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# parliament - Monday 11 June, 2018

UK companies could have to reveal pay gaps between employees and their bosses

Following public outcry UK firms will have to reveal boss-staff pay gaps under draft law for 2019

# parliament - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji

Cyclone Gita caused power outages after tearing through the island nation just south of the capital.

# parliament - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Theresa May suffers big defeat on Brexit, with own MPs rebelling against her

The defeat means MPs will have a final vote on any deal before the UK leaves the EU.

# parliament - Monday 4 December, 2017

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives

Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.

# parliament - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship

Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore found out on Friday that her mother was born with a British citizenship.

# parliament - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Jubilant scenes as Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

The news comes in the wake of an debate in the country’s parliament regarding the impeachment of the 93-year-old ruler.

# parliament - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# parliament - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Take it or leave it': MPs will get a chance to turn down Brexit deal

Brexit secretary David Davis said: “This agreement will only hold if parliament approves it.”

# parliament - Monday 14 August, 2017

Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship

Barnaby Joyce is the latest politician in Australia to fall victim of the obscure citizenship rule.

# parliament - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of ‘democracy and unity’.

# parliament - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Malta, the EU’s smallest nation, becomes the bloc’s 15th member to legalise same-sex unions.

# parliament - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack

Yesterday the House of Commons said it had discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user email accounts.

# parliament - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament

Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.

# parliament - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Four dead, around 40 injured: Here's what's known about today's terror attack in London

The dead include a police officer tasked with guarding the Houses of Parliament.

# parliament - Monday 6 March, 2017

'Outdated and sexist': MPs tell employers to stop making women wear high-heels

An online petition to prevent employers forcing female employees to wear high-heels got 150,000 signatures.

# parliament - Monday 6 February, 2017

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says Trump Dumped This post contains videos

Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said his resolve had hardened since the introduction of Trump’s infamous travel ban.

# parliament - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one Holy Words This post contains a poll

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one

It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.

# parliament - Monday 26 December, 2016

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

# parliament - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Indonesia parliament passes chemical castration laws for convicted paedophiles

The controversial laws were the subject of fierce debate, with two opposition parties voting against the measures.

# parliament - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion

A poll published this week by the Newsweek Polska magazine showed that 74% of Poles want to keep the existing law.

# parliament - Saturday 2 July, 2016

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a case of elites trying to squash popular aspirations

Julian Mercille writes that the coming weeks could have fateful consequences for the Labour Party.

# parliament - Saturday 20 February, 2016

'There's no glory in taking a man's life': Canadian ambassador to Ireland on stopping a terrorist attack

Kevin Vickers stopped a lone gunman from storming the Canadian parliament in 2014.

# parliament - Monday 18 January, 2016

Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs

The Westminster debate was triggered by a public petition which has attracted more than 575,000 signatures from people who want the Republican presidential hopeful kept out.

# parliament - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Indonesia to begin chemically castrating convicted paedophiles

It would be carried out by injecting paedophiles with female hormones.

# parliament - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year

Hitting the gym, Oireachtas Committee meetings and learning languages were all on the agenda.

# parliament - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this... Here's what the Queen had to say According To Liz This post contains videos

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this... Here's what the Queen had to say

There were important things to announce (like that EU referendum) – but all the bizarre trappings of the ceremony were on show too..

# parliament - Sunday 8 March, 2015

# parliament - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Zuma: I’m not racist, white people won’t be chased out of South Africa

However he said would never stop talking about history because children should know the country’s past to ensure that mistakes were not repeated.

# parliament - Monday 9 February, 2015

Australia's PM: 'We've bitten off more than we could chew'

The controversial PM has been fighting for his job.

# parliament - Monday 29 December, 2014

Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president

Stavros Dimas received votes 168 today from parliament’s 300 seats — short of the 180 votes needed to win.

# parliament - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Spain wants to fine people who protest and 'breach the peace' outside parliament

€600 fine for insulting a police officer, €30,000 for burning the national flag. These are the proposed new fines that could be introduced under new laws.

# parliament - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

EU removes Hamas from terror list (for now) and votes to recognise Palestine

The vote was in principle, and a watered-down version of the original motion.

# parliament - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# parliament - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Ukrainian voters head to the polls in snap elections for a new parliament

Iti’s expected the egislature filled with reformers and nationalists backing President Petro Poroshenko’s drive to bring Ukraine closer to the West.

# parliament - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

# parliament - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected

Deirdre Clune was one of a number of Irish MEPs to run up expenses of over €200,000 during this year’s campaign.

# parliament - Monday 25 August, 2014

Ukrainian parliament dissolved on the eve of key peace talks

The leaders of Ukraine and Russia meet in Belarus tomorrow.

# parliament - Monday 18 August, 2014

# parliament - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

"Ich bin ein Palestinian" - UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets

David Ward is facing disciplinary action from his Liberal Democrat party.

# parliament - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

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

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