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#Technical Group

# technical-group - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'No-brainer', 'game changer' and 'a dig out of a hole' - why these people want a debt conference
# Greece
# Greece

'No-brainer', 'game changer' and 'a dig out of a hole' - why these people want a debt conference

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:38 PM 9,492 Views 58 Comments

Will the Government change its mind?

# technical-group - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill
# Dear Michael
# Dear Michael

49 TDs and senators in eleventh-hour appeal to Michael D over Water Bill

Dec 24th 2014, 12:09 PM 41,274 Views 150 Comments

The President had a swift response for some of them (and it wasn’t a complete ‘no’.)

# technical-group - Friday 12 December, 2014

It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon

Dec 12th 2014, 5:45 PM 12,240 Views 76 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett is increasingly unpopular amongst opposition TDs.

# technical-group - Friday 24 October, 2014

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse
# Can't We Be Friends?
# Can't We Be Friends?

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

Oct 24th 2014, 5:25 PM 13,414 Views 27 Comments

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

# technical-group - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row
# Not Getting Along
# Not Getting Along

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:15 PM 44,814 Views 102 Comments

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

# technical-group - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today
# Friends
# Friends

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

Sep 24th 2014, 5:20 PM 8,276 Views 18 Comments

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

# technical-group - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
# Awkward
# Awkward

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Sep 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 22,691 Views 157 Comments

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

# technical-group - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Jul 15th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,845 Views 4 Comments

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# technical-group - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House
# Stage-managed
# Stage-managed

New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House

Jun 18th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,932 Views 42 Comments

The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.

# technical-group - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry
# Socialist Switch-up
# Socialist Switch-up

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry

Jun 17th 2014, 10:30 PM 10,724 Views 64 Comments

The Socialist Party TD has been nominated to serve on the inquiry by the Dáil’s Technical Group this afternoon.

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?

Jun 17th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,579 Views 6 Comments

The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.

# technical-group - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Outsourcing of medical card reviews to German company blamed for 'bizarre judgements'
# Contracted
# Contracted

Outsourcing of medical card reviews to German company blamed for 'bizarre judgements'

May 14th 2014, 10:35 PM 29,343 Views 127 Comments

Clare Daly TD told the Dáil that staff at Dublin-based Arvato Finance are not trained to carry out the reviews.

# technical-group - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,794 Views 119 Comments

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# technical-group - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Homelessness and taking DNA samples from suspected criminals

May 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 4,829 Views 8 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# technical-group - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis

Apr 30th 2014, 9:54 PM 11,888 Views 32 Comments

The government was accused of demonstrating “arrogance beyond belief” as only three members of the coalition attended the discussion.

# technical-group - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Feb 26th 2014, 9:00 AM 2,861 Views 0 Comments

What’s going on in the world of Irish governance today? This is…

# technical-group - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views
# Mattie McGrath
# Mattie McGrath

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:53 PM 8,115 Views 32 Comments

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# technical-group - Thursday 19 December, 2013

WATCH: Fianna Fáil lead Dáil walkout after row over water services legislation
# Walkout
# Walkout

WATCH: Fianna Fáil lead Dáil walkout after row over water services legislation

Dec 19th 2013, 1:21 PM 18,548 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin and independent TDs joined them as the government’s attempts to dispose of the Water Services Bill this week drew condemnation.

# technical-group - Thursday 14 November, 2013

‘This is the right decision for Ireland’: Taoiseach confirms bailout exit without credit line
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

‘This is the right decision for Ireland’: Taoiseach confirms bailout exit without credit line

Nov 14th 2013, 9:15 PM 10,202 Views 58 Comments

Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit facility when it exits the bailout programme on 15 December.

# technical-group - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week

Nov 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 28,531 Views 234 Comments

A private members’ motion by independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is likely to provoke some interesting debate in the Dáil next Tuesday and Wednesday.

# technical-group - Monday 23 September, 2013

Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:51 AM 3,766 Views 19 Comments

The leader of the Dáil was speaking after a week in which he surprised many, including the government, by allowing members of the Reform Alliance and former Labour parliamentary party TDs speaking time during Dáil debates.

# technical-group - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'
# Speaking Time
# Speaking Time

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'

Sep 21st 2013, 8:30 AM 5,009 Views 17 Comments

Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.

# technical-group - Monday 16 September, 2013

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil
# Silenced
# Silenced

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil

Sep 16th 2013, 12:15 PM 5,964 Views 71 Comments

The government has no plans to allow the expelled Fine Gael rebels, now known as the Reform Alliance, speaking rights in the Dáil.

# technical-group - Saturday 31 August, 2013

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions

Aug 31st 2013, 8:15 AM 11,926 Views 55 Comments

Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.

# technical-group - Thursday 29 August, 2013

TD seeks to address 'plethora of misinformation' about Technical Group
# These Are The Facts
# These Are The Facts

TD seeks to address 'plethora of misinformation' about Technical Group

Aug 29th 2013, 7:11 PM 4,196 Views 21 Comments

Catherine Murphy has produced a fact sheet to clarify the parliamentary process when it comes to forming technical groups and political parties.

# technical-group - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Explainer: Why can't the Fine Gael rebels form a new political party?
# Gang Of Eight
# Gang Of Eight

Explainer: Why can't the Fine Gael rebels form a new political party?

Aug 27th 2013, 8:00 PM 9,982 Views 49 Comments

They can’t establish a second Technical Group and they won’t be allowed join the existing one. Are Lucinda Creighton et al becoming a modern day Blanche DuBois?

Exiled Fine Gael TDs and Senators have "no plans" to form a new party - "at the moment"
# Rebel Rebel
# Rebel Rebel

Exiled Fine Gael TDs and Senators have "no plans" to form a new party - "at the moment"

Aug 27th 2013, 8:18 AM 6,256 Views 26 Comments

Paul Bradford, the temporary spokesperson for the group of eight Fine Gael TDs and Senators, says that government should be “grown up” and allow the rebels speaking rights in the Dáil and Seanad.

# technical-group - 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 17,435 Views 3 Comments

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

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

Aug 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 6,493 Views 32 Comments

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

# technical-group - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

Aug 23rd 2013, 5:32 PM 11,474 Views 55 Comments

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# technical-group - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group

Aug 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,730 Views 34 Comments

Attempts are being made to form a new Technical Group in the Dáil but reports of a new political party have been dismissed by several TDs who were said to be involved in talks.

# technical-group - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?
# Switch-up
# Switch-up

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?

Apr 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,564 Views 30 Comments

The independent TD declined to comment when asked if he was interested in joining the party which itself has denied it has approached the former Progressive Democrat deputy.

# technical-group - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins

Mar 16th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,776 Views 69 Comments

Joan Collins was one of four TDs, including Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, who highlighted the issue of penalty points being quashed. She said revelations about ‘Ming’ will impact on the reputation of independent deputies.

# technical-group - Friday 1 February, 2013

Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment
# Promissory Note
# Promissory Note

Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment

Feb 1st 2013, 5:57 PM 6,476 Views 78 Comments

15 TDs, led by Shane Ross, have tabled a motion calling for a public assertion that Ireland won’t make the next repayment.

# technical-group - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

Nov 29th 2012, 12:03 PM 10,742 Views 119 Comments

Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.

# technical-group - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits

Oct 21st 2012, 8:30 AM 147 Views 44 Comments

The Irish left has a history of schism, writes Adrian Grant – but if it wants to reap electoral rewards it must learn to co-operate.

# technical-group - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago

Oct 16th 2012, 8:04 PM 12,206 Views 7 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

McGrath quits as chairman of Dáil’s technical group in Wallace row
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

McGrath quits as chairman of Dáil’s technical group in Wallace row

Oct 16th 2012, 4:23 PM 6,167 Views 22 Comments

The independent TD is “completely fed up” with Mick Wallace’s actions and doesn’t want him inside the technical group.

# technical-group - Monday 8 October, 2012

Wallace slammed over 'arrogance' and 'venomous assault' on Technical Group
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Wallace slammed over 'arrogance' and 'venomous assault' on Technical Group

Oct 8th 2012, 9:23 AM 10,226 Views 64 Comments

Independent TD John Halligan is now supporting efforts to deny Wallace any speaking time in the Dáil following his latest remarks about former colleagues in the Technical Group.

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