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# dail - Friday 23 January, 2015

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of’: Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today…

The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.

# dail - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Here’s what Enda will be getting up to in Davos today

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

# dail - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

No apology for Sinn Féin TD after remarks about his homeless brother were made in the Dáil

Jonathan O’Brien clashed with his Labour counterpart in the Dáil last week.

Jake Brennan’s mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights

The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny last June.

# dail - Saturday 17 January, 2015

How to end the Dáil’s never-ending Punch & Judy Show … Should we ban cameras? Calm Down Calm Down This post contains a poll

How to end the Dáil’s never-ending Punch & Judy Show … Should we ban cameras?

This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…

# dail - Friday 16 January, 2015

Sinn Féin TD tells Labour backbencher to ‘shut his mouth’ after homeless brother revelation

Eric Byrne asked why Jonathan O’Brien’s family did not “take in” his brother, who is a recovering drug addict.

# dail - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies — Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

Why is Lucinda holding a women-only briefing?

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

# dail - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards

They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…

# dail - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Shufflin’, celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures

There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.

# dail - Monday 29 December, 2014

Christy Burke wants to team up with Ming’s successor … maybe

Dublin’s Lord Mayor is considering running for the Dáil.

So, how many people will earn over €200,000 next year?

Michael Noonan recently revealed how many people are expected to fall into each income bracket in 2015.

# dail - Saturday 27 December, 2014

You think the Dáil is bad? They were brawling in this parliamentary chamber yesterday Fight Fight Fight This post contains videos

You think the Dáil is bad? They were brawling in this parliamentary chamber yesterday

Things got heated in the Georgian parliament yesterday.

# dail - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

# dail - Monday 22 December, 2014

That’s all folks: Applause from senators as 4 week Christmas break announced

Over in the Dáil, it’s a markedly shorter break. TDs will be back on 14 January.

Enda: ‘If there’s no structure to get cattle into the ring then you have a fight every morning’ Moo

# dail - Sunday 21 December, 2014

What did the Dáil do on their first day?

Got to know the place and got shown how to work the phones?

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.

# dail - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue The 8th This post contains videos

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you

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

# dail - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Enda Kenny withdraws claims that bank guarantee documents were shredded

The Taoiseach first made the claims in the summer of 2012.

# dail - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys … it worked in the 1940s

It couldn’t hurt the party’s popularity rating.

# dail - Friday 12 December, 2014

This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that’s wrong with the Dáil

“Agree to disagree?” “I don’t agree to that.”

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row Charade This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row

The dispute over the cost of the water charges grant has been the subject of heated exchanges this morning

Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract

TD Catherine Murphy has raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions.

# dail - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

The figures were revealed by Brendan Howlin in the Dáil this morning.

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge We Won't Pay This post contains videos

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge

The main protest, in which tens of thousands participated, was a peaceful one but a gardaí said six arrests were made.

# dail - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless On The Streets This post contains videos

‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil about his experience of meeting homeless people last week.

Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# dail - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

‘The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh’ – TDs back Enda 86 to 55 Winning This post contains videos

‘The Taoiseach will go down in history as one of our finest taoisigh’ – TDs back Enda 86 to 55

Earlier, Kenny said he is not perfect and ruled out an election in 2015.

A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died

He passed away from hypothermia earlier this month.

# dail - Monday 8 December, 2014

Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine

Sinn Féin want the Government to change the State’s official position.

# dail - Sunday 7 December, 2014

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad

Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.

# dail - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Fine Gael hasn’t been this unpopular in a decade

Enda Kenny’s own satisfaction rating has fallen too in the latest poll, making him the least popular party leader in the Dáil.

# dail - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

What was Gene Simmons from Kiss doing at Leinster House?

“I guess because of my silly hair people tend to take me to big buildings to meet important people.”

# dail - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult

The Taoiseach said he hoped the numbers could be dramatically reduced, following a forum on homelessness to take place in Dublin on Thursday.

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House

The body of a man who had been sleeping rough was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street yesterday morning.

# dail - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

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