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 12,572 Views 54 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation will be giving TDs and Senators a briefing on water tariffs in Leinster House today.

# oireachtas - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'I’m going to hit you between the eyes': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'I’m going to hit you between the eyes': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jun 21st 2014, 6:30 PM 7,338 Views 4 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# oireachtas - Friday 20 June, 2014

Full metal racket: The Government's in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid...
# Scrap Friday
# Scrap Friday

Full metal racket: The Government's in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid...

Jun 20th 2014, 1:34 PM 11,384 Views 21 Comments

Mattie had done a lot of work on his scrap metal bill, but the Government weren’t playing ball. And Finian threatened to hit the Minister between the eyes… with facts.