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#TDs

# tds - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Number of TDs set to increase by at least nine after next election
# Dáil
# Dáil

Number of TDs set to increase by at least nine after next election

Apr 13th 2022, 9:40 PM 21,840 Views 67 Comments

Cabinet today approved a proposal that would see the number of seats in the next Dáil increase to at least 169 and not more than 179.

# tds - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Five TDs and senators forced to refund almost €6,000 after audit of expense allowances
# Expenses
# Expenses

Five TDs and senators forced to refund almost €6,000 after audit of expense allowances

Feb 16th 2022, 5:56 PM 40,717 Views 2 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin and Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were among those required to refund the value of unvouched expenses.

# tds - Friday 30 July, 2021

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
# Legislation
# Legislation

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter

Jul 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 15,685 Views 27 Comments

Michael D Higgins says he received nine Bills in one day.

# tds - Friday 7 May, 2021

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election
# Out Of The Running
# Out Of The Running

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election

May 7th 2021, 11:04 AM 29,545 Views 33 Comments

“It appears that preparations have been made for a long time, that it would be impossible for me to win a convention,” O’Connell said.

# tds - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,168 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

# tds - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Fine Gael on top as Sipo reveals political donations list for 2019

Nov 24th 2020, 12:23 PM 19,229 Views 60 Comments

Donations disclosed by Irish political parties last year totalled €175,576.

# tds - Friday 20 November, 2020

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
# Customer Care
# Customer Care

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,691 Views 81 Comments

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

# tds - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:49 PM 39,498 Views 59 Comments

Many are angry that TDs and senators will see a pay rise next week.

# tds - Saturday 8 August, 2020

All TDs who lost their seats in the last election have paid back their 'parachute' payments
# Lump Sum Payments
# Lump Sum Payments

All TDs who lost their seats in the last election have paid back their 'parachute' payments

Aug 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 40,933 Views 27 Comments

Termination payments made to TDs and senators amounted to €2m.

# tds - Thursday 26 March, 2020

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 74,504 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

# tds - Sunday 16 February, 2020

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?

Feb 16th 2020, 8:30 AM 36,093 Views 127 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha asks why we elect so many múinteoirí to the Oireachtas.

# tds - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 231,360 Views 167 Comments

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

# tds - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?
# Cork North Central
# Cork North Central

Is this Cork constituency the most unpredictable in the general election?

Jan 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 17,431 Views 15 Comments

Three of the four TDs elected in Cork North Central in 2016 will not be on the ballot.

# tds - Saturday 30 November, 2019

By-election results: Here is a list of your four new TDs
# Elected
# Elected

By-election results: Here is a list of your four new TDs

Nov 30th 2019, 8:47 PM 65,510 Views 79 Comments

Fianna Fáil have claimed two seats and it’s one each for Sinn Féin and the Greens.

# tds - Friday 11 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House
# Unchained
# Unchained

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 9:34 AM 35,385 Views 175 Comments

Dozens of gardaí formed a human chain around protestors as their locks were cut off the gate looking onto Merrion Square.

# tds - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up
# White Paper
# White Paper

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up

Oct 5th 2019, 12:26 PM 20,313 Views 45 Comments

Donohoe has rowed back on his commitment to top up the fund this year.

# tds - Monday 24 December, 2018

We asked every TD to share their best Christmas present and NY resolution
# TD Wishes
From The Daily Edge
# TD Wishes

We asked every TD to share their best Christmas present and NY resolution

Dec 24th 2018, 5:00 PM 2,216 Views 1 Comment

Whose best present was a donkey?

# tds - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

Sep 19th 2018, 8:50 PM 14,239 Views 52 Comments

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# tds - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Sep 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,329 Views 37 Comments

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

# tds - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight
# Boycott
# Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Jul 3rd 2018, 6:25 PM 36,981 Views 86 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

# tds - Monday 28 May, 2018

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents
# Passports
# Passports

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

May 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,931 Views 25 Comments

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

# tds - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week
# Please Stop
# Please Stop

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

May 12th 2018, 8:15 AM 24,526 Views 34 Comments

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

# tds - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

Apr 18th 2018, 8:00 PM 18,532 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

# tds - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year
# Donations
# Donations

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year

Apr 11th 2018, 4:30 PM 7,349 Views 31 Comments

Just €6,360 in large donations was given to TDs, senators and MEPs last year.

# tds - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Simon Harris opens abortion debates by listing counties of women who travelled for abortions
# The Eighth Debate
# The Eighth Debate

Simon Harris opens abortion debates by listing counties of women who travelled for abortions

Jan 17th 2018, 8:50 PM 25,733 Views 210 Comments

It was the first of two days of debate.

# tds - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis
# Outrage
# Outrage

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

Jan 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 44,431 Views 87 Comments

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

# tds - Monday 25 December, 2017

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually
# Love Actually
# Love Actually

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Dec 25th 2017, 11:30 AM 15,916 Views 25 Comments

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

# tds - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually
# Love Actually
From The Daily Edge
# Love Actually

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Dec 17th 2017, 6:00 PM 11,715 Views 8 Comments

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

# tds - Friday 15 December, 2017

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today
# Holliers
# Holliers

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Dec 15th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,044 Views 66 Comments

Politicians have four weeks off from today.

# tds - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army
# Criticism
# Criticism

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Dec 2nd 2017, 7:15 AM 31,679 Views 123 Comments

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

# tds - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

Aug 14th 2017, 12:33 PM 7,980 Views 16 Comments

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

# tds - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries

Aug 1st 2017, 11:52 AM 37,601 Views 77 Comments

The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.

# tds - Monday 31 July, 2017

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election
# Bonanza
# Bonanza

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

Jul 31st 2017, 7:47 AM 18,820 Views 66 Comments

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# tds - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs?

Jun 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 19,436 Views 66 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# tds - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

May 2nd 2017, 3:36 PM 39,556 Views 188 Comments

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

# tds - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today
# Money In The Bank
# Money In The Bank

'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today

Apr 1st 2017, 6:41 PM 30,657 Views 97 Comments

The basic salary of a TD had been cut from 92,672 to €87,358 under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.

# tds - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Beyoncé
# Queen Bey
From The Daily Edge
# Queen Bey

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Beyoncé

Mar 12th 2017, 1:00 PM 252,132 Views 117 Comments

“Enda Kenny really is a good for nothing type of brother.”

# tds - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives
# Pay Hike
# Pay Hike

Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives

Jan 19th 2017, 5:34 PM 19,577 Views 48 Comments

In introducing the €2,500 pay rise the party appears to be finally abandoning its ‘working wage’ pay strategy.

# tds - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail
# Imprisoned Without Trial
# Imprisoned Without Trial

Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail

Jan 10th 2017, 9:28 PM 22,576 Views 230 Comments

Halawa has been in prison without trial for almost three-and-a-half years.

# tds - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

Dec 28th 2016, 10:30 PM 53,746 Views 74 Comments

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

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