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Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar
# Time Please
# Time Please

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Dec 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 5,935 Views 32 Comments

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 406,809 Views 212 Comments

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

Oct 18th 2016, 2:12 PM 15,257 Views 59 Comments

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

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 30,495 Views 108 Comments

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

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?
# What's On The Menu
# What's On The Menu

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Sep 11th 2016, 9:46 PM 27,035 Views 64 Comments

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long?

Jul 21st 2016, 9:42 AM 34,327 Views 124 Comments

They’ll be back in the Dáil on 27 September – should their holidays be shorter?

Believe it or not, Ireland doesn't have enough politicians
# TDs Or Not TDs
# TDs Or Not TDs

Believe it or not, Ireland doesn't have enough politicians

Jul 14th 2016, 1:01 PM 14,199 Views 61 Comments

Seriously.

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

Jun 25th 2016, 8:15 AM 26,257 Views 90 Comments

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said
# Special Status
# Special Status

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

Jun 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,512 Views 54 Comments

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice
# Settling In
# Settling In

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

May 14th 2016, 1:00 AM 57,378 Views 112 Comments

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support
# Getting There
# Getting There

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

May 5th 2016, 7:20 PM 25,908 Views 87 Comments

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael
# Minority Report
# Minority Report

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Apr 30th 2016, 2:54 PM 16,767 Views 127 Comments

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

Apr 27th 2016, 3:28 AM 101,922 Views 68 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

16 times Irish politicians were a little bit mortifying on Twitter
# Down With The Kids
From The Daily Edge
# Down With The Kids

16 times Irish politicians were a little bit mortifying on Twitter

Mar 5th 2016, 9:30 AM 6,640 Views 2 Comments

TDs — they’re just like us.

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs
# Fresh Blood
# Fresh Blood

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Feb 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 60,198 Views 36 Comments

Meet the new kids on the block.

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge
# The People's Debate
# The People's Debate

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge

Nov 18th 2015, 8:48 AM 20,738 Views 32 Comments

Séamus Healy and Mattie McGrath really went at it on the latest People’s Debate.

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD
# What I've Learned
# What I've Learned

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD

Oct 10th 2015, 8:45 AM 9,316 Views 16 Comments

It’s a year since the man once known as the ‘new Ming’ won his seat. How has he found his first 12 months as a TD?

More women will be in the next Dáil — that would be the case even without gender quotas
# Opinion
# Opinion

More women will be in the next Dáil — that would be the case even without gender quotas

Oct 2nd 2015, 4:44 PM 174 Views 81 Comments

With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?

After John Delaney's ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

After John Delaney's ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment

Jun 10th 2015, 4:40 PM 15,885 Views 72 Comments

The decision was taken by the Oireachtas Transport Committee in private session this morning.

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 27,064 Views 55 Comments

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

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 9,424 Views 56 Comments

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

TDs have given back €140,000 in allowances - but who gave €3.63?
# Payback Time
# Payback Time

TDs have given back €140,000 in allowances - but who gave €3.63?

Apr 10th 2015, 6:33 PM 31,003 Views 70 Comments

And who returned a whopping €6.89?

Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course!
# Opinion
# Opinion

Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course!

Mar 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 294 Views 56 Comments

Hiring a family member can be advantageous to accomplishing the work that voters demand of our TDs.

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 469,531 Views 136 Comments

It follows a court ruling this morning.

No more 'throwing around' our national flag, Sinn Féin TDs told
# Flagging An Issue
# Flagging An Issue

No more 'throwing around' our national flag, Sinn Féin TDs told

Mar 3rd 2015, 7:48 PM 28,197 Views 156 Comments

The party will debate a motion proposing the national flag “be shown due respect” this weekend.

Where have you seen these political faces before?
# The Scenic Route
# The Scenic Route

Where have you seen these political faces before?

Mar 1st 2015, 6:15 PM 19,069 Views 39 Comments

They all have one place in common besides the Dáil.

'Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups', court told
# Shannonwatch
# Shannonwatch

'Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups', court told

Feb 25th 2015, 7:25 AM 20,070 Views 0 Comments

The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.

'We want Bose to reconsider, closing this plant is going to hit the county hard'
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

'We want Bose to reconsider, closing this plant is going to hit the county hard'

Jan 27th 2015, 5:23 PM 16,273 Views 27 Comments

Siptu is meeting with senior management at the audio company to appeal for them to reconsider the closure of a Monaghan facility.

And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was....
# Drink Up
# Drink Up

And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was....

Jan 21st 2015, 10:51 AM 24,202 Views 88 Comments

The Dáil bar made €7,461.19 the day the Water Services Bill was debated.

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 9,254 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…

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill
# Petition
# Petition

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

Dec 21st 2014, 1:41 PM 14,954 Views 114 Comments

Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?

Nov 24th 2014, 8:21 AM 23,668 Views 185 Comments

Deputy Shane Ross says that the time is right. What do you think?

Poll: Do you think TDs should be allowed to say what they want in Leinster House?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think TDs should be allowed to say what they want in Leinster House?

Nov 12th 2014, 9:18 AM 12,799 Views 72 Comments

The system of parliamentary privilege means politicians have immunity to defamation suits and so can say what they want in the Dáil, do you think that’s fair?

Gardaí say TDs are allowed to make 'unfounded, unsubstantiated and malicious allegations'
# Parliamentary Privilege
# Parliamentary Privilege

Gardaí say TDs are allowed to make 'unfounded, unsubstantiated and malicious allegations'

Nov 12th 2014, 6:31 AM 8,608 Views 30 Comments

Should politicians be allowed to say what they want in the Dáil and Seanad?

We asked every TD and Senator if they're paying their water charges. Here's what they said...
# Our Survey Says...
# Our Survey Says...

We asked every TD and Senator if they're paying their water charges. Here's what they said...

Nov 3rd 2014, 9:05 AM 62,321 Views 69 Comments

Most elected representatives intend to pay their water bills, but some won’t and some are undecided….

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

Oct 24th 2014, 4:48 PM 6,361 Views 148 Comments

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

"Pimps may look south" warning, as Stormont votes to criminalise paying for sex
# Sex Laws
# Sex Laws

"Pimps may look south" warning, as Stormont votes to criminalise paying for sex

Oct 21st 2014, 9:20 AM 8,144 Views 42 Comments

Northern Ireland is the first part of the UK to support the measure, which makes it illegal to obtain sexual services for payment.

State of the Nation: Why do TDs have to use Twitter to contact Irish Water?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Why do TDs have to use Twitter to contact Irish Water?

Oct 16th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,691 Views 44 Comments

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

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 2:29 PM 5,454 Views 8 Comments

Ming-backed Independent Michael Fitzmaurice and Socialist Paul Murphy have taken their seats in Leinster House.

Gerry Adams is off to New York to see the Clintons tomorrow - but he's flying economy class
# Sinn Plane
# Sinn Plane

Gerry Adams is off to New York to see the Clintons tomorrow - but he's flying economy class

Sep 21st 2014, 8:00 PM 19,576 Views 126 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald caused controversy when it emerged she flew business class to Australia last month.