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#Ceann Comhairle

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections

O’Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 following an expenses controversy.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered

The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 21 July, 2017

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege

The announcement comes following comments made by TD Paul Murphy about garda testimonies during the Jobstown trial.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 14 July, 2017

Paul Murphy sends letter claiming he was 'defamed' by the Taoiseach

“You were acquitted but that doesn’t mean your behaviour was right.”

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints

TheJournal.ie has gained access to all public complaints to the Ceann Comhairle regarding the standard of dress in Dáil Éireann.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'You're trying to shut down discussion': Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa case

The Ceann Comhairle said her contribution was not relevant to the current session.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments

The Dáil Committee on Procedure is set to discuss the matter of a Dáil dress code in private session this evening.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Future of Irish-Egyptian relations rests on Ibrahim Halawa decision': Ceann Comhairle

A delegation of eight Irish TDs are in Egypt to try and negotiate Halawa’s release.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 17 October, 2016

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 8 July, 2016

The Dáil was left waiting for 39 minutes today after too few TDs turned up

The Ceann Comhairle criticised TDs while Joan Burton called on Government chief whip Regina Doherty to apologise.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate

As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?

It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 3 March, 2016

These are the TDs in the mix for one of the most important jobs in the new Dáil

Before they try to elect a Taoiseach, TDs will have to elect a new Ceann Comhairle next week.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Instead of being kicked out, Peter Mathews was just completely ignored in the Dáil today

The independent TD’s spat with the Ceann Comhairle rumbles on.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again

The independent TD was ordered out of the Dáil for the second time in two weeks this afternoon.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier Rowdy This post contains videos

Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier

The independent TD’s refusal to stop talking landed him in trouble today.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

‘I’m not entirely ignorant’: Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier Dáil Scenes This post contains videos

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't... Toddle Along This post contains a poll

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't...

The AAA TD has accused the government of “hiding” the figures.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'In the heat of the moment': Seán Barrett withdraws claim opposition out to undermine him That's The End Of That This post contains videos

'In the heat of the moment': Seán Barrett withdraws claim opposition out to undermine him

Earlier, Sinn Féin’s leader said the dispute was deflecting from the real issue.

Missed last night's water charge deadline? No problem, it seems

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 30 January, 2015

That big row which led to the Dáil walkout is getting bigger (and now Shatter's involved)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has defended his decision not have a debate on an inquiry into Garda malpractice last Wednesday.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Here's why all of the opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil today...

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others held a press conference outside Leinster House after a dramatic walkout.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he's in it until the end

Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience

Speaking to The Irish Times, the Ceann Comhairle expressed his views specifically in relation to the Eight Amendment.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Gerry Adams wants Sean Barrett to meet with him over ongoing issues

The Sinn Féin leader said he has been writing to Barrett for “months”.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 12 December, 2014

It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett is increasingly unpopular amongst opposition TDs.

This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that's wrong with the Dáil

“Agree to disagree?” “I don’t agree to that.”

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in Goodbye Mary Lou This post contains videos

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 24 October, 2014

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Enda's take on the Mary Lou row: "Anything for an excuse to get out of the place"

The Sinn Féín deputy leader was thrown out of the Dáil chamber mid-speech, and told not to come back…

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day Unparliamentary This post contains videos

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day

The Ceann Comhairle had to give out to deputies again this morning.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 20 July, 2014

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs

The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions Stepping Down This post contains videos

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett joked that nothing’s official yet but that ‘he reads the newspapers’.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them Dáil This post contains videos

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them

Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 21 June, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad and has to change the law to get it back

Deirdre Clune’s election to the European Parliament creates a vacancy that won’t be filled until a new Dáil clerk is appointed – which requires a change in legislation.

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