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Dublin: 19 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Dáil

# dail - Today’s News

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

# dail - Yesterday’s News

‘The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country’ – Ó Ríordáin

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

# dail - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish politicians come back to debate the Israel-Gaza crisis?

They’re officially off for the summer but there have been calls for both the Dáil and the Seanad to hold debates on the topic.

# dail - Saturday 26 July, 2014

# dail - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

# dail - Monday 21 July, 2014

Flannery ‘holding options open’ on proceedings over PAC’s Rehab inquiry

Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.

# dail - Sunday 20 July, 2014

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs

The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.

# dail - Friday 18 July, 2014

Sorry, but it’s not over: City manager to be grilled on Garth Brooks debacle… again

Yes yes yes, we know, yesterday we said it was all over, but an Oireachtas committee has other ideas.

# dail - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Dáil over: TDs are off on their summer holidays* and won’t return until the middle of September

*Sorry, constituency work. Senators are also off for eight weeks too.

# dail - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny’s ‘as gaeilge’ stand off over Joe McHugh’s Irish

Enda and Gerry went to length in the Dáil to demonstrate they both have more than a ‘Cúpla Focal’.

# dail - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

We’ll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow

The government will confirm the identity of the person that will chair the Commission of Inquiry tomorrow.

Senator claims ‘discrimination’ as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# dail - Monday 14 July, 2014

Calls for interpreters to be present when Deaf people attend the Dáil

The Irish Deaf Society has asked the Government to ensure that Irish Sign Language interpreters are present in the Dáil and Seanad this week.

# dail - Saturday 12 July, 2014

‘Deeply, deeply misogynistic’: Women share their experiences of life in politics

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female, but are gender quotas the best way to increase this figure?

# dail - Friday 11 July, 2014

Alan Shatter wants a human rights commission to examine how the Guerin Report was put together

It’s not all new ministers today, an ex-minister refuses to be forgotten.

# dail - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Will this be James Reilly’s last official outing?

The Health Minister is one of a few Cabinet members expected to be undertaking their last official engagements today, ahead of the reshuffle.

# dail - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Galway psychiatric unit “an accident waiting to happen” Mental Health This post contains videos

Galway psychiatric unit “an accident waiting to happen”

TD Denis Naughten hit out at James Reilly today but the Health Minister said problems outlined in a recent audit are already being addressed.

Why are the Central Bank so secretive?

Garth Brooks has already been mentioned once or twice, and there’s an interesting petition regarding the Central Bank. Here’s what’s going on within the walls of Leinster House…

# dail - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Taoiseach: Garth Brooks cancellation a shock to the economy and our reputation

Enda Kenny claimed that the gigs could have been worth “a quarter of billion” to Dublin’s economy.

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

Fianna Fáil: Our ‘Garth Brooks Bill’ could be passed by tomorrow

The party’s mooted legislation change would essentially create an appeals process whereby the Council’s decision could be appealed on economic and tourism grounds.

Will some people lose their free travel passes?

That’s what Fianna Fáil will be asking the Government today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# dail - Monday 7 July, 2014

You can have the Dáil in your front room from September Politube This post contains a poll

You can have the Dáil in your front room from September

Oireachtas TV will be available on UPC, Sky and Eircom… but not RTÉ’s Saorview.

# dail - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be regulated like other bars? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be regulated like other bars?

The bar is currently exempt from having a licence. What do you think about that?

# dail - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Noonan: Dara Calleary “is like an arsonist blaming the fire brigade”

The Finance Minister was accused of failing to deliver a deal on bank recapitalisation.

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I apologise if I bit anyone this morning’ Luis Suarez This post contains videos

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I apologise if I bit anyone this morning’

Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary suggested the Communications Minister was “doing a Luis Suarez on it”.

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?

# dail - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

“We must have been shaming them”: Carers prevented from holding launch in Leinster House

Groups are no longer being allowed to use a conference room in the Oireachtas to hold pre-Budget briefings. A way for politicians to avoid attending?

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year

The Houses of the Oireachtas has released some interesting figures in its 2013 annual report.

Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention?

Senators think it could raise €200 million a year to help improve mental health services. They’ll be discussing this and several other topics today.

# dail - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them Dáil This post contains videos

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions – then he’s stopped from answering them

Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.

How much will you be paying for your water?

The Commission for Energy Regulation will be giving TDs and Senators a briefing on water tariffs in Leinster House today.

# dail - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# dail - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

# dail - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

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