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We asked every TD and Senator if they're paying their water charges. Here's what they said...
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?
Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.
"Pimps may look south" warning, as Stormont votes to criminalise paying for sex
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?
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
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
Mary Lou McDonald caused controversy when it emerged she flew business class to Australia last month.
'I'm gonna switch off the microphones': Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs
The Dáil is barely back and already TDs are being very naughty.
FG are "very right-wing" and not "comfortable bedfellows" for Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin’s also said he doesn’t agree with Mary Hanafin’s point-of-view – that Ireland isn’t ready to vote his party back into power…
Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week
You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.
READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'
The TD says he’s after a “common crusade” but not a new party – yet.
Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins
With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.
TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today
Expect some very pointed questions…
READ: Former US President Jimmy Carter's appeal to TDs over prostitution
Short version: “Get a move on, guys.”
Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare
For one week, politicians will see first-hand what it takes to live on social welfare payments as part of a new TV3 series.
Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches
New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.
HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy
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.
"We must have been shaming them": Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House
Groups are no longer being allowed to use a conference room in the Oireachtas to hold pre-Budget briefings. A way for politicians to avoid attending?
WATCH LIVE: Labour leadership hopefuls to go head-to-head at hustings
This time, it’s due to take place in the Mansion House in Dublin.
How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got...
A guidance note was issued to all deputies and senators last night in the wake of recent controversies surrounding whistleblowers.
Stephen Donnelly says he might quit the banking inquiry
“Events of this week are certainly making me rethink whether or not I want to spend the next year-and-a-half in a basement.”
Forum needed to deal with "overwhelming" amount of Garda malpractice complaints
The Justice4All group met today in Navan to call for the setting up of the forum.
Well, isn't it well for some?
That’s a grand break.
Open thread: Are you in favour of the GAA's deal with Sky?
Some TDs have already voiced their opposition to the move, while former GAA President Nicky Brennan recently played down concerns.
In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?
One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year
Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.
Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?
More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”
Two PAC members have formally requested that the PAC again consider the issue of releasing a transcript of garda whistleblower’s testimony. Ross was today accused of being more interested in “getting on the six o’clock news” than pursuing the truth.
'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members
An ambulance chaser or an indispensable public spending watchdog? The Public Accounts Committee’s work and role is coming under increasing scrutiny from its own members.
This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill
Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.
'A taser for the Ceann Comhairle': Here's what our politicians are asking Santa for this Christmas
Even TDs and Senators are writing letters to the big fella in the North Pole this year…
Developing the 'hard neck': TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies
Is enough being done to help out TDs and Senators cope with the abuse they receive and the difficult cases they have to deal with in their constituencies? takes a look.
Former CRC boss agrees to appear before Dáil committee
Brian Conlan, who resigned from his role as CEO at the start of this week, has agreed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.
CRC grilling, powercuts, and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
Keaveney: Mistakes were made but Micheál Martin has apologised for them
Colm Keaveney tells why he is now a member of Fianna Fáil and why he didn’t run for Europe.
"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators
Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.
17 TDs admit they’ve had an alcoholic drink before going into the Dáil chamber
“If a TD has a pint or two I don’t think that’s a problem for me and I don’t think it’s a problem for the citizens of the country either,” Labour chief whip Emmet Stagg has told TV3′s Midweek programme.
21 pictures of TDs and Senators taking part in a fashion show
A hat shaped like a flower, an illuminous golfer and a Minister’s strut. The Shelbourne Hotel had it all last night.
TDs and Senators to strut their stuff on the catwalk for charity
Dáil and Seanad members will go head to head with professional models for charity in the Shelbourne Hotel next week.
TDs will sit earlier and for longer from this week
Under changes taking effect this week Leaders’ Questions move to midday on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
TDs and Senators who lose their seats could face court action over unspent allowances
A new bill published yesterday will ensure that unspent allowances from TDs and Senators are repaid for the first time.