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Dublin: 9 °C Tuesday 21 October, 2014

#Dáil

# dail - Sunday 19 October, 2014

‘People have been fairly sound’: What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil

We caught up with the new TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim towards the end of his first week in Leinster House.

# dail - Saturday 18 October, 2014

“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which Mary Lou unleashes hell in the Dáil, Michael and Brendan enjoy their big day out, and the Leinster House barrier strikes again…

# dail - Friday 17 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let’s all have a drink)

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Thursday 16 October, 2014

A smart-alec Tánaiste giving smart-alec answers… That’s what Mary Lou thinks of Joan

“I’m sorry that’s not good enough … and I’m sorry if this breaches Dáil etiquette.”

# dail - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

‘I didn’t know you’d become a private investigator’: Enda denies leaking diamond ring story

The Taoiseach has rejected claims information about a TD’s dispute over a €10k diamond ring leaked from his office.

Enda’s take on the Mary Lou row: “Anything for an excuse to get out of the place”

The Sinn Féín deputy leader was thrown out of the Dáil chamber mid-speech, and told not to come back…

Water charges: Burton hints at further breaks for lower paid

The issue of bringing in relief for low income workers and the short-term unemployed should be ‘looked at’ according to the Social Protection Minister.

# dail - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Here’s Brendan Howlin’s Budget speech in full

Hot on the heels of Michael Noonan, here’s what the Minister for Public Expenditure had to say.

Here’s why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

# dail - Sunday 12 October, 2014

IN IMAGES: ‘Blood from a f***ing stone’ – a decade of Budgets Budget 2015 This post contains images

# dail - Saturday 11 October, 2014

# dail - Friday 10 October, 2014

John McGuinness has ‘no response’ to being told to step down as PAC chair

But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.

# dail - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# dail - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day Unparliamentary This post contains videos

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day

The Ceann Comhairle had to give out to deputies again this morning.

“Families are getting screwed by this particular regime”

Whether it’s outside your office window or inside the Dáil chamber, it appears there’s no escaping the issue of water today

State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Forget McNulty, Fergus O’Dowd is the new person causing Enda Kenny problems

Forget McNulty, Fergus O’Dowd is the new person causing Enda Kenny problems

Micheál Martin complimented the Taoiseach’s use of the English language, sort of…

This monster has to be strangled … and 7 other things we learned from last night’s by-election debate

There’s no escaping the issue of Irish Water right now, and all of the candidates had strong opinions to express on the subject. All expect one, that is…

# dail - Sunday 5 October, 2014

‘Plain … but not horsefaced’ – the ideal 1960s female Garda

One ingenious way around the marriage bar? Ban good looking female gardaí.

# dail - Friday 3 October, 2014

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won’t go away

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

State of the Nation: Noonan to the rescue

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

‘This story is unravelling as it gets made up’: Yep, they’re still talking ‘McNulty-gate’ in the Dáil

Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.

# dail - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

‘I’ll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage’ – Varadkar

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

Kenny says Irish Water (and your PPS number) “will not be sold”

The Taoiseach made the comment during Leaders’ Questions today.

# dail - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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

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

# dail - Monday 22 September, 2014

Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas

Only if you’re into that sort of thing, of course, and have UPC or Sky.

# dail - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Here’s how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days

Still cheaper than most other bars…

# dail - Friday 19 September, 2014

State of the Nation: How’s everyone feeling about Scotland saying ‘No’? Dáil Talk This post contains videos

State of the Nation: How’s everyone feeling about Scotland saying ‘No’?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Thursday 18 September, 2014

‘I’m gonna switch off the microphones’: Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

‘I’m gonna switch off the microphones’: Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs

The Dáil is barely back and already TDs are being very naughty.

State of the Nation: How will Ireland be affected if Scotland goes it alone?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October

The empty seats are because of Brian Hayes and Luke Ming Flanagan’s election as MEPs.

State of the Nation: Everyone is really excited about the Dáil being back… right?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Monday 15 September, 2014

State of the Nation: Can Joan Burton save the Labour Party?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# dail - Sunday 14 September, 2014

The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month

Michael Fitzmaurice, one of the leaders of the campaign against the turf-cutting ban, plans to take out a loan to cover the cost of running in the by-election.

# dail - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Turf cutter Michael Fitzmaurice to contest Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Fitzmaurice said he had recieved many requests from people in Roscommon and Leitrim.

# dail - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# dail - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

“You won’t say quiet to me, sir”: Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle

“Quiet now, you’re new in the job,” was the advice from Enda, setting off a reaction of Bishop Brennan-style proportions from John O’Donoghue.

Angry parents and ‘Gaza’ banners greet ministers, as new term begins

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

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