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# speaking rights

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Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'
The leader of the Dáil was speaking after a week in which he surprised many, including the government, by allowing members of the Reform Alliance and former Labour parliamentary party TDs speaking time during Dáil debates.
Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'
Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.
Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees
They’ve got speaking time but they want more…
Explainer: Why can't the Fine Gael rebels form a new political party?
They can’t establish a second Technical Group and they won’t be allowed join the existing one. Are Lucinda Creighton et al becoming a modern day Blanche DuBois?
Exiled Fine Gael TDs and Senators have "no plans" to form a new party - "at the moment"
Paul Bradford, the temporary spokesperson for the group of eight Fine Gael TDs and Senators, says that government should be “grown up” and allow the rebels speaking rights in the Dáil and Seanad.
Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
The government chief whip has told that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.
No sign of Fine Gael rebels and Labour TDs teaming up for speaking rights
One member of the technical group said that he would be “disappointed” if Fine Gael rebels thought he would join them in a new political party.
Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil
A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.