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# dail - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

# dail - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Leaders' Questions: Mattie McGrath to the Government, 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was in the hotseat today for Leaders’ Questions.

# dail - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil

Fianna Fáil are calling for more speaking time to be given to larger political parties in the Dáil.

# dail - Thursday 15 June, 2017

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time

Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar.

Day 1: Leo Varadkar says he's going to be the man to unite the country - but other TDs aren't so sure

Many opposition TDs said they found Varadkar to be a decent man, even if they fundamentally disagreed with his politics.

# dail - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach The New Boss This post contains videos

As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach

He’ll announce his new Cabinet this evening.

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?

The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.

# dail - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Enda Kenny is expected to resign as Taoiseach today

It’s all about the Enda and Leo Show this week.

# dail - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'You weren't allowed touch your own baby - your own flesh and blood'

Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries gathered outside the Dáil yesterday calling for a truth commission into ALL homes around the country.

# dail - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

# dail - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Dáil votes to keep AIB shares because the government forgot to vote AIB

Dáil votes to keep AIB shares because the government forgot to vote

“Remarkable way for it to happen,” Labour leader Brendan Howlin said.

# dail - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Solidarity-PBP TDs refuse to stand for Dáil prayer and hold up 'separate Church and State' posters

Last week the Dáil voted to retain the Dáil prayer and also to add a 30 second moment of reflection.

# dail - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think TDs should stand during the Dáil prayer? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think TDs should stand during the Dáil prayer?

The prayer is read by the Ceann Comhairle at the beginning of each day.

# dail - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Thieves in Kerry 'robbed All-Ireland medals, tied up an elderly man and stole from a creche'

Speaking in the Dáil today, Michael Healy-Rae said that thieves had stolen from a number of homes on the weekend of 25 February.

Here's what TDs think about being made to stand for a daily Christian prayer

It’s proposed the prayer will be followed by 30 seconds of silent reflection.

# dail - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case

Judge Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said that the issue of O’Brien’s “means to pay the costs” was not a factor in the decision.

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

As it happened: Maternity hospital on agenda as TDs return from Easter break

An Taoiseach has been answering questions around who will own the National Maternity Hospital.

'I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of special Dáil committee are anti-choice' - Smith

Solidarity-PBP says a referendum on abortion should be held before the autumn.

# dail - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Pregnant mother of four soon to be homeless as landlord is selling home

Sarah and her husband Eamon have until June to try to find a new home for their family.

# dail - Monday 17 April, 2017

'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.

# dail - Friday 14 April, 2017

Caranua boss withdraws comments in which she said abuse survivors were 'damaged'

CEO Mary Higgins faced tough questions at the PAC over how survivors have been treated.

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# dail - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Gardaí are monitoring a small number of individuals 'who do not have this country's interests at heart'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a security meeting following recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

# dail - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

No record of Donegal garda's tax evasion and fraud claims, Dáil hears

Former garda Kieran Jackson had reported incidents of tax evasion by a now retired garda superintendent back in 2001, the Dáil was told.

# dail - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

As It Happened: Kenny tells Dáil, 'Water is a precious resource and somebody has to pay for it'

As It Happened: Kenny tells Dáil, 'Water is a precious resource and somebody has to pay for it'

Mary Lou McDonald told the Taoiseach, “The bully boys of your government wish to sabotage the work of the committee.”

'Ridiculous': TD slams plan to make politicians stand up for Dáil prayer

The change is due to be voted on this afternoon. Ruth Coppinger says a debate is needed.

# dail - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Daly tells Dáil that HSE blocked 14-year-old narcolepsy sufferer from accessing documents

Daly called it “one of the biggest public health scandals in recent years”.

# dail - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year

One mother said the current system is unfair but it isn’t something you think about until you find yourself in that situation.

# dail - Monday 3 April, 2017

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back

However, the final draft of the report states that all new homes are to have water meters installed.

# dail - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.

# dail - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?

The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.

# dail - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'We'll be here long after you're gone' - PAC hits out at Noonan

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said that Michael Noonan had threatened him with an injunction over the report.

# dail - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar

The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.

'You're trying to shut down discussion': Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa case

The Ceann Comhairle said her contribution was not relevant to the current session.

# dail - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Dublin protest against EU ruling on hijabs in the workplace

Irish Muslim women feel that the ruling will directly affect their ability to find employment.

# dail - Sunday 19 March, 2017

FactFind: One year in, is this really a "do-nothing" Dáil?

We take a deeper look at how the 32nd Dáil compares to its predecessors.

# dail - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny has far too much on his plate to be vacating his position? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny has far too much on his plate to be vacating his position?

The Taoiseach has appeared to row back on a commitment to put a timeline on his departure.

# dail - Monday 6 March, 2017

Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter Ava

Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter

Health Minister Simon Harris said he will be available to meet with Vera tomorrow.

# dail - Friday 3 March, 2017

Taoiseach rejects Alan Shatter's claims that he has a 'casual relationship with the truth'

In a statement, the government referenced Shatter’s resignation letter where he called Kenny an “extraordinary Taoiseach”.

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