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#Bernard Durkan

# bernard-durkan - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

# bernard-durkan - Saturday 22 October, 2016

'There's a lot of hidden antipathy towards helping immigrants'

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan on how more empathy and an overhaul of the refugee system can see Ireland take in more migrants.

# bernard-durkan - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot

The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.

# bernard-durkan - Sunday 21 June, 2015

There are very, very few women in the Irish Army...

And none at all with rank more senior than lieutenant colonel.

# bernard-durkan - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Here's the definitive proof that summer has arrived in Leinster House

TDs have been raiding their summer wardrobes…

# bernard-durkan - Friday 3 April, 2015

Nearly 300 prisoners have escaped custody in the last five years

Three who absconded this year are still at large.

# bernard-durkan - Friday 6 March, 2015

Here’s how many crimes were committed by people on bail last year

Figures show some 10,600 crimes were committed last year by offenders on bail.

# bernard-durkan - Monday 1 December, 2014

# bernard-durkan - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# bernard-durkan - Friday 14 November, 2014

The number of people doing apprenticeships has nearly doubled since last year

There has been a steady increase in the number of people signing on to do apprenticeships.

# bernard-durkan - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Here are 5 TDs who could do with a new stylist

There’s been some fashion disasters in the Dáil in recent years…

# bernard-durkan - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Leap Cards to be extended to Cork, but which counties are next in line?

The cards are already usable on buses in the county and the scheme will extend to trains by early 2015.

# bernard-durkan - Monday 7 July, 2014

This chart shows how the strength of the garda force has changed since 2008

Frances Fitzgerald has said the first group of trainees are expected to join the force in early 2015.

# bernard-durkan - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

‘No major welfare problem in horse sector’ – Coveney

The Minister said his department is adopting a ‘pro-active’ approach in relation to horse welfare issues.

# bernard-durkan - Friday 20 December, 2013

19,044 referrals about child abuse concerns were received in 2012

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said figures for 2013 indicate will be similar to previous years.

# bernard-durkan - Thursday 5 December, 2013

WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means

The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.

# bernard-durkan - Thursday 29 August, 2013

18 children reported missing every day last year

Nearly 20,000 adults have been reported missing in the last decade, with 205 remaining untraced.

# bernard-durkan - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Just 22 per cent of witness intimidation cases lead to a conviction

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan says that there must be ‘at least 50 per cent convictions’.

# bernard-durkan - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Video: Vincent Browne just wants everyone to shut up

It took the veteran TV3 host two minutes of shouting to silence a FG TD… And for at least some of that time he was shouting at the wrong person.

# bernard-durkan - Thursday 9 May, 2013

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

# bernard-durkan - Wednesday 23 May, 2012