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Leinster House

Leinster House

The name of the building of the Oireachtas where the Dail and the Seanad sit. It is located on Kildare St. in Dublin.

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# 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

# leinster-house - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Teen who brandished sword at Leinster House had ‘no target in mind’

The 19-year-old unemployed male is to get bail after appearing in court today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

# leinster-house - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

‘Incensed’ anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House

Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.

# leinster-house - Saturday 5 April, 2014

# leinster-house - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Man arrested outside Leinster House after scuffle with gardaí over Alan Shatter Gardagate This post contains images

Man arrested outside Leinster House after scuffle with gardaí over Alan Shatter

The man was restrained by gardaí after he allegedly became violent towards a female garda.

# leinster-house - Saturday 22 March, 2014

TDs and Senators warned to stay off the grass at Leinster House

A shortage of parking spaces outside the front and back of Leinster House has left some resorting to leaving their cars parked on the grass at the back of the complex.

# leinster-house - Monday 3 March, 2014

Former minister Ivor Callely pleads guilty to false phone expense claim

The former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator has appeared before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning.

# leinster-house - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Rehab, us and the EU and Scottish independence…Everything going on in Leinster House today

Last day of the week in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

# leinster-house - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Storm damage, GSOC, childcare, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

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

# leinster-house - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Poll: Would you like to see Pope Francis visit Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

An invitation to the Pope, bugging and everything else happening in Leinster House today

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

# leinster-house - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Bugging, Mount Carmel closure, Pantigate and everything else happening in Leinster House today

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

# leinster-house - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Thousands attend protest calling for increased support of Irish language

As many as 5,000 are attending the protest outside Leinster House this afternoon.

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