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9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

# leinster-house - Friday 30 January, 2015

‘I’ve seen children using e-cigs and that is terrifying’

If passed, a new bill will mean ‘vaping’ becomes subject to the same regulation as ordinary cigarettes

# leinster-house - Thursday 29 January, 2015

There is a ‘Skype facility’ in Leinster House after all. Well, sort of…

TheJournal.ie has done some digging today…

Will Enda finally do a TV debate? State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Will Enda finally do a TV debate?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Here’s why all of the opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil today…

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others held a press conference outside Leinster House after a dramatic walkout.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

“We’re at the end of our tether” – Labour can’t make this Senator leave his office

James Heffernan had his belongings packed up by former Labour colleague John Gilroy recently. But he’s not budging.

# leinster-house - Monday 26 January, 2015

Fine Gael TD: “Yes, I made some calls to Africa. None of them were personal.”

Michelle Mulherin confirms she made calls to Kenya from her phone in Leinster House, but says they were not personal.

# leinster-house - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Conor McGregor, Queen Elizabeth and club sandwiches: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does it cost to rent an Irish pub on wheels?

# leinster-house - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

‘Elderly patients are being kept on trolleys for days’

Nurses brought their anger at overcrowding to the gates of the Dáil today.

Why is Lucinda holding a women-only briefing?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards

They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…

# leinster-house - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Shufflin’, celebrating and protesting: The political year in pictures

There were resignations, a Cabinet reshuffle and the issue of water charges.

# leinster-house - Monday 29 December, 2014

One Coalition party isn’t keen on letting bedsits back onto the market

Tánaiste Joan Burton had previously suggested the ban could be examined.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

# leinster-house - Monday 22 December, 2014

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill Irish Water This post contains videos

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill

Earlier, proceedings were suspended twice in less than an hour – after a row over claims that senators were coming from the Dáil bar to vote on the Bill last week.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Minister ‘hasn’t heard anything’ to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Thursday 11 December, 2014

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge We Won't Pay This post contains videos

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O’Connell Bridge

The main protest, in which tens of thousands participated, was a peaceful one but a gardaí said six arrests were made.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

How many people will protest against water charges today?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From Motor City to Leinster House: The Detroit water protesters have been busy since they landed

The activists have been in close contact with the Irish movement in recent months, and have even held solidarity events in Detroit.

A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died

He passed away from hypothermia earlier this month.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

What was Gene Simmons from Kiss doing at Leinster House?

“I guess because of my silly hair people tend to take me to big buildings to meet important people.”

Restaurant owners say they’re not targeting homeless with begging survey

The Restaurants Association said homelessness and aggressive begging are two separate issues.

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night Jonathan Corrie This post contains videos

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night

The silent vigil followed the discovery of the body of a homeless man just yards from Leinster House on Monday.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Leinster House postpones turning on its Christmas lights after homeless man’s death

The Ceann Comhairle said tonight’s planned event would be ‘inappropriate’.

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House

The body of a man who had been sleeping rough was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street yesterday morning.

# leinster-house - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

The country’s most kissable politician wants to sort out the medical card fiasco today

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Monday 24 November, 2014

‘Power surge’ prompts evacuation at Leinster House

LH2000, a newer section of the building, was evacuated earlier this evening.

# leinster-house - Saturday 22 November, 2014

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which a Fine Gael TD made some ill-judged remarks, the Socialists were on the defensive and Nigel Farage had more reasons to smile.

# leinster-house - Thursday 20 November, 2014

There’s a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here’s what it’s about… Shoes This post contains images

There’s a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here’s what it’s about…

Campaigners from Women’s Aid have put dozens of shoes on display outside the Dáil today.

# leinster-house - Saturday 1 November, 2014

‘An entire red herring’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which a minister opened up about being bullied, a Sinn Féin councillor got an apology and David Cameron got shoved.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again…

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Supermacs, Nokia phones, and Dublin house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: How many students are taking part in the next BT Young Scientist competition?

‘Incoherent gibberish’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Incoherent gibberish’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which Sinn Féin was under pressure, John Tierney survived and a Labour TD admitting to going missing for a vote…

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here’s why… Racket This post contains videos

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here’s why…

Yep, it’s something to do with Irish Water…

Sword-wielding teen who staged “one man rebellion” gets community service

19-year-old Jordan Buckley was wrestled to the ground by three gardaí after rushing the front door of Leinster House with a sword.

# leinster-house - Sunday 19 October, 2014

‘People have been fairly sound’: What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil

We caught up with the new TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim towards the end of his first week in Leinster House.

# leinster-house - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’ The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’

Watch an extended interview with the Sinn Féin deputy leader at TheJournal.ie’s offices this week.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity…

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

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