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# paul-kehoe - Friday 25 August, 2017

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 10 July, 2017

'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces

The results “suggest a disconnect from the organisation itself” the researchers said.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions

Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 22 April, 2017

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years

23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced

Christopher O’Toole was a senior advisor to the Attorney General – a body named as the defendant in court documents.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Meet the Defence Forces' first female colonel

Maureen O’Brien joined the Defence Forces in 1981 and previously served in the Lebanon, Western Sahara and East Timor

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# paul-kehoe - Friday 18 December, 2015

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Watch TDs have a huge row about having nothing to talk about

The Dáil is wrapping up early today and the opposition aren’t happy.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Fine Gael is kicking Sean Conlan out of his office

Storage crates have been placed outside the Cavan-Monaghan deputy’s office.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

On their first day back TDs had a row and Enda opened a newsroom

A long and eventful day in Leinster House.

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach?

Analysis: Having been forced to clarify matters at the weekend, has the Taoiseach damaged his political prospects?

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

When is Enda Kenny going to step down?

If Paul Kehoe is right, Enda Kenny will be in the Dáil as long as Ant n’ Dec have been alive

# paul-kehoe - Friday 10 July, 2015

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation

A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 23 January, 2015

'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...

The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 13 October, 2014

New census questions are this week's first cut-back casualty

Budget tightening means that the 2016 census will have no public consultation beforehand (although this has sprung from measures taken last year and the year before).

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 13 September, 2014

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Chief whip gets more powers, but the Taoiseach is still 'in every way' the Defence Minister

Many powers over the day-to-day running of the Defence Minister have been delegated to the government chief whip Paul Kehoe following Cabinet approval today.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 18 April, 2014

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There will be no change to the 'ludicrous situation' where absent TDs means unanswered questions

TDs have complained that there is a false impression being created that politicians are not at work because they are absent from the Dáil chamber.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 17 February, 2014

Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus

Over two-dozen ministers will be leaving our shores next month, but who did well out of the annual divvy-up?

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Dáil's youngest TD now favourite to run for Fine Gael in European elections

Simon Harris could now be one of the party’s three candidates in Ireland South.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Fine Gael's European election strategy is putting off some potential Fine Gael candidates

The biggest party in the country is looking for a candidate to run in Ireland South after the surprise decision by former IFA president John Bryan not to seek the nomination.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Here's who could run for Fine Gael in Ireland South now John Bryan has ruled himself out

The former IFA president’s surprise decision not to seek the Fine Gael nomination leaves the party examining other options.

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

'Akin to Hamlet without the Prince': Senator concerned over Anglo 'exclusion' from banking inquiry

Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before'

Six hours of debate on the controversial HSE Service Plan have been reduced to three, prompting outrage from Fianna Fáil.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel - but no witnesses until after May elections

Who chairs it and who sits on it have still to be worked out, but the banking inquiry committee is unlikely to hear evidence publicly until after the local and European elections, TheJournal.ie has learned.

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

TDs will be allowed to register their abstention on Dáil votes

Rather than vote Yes or No, a deputy will be able to officially abstain from a vote on a piece of legislation or a motion under changes likely to be implemented later this year.

'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition

It’s no surprise that the opposition doesn’t think the government has done enough Dáil reform, but TDs think that even some changes that have been introduced aren’t working.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Absent TDs and unanswered questions leave Micheál Martin criticising Dáil reforms

Changes to the question time have been criticised but the government chief whip has defended the new format following near-farcical scenes in the chamber on Thursday.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 22 November, 2013

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Pics: JFK assassination remembered in Dublin and Wexford

In Dublin, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore laid a wreath at the US Embassy in Ballsbridge where the American flag was lowered to half mast.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Dáil's youngest TD could run in next year's European elections

Simon Harris is now among those who is considering running in the redrawn Ireland South in next year’s elections.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 25 October, 2013

Want to see what staff members in the Taoiseach's department get paid?

The 17 staff members appointed by the Taoiseach have an annual salary between them of almost €1.4 million.

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'

Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 16 September, 2013

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil

The government has no plans to allow the expelled Fine Gael rebels, now known as the Reform Alliance, speaking rights in the Dáil.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 13 September, 2013

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists

Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Government chief whip will look at allowing free votes after next election

Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe has hinted at possible changes to the strict party whip system as the coalition will today launch its plans for Dáil reform.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Exiled Fine Gael TDs and Senators have "no plans" to form a new party - "at the moment"

Paul Bradford, the temporary spokesperson for the group of eight Fine Gael TDs and Senators, says that government should be “grown up” and allow the rebels speaking rights in the Dáil and Seanad.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

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