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#Dáil

# dail - Yesterday’s News

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

# dail - Monday 23 May, 2016

Mary Lou McDonald DIDN'T get 576 highlighters from the Dáil stationery store

She actually only got 48 markers, costing less than €5 in total.

# dail - Friday 20 May, 2016

Ministers who avoid answering questions could find themselves on a naughty list

A report is to be published quarterly listing the ministers who repeatedly refuse to answer TDs’ questions adequately.

# dail - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

'Blue wave' of garda sergeants and inspectors to march on the Dáil today

The new government will be greeted by some very dissatisfied public servants on their first day in the Dáil.

# dail - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate

As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

# dail - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government

The clause says the measure is to “address poor attendance within some families”.

# dail - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Despite a pledge by Enda Kenny, no increase in the number of female ministers

Campaigners have criticised the appointments, and called for progress in the selection of junior ministers.

# dail - Friday 6 May, 2016

The Department of Environment is gone - so where does Irish Water go now?

The unloved utility has fallen between the cracks.

Who's in? Who's out? These are your new ministers

Enda Kenny revealed his Cabinet this afternoon.

Amid Dáil uncertainty, Clare Daly reads letter from woman whose sister died by suicide

Clare Daly tells the Dáil what is really going on in the lives of those in the real world.

# dail - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Paul Murphy says he couldn't afford legal fees "even on a full TD's salary"

As a TD, Murphy is entitled to an annual salary of €87,258 before tax.

# dail - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

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.

# 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.

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