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# 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…

# 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

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