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#Leinster House

# leinster-house - Yesterday’s News

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time

Leinster House authorities are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to collecting money owed.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Woman arrested as Dáil protests turn nasty

A number of groups have been protesting outside Leinster House today, as TDs return for the start of the new term.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Lack of women makes Leinster House a “really weird” place to work, says Senator

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# leinster-house - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

“You won’t say quiet to me, sir”: Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle

“Quiet now, you’re new in the job,” was the advice from Enda, setting off a reaction of Bishop Brennan-style proportions from John O’Donoghue.

# leinster-house - Saturday 23 August, 2014

The Burton Bounce: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll This post contains videos

The Burton Bounce: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Saturday 16 August, 2014

‘The other one is worser’: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘The other one is worser’: Winners, losers and one we couldn’t decide on from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Monday 11 August, 2014

The Dáil ‘tuck shop’ that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)

An Síopa was known as ‘the most expensive tuck shop in Ireland’ when it was opened in 2008.

# leinster-house - Saturday 9 August, 2014

‘Cheated death’: 4 winners, 4 losers and one for you to decide on from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Cheated death’: 4 winners, 4 losers and one for you to decide on from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth Greatest Love Of All This post contains videos

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth

There’s a special bond between Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the famous Leinster House steps….

# leinster-house - Saturday 2 August, 2014

‘A right pain in the bum’: 4 winners and 5 losers from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September Review This post contains videos

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September

We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.

# leinster-house - 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.

# leinster-house - Thursday 17 July, 2014

It’s politicians’ last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here’s what they’re up to

They’ll be off on holidays – sorry, doing constituency work – until September.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Are we STILL talking about Garth Brooks?

Yes, the GAA and Aiken Promotions will appear before the Transport Oireachtas Committee today.

# leinster-house - 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.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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

# leinster-house - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

“A nice, decent gentleman” and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn’s departure

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

“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.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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.

# leinster-house - 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.

# leinster-house - Friday 20 June, 2014

Full metal racket: The Government’s in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid…

Mattie had done a lot of work on his scrap metal bill, but the Government weren’t playing ball. And Finian threatened to hit the Minister between the eyes… with facts.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

‘I’ve convicted the system over and over’: Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry Socialist Switch-up This post contains videos

‘I’ve convicted the system over and over’: Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry

The Socialist Party TD has been nominated to serve on the inquiry by the Dáil’s Technical Group this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Saturday 7 June, 2014

# leinster-house - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?

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

# leinster-house - Saturday 31 May, 2014

# leinster-house - Thursday 29 May, 2014

What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC?

NAMA officials will be grilled by the Public Accounts Committee on the details of their latest annual report….

# leinster-house - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

‘I told her to ring Maurice McCabe’: John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

Clapping, posing and Enda: How to welcome a new TD to Leinster House in 7 easy steps GABRIELLE MCFADDEN This post contains videos

Clapping, posing and Enda: How to welcome a new TD to Leinster House in 7 easy steps

Fine Gael welcomed the newest members of its parliamentary party to the Oireachtas today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Mick Wallace wants to strengthen GSOC and set up a new garda watchdog

The Dáil and Seanad return after a week off with a post-mortem on the weekend elections sure to feature.

# leinster-house - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Alan Shatter: “I’m going nowhere”

“I am extraordinarily well,” the former justice minister said today.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House

The party could now be the subject of a complaint to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges.

# leinster-house - Saturday 10 May, 2014

# leinster-house - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Who’s going to replace Alan Shatter and why is Michael Noonan’s top official resigning?

It’s been (to say the least) a dramatic week in Leinster House so far… What’s on Thursday’s schedule?

# leinster-house - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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