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# tds - Friday 20 September, 2013

Leinster House will open its doors to 1,650 people tonight (so no need to scale the fence, then)
# Culture Night
# Culture Night

Leinster House will open its doors to 1,650 people tonight (so no need to scale the fence, then)

Sep 20th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,234 Views 10 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas will be open as part of Culture Night. But no, you won’t be allowed sit in Enda’s chair…

# tds - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Having trouble deciding on the Seanad vote? This handy site might give you a steer...
# Votomatic
# Votomatic

Having trouble deciding on the Seanad vote? This handy site might give you a steer...

Sep 19th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,331 Views 53 Comments

Basically a quick online ‘Cosmo quiz’ quiz, Votomatic.ie is aimed at cutting through the spin and helping voters work out their position on the abolition of the upper house.

# tds - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Crowd gathering at 'Lock the government out of the Dáil' protest
# Protest
# Protest

Crowd gathering at 'Lock the government out of the Dáil' protest

Sep 18th 2013, 8:10 AM 19,142 Views 213 Comments

The plan had been to form a human chain around the entrance to stop TDs getting in but gardaí have pushed the demonstration back.

# tds - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Burton: Welfare cap not being considered for Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Burton: Welfare cap not being considered for Budget

Sep 17th 2013, 7:52 PM 6,874 Views 124 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection said the measure had been on the table, but was no longer being looked at ahead of next month’s Budget.

# tds - Monday 16 September, 2013

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term
# Dáil
# Dáil

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term

Sep 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,936 Views 14 Comments

The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.

# tds - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The 4 October referendums: Just five days to make sure you're registered
# Not On The List?
# Not On The List?

The 4 October referendums: Just five days to make sure you're registered

Sep 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,290 Views 25 Comments

The closing date to get on the register is next Tuesday. So, what do you need to do to ensure you’re on the list?

TDs to be told: 'Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

TDs to be told: 'Coalition needs to live up to staffing promises in mental health'

Sep 12th 2013, 6:00 AM 2,505 Views 3 Comments

Mental Health Reform will address TDs and Senators today on issues in the sector; the group is highlighting shortfalls in promised staffing levels and concerns about ring-fencing of funding.

# tds - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?

Sep 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,487 Views 38 Comments

TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?

# tds - Friday 6 September, 2013

Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate
# Oireachtas Bars
# Oireachtas Bars

Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate

Sep 6th 2013, 10:58 PM 23,721 Views 152 Comments

The amount spent on pints of lager and Guinness as well as Snack bars and Club Milks as TDs debated the landmark abortion legislation is laid bare in documents obtained and published today by TheJournal.ie.

Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year
# Oireachtas Bars
# Oireachtas Bars

Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year

Sep 6th 2013, 12:46 PM 8,759 Views 31 Comments

The Oireachtas bars do not “come under the same regulations as public bars”, a Freedom of Information request has confirmed.

How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators?
# Oireachtas Bars
# Oireachtas Bars

How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators?

Sep 6th 2013, 6:00 AM 8,191 Views 22 Comments

If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.

# tds - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee
# Banks
# Banks

LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee

Sep 4th 2013, 2:35 PM 6,469 Views 19 Comments

TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday
# Politicians' Pay
# Politicians' Pay

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday

Sep 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 16,661 Views 188 Comments

While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.

# tds - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Finance Committee to press BoI chief on banking inquiry response
# Richie Boucher
# Richie Boucher

Finance Committee to press BoI chief on banking inquiry response

Sep 3rd 2013, 6:30 AM 3,796 Views 17 Comments

Bank of Ireland’s response to a Michael Noonan letter on preservation of records was “measured at best, reserved at worst” according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch.

# tds - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies

Aug 27th 2013, 2:25 PM 3,029 Views 27 Comments

More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.

# tds - Monday 26 August, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Aug 26th 2013, 11:10 PM 17,439 Views 3 Comments

Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.

# tds - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Harris: €300,000 request for senators’ constituency offices is farcical
# Seanad
# Seanad

Harris: €300,000 request for senators’ constituency offices is farcical

Aug 25th 2013, 3:18 PM 9,079 Views 66 Comments

The Fine Gael TD said that it confirms that the majority of Senators would rather be in the Dáil.

# tds - Monday 12 August, 2013

Is Gerry Adams giving up on Twitter?
# Gerry Adams
# Gerry Adams

Is Gerry Adams giving up on Twitter?

Aug 12th 2013, 12:26 PM 7,552 Views 43 Comments

The Sinn Féin President is to take a ‘sos’ from the microblogging site according to a tweet this morning.

# tds - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Property tax hunger striker wants to block returning TDs from entering Dáil
# 2013 Lockout
# 2013 Lockout

Property tax hunger striker wants to block returning TDs from entering Dáil

Aug 6th 2013, 9:49 PM 14,731 Views 220 Comments

Tony Rochford – who spent over three weeks on hunger strike over the new tax earlier this summer – is organising a new protest for the end of the Dáil recess.

# tds - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

This great infographic explains how TDs use Twitter
# Tweeting TDs
# Tweeting TDs

This great infographic explains how TDs use Twitter

Jul 30th 2013, 4:40 PM 9,625 Views 6 Comments

Eamonn Bell has researched and compiled extensive information that gives us an idea of how TDs use Twitter. There are some surprising outcomes.

# tds - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Sinn Féin says Dáil bar opening hours referred to Oireachtas committee
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Sinn Féin says Dáil bar opening hours referred to Oireachtas committee

Jul 25th 2013, 9:16 PM 6,577 Views 35 Comments

The recent late-night sitting of the Dáil to discuss the abortion bill and the infamous lapgate incident has reignited debate about the appropriateness of bar opening hours in Leinster House.

# tds - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs

Jul 21st 2013, 10:30 AM 5,315 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.

# tds - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The Dáil has gone on holidays until September
# Seeya
# Seeya

The Dáil has gone on holidays until September

Jul 18th 2013, 6:28 PM 6,692 Views 53 Comments

TDs will focus on their constituencies for the next nine weeks, or so they tell us.

# tds - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Which Senators are going to vote against the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Which Senators are going to vote against the abortion bill?

Jul 16th 2013, 11:10 AM 4,396 Views 52 Comments

Senators are due to make their first vote on the bill today. But which senators will be voting against it?

# tds - Friday 12 July, 2013

These are the 31 TDs who voted against the abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

These are the 31 TDs who voted against the abortion bill

Jul 12th 2013, 12:51 AM 19,670 Views 65 Comments

There was some opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, but it gathered enough votes to pass the final vote in the Dáil.

# tds - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

165 amendments to abortion bill tabled
# Abortion
# Abortion

165 amendments to abortion bill tabled

Jul 9th 2013, 7:37 PM 4,379 Views 37 Comments

The amendments will be discussed prior to the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# tds - Thursday 4 July, 2013

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today

Jul 4th 2013, 6:15 AM 17,214 Views 87 Comments

As are the country’s 292,000 civil servants who are experiencing the first effects of the Haddington Road Agreement in their pay cheques today.

# tds - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes
# Austerity Measure
# Austerity Measure

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes

Jun 27th 2013, 10:28 AM 9,206 Views 41 Comments

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

# tds - Monday 24 June, 2013

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote

Jun 24th 2013, 2:33 PM 5,911 Views 122 Comments

A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.

# tds - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Bishop urges people to pray for TDs in advance of abortion vote
# Pro-Life
# Pro-Life

Bishop urges people to pray for TDs in advance of abortion vote

Jun 12th 2013, 11:12 AM 5,333 Views 103 Comments

The call comes as the Government finalises the wording of its upcoming Bill.

# tds - Friday 24 May, 2013

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations
# Tfmr
# Tfmr

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

May 24th 2013, 6:55 AM 9,679 Views 57 Comments

During a meeting at Leinster House this afternoon, two TDs revealed they had children who were “incompatible with life”.

# tds - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings
# Legislation
# Legislation

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

May 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 4,800 Views 10 Comments

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

# tds - Sunday 19 May, 2013

The system for electing TDs could be about to face a massive overhaul
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

The system for electing TDs could be about to face a massive overhaul

May 19th 2013, 1:39 PM 8,265 Views 56 Comments

The 100-member Constitutional Convention has voted to investigate “an entirely new electoral system” for picking TDs.

# tds - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed

May 11th 2013, 10:00 AM 5,286 Views 13 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.

# tds - Friday 3 May, 2013

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed?

May 3rd 2013, 9:51 AM 18,866 Views 246 Comments

TDs will discuss a bill tabled by Deputy Thomas Pringle today that would make it illegal to pay for sex.

# tds - Friday 19 April, 2013

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Apr 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,941 Views 69 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl will introduce a bill which would formally give female TDs some time off if they fall pregnant.

# tds - Monday 15 April, 2013

Second minister appears to reject calls for 'sunset clause' in abortion law
# Abortion
# Abortion

Second minister appears to reject calls for 'sunset clause' in abortion law

Apr 15th 2013, 10:18 AM 6,604 Views 111 Comments

Alan Shatter suggests it would be more appropriate not to have a legal expiry date written into forthcoming laws on abortion.

# tds - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Fine Gael TDs suggest 'sunset clause' in abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Fine Gael TDs suggest 'sunset clause' in abortion legislation

Apr 14th 2013, 4:30 PM 7,139 Views 115 Comments

A number of TDs have put forward a sunset clause, which would mean abortion legislation would be reviewed after a number of years.

# tds - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Apr 13th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,499 Views 8 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.