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# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'

Seán Ó Fearhaíl said that a number of members had asked if virtual Dáil sittings could be possible.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil Dáil Rows This post contains videos

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out

A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 17 February, 2020

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 3 February, 2020

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked that €7,700 Rolex watch gifted by UAE be donated

The Rolex had been given to the Ceann Comhairle by the President of the Federal National Council of the UAE, Dr Amal Al Qubaisi.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion

The High Court granted the permission today.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto

More than 50 opposition bills have been blocked, despite having majority support in the Dáil chamber.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'Deep regret and sincere apologies': Fianna Fáil TDs at centre of voting controversy apologise in the Dáil

The Dáil Committee on Procedure published a report today into the row.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressed the Dáil on the matter before Leaders’ Questions today.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official

The watch, believed to be worth close to €8,000, may be sold and the money used for charitable purposes.

# 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 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

'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier

“I wish you wouldn’t interrupt my flow.”

# 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.

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