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#Dáil Éireann

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability

Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.

# dail-eireann - Friday 6 May, 2016

Security alert at Dáil Éireann as man blocks main entrance to government buildings

The incident happened at 9.30am this morning.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 28 April, 2016

What about the €12 million?: DJ's emotional speech at mental health rally

Advocates are aiming to keep the issue on the agenda.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Alan Kelly: Fingal County Council is trying to buy Tyrrelstown houses

Some 100 families face the threat of eviction.

# dail-eireann - Friday 29 January, 2016

Alan Shatter to table Dáil motion calling for “immediate release” of Ibrahim Halawa

The Fine Gael TD for south Dublin is hoping to table the motion next week, depending on when the general election is called.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore ‘shot at dawn’

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

# dail-eireann - Monday 5 October, 2015

Ever dreamt of owning a Dáil clock that plays ‘God Save The Queen’?

Probably not, we’re guessing…

# dail-eireann - Friday 29 May, 2015

The Dáil will NOT be recalled next week

The government has come under pressure to recall TDs next week.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

“I was going to keep quiet… but this is bigger than myself” – Gail O’Rorke

O’Rorke met with TDs at Dáil Eireann today to discuss a “long overdue” bill on assisted suicide.

# dail-eireann - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Full disclosure: Everything your TDs own and where they put their money

It turns out Labour and Sinn Féin don’t have much…

# dail-eireann - Friday 24 October, 2014

Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding ‘kangaroo courts’

“Processes have been undermined before they have even begun.”

# dail-eireann - Sunday 20 July, 2014

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs

The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Senator claims ‘discrimination’ as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them Dáil This post contains videos

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them

Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Taoiseach says nobody should be asked if their child ‘still had Down syndrome?’

Medical cards were discussed in the Dáil this afternoon.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 17 April, 2014

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

Well, isn’t it well for some?

That’s a grand break.

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

# dail-eireann - Monday 24 March, 2014

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

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?

# dail-eireann - Thursday 30 January, 2014

# dail-eireann - Friday 10 January, 2014

SF ‘rebel’ Tóibín confident he’ll be back in the party fold by February

The Meath deputy was expelled last summer after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Fitzgerald: We’re still working towards second pre-school year

The Minister said that staff training needed to brought up to the required standards before the scheme could go ahead.

# dail-eireann - Friday 6 December, 2013

‘We are in struggle because we value life and love all humanity’: Mandela’s address to the Dáil

Freed from prison six months earlier, Mandela made a stirring speech to the Dáil in that glorious summer of 1990. Here’s what he said.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Gilmore: I’m the cyber-crime tsar

The Tánaiste says he’ll be coordinating the Government response to Loyaltybuild security breach.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 17 October, 2013

WATCH: Dáil falls silent to highlight plight of children in need of cochlear implants

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien asked that the Dáil observe the silence “to get some understanding of what those children have to endure”.

# dail-eireann - Monday 14 October, 2013

Column: Our crisis was caused by too little democracy – not by too much

One TD has launched constitutional challenge seeking to reassert the right to vote on state spending – here’s why, Vincent P Martin writes.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

‘An attempt to blacken my good name’: Ceann Comhairle hits out at leaks

Seán Barrett has accused people of “leaking stuff” in an attempt to “blacken my good name” over the appointment of a new Dáil clerk.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for

“Your time is up deputy… ”

# dail-eireann - Thursday 29 August, 2013

TD seeks to address ‘plethora of misinformation’ about Technical Group

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

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Three thousand sign up to ‘lock the Government out of the Dáil’

A protest group – led by property tax hunger striker Tony Rochford – is planning a large-scale demonstration as TDs return from their break.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 15 August, 2013

‘He’s very, very pale’: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Julian Assange yesterday

The independent TDs held a wide-ranging meeting with the Wikileaks founder at the Ecuadorean embassy in London yesterday.

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.

# dail-eireann - Sunday 11 August, 2013

“Standing and reading gave me a sense of empowerment over what is happening in our country”

A group of protesters staged a series of peaceful, silent demonstrations outside the gates of the Dáil in the weeks leading up to its summer break – each member reading a book chosen to “send a message”. Some of them have been sharing their choices with TheJournal.ie…

# dail-eireann - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Support for Fine Gael holding up in latest Red C poll, slight drop for Labour

It appears the passing of the Protection of Life Bill hasn’t damaged support for Enda Kenny’s party: they’re up one point in the latest political opinion poll, while Labour is down by the same margin.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The Dáil has gone on holidays until September

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

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: The Happy New Ear Campaign and garda accountability

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

# dail-eireann - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Rabbitte: We won’t revisit abortion issue in the lifetime of this government

The economy continues to dominate and the issue of abortion will not be revisited by this government, Pat Rabbitte has said.

# dail-eireann - Friday 12 July, 2013

Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote

A ministerial rebellion and a new minister within hours; anger at criminalisation of and lack of advocacy for women; the Dáil bar can stay open until 5am.

Taoiseach asked me to resign: Lucinda Creighton

Former Minister of State for European Affairs says that Enda Kenny asked her for resignation after her Níl vote – so she handed it over.

Peadar Toibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months

TD for Meath West has been censured for his vote against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

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