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#Leinster House

# leinster-house - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today

Paul Murphy said that his legislation to provide objective sex education in schools is sorely needed.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Cyclists stage lie-down protest outside Leinster House calling for greater road safety

Four cyclists have died on Irish roads so far this year.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East'

The business committee has decided to suspend the Dáil at 2pm today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Dáil women's caucus calls for audit of harassment and bullying in the Oireachtas

The group has called for a survey of the working conditions of elected officials in Leinster House.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil

Today a consultant from Scotland told TDs he stopped doing these procedures in 2014 because he believed the risks outweighed the benefits.

# leinster-house - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

# leinster-house - Monday 25 December, 2017

Varadkar not concerned that a group of Scientologists were hosted in Leinster House

The Victory Centre in Firhouse was opened as the Scientology’s European base earlier this year.

# leinster-house - Friday 15 December, 2017

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Politicians have four weeks off from today.

# leinster-house - 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.

# leinster-house - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats

The Taoiseach has criticised security at Leinster House for being far less stringent as other national parliaments.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Rotting floors and fungus on the walls: These students want an end to learning in prefabs

Pupils, parents and teachers demand a new school after 21 years of promises.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs

The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.

# leinster-house - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital

The morning session was suspended after the man became ill.

# leinster-house - Monday 31 July, 2017

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# leinster-house - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# leinster-house - 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.

# leinster-house - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Leaders' Questions: Mattie McGrath to the Government, 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was in the hotseat today for Leaders’ Questions.

# leinster-house - Thursday 15 June, 2017

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time

Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar.

# leinster-house - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye

“Let the games begin,” Kenny declared, tongue-in-cheek, as he set out his plans to step down.

# leinster-house - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss

There was a lot of pomp and ceremony for Michel Barnier – the man who will lead Europe’s Brexit negotiations.

As it happened: Brexit's top negotiator reassures Dail 'the Irish interests will be the union’s interest'

Michel Barnier spoke to TDs and Ministers today during a visit to Ireland.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House

Representatives from across the political divide attended the ceremony that saw the tree planted on Leinster Lawn this morning.

# leinster-house - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House Dáil Gridlock This post contains videos

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House

Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.

# leinster-house - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow

Dublin-born Halawa has been held without trial in Egypt since being arrested at a protest in Cairo in August 2013.

# leinster-house - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House

It has not yet been confirmed if rail and Dublin bus workers will attend today’s protest.

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar

The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.

# leinster-house - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

# leinster-house - Friday 3 March, 2017

Hive of activity outside Dáil as beekeepers protest against new laws

It is feared the new laws will have disastrous consequences for Ireland’s wildlife.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding Ride On This post contains videos

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Enda Kenny asked about claims Air Corps members were exposed to toxic materials

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

# leinster-house - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Bruton admits there are concerns about the policies Trump might pursue

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?

Taoiseach grilled about Brexit and arrests at Dublin airport yesterday.

# leinster-house - Friday 20 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down

The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.

# leinster-house - Monday 26 December, 2016

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

# leinster-house - Monday 19 December, 2016

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# leinster-house - Friday 16 December, 2016

Leinster House restaurant could have been a temporary home for the Seanad

Immediate structural works are needed at Leinster House, beginning with the senator’s chamber.

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