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#Dáil

# 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”.

Hive of activity outside Dáil as beekeepers protest against new laws

It is feared the new laws will have disastrous consequences for Ireland’s wildlife.

# dail - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'A borradh táileasc for the mincéir': Taoiseach speaks Cant as he recognises Traveller ethnicity

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he hopes the move will have a “transformative effect”.

# dail - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil says government is 'incoherent and shambolic' but will 'ensure it survives'

The motion was tabled in response to a motion of no confidence in Enda Kenny tabled by Sinn Féin.

Case of undercover British cop operating in Ireland to be raised with UK government

The Dáil was told: “He had multiple intimate relationships with women using his false identity.”

Government 'nervous' about extending Tribunal to other whistleblowers

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison demanded his case be included in the Tribunal.

# dail - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Enda Kenny takes a number of different positions on Zappone conversation Mea Culpa This post contains videos

Enda Kenny takes a number of different positions on Zappone conversation

Kenny stated that he knew that Minister Zappone had met with Maurice McCabe before it became public information last week.

Enda broke Dáil rules today when he called Gerry Adams a 'hypocrite'

Calling someone a hypocrite falls under the category of “unparliamentary language”.

# dail - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Family of Amy Fitzpatrick call for cold case investigation into her disapperance

Her aunt Christine Kenny believes a fresh investigation could solve the case.

# dail - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

FactCheck: Is Richard Bruton right to say housing starts are on the rise?

The Education Minister made the claim during Leaders Questions last week – our readers asked for it to be tested.

# dail - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland

The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.

# dail - Monday 30 January, 2017

Here's what Irish parties think about Enda Kenny visiting Donald Trump in the White House

The AAA-PBP want a Dáil debate.on the matter.

A Fine Gael politician has not fully repaid the large allowance he was given after losing his Dáil seat Exclusive

Senator Ray Butler received the payment after he lost his Dáil seat in Meath.

# dail - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal

Cabinet has approved a proposal by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to provide a definition of sexual consent.

As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?

Taoiseach grilled about Brexit and arrests at Dublin airport yesterday.

# dail - Friday 20 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down

The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.

# dail - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

# dail - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one Holy Words This post contains a poll

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one

It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.

# dail - Friday 30 December, 2016

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

# dail - Thursday 22 December, 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

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