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# dail - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit Scu

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit

A total of 85 TDs voted in favour of the motion.

# dail - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill

Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.

# dail - Friday 9 March, 2018

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum

Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.

# dail - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Taoiseach wants Dáil to sit on Friday to ensure May abortion referendum date isn't jeopardised

A special Cabinet meeting is due to be held tomorrow or Thursday.

# dail - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East'

The business committee has decided to suspend the Dáil at 2pm today.

# dail - Friday 16 February, 2018

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.

# dail - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February

The government has submitted some reservations on people with disabilities joining the Gardaí or Defence Forces.

# dail - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Patients with 'invisible' chronic pain and fatigue illnesses still fighting for recognition

Campaigners told TDs this week that they need a review of these conditions in Ireland so they are recognised and so that patients can access proper treatment and supports.

# dail - Thursday 18 January, 2018

As it happened: TDs share their views on Ireland's abortion laws

The debate on the Eighth Amendment commmitte’s report continues.

# dail - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

# dail - Monday 1 January, 2018

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

# dail - Monday 18 December, 2017

Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar added that his own personal views wouldn’t decide what stance the Cabinet takes.

# dail - Friday 15 December, 2017

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Politicians have four weeks off from today.

# dail - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today ISL

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today

The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.

# dail - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'3,000 children upset and worried Santa won't visit because they don't know where they'll be living'

Music, poetry and personal testimonies will be heard outside the Dáil today for a family friendly homelessness protest.

# dail - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

The motion was passed by 75 votes to 42 and was supported by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

# dail - Monday 27 November, 2017

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional' High Court This post contains videos

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

# dail - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

# dail - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'It's not enough to say she can't remember': Frances Fitzgerald under pressure in McCabe email row

Tánaiste and former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has come under fire over how much she knew.

# dail - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister: 'I will not have my good name and reputation traduced by deputy Alan Kelly'

There was a heated exchange in the Dáil today where Charlie Flanagan told TD Alan Kelly to desist from engaging in a smear campaign.

# dail - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past

While affordable housing schemes may sound like a positive was forward, but there were a number of issues with previous schemes that may need to be addressed.

# dail - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar have worn the 'shamrock poppy' in the Dáil? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar have worn the 'shamrock poppy' in the Dáil?

About 210,000 Irish men and women served in the British forces during World War One, and around 35,000 died.

# dail - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

# dail - Monday 6 November, 2017

Mary Mitchell O'Connor: 'There is sexism and bullying in the Dáil'

The junior minister was speaking after criticising “macho” culture in the Dáil.

# dail - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.

# dail - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Senior ladies football and camogie finals made protected sporting events

The ladies football final drew record audience figures this year.

# dail - Friday 29 September, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

# dail - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Child waiting over 3 years for mental health assessment, Taoiseach told

There are 6,000 children waiting for primary care psychology appointments, the Dáil was told today.

Clash in Dáil sees Mary Lou leave chamber after jibes from Taoiseach

The Taoiseach called Mary Lou McDonald ‘cranky’ in the Dáil today.

# dail - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms abortion referendum will happen in May or June

Seven other referendums will be held in late 2018 and in summer of 2019.

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs

The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.

# dail - Monday 25 September, 2017

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down

Politicians and journalists argued that it showed a lack of transparency from the State.

# dail - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The medicinal cannabis bill passed through the Dáil last year, but now it's on the shelf

The Bill which passed through the Dáil has effectively shelved following a damning report.

# dail - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Inappropriate and unethical': Varadkar backs life-saving lung disease drug for some users after HSE fails to fund it

21 Alpha-1 patients in Ireland have been receiving Respreeza up until now through a compassionate use programme.

# dail - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# dail - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

# dail - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Poll: Have you ever not paid your bar tab? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever not paid your bar tab?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# dail - Monday 24 July, 2017

Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age

The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.

# dail - Friday 14 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# dail - Thursday 13 July, 2017

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others" Equal Rights This post contains videos

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"

Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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