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# Catherine Connolly

Last month
February 2023
# Redress
TD says Mother and Baby Home redress is 'madness', Varadkar accuses her of 'demonising' govt
Catherine Connolly clashed with the Taoiseach during Leaders’ Questions today.
Last year
# Catherine Connolly
Leas-Cheann Comhairle writes to MacSharry over accusations of discrimination
Last week, MacSharry accused Catherine Connolly of “discrimination” for putting him at the bottom of the speaking order.
# Marc MacSharry
Complaint made against Marc MacSharry over 'verbal attack' on Leas Cheann Comhairle
MacSharry accused Catherine Connolly of ‘discrimination’ by consistently putting him at the bottom of the speaking order.
No Afghan refugees accepted through Admissions Programme due to 'insufficient information'
A report by
Tadgh McNally
The Department of Justice has asked for DNA testing in some instances.
At least three people killed in mosque blast in Afghanistan capital
Taliban celebrates 'day of conquest' to mark turbulent first year in power
# National Maternity Hospital
‘No guarantee’ that maternity hospital CPO would be successful – Donnelly
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said further delay would not be the right choice.
# Interview
Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.
All time
# extension to powers
Government says it's 'not practical' to give Dáil scrutiny to Covid emergency powers
A number of politicians have said they are not prepared to sign off on giving ‘wide ranging powers’ to the health minister.
# US Military
Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.
# Indemnity
Taoiseach confirms plans for vaccine compensation scheme as he's accused of giving 'blank cheque' to drug companies
Micheál Martin faced questions on the Covid-19 vaccine indemnity.
Independent TD Catherine Connolly elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle in shock defeat for Government
Connolly defeated Government-backed Fergus O’Dowd 77 votes to 74.
# Galway
Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map
The Cabinet is expected to decide this week whether the islands are to re-open on 29 June.
# follow the money
'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate'
The committee got into hot water before the presidential election when it decided to review the spending of the Office of the President of Ireland.
# Abuse
'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN
A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.
Tributes paid to "incredible person" Grace McDermott after tragic death in house fire
Renowned blogger and PhD student Grace died in a house fire at Annacotty, Co Limerick, early yesterday morning.
# GE11
Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West
The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.
# GE11
All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.