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# leinster-house - Today’s News

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.

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Midnight tonight, or January 2015? Here are the latest details as we have them.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who’s protesting the Budget?

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

Here’s why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Sunday 12 October, 2014

IN IMAGES: ‘Blood from a f***ing stone’ – a decade of Budgets Budget 2015 This post contains images
‘I won’t be whipped’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘I won’t be whipped’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

A Ming dynasty, a Socialist revolution and bad news for the two biggest opposition parties…

# leinster-house - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

A Labour TD crashed his car into the barrier at Leinster House

Robert Dowds got a slight cut to his hand but is otherwise okay.

# leinster-house - Saturday 27 September, 2014

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael’s Seanad shambles… and why it matters

A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.

# leinster-house - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Here’s how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days

Still cheaper than most other bars…

# leinster-house - Thursday 18 September, 2014

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

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