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#Dáil

# dail - Yesterday’s News

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# 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.

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# 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.

# dail - Monday 19 December, 2016

Can Mick Wallace still be a TD after being declared bankrupt today?

Wallace said that the court’s decision to declare the Wexford TD bankrupt “was just a matter of time”.

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# dail - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'We must give musicians a chance': Quotas for Irish music got TDs very fired up

“It stimulates you. It invigorates you. It’s what we come from, it’s where we come from”.

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants

The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.

# dail - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'The government has published more reports than built houses'

This is the penultimate Leaders’ Questions before the Christmas break.

# dail - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil'

The Medicinal Cannabis Bill passed through its first stage last week.

# dail - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Son of Brian Stack confronts Gerry Adams over murder of his father

Austin Stack turned up at a Sinn Féin press conference in Dublin today.

Fine Gael TD insists he is not linking Sinn Féin deputies to Brian Stack murder

Alan Farrell said he was merely calling on Sinn Féin deputies to make a statement.

# dail - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE

Earlier, hundreds of people attended a protest outside Leinster House calling for action on the drug.

AS IT HAPPENED: Kenny quizzed over Orkambi, disability rights and... traffic in Killarney

Kenny fielded questions from all the party heads today.

# dail - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Leaders ask Gerry Adams to give a statement on Brian Stack investigation tomorrow

Brian Stack’s murder investigation, postage stamp price hikes, and water charges refunds were among the issues from today.

# dail - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: 'A great deal is going on, but the problem is getting worse, Taoiseach'

Enda Kenny faced questions on the homeless crisis, Gerry Adams and a United Ireland today.

# dail - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'Put the fraud squad after them' - TDs demand action on motor insurance and housing crisis

Everyone’s talking about the housing crisis today, but what will be on the minds of opposition TDs as they grill Frances Fitzgerald.

# dail - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Taoiseach criticised for "gushing tweet" and manner towards Trump and Pence

Enda Kenny has spoken to both the President and Vice President-elect

# dail - Monday 21 November, 2016

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

# dail - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over' Let's Talk This post contains videos

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'

“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.

# dail - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: "You're both incompetent and unfit to be in Government" - Enda faces tough questions in the Dáil

Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams, Brendan Howlin and Bríd Smith were asking the questions during a lively exchange.

Kenny says there won't be an inquiry into media ownership in Ireland

Catherine Murphy said it is up to the government to either accept or reject the acquisition of the Celtic Media group by Independent News and Media.

Almost €1 million spent seizing over 2,500 horses and almost 90% were destroyed

When a horse is seized, a public notice is put up and if it’s not claimed after five days, the animal is destroyed.

# dail - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Taoiseach pressured on public sector pay in Leaders' Questions

Jokes about trains some slightly odd interruptions provided mild diversions in this afternoon’s session.

# dail - Thursday 10 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Trump's shock win and status of undocumented Irish on the agenda in the Dáil

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was in the hotseat today for questions from opposition TDs.

# dail - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum

A bill on a referendum on the ownership of Irish Water was passed today without a vote as a result of the government’s support.

# dail - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

FactCheck: Was damage to the ozone layer caused by nuclear testing?

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae made the extraordinary claim during a debate on climate change last week.

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