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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014

Dáil

# dail - Yesterday’s News

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet

During a heated debate Micheál Martin said the Government was treating the public with “absolute contempt”.

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.

How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# dail - Friday 11 April, 2014

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# dail - Thursday 10 April, 2014

How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That’s top of the PAC’s agenda today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# dail - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

What are AIB and Permanent TSB doing to help people in mortgage arrears?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?

To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.

# dail - Thursday 3 April, 2014

‘Appalling indignity’: Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors

Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.

# dail - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# dail - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# dail - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

# dail - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks

Small businesses urged to inform themselves about other financing options available.

# dail - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

‘Crime hurts, justice should heal’: Law would force burglars to pay their victims’ costs

“The essence of the bill is that the victim is now thought of in court,” independent TD John Halligan has said of his proposed law.

Whistleblowers, alcohol-related public order offences and trade secrets

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Monday 24 March, 2014

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate

Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.

# dail - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Chancer, scoundrel, handbagging and other words you’re not allowed say in the Dáil

Following a number of recent uses of ‘unparliamentary language’, we take a look at what else you can’t say…

# dail - Saturday 15 March, 2014

# dail - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

From ‘Mighty Mouse’ to ‘Church Mouse’: Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny’s week

The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.

Suicide, the Irish language and Rehab

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

‘Two weeks of backslapping is really over the top and it’s quite unprecedented’

The government has admitted that legislation is not ready to come before the house as the Dáil again spends several hours this week debating the government’s priorities for the year ahead.

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation Exclusive

Tom Curran has asked a group of barristers to draft legislation on the issue, and says the initial work could be completed by the start of next month.

# dail - Friday 7 March, 2014

Fine Gael chair: This government needs to implement dynamic political reform

Over the past three years the Government has been completely focused on job creation, but there must also be a programme of real political reform, writes Charlie Flanagan TD.

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest

Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.

# dail - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland’s forests and more priorities for 2014

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# dail - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

‘Anti-Pantigate’ bill tabled in the Dáil to stop “the litigious and thin-skinned”

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

Here’s the awkward moment when Gerry Adams forgot Pat Rabbitte’s name*

* But Sinn Féin this afternoon claimed that Adams didn’t forget and it was in fact intended as “a put-down”.

VIDEO: Dáil hears about ‘three-day festival and orgy organised by the government’

It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…

Taoiseach was ‘anxious’ for his TDs to support ‘three days of backslapping’ in Dáil

The coalition’s decision to devote up to 11 hours of Dáil time to its priorities for the year ahead was preceded with an email to Fine Gael backbenchers informing them that their leader was ‘anxious’ they contribute.

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