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# oireachtas - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Can President Higgins bang political heads together to form a government?

The President can refuse a dissolution request when the Taoiseach does not have the support of the majority of the Dáil.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Insanity: TDs will spend today doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result

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

# oireachtas - Monday 28 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland

The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?

# oireachtas - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Conor McGregor will NOT be on the €1 coin

Not yet, anyway.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients ‘adds to stigma’

The “worrying” levels of HIV diagnoses have been discussed at the Oireachtas Health Committee. There are set to be more cases of HIV in Ireland in 2015 than in any other year.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton tells Banking Inquiry that he feels “wronged”

“I feel misrepresented deputy. 80% of what has been written about me is wrong. 10% might be disputed.”

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# oireachtas - Sunday 30 August, 2015

You could become a TD at the next election… and here’s how

Here is what you need to do if you’re thinking about taking a crack at the next Dáil.

# oireachtas - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?

It was revealed on Friday that the email address of an Irish politician has been found on the list.

# oireachtas - Friday 21 August, 2015

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database

A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.

# oireachtas - Monday 3 August, 2015

Denis O’Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee

Every member of the CPP has been named in letters from the businessman’s lawyers.

# oireachtas - Thursday 16 July, 2015

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they’ve gone on holidays

The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…

# oireachtas - Thursday 2 July, 2015

# oireachtas - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Does the Greek crisis show the danger of electing Sinn Féin?

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Is Ireland ready for Greece to leave the eurozone? State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Is Ireland ready for Greece to leave the eurozone?

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Denis O’Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days…

The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Here is the article that Denis O’Brien’s lawyers didn’t want you to see last Thursday

On foot of clarification in the High Court today, republishes the article we first posted last week relaying Catherine Murphy’s Dáil comments.

# oireachtas - Friday 29 May, 2015

That’s a grand break, isn’t it?

TDs will, of course, be up to HERE in constituency work over the next 11 days or so.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

‘We already bought my daughter’s communion dress, because I’ll be blind next year’

Carol Brill has spoken of her condition of deafblindness.

# oireachtas - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

‘We’ll cut them again in a month or two’ – AIB chief on mortgage rates

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

# oireachtas - Monday 20 April, 2015

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators…

Our minds are blown. Our heads hurt.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Oireachtas told: ‘Illegal immigrants are giving two fingers to the State’

The Immigration Control Platform were compared to Nazism by one deputy.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

‘If you put two pigs flying up O’Connell Street it’d be the number one news item on RTE’

Point-scoring was the order of the day as RTE appeared before an Oireachtas Committee today to discuss alleged bias in its coverage.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

It would be ‘astounding’ to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins – barrister

Kerins claims she was treated unfairly by TDs serving on the committee at the time in their questioning on Rehab accounts.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

The new Lotto operators are accused of making ‘savings and shavings’ on the draw

The National Lottery’s reputation is at stake after last month’s first-ever failure.

‘If I’ve to work out of a shoebox I’d do it’: Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction

James Heffernan had refused to leave an office he shared with former Labour colleague John Gilroy.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

# oireachtas - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

# oireachtas - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Michelle Mulherin repays €1,295 for African phone calls

The Mayo TD had previously repaid €2,000.

# oireachtas - Monday 16 February, 2015

Lisbon Treaty vote (the 1st one) the most expensive referendum of past 15 years

They told us we’d save €20 million by scrapping the Seanad — but it cost us a fair chunk of change to hold the vote.

# oireachtas - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Do Sinn Féin’s numbers add up? We could soon know for sure…

The government is considering a special Oireachtas committee to cost pre-budget submissions.

# oireachtas - Friday 23 January, 2015

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?

The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Jake Brennan’s mother to sleep outside the Dáil for three nights

The six-year-old died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny last June.

# oireachtas - Saturday 17 January, 2015

How to end the Dáil’s never-ending Punch & Judy Show … Should we ban cameras? Calm Down Calm Down This post contains a poll

How to end the Dáil’s never-ending Punch & Judy Show … Should we ban cameras?

This recently-elected TD thinks it might be a good idea…

# oireachtas - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies — Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# oireachtas - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: ‘We’ve no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough’

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# oireachtas - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015

The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.

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