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# 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 TheJournal.ie 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).

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

As it happened: Fitzgerald grilled on government's long-term plan for family hubs

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# dail - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime

The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.

As it happened: Paul Murphy criticises Varadkar for comparing Jobstown protest to 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

# dail - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

As it happened: Varadkar takes questions as Dáil begins its final week before summer break

TDs are wrapping up their last of pieces of business before the Dáil rises.

Trump did not make donation when attending Sinn Féin fundraiser, party says

The 1995 fundraiser was brought up in the Dáil this week.

# dail - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'More censorship': Row in Dáil as TD asks why gardaí spoke to professor over Regina Doherty blog

Blogger and academic Catherine Kelly claims she was cautioned by gardaí about her social media posts and online articles which referenced Regina Doherty.

# dail - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'

Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.

McDonald tells Taoiseach that people in the real world have no interest in his choice of socks

Taoiseach faces questions over the new bin charges regime.

# dail - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Minister prepared to look at cold case of drowning if new evidence produced

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died in a tragic boating accident off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

# dail - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Taoiseach on Tuesday.

# dail - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Dublin Central will gain a TD, Laois and Offaly will lose one under new constituency boundaries

Cavan and Monaghan are also set to gain TDs under the new boundaries.

# dail - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

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