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#31st dail

# 31st-dail - Friday 9 March, 2012

Dáil party leaders mentioned in over 108,600 articles since GE11

From ETA’s ceasefire to the Queen’s visit, here the issues that saw members of the 31st Dáil getting media attention over the past 12 months.

Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers

Just how busy has the new government been? Well, they’ve cut their own pay – but they produce less legislation.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: Greece investors agree to bond swap; rise in UK students applying for Irish third-level courses; announcement of 50 new jobs for Dublin.

From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year

The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.

# 31st-dail - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011

Figures released by the Oireachtas detail exactly how much every TD in the country claimed in expenses from the day they got elected until the end of December 2011.

# 31st-dail - Thursday 2 February, 2012

The TDs who were paid less than €50k in expenses - and why

We look at how the majority of the 31st Dáil representatives were paid allowances in 2011.

In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year

34 TDs in the 31st Dail claimed over €50,000 in expenses from the Oireachtas last year – here’s the full list.

# 31st-dail - Thursday 10 March, 2011

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In pictures: Junior ministers named by Enda Kenny

The line-up in the new coalition government is complete with the announcement of nine Fine Gael and six Labour ministers of state.

# 31st-dail - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Maiden speeches jump on Enda Kenny's victory chariot

New TDs and independents make sure they have their “spake” before Fine Gael leader gets the nod for Taoiseach.

Kenny elected Taoiseach 'on the threshold of change'

New Taoiseach promises to look forward to new possibilities and says his government will always be open and honest with the public.

FF and SF want secret ballot for Ceann Comhairle

Fine Gael’s Sean Barrett is given job of keeping order in the Dail – but proposals made to change how the post is given out in future.

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Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle?

The Ceann Comhairle is expected to be impartial, authoritative and able to keep control of the House. Who do you think is up to the job?

# 31st-dail - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.