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#Ceann Comhairle

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'Resume your seat while I'm on my feet': Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today Leaders' Questions This post contains videos

'Resume your seat while I'm on my feet': Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today

The Sinn Féin president got a telling-off from the Dáil Ceann Comhairle this afternoon.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

Video: Angry scenes as Micheál Martin repeatedly told to sit down before Dáil suspended

A row over the banking inquiry saw the Ceann Comhairle get angry at an angry Micheál Martin before the House was suspended for a brief period.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Chancer, scoundrel, handbagging and other words you're not allowed say in the Dáil

Following a number of recent uses of ‘unparliamentary language’, we take a look at what else you can’t say…

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Resume your seat or else you'll be taking a walk': Fine Gael TD kicked out of the Dáil

Brendan Griffin was formally ejected from the Dáil chamber this afternoon after getting into a row with the Ceann Comhairle.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 30 January, 2014

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

"I'm not going to sit here and get upset every day." - Ceann Comhairle threatens to resign

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett isn’t feeling respected in the Dáil.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Committee chairs have 'serious concerns' over workload and say they need more staff

A letter from the chairpersons of the Oireachtas committees to the Ceann Comhairle has raised “serious concerns” about the workloads faced in 2014 as a result of the plans to scrutinise legislation before it comes before the Dáil.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs: 'Go and watch television to see what it sounds like'

“There’s a lot of people made a lot of sacrifices so we could come into this chamber and debate, not to shout each other down.”

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

'You're an embarrassment on television!': Ceann Comhairle slams TDs amid angry Dáil exchanges

The Taoiseach was angry, the opposition were angry, and the Ceann Comhairle was angry.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 28 September, 2013

'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking

Seán Barrett says the facility is there to give members somewhere to go when the Dáil is not in session.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

'An attempt to blacken my good name': Ceann Comhairle hits out at leaks

Seán Barrett has accused people of “leaking stuff” in an attempt to “blacken my good name” over the appointment of a new Dáil clerk.

# ceann-comhairle - 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 22 September, 2013

# ceann-comhairle - 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.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'

Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

'Exiled' party members granted speaking rights in Dáil

The TDs were informed about the Ceann Comhairle’s decision tonight, just hours before the Dáil returns from recess.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for

“Your time is up deputy… ”

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 15 August, 2013

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department

Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Fianna Fáil proposes referendum to reduce government control of Dáil agenda

The opposition party released a policy discussion document this week which proposes a raft of reforms to the way the Irish parliament does business.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Ceann Comhairle to meet China's president tomorrow

China and Ireland’s friendship continues with a return visit by an Irish delegation.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives

The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 8 March, 2013

TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister RIP

TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister

John O’Connell died this morning at the age of 83.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row

Business was twice suspended as Richard Boyd Barrett complained about the time provided to debate property tax changes.

# ceann-comhairle - Monday 25 February, 2013

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil

A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Video: TDs argue over when to start debating the IBRC liquidation bill Prom Night This post contains videos

Video: TDs argue over when to start debating the IBRC liquidation bill

“Could I honourably suggest that if you want some order from the government TDs then perhaps you should close the Dáil bar.”

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting

Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who is serving a three-day suspension, was let vote once – but not a second time.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Dáil suspended as Ming decries Ceann Comhairle comments on dress code Dress Code This post contains videos

Dáil suspended as Ming decries Ceann Comhairle comments on dress code

Luke Flanagan took issue with Seán Barrett’s newspaper interviews in which he asks for sharper dress in the Dáil.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.

# ceann-comhairle - Sunday 16 September, 2012

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up

Following a spat with the Ceann Comhairle, John Halligan said he will not be apologising and has requested his own apology for accusations he verbally abused Seán Barrett.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Dáil suspended after Martin, Barrett clash over Wallace statement

Business was suspended for five minutes after Micheál Martin queried why the Dáil could not debate Mick Wallace.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 8 June, 2012

Ceann Comhairle asks committee to investigate impact of Wallace's tax affairs

Sean Barrett wants the Committee on Members’ Interests to consider conducting an investigation “as you may see fit”.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Video: Tánaiste and Boyd-Barrett spar over a 'fetish for orgies and arousal' X-Rated Dáil This post contains videos

Video: Tánaiste and Boyd-Barrett spar over a 'fetish for orgies and arousal'

There was some choice language in the Dáil during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

'Irish taxpayer has right to know when Mahon report will be published' - TD

Simon Harris has called for the tribunal into corruption in the planning process to outline when its final report will be published.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Sinn Féin’s Doherty suspended from Dáil in row with Ceann Comhairle

TDs vote to suspend Pearse Doherty after a row with the Ceann Comhairle over comments on a civil service appointment.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room

Business in the Dáil was held up to vote on ordering Michael McNamara to leave – even though he already had.

# ceann-comhairle - Friday 16 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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