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# oireachtas - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'

Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.

# oireachtas - Monday 31 July, 2017

Dáil bar and restaurant clears €5,482 in 16 years' worth of unpaid tabs

The outstanding tabs are understood to be a “legacy issue” going back to the year 2000.

# oireachtas - Friday 14 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# oireachtas - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'He was still alive': Doctor explains the reality of organ harvesting in China

Ireland should ensure they’re not complicit in China’s organ harvesting abuses by banning ‘organ tourism’, was the advice given at committee today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

'We just want time to complete the paper': TDs to quiz exam board on Junior Cert pupil's petition

A petition from Junior Cert student Tara O’Sullivan has led to today’s hearing before the Petitions Committee.

# oireachtas - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight

The Commissioner faced a gruelling session at the Public Accounts Committee this week but she let TDs know she is not going anywhere.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row

It emerged recently that one of Barrett’s colleagues questioned in a letter to the Commissioner whether he had breached the Official Secrets Act.

# oireachtas - 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.

# oireachtas - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

# oireachtas - Monday 3 April, 2017

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back

However, the final draft of the report states that all new homes are to have water meters installed.

# oireachtas - Monday 13 February, 2017

Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information

An email security specialist has said that government departments need to be aware of the risks posed by this.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee

Kerins was not present in court for this morning’s judgement.

# oireachtas - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'He was in bed wearing nothing but his underwear, there is no doubt he was summarily executed'

Michael Dwyer’s family continue to seek justice for their son.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Union bosses meet with TDs as Bus Éireann industrial action remains on the cards

Bus Éireann has warned of 2,600 job losses

# oireachtas - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Apple boss Tim Cook will NOT be coming to Leinster House

Cook was invited to speak before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting

Kevin Duffy addressed a number of the main issues around the water charges debate, including water wastage and paying people back.

# oireachtas - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

# oireachtas - Friday 14 October, 2016

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Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

# oireachtas - Thursday 7 July, 2016

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol

A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.

# oireachtas - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?

A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.

# oireachtas - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Some ex-TDs haven't bothered to return their laptops, but the Dáil still wants them back

20 former TDs who either retired or lost their seats have failed to return technology worth €20,000 provided to them by the State.

Who'll be up against who in the new Dáil? We take a look

These are the TDs who’ll be squaring off against the ministers for health, housing, finance and justice.

# 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…

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