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# tds - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'I'm gonna switch off the microphones': Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

'I'm gonna switch off the microphones': Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs

Sep 18th 2014, 12:31 PM 9,064 Views 19 Comments

The Dáil is barely back and already TDs are being very naughty.

# tds - Monday 15 September, 2014

FG are "very right-wing" and not "comfortable bedfellows" for Fianna Fáil
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

FG are "very right-wing" and not "comfortable bedfellows" for Fianna Fáil

Sep 15th 2014, 6:36 PM 6,299 Views 42 Comments

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…

# tds - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

Sep 6th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,799 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# tds - Thursday 4 September, 2014

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'
# What's He Building In There?
# What's He Building In There?

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'

Sep 4th 2014, 11:56 AM 8,247 Views 55 Comments

The TD says he’s after a “common crusade” but not a new party – yet.

# tds - 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 4,735 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.

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 5,120 Views 66 Comments

Expect some very pointed questions…

# tds - Monday 1 September, 2014

READ: Former US President Jimmy Carter's appeal to TDs over prostitution
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

READ: Former US President Jimmy Carter's appeal to TDs over prostitution

Sep 1st 2014, 9:24 AM 11,405 Views 68 Comments

Short version: “Get a move on, guys.”

# tds - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare
# Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
# Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare

Aug 27th 2014, 5:52 PM 31,871 Views 122 Comments

For one week, politicians will see first-hand what it takes to live on social welfare payments as part of a new TV3 series.

# tds - Monday 25 August, 2014

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches
# Childcare
# Childcare

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches

Aug 25th 2014, 2:06 PM 9,568 Views 25 Comments

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

# tds - 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 12,106 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.

# tds - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

"We must have been shaming them": Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House
# Out Of Sight
# Out Of Sight

"We must have been shaming them": Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House

Jul 2nd 2014, 3:18 PM 5,824 Views 14 Comments

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?

# tds - Thursday 26 June, 2014

WATCH LIVE: Labour leadership hopefuls to go head-to-head at hustings
# Take Me To Your Leader
# Take Me To Your Leader

WATCH LIVE: Labour leadership hopefuls to go head-to-head at hustings

Jun 26th 2014, 6:50 PM 7,631 Views 27 Comments

This time, it’s due to take place in the Mansion House in Dublin.

# tds - Thursday 12 June, 2014

How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got...
# You Can Blow My Whistle
# You Can Blow My Whistle

How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got...

Jun 12th 2014, 8:00 PM 6,092 Views 13 Comments

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
# In A Basement
# In A Basement

Stephen Donnelly says he might quit the banking inquiry

Jun 12th 2014, 3:49 PM 9,910 Views 46 Comments

“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.”

# tds - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Forum needed to deal with "overwhelming" amount of Garda malpractice complaints
# Justice4all
# Justice4all

Forum needed to deal with "overwhelming" amount of Garda malpractice complaints

May 17th 2014, 3:23 PM 8,569 Views 38 Comments

The Justice4All group met today in Navan to call for the setting up of the forum.

# tds - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Well, isn't it well for some?
# Holidail
From The Daily Edge
# Holidail

Well, isn't it well for some?

Apr 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,553 Views 40 Comments

That’s a grand break.

# tds - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Open thread: Are you in favour of the GAA's deal with Sky?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: Are you in favour of the GAA's deal with Sky?

Apr 1st 2014, 5:00 PM 4,972 Views 44 Comments

Some TDs have already voiced their opposition to the move, while former GAA President Nicky Brennan recently played down concerns.

# tds - Monday 24 March, 2014

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?

Mar 24th 2014, 8:30 PM 42,181 Views 58 Comments

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?

# tds - Friday 28 February, 2014

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

One person received 70 per cent of all big political donations last year

Feb 28th 2014, 2:46 PM 23,624 Views 44 Comments

Meanwhile, fourteen elected representatives didn’t declare their donation statements and may now face prosecution.

# tds - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
# Retrospective
# Retrospective

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

Feb 25th 2014, 9:25 AM 13,710 Views 44 Comments

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?

# tds - Thursday 6 February, 2014

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”
# Points Scoring
# Points Scoring

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”

Feb 6th 2014, 4:55 PM 15,317 Views 65 Comments

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.

# tds - Monday 27 January, 2014

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members

Jan 27th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,596 Views 26 Comments

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.

# tds - Friday 24 January, 2014

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill
# Tighten Your Belts
# Tighten Your Belts

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill

Jan 24th 2014, 9:30 AM 6,546 Views 36 Comments

Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.

# tds - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

'A taser for the Ceann Comhairle': Here's what our politicians are asking Santa for this Christmas
# Christmas Wishes
# Christmas Wishes

'A taser for the Ceann Comhairle': Here's what our politicians are asking Santa for this Christmas

Dec 24th 2013, 6:30 PM 6,119 Views 16 Comments

Even TDs and Senators are writing letters to the big fella in the North Pole this year…

# tds - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Developing the 'hard neck': TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Developing the 'hard neck': TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies

Dec 21st 2013, 7:10 AM 6,034 Views 49 Comments

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? TheJournal.ie takes a look.

# tds - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Former CRC boss agrees to appear before Dáil committee
# Committee
# Committee

Former CRC boss agrees to appear before Dáil committee

Dec 12th 2013, 10:58 PM 9,486 Views 44 Comments

Brian Conlan, who resigned from his role as CEO at the start of this week, has agreed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

# tds - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

CRC grilling, powercuts, and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

CRC grilling, powercuts, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Dec 11th 2013, 9:00 AM 2,923 Views 3 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# tds - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Keaveney: Mistakes were made but Micheál Martin has apologised for them
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Keaveney: Mistakes were made but Micheál Martin has apologised for them

Dec 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,475 Views 79 Comments

Colm Keaveney tells TheJournal.ie why he is now a member of Fianna Fáil and why he didn’t run for Europe.

# tds - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators
# Reform Plan
# Reform Plan

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators

Nov 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,782 Views 29 Comments

Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.

# tds - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

17 TDs admit they’ve had an alcoholic drink before going into the Dáil chamber
# Oireachtas Bars
# Oireachtas Bars

17 TDs admit they’ve had an alcoholic drink before going into the Dáil chamber

Nov 20th 2013, 11:00 PM 38,343 Views 199 Comments

“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.

# tds - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

21 pictures of TDs and Senators taking part in a fashion show
# Dedicated Followers
# Dedicated Followers

21 pictures of TDs and Senators taking part in a fashion show

Nov 13th 2013, 9:02 AM 17,678 Views 46 Comments

A hat shaped like a flower, an illuminous golfer and a Minister’s strut. The Shelbourne Hotel had it all last night.

# tds - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

TDs and Senators to strut their stuff on the catwalk for charity
# Strike A Pose
# Strike A Pose

TDs and Senators to strut their stuff on the catwalk for charity

Nov 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,886 Views 13 Comments

Dáil and Seanad members will go head to head with professional models for charity in the Shelbourne Hotel next week.

# tds - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

TDs will sit earlier and for longer from this week
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

TDs will sit earlier and for longer from this week

Nov 5th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,982 Views 30 Comments

Under changes taking effect this week Leaders’ Questions move to midday on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

# tds - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

TDs and Senators who lose their seats could face court action over unspent allowances
# Parliamentary Activities Allowance
# Parliamentary Activities Allowance

TDs and Senators who lose their seats could face court action over unspent allowances

Oct 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 7,162 Views 35 Comments

A new bill published yesterday will ensure that unspent allowances from TDs and Senators are repaid for the first time.

# tds - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances
# Party Leaders' Allowance
# Party Leaders' Allowance

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:35 PM 17,933 Views 78 Comments

The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.

# tds - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs: 'Go and watch television to see what it sounds like'
# Seanie Says Relax
# Seanie Says Relax

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs: 'Go and watch television to see what it sounds like'

Oct 17th 2013, 1:18 PM 9,445 Views 28 Comments

“There’s a lot of people made a lot of sacrifices so we could come into this chamber and debate, not to shout each other down.”

# tds - Friday 11 October, 2013

TDs and Senators given advice to counter 'disingenuous annual media yarn' on allowances
# Parliamentary Standard Allowance
# Parliamentary Standard Allowance

TDs and Senators given advice to counter 'disingenuous annual media yarn' on allowances

Oct 11th 2013, 6:00 AM 4,060 Views 19 Comments

TDs and Senators have been told to point out that “most if not all members” will have exceeded the minimum number of attendance days to qualify for allowances. In fact, just 15 TDs and four Senators have reached the required number of days.

# tds - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Fine Gael uses giant jigsaw to argue for abolition of 'hijacked' Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Fine Gael uses giant jigsaw to argue for abolition of 'hijacked' Seanad

Oct 2nd 2013, 3:58 PM 11,428 Views 91 Comments

After a little trouble with the colours of the Irish flag – and a little trip for Enda – we think they got the message across.

# tds - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes

Sep 25th 2013, 8:09 AM 5,040 Views 30 Comments

Patrick Honohan has been called to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee after it emerged thousands of legal letters being sent by banks could be classified as ‘sustainable mortgage solutions’.

# tds - Monday 23 September, 2013

Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 4,433 Views 15 Comments

Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told TheJournal.ie that TDs should be setting an example.