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# 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…

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# 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.

The Oireachtas really wants you to know it broadcasts the Dáil on TV

The parliament’s communications unit is stepping up an advertising campaign.

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? ‘Bullshit’

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# dail - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here’s a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# dail - Friday 28 November, 2014

# dail - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

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

# dail - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O’Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan’s shoulder

The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.

Enda and Gerry are still rowing about Sinn Féin’s involvement in a water protest on Monday

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw the remarks, saying the party was not at the protest.

# dail - Monday 24 November, 2014

‘Power surge’ prompts evacuation at Leinster House

LH2000, a newer section of the building, was evacuated earlier this evening.

# dail - Thursday 20 November, 2014

‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton

The Tánaiste and Mary Lou McDonald had another argument today, but this one didn’t lead to a four-hour sit-in.

State of the Nation: What do people make of the new water charges package?

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

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.

# dail - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video…

…while signatories of the Proclamation failed to make the cut.

# dail - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Taoiseach talks up tax cuts, calls water protesters “baying mob”

Meanwhile, despite appeals from an enraged Mick Wallace, the Taoiseach has declined to announce a snap election.

Mary Lou: I’m on the bold step in the naughty corner

The Sinn Féin deputy leader is suspended from the Dáil today.

# dail - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From Business ETC Fancy a late flutter? Betting shops could be open until 10pm by Christmas Turf Accountants

Fancy a late flutter? Betting shops could be open until 10pm by Christmas

Bookies claim that outdated legislation forcing them to close early is putting hundreds of people out of work each winter.

# dail - Friday 14 November, 2014

Analysis: Why it looks like Sinn Féin’s Dáil sit-in was nothing more than a political stunt

Sinn Féin denied its Leinster House protest was a publicity stunt but it’s hard to get away from that conclusion.

# dail - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in Goodbye Mary Lou This post contains videos

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

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