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#Dáil

# dail - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell was speaking before the Dáil this evening.

Simon Harris has apologised to Amanda Mellet in the Dáil

The Health Minister also revealed that he wishes Ireland would allow for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities.

# dail - Monday 27 June, 2016

Enda Kenny wants an open border between the Republic and Northern Ireland

The Dáil has been recalled to discuss the Brexit fallout.

# dail - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

FactCheck: Has Eircode really "saved lives"?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck examines a bold claim made by Minister Denis Naughten.

Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you

Charges will be frozen for at least the next 12 months.

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing

Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.

# dail - Friday 17 June, 2016

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says 999

The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.

# dail - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# dail - Sunday 5 June, 2016

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the Taoiseach’s controversial claim on a controversial issue, last week.

# dail - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Healy-Rae talks up candidate's mass-going record as TDs attempt to elect deputy chairman

Four TDs put their name forward for the job of Leas Cheann-Comhairle.

# dail - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

DEFEAT: The government has lost its first vote in the Dáil

A Labour Party motion on workers’ rights was carried this evening.

# dail - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Martin Kenny has met GSOC over his Garda malpractice allegations

Last week, Martin Kenny put forward a number of claims in the Dáil over alleged Garda malpractice in the Sligo-Leitrim district.

Enda's take on Donald Trump? 'Racist and dangerous'

But “the world will have to deal with their decision” if he is elected, the Taoiseach said.

# dail - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer

Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.

# dail - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

The government has defeated Sinn Féin's plans to get rid of Irish Water

The motion called for the immediate scrapping of Irish Water as well as an end to water charges.

'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays

The longer-than-usual break would be to allow for renovation work to be carried out in Leinster House.

Kenny corrects Dáil record over Alan Shatter's resignation

The Taoiseach said Shatter did NOT accept responsibility for the findings of the Guerin Report. .

# dail - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

# dail - Monday 23 May, 2016

Mary Lou McDonald DIDN'T get 576 highlighters from the Dáil stationery store

She actually only got 48 markers, costing less than €5 in total.

# dail - Friday 20 May, 2016

Ministers who avoid answering questions could find themselves on a naughty list

A report is to be published quarterly listing the ministers who repeatedly refuse to answer TDs’ questions adequately.

# dail - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

'Blue wave' of garda sergeants and inspectors to march on the Dáil today

The new government will be greeted by some very dissatisfied public servants on their first day in the Dáil.

# dail - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate

As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

# dail - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government

The clause says the measure is to “address poor attendance within some families”.

# dail - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Despite a pledge by Enda Kenny, no increase in the number of female ministers

Campaigners have criticised the appointments, and called for progress in the selection of junior ministers.

# dail - Friday 6 May, 2016

The Department of Environment is gone - so where does Irish Water go now?

The unloved utility has fallen between the cracks.

Who's in? Who's out? These are your new ministers

Enda Kenny revealed his Cabinet this afternoon.

Amid Dáil uncertainty, Clare Daly reads letter from woman whose sister died by suicide

Clare Daly tells the Dáil what is really going on in the lives of those in the real world.

# dail - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Paul Murphy says he couldn't afford legal fees "even on a full TD's salary"

As a TD, Murphy is entitled to an annual salary of €87,258 before tax.

# dail - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Danny Healy-Rae: 'God above is in charge of the weather and we can't do anything about it'

The independent TD was speaking about climate change – he says weather patterns have been fluctuating for centuries.

Unbearable pressure: How water drowned out everything

Massive protests and Clouseau-esque political mistakes in 2014 meant that two years on, the issue HAD to be dealt with.

# dail - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Mick Wallace breaks down in tears talking about the refugee crisis

The TD broke down when speaking about one boy he had met who had lost all his family.

Alan Kelly: 'I wasn't allowed be as ambitious as I wanted to be'

The minister said a new housing minister would need more powers.

# dail - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Alan Kelly says future generations will "rue" the proposed Irish Water deal

The Dáil debated the issue of Irish Water today – and Kelly has been setting out his stall.

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

# dail - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Anger after poor Dáil attendance during mental health debate

Last week, it emerged that €12 million of the €35 million ring-fenced for mental health in last year’s budget is to be diverted to other resources.

Is today's Seanad election a pointless exercise in futility?

If we don’t get a government deal, then yes, probably.

# dail - Sunday 24 April, 2016

'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses

Zappone said the route she uses is the fastest and most efficient in terms of saving time.

# dail - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Talks over for the night as water remains sticking point between parties

The Dáil brushed off a water charges debate today and voted to talk about Brexit for 8 hours.

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