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# oireachtas - Saturday 18 October, 2014

“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart…”: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which Mary Lou unleashes hell in the Dáil, Michael and Brendan enjoy their big day out, and the Leinster House barrier strikes again…

# oireachtas - Friday 17 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let’s all have a drink)

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

# oireachtas - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

State of the Nation: The ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ Budget?

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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.

We recycle 37 glass bottles a week per head of population and they’re mainly alcohol related

There’s been an increase of nearly 10% in glass bottle collections.

# oireachtas - Thursday 9 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Not ‘Top Cat’ anymore … Enda’s got company at the top of the polls

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Sacked minister’s blistering parting shot over “failed” Irish Water

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

# oireachtas - Monday 6 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and ‘dirty tricks’

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

# oireachtas - Friday 3 October, 2014

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won’t go away

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

# oireachtas - Thursday 2 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Noonan to the rescue

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

# oireachtas - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Enda’s under pressure (and that isn’t even an Irish Water gag)

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

# oireachtas - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

State of the Nation: Yet another Irish Water controversy for Fine Gael…

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

# oireachtas - Monday 29 September, 2014

State of the Nation: Does Apple have a ‘sweetheart’ tax deal with Ireland?

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

# oireachtas - Saturday 27 September, 2014

‘Stroke politics at its worst’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Stroke politics at its worst’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The government landed itself in an awful mess, Lucinda made some friends and Ed Miliband forgot his lines…

# oireachtas - Thursday 25 September, 2014

The nominations are closed… Here who’s on the ballot for the two Dáil by-elections

There was a bit of scramble to hand in nomination papers this morning…

# oireachtas - Saturday 20 September, 2014

‘Better the devil you know’: Winners, losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Better the devil you know’: Winners, losers – and one for you to decide – from the political week

Scotland said No, Gordon Brown re-emerged, as did Alan Shatter, and Micheál Martin tied himself in knots.

# oireachtas - Thursday 18 September, 2014

This guy is Fine Gael’s surprise pick for the vacant Seanad seat

John McNulty will take Deirdre Clune’s vacant seat in the upper house.

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.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Angry parents and ‘Gaza’ banners greet ministers, as new term begins

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

# oireachtas - Saturday 30 August, 2014

‘The water has frozen my brain’: Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll This post contains videos

‘The water has frozen my brain’: Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# oireachtas - 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.

# oireachtas - 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.

# oireachtas - 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.

# oireachtas - Saturday 26 July, 2014

# oireachtas - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed

The proposals are intended to improve efficiency, but don’t address who can vote in Seanad elections.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously… including TDs

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

# oireachtas - Monday 21 July, 2014

Did you know the Oireachtas offers Irish and French classes?

They do. And it cost nearly €18,000 last year.

# oireachtas - Saturday 19 July, 2014

‘Seagulls have lost the run of themselves’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains videos

# oireachtas - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

# oireachtas - Saturday 5 July, 2014

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The banking inquiry will ask leading economists to help figure out what it should investigate

The Oireachtas Committee met for the third time in private session this morning.

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.

# oireachtas - 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.

# oireachtas - Saturday 21 June, 2014

‘I’m going to hit you between the eyes’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains videos

# oireachtas - 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.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent … Taoiseach: No it isn’t

There are concerns that thousands of people who didn’t respond to the HSE will now be left without a medical card.

Union of Students want to talk to politicians today

USI are hosting a social lobby of the Oireachtas.

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