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# tds - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

TDs to get on their bikes for Cycle Against Suicide
# Suicide
# Suicide

TDs to get on their bikes for Cycle Against Suicide

Mar 20th 2013, 3:56 PM 8,930 Views 19 Comments

The cycle will see the TDs joining 2000 people in taking part in a cycle that will also include mental health talks and visiting schools and colleges.

# tds - Saturday 16 March, 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

Mar 16th 2013, 10:00 AM 7,352 Views 13 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: The country is ‘fraped’ with snow; Pope Francis feels let down by Ming Flanagan; horsemeat scandal neigh fair to the rich?

# tds - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?

Mar 13th 2013, 10:25 AM 6,017 Views 99 Comments

Ministers will be travelling to America, Australia, Saudi Arabia and India – amongst others – for Patrick’s Day. Good way to promote Ireland? Or is it just a junket?

# tds - Thursday 7 February, 2013

TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes

Feb 7th 2013, 2:16 PM 4,293 Views 51 Comments

Deputies Micheál Martin and Peadar Tóibín both criticised the lack of facility for debate on the issue in the Dáil today.

# tds - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Many brothels run by foreign organised crime gangs, committee hears
# Prosititution
# Prosititution

Many brothels run by foreign organised crime gangs, committee hears

Feb 6th 2013, 8:20 PM 14,149 Views 104 Comments

A Garda Superintendent told the hearings on prostitution that there has been a “notable change” in the industry in recent years.

# tds - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality
# Pensions
# Pensions

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Jan 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 452 Views 59 Comments

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# tds - Saturday 19 January, 2013

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

This is the week's news... skewed

Jan 19th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,493 Views 2 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

# tds - Friday 4 January, 2013

New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions
# Political Pensions
# Political Pensions

New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions

Jan 4th 2013, 3:07 PM 5,646 Views 22 Comments

Current TDs contribute 6 per cent of their own salary towards their pension – but that’ll rise to 13 per cent for any new ones.

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?

Jan 4th 2013, 10:06 AM 5,355 Views 58 Comments

Ministers have sent almost a thousand letters to local authorities on behalf of constituents since taking office. Do you think they should?

# tds - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture

Nov 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 48 Views 51 Comments

Yes, expenses need reform – but we need a larger conversation too, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# tds - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Political integration scheme connects migrants to Leinster House
# Migrants
# Migrants

Political integration scheme connects migrants to Leinster House

Nov 17th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,778 Views 1 Comment

How did four migrants get on during a pilot scheme working with TDs for six months? TheJournal.ie finds out.

# tds - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Immigrants should have right to vote, say half of TDs surveyed
# Immigration
# Immigration

Immigrants should have right to vote, say half of TDs surveyed

Nov 6th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,259 Views 65 Comments

There was also an increase in TDs who said that racial incidents are more prevalent since the economic downturn than when asked last year.

# tds - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers

Nov 3rd 2012, 7:30 PM 6,869 Views 7 Comments

How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?

# tds - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Charity fashion event to see 23 TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk
# He's In Fashion
# He's In Fashion

Charity fashion event to see 23 TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk

Oct 28th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,946 Views 23 Comments

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

# tds - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Is Fine Gael taking disciplinary action against TDs over critical article?
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Is Fine Gael taking disciplinary action against TDs over critical article?

Oct 17th 2012, 1:57 PM 5,838 Views 45 Comments

Eight Fine Gael TDs co-authored a piece voicing criticism of the Government’s stance on the Croke Park Agreement – but is the party disciplining them for this?

Party delegations meet the Troika today
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Party delegations meet the Troika today

Oct 17th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,361 Views 89 Comments

Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.

# tds - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer

Oct 9th 2012, 7:30 PM 141 Views 40 Comments

Launching this week, the DáilWatch project will allow Irish citizens to communicate directly with politicians, explains Sarah O’Neill.

# tds - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Current Affairs
From The Daily Edge
# Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

Oct 6th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,898 Views 4 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?

# tds - Friday 5 October, 2012

Oireachtas says TDs still set for tablet computers despite hitch
# Tablet TDs
# Tablet TDs

Oireachtas says TDs still set for tablet computers despite hitch

Oct 5th 2012, 1:58 PM 8,078 Views 71 Comments

The Oireachtas cancelled a tender looking for 300 tablet computers – saying a better deal can be reached through other means.

# tds - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Column: Here's why it matters that KildareStreet.com has been killed off
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here's why it matters that KildareStreet.com has been killed off

Sep 20th 2012, 1:04 PM 71 Views 14 Comments

The website which gave people access to Oireachtas debates was widely-praised for providing a much-needed resource – so why has it been cut off, asks Simon McGarr.

# tds - Saturday 15 September, 2012

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

Here is the week's news... skewed

Sep 15th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,705 Views 5 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

# tds - Saturday 1 September, 2012

No porn and no games: Computer usage rules for TDs and Senators
# Oireachtas Rules
# Oireachtas Rules

No porn and no games: Computer usage rules for TDs and Senators

Sep 1st 2012, 8:15 AM 8,861 Views 70 Comments

No social networking for some people working at Leinster House in addition to the installation of picture scanning software which looks for ‘inappropriate content’ usually indicated by ‘certain flesh tones’.

# tds - Monday 27 August, 2012

Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians' wages
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians' wages

Aug 27th 2012, 10:56 AM 8,260 Views 69 Comments

It has been suggested that outstanding bills be automatically deducted from TDs’ and senators’ wages if left unpaid after three months.

# tds - Thursday 16 August, 2012

# tds - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up
# Dáil
# Dáil

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up

Aug 9th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,570 Views 23 Comments

Following a spat with the Ceann Comhairle, John Halligan said he will not be apologising and has requested his own apology for accusations he verbally abused Seán Barrett.

# tds - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Cabinet holds last meeting before summer recess - so what's on the agenda?
# School's Out
# School's Out

Cabinet holds last meeting before summer recess - so what's on the agenda?

Jul 24th 2012, 7:37 AM 3,462 Views 25 Comments

FOI extension, the abolition of town councils, and losing TDs are some of the issues expected to be addressed today.

# tds - Saturday 21 July, 2012

iForgot: TDs rarely use tablet computers that Leinster House already provides
# Tablet TDs
# Tablet TDs

iForgot: TDs rarely use tablet computers that Leinster House already provides

Jul 21st 2012, 8:15 AM 7,152 Views 57 Comments

There are already tablet computers available for TDs to use in the Dáil – but they’ve only been used 25 times since the election.

# tds - Thursday 19 July, 2012

iLawmakers: TDs and Senators to get tablet devices from Oireachtas
# Oireachtas Tablets
# Oireachtas Tablets

iLawmakers: TDs and Senators to get tablet devices from Oireachtas

Jul 19th 2012, 11:36 AM 4,267 Views 89 Comments

The devices will allow TDs and Senators to carry out their work more efficiently and will cut the cost of printing texts of bills and other documentation, Leinster House authorities say.

# tds - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Column: Yes, we need a banking inquiry – but we can’t let politicians do it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, we need a banking inquiry – but we can’t let politicians do it

Jul 14th 2012, 8:00 AM 14 Views 22 Comments

Have you ever seen our TDs in action? They’re hardly the people to investigate this complex – and untrustworthy – industry, writes Aaron McKenna.

# tds - Thursday 12 July, 2012

On your bike: Bacik wants more Senators and TDs to cycle to work
# Dáil Over The Road
# Dáil Over The Road

On your bike: Bacik wants more Senators and TDs to cycle to work

Jul 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,491 Views 23 Comments

The Labour Senator is launching an all-party Oireachtas Cyclists Group at Leinster House today in a bid to get more politicians cycling. Here’s a few pictures of ones who already do…

# tds - Sunday 8 July, 2012

I 'moustache' you a question: 23 Irish politicians and their facial hair
# Quiz
# Quiz

I 'moustache' you a question: 23 Irish politicians and their facial hair

Jul 8th 2012, 9:15 AM 9,685 Views 26 Comments

Can you guess which beard or moustache belongs to which Irish politician? Includes bonus Willie O’Dea.

# tds - Friday 6 July, 2012

Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point

Jul 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 82 Views 42 Comments

If TDs are found to be misusing travel allowances but didn’t know about it, writes Eoin O’Malley, maybe the rules are the problem…

# tds - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses

Jul 3rd 2012, 5:38 PM 3,794 Views 66 Comments

A statement said the Oireachtas “had never envisaged” that TDs would use the allowance for travelling to meetings about the household charge.

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:08 AM 4,412 Views 95 Comments

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

# tds - Saturday 23 June, 2012

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

Here is the week's news... skewed

Jun 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 3,487 Views 2 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: A “no loaves, no fishes” Eucharistic Congress; TDs free to terrorise old constituencies…

# tds - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 21st 2012, 7:58 PM 8,457 Views 14 Comments

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Poll: Do you agree with the cut to Dáil numbers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the cut to Dáil numbers?

Jun 21st 2012, 11:34 AM 5,265 Views 87 Comments

The Dáil will be eight seats smaller at the next election. Do you think the Constituency Commission got it right?

# tds - Friday 4 May, 2012

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance
# Cuts
# Cuts

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

May 4th 2012, 9:29 AM 2,214 Views 5 Comments

The allowance is given to the carer of children with severe disabilities who need close supervision. Opposition TDs say there have been significant problems with the payment recently.

# tds - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Call for public meeting on future of iconic Hume Street building
# Hume Street
# Hume Street

Call for public meeting on future of iconic Hume Street building

May 3rd 2012, 11:51 AM 1,616 Views 10 Comments

An alliance of conservationists, artists, architects and local politicians have launched a campaign calling for an iconic Georgian building not to go into private ownership in Dublin.

# tds - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Ireland's youngest TD criticises immature behaviour of colleagues
# Shenanigans
# Shenanigans

Ireland's youngest TD criticises immature behaviour of colleagues

Apr 10th 2012, 12:00 PM 10,666 Views 32 Comments

Antics, phony wars and bickering.