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# catherine-murphy - Friday 2 May, 2014

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid

Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis

The government was accused of demonstrating “arrogance beyond belief” as only three members of the coalition attended the discussion.

# catherine-murphy - Monday 21 April, 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.

# catherine-murphy - 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.

# catherine-murphy - Sunday 30 March, 2014

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'

A new alliance of TDs, calling itself Independents’ Network , gathered in Dublin today to give advice and support to non-party candidates running in the local elections in May.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month Exclusive

Amid much talk of a new political party, a press conference will be held later this month where further details of the loose alliance of independent TDs will be revealed.

# catherine-murphy - Friday 21 February, 2014

TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party

Six independent TDs, including former Labour minister Roisin Shortall, are among those working together to provide a support system for independent candidates in the local elections.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 20 February, 2014

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Dáil won't allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy

TDs and Senators are trying to raise the Panti Bliss controversy in the Dáil and Seanad.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

'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.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was the highest profile Government representative present as they were asked to request a debt writedown by Independent TDs

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits

Ireland is missing out on a key cultural and tourism opportunity by not fostering and encouraging a much larger and more evolved international cultural festival centred around Irish history and mythology, writes TD Catherine Murphy.

# catherine-murphy - Sunday 27 October, 2013

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd defends James Reilly’s handling of Health – and despite reports of €1 billion of total cuts, says some areas are improving.

Questions raised over lack of records for Emergency Needs Payments

Charities supporting those struggling financially said it would be helpful to have information on the reasons people are seeking the payment to assess needs.

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 26 October, 2013

FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill

But one independent TD said we should not be afraid of “mature debate” on a bill that proposes the legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis in Ireland.

# catherine-murphy - Monday 23 September, 2013

Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'

The leader of the Dáil was speaking after a week in which he surprised many, including the government, by allowing members of the Reform Alliance and former Labour parliamentary party TDs speaking time during Dáil debates.

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'

Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 31 August, 2013

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions

Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 29 August, 2013

TD seeks to address 'plethora of misinformation' about Technical Group

Catherine Murphy has produced a fact sheet to clarify the parliamentary process when it comes to forming technical groups and political parties.

# catherine-murphy - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 25 July, 2013

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance

Independent TD Colm Keaveney says that the Labour Party benefits from €250,000 in allowances due to TDs who have lost the party whip.

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Dáil suspended - twice - as opposition criticises time to debate pay cuts

Opposition TDs also demanded to know why almost three-quarters of their proposed amendments were ruled out of order.

TD slams 'blatant abuses of power' after being suspended from the Dáil

Catherine Murphy got her marching orders this morning and later questioned whether what is happening in the Dáil is constitutional.

# catherine-murphy - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal

It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit

€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.

# catherine-murphy - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Legislating for the X Case: Where do the parties stand?

We’ve been asking every single member of the Oireachtas where they stand on the X Case and legislation but less than 20 per cent have responded. Here’s what the parties think…

# catherine-murphy - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar Savita This post contains videos

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar

Watch the full 32-minute debate between James Reilly and seven opposition TDs on the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries

James Reilly says TDs’ comments could prejudge the findings of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused a termination procedure.

# catherine-murphy - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Report shows independent TDs get less state funding

Independent TD Catherine Murphy has pulled together figures to illustrate the resource disadvantage of non-party TDs.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

McGrath quits as chairman of Dáil’s technical group in Wallace row

The independent TD is “completely fed up” with Mick Wallace’s actions and doesn’t want him inside the technical group.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term

Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"

Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.

# catherine-murphy - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation

The weekly meeting of the five Dáil whips will discuss a motion potentially censuring Mick Wallace over his tax affairs.

# catherine-murphy - Monday 11 June, 2012

Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said that Wallace should resign and that his party would support a motion of censure of the indepenent TD which is reportedly now being considered by the government.

# catherine-murphy - Friday 8 June, 2012

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.