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#Oireachtas

# 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: ‘lllegal 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.

# oireachtas - Sunday 7 December, 2014

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad

Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult

The Taoiseach said he hoped the numbers could be dramatically reduced, following a forum on homelessness to take place in Dublin on Thursday.

# oireachtas - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

# oireachtas - Saturday 22 November, 2014

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which a Fine Gael TD made some ill-judged remarks, the Socialists were on the defensive and Nigel Farage had more reasons to smile.

# oireachtas - Monday 10 November, 2014

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy

This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.

# oireachtas - Saturday 1 November, 2014

‘An entire red herring’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which a minister opened up about being bullied, a Sinn Féin councillor got an apology and David Cameron got shoved.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news – but that’s a good thing

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again…

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

# oireachtas - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

# 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…

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