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#Dáil

# dail - Today’s News

AS IT HAPPENED: Kenny quizzed over Orkambi, disability rights and... traffic in Killarney

Kenny fielded questions from all the party heads today.

# dail - Yesterday’s News

Leaders ask Gerry Adams to give a statement on Brian Stack investigation tomorrow

Brian Stack’s murder investigation, postage stamp price hikes, and water charges refunds were among the issues from today.

# dail - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: 'A great deal is going on, but the problem is getting worse, Taoiseach'

Enda Kenny faced questions on the homeless crisis, Gerry Adams and a United Ireland today.

# dail - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'Put the fraud squad after them' - TDs demand action on motor insurance and housing crisis

Everyone’s talking about the housing crisis today, but what will be on the minds of opposition TDs as they grill Frances Fitzgerald.

# dail - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Taoiseach criticised for "gushing tweet" and manner towards Trump and Pence

Enda Kenny has spoken to both the President and Vice President-elect

# dail - Monday 21 November, 2016

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

# dail - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over' Let's Talk This post contains videos

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'

“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.

# dail - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: "You're both incompetent and unfit to be in Government" - Enda faces tough questions in the Dáil

Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams, Brendan Howlin and Bríd Smith were asking the questions during a lively exchange.

Kenny says there won't be an inquiry into media ownership in Ireland

Catherine Murphy said it is up to the government to either accept or reject the acquisition of the Celtic Media group by Independent News and Media.

Almost €1 million spent seizing over 2,500 horses and almost 90% were destroyed

When a horse is seized, a public notice is put up and if it’s not claimed after five days, the animal is destroyed.

# dail - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Taoiseach pressured on public sector pay in Leaders' Questions

Jokes about trains some slightly odd interruptions provided mild diversions in this afternoon’s session.

# dail - Thursday 10 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Trump's shock win and status of undocumented Irish on the agenda in the Dáil

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was in the hotseat today for questions from opposition TDs.

# dail - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum

A bill on a referendum on the ownership of Irish Water was passed today without a vote as a result of the government’s support.

# dail - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

FactCheck: Was damage to the ozone layer caused by nuclear testing?

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae made the extraordinary claim during a debate on climate change last week.

# dail - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant

“A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.”

As it happened: Enda Kenny questioned about compensation for sexual abuse victims

Stay with us for live updates from the Dáil.

# dail - Thursday 20 October, 2016

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club

Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# dail - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.

# dail - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

Ireland takes "significant step" in fighting climate change

“The signing of this treaty signals a move in a new direction,” said the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan.

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

Most people want to see our TDs dress better

Dáil rules state members should dress “in a manner that reflects the dignity of the House”.

# dail - Friday 14 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

# dail - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.

# dail - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Good news for tourism businesses - their 9% VAT rate is safe

The rate came under scrutiny earlier this year but businesses say it has been instrumental to the sector’s recovery.

# dail - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Angry exchanges: Justice Minister faces questions as gardaí controversies mount up

Angry exchanges: Justice Minister faces questions as gardaí controversies mount up

It’s Frances Fitzgerald’s turn to be grilled today.

# dail - Saturday 1 October, 2016

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

# dail - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Enda Kenny grilled about what's going to be in this year's Budget

The Taoiseach faced questions on the proposed emigrant tax, the Christmas bonus and disability supports.

Poll: Were TDs right to wear 'Repeal' jumpers in the Dáil chamber? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Were TDs right to wear 'Repeal' jumpers in the Dáil chamber?

Or should slogans be kept outside?

# dail - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions

We’ll be keeping an eye on all things happening over at Leinster House this afternoon.

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today

*Except for that one day to talk about Apple.

# dail - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

# dail - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

The Taoiseach went on the US news to defend the Apple tax appeal

Sweetheart deals are “not the way we do business here,” he said.

# dail - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

What next for the Social Democrats?

In a shock announcement yesterday, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly said he is leaving the party.

# dail - Sunday 24 July, 2016

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? Marijuana This post contains a poll

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.

# dail - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Varadkar proposes tying welfare payments to inflation

The Social Welfare Minister called for people receiving welfare to “never again see their standard of living eroded or falling behind society in general”.

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long?

They’ll be back in the Dáil on 27 September – should their holidays be shorter?

FactCheck: A look back over the 32nd Dáil so far

As TDs break for their summer holidays, FactCheck has this round-up of their claims since the new Dáil began in March.

# dail - Friday 15 July, 2016

We'll be hearing a lot more from politicians after the summer recess

If you like listening in on Dáil debates, this upgrade will make it easier for you to figure out what’s going on.

# dail - Thursday 14 July, 2016

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