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#Dáil

# dail - Yesterday’s News

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.

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# 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.

# dail - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about

While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.

# dail - Friday 15 April, 2016

Alan Kelly admits over-budget Ballymun homes 'by no means went to plan'

The cost of each house could reach over €240k.

# dail - Thursday 14 April, 2016

WTF is a minority government? And other important questions

There are many options flying around, but what do they all mean?

TDs will try to elect a Taoiseach for the third time today

It looks likely there will have to be a fourth vote, as the parties have not yet been able to reach an agreement.

# dail - Thursday 7 April, 2016

'It's not fair to tell people waking up in emergency accommodation they have to wait'

Sinn Féin said while the two political parties are figuring out who will govern, crises in housing and health continue.

Fianna Fáil 'will reject' Enda's offer for a partnership government

There are likely to be objections from a number of Fianna Fáil TDs to the proposal from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# dail - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election

Thomas Pringle told us why he hasn’t entertained talks with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin lose vote to become next Taoiseach

Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin are to meet behind closed doors tonight.

# dail - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’ Next Best Thing This post contains videos

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’

Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.

# dail - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Sinn Féin doesn’t fancy government, but thinks the other two should ‘end the sham’

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to do a deal, according to Gerry Adams.

# dail - Sunday 13 March, 2016

‘Hearing a prayer at the start of the new Dáil grated against my nerves’

In the Dáil, the charade of religious worship equals the charade of politics in its need for reform, writes Oliver Moran.

# dail - Thursday 10 March, 2016

No Taoiseach, no government: Enda resigns but will stay as a caretaker

TDs have failed to elect a Taoiseach for the 32nd Dáil.

Photos: Protesters chant outside Leinster House as TDs make their way into new Dáil Not Happy This post contains images

Photos: Protesters chant outside Leinster House as TDs make their way into new Dáil

Some members of the 32nd Dáil attended the demonstration.

Fianna Fáil TD says he’s “grand” after attempted attack near Dáil

The Clare TD was approached on Molesworth Street near the gates of the Dáil earlier.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# dail - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

A TD who nearly lost her seat is going for one of the most important jobs in the Dáil

Maureen O’Sullivan has said that the position is “not a gift from the ruling parties”.

# dail - Monday 7 March, 2016

Enda admits he won’t be re-elected Taoiseach on Thursday

The Fine Gael leader will officially become a caretaker Taoiseach after Thursday’s Dáil vote.

# dail - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Getting more women in the Dáil can’t be a once off thing, such progress must continue

In comparison to the 2011 general election, there has been an increase of over 40% in the number of women in the Dáil.

# dail - Thursday 3 March, 2016

These are the TDs in the mix for one of the most important jobs in the new Dáil

Before they try to elect a Taoiseach, TDs will have to elect a new Ceann Comhairle next week.

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

# dail - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

We now have more female TDs than ever before – but do we really have gender quotas to thank?

A comprehensive analysis of the historic election of 35 women to the 32nd Dáil.

‘Group of Death’: Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat

As rules stand now, it looks like Labour will lose its speaking rights in the chamber.

# dail - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has lost her Dáil seat

The Renua leader has been eliminated.

# dail - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court’s powers in 2009

Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.

# dail - Thursday 28 January, 2016

# dail - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Gerry Adams paid Margaret Thatcher a rare compliment today

He said she ‘told it as it was’.

So few TDs showed up to the Dáil this morning that they couldn’t even start

Seems politicians have other things on their minds…

# dail - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

For perhaps the last time, Peter Mathews was sent packing from the Dáil today

The independent TD was given his marching orders from the Dáil yet again today.

# dail - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

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

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