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#Ceann Comhairle

# 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

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Oireachtas receives ‘thousands’ of complaints over TDs' conduct in Dáil

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett reveals that there have been thousands of complaints over conduct in the Dáil chamber.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Dáil suspended over Halligan row with Ceann Comhairle

Dáil business is held up after independent TD John Halligan refuses to leave the chamber following a vote by fellow TDs.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Mattie McGrath suspended from Dáil over row with Ceann Comhairle

The Dáil votes 98 to 47 to boot out Mattie McGrath, after a dispute about which members can speak and when.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Ó Cuív booted out of Dáil over Gaeltacht questions row

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett tells former minister Éamon Ó Cuív to leave the Dáil for showing disrespect to the chair.

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Boyd-Barrett becomes first TD kicked out of new Dáil

Richard Boyd-Barrett is asked to leave the chamber by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett – the first ejection of the 31st Dáil.

# ceann-comhairle - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

FF and SF want secret ballot for Ceann Comhairle

Fine Gael’s Sean Barrett is given job of keeping order in the Dail – but proposals made to change how the post is given out in future.

As it happened: Enda Kenny's appointment as Taoiseach The New Dáil This post contains videos

As it happened: Enda Kenny's appointment as Taoiseach

Enda Kenny’s new coalition government formally takes power, after he is appointed Taoiseach by 117 votes to 27.

FINE GAEL TD for Dún Laoghaire, Seán Barrett, has told RTÉ he expects to be his party’s nominee for the position of Ceann Comhairle in the Dáil later today. The TD, who has been a TD for Dún Laoghaire in all but one Dáil since 1981 and is a former government chief whip, is therefore certain to be elected to the position: assuming he is also supported by Labour, he will command the support of at least 113 voters, well more than the 84 needed. It also means his Dún Laoghaire constituency – which was already a hyper-competitive four-seater this year – will be a three-seater next time.

Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be ceann comhairle?

The Ceann Comhairle is expected to be impartial, authoritative and able to keep control of the House. Who do you think is up to the job?

# ceann-comhairle - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Labour’s Eamon Gilmore to get Foreign Affairs: reports

As speculation over how Fine Gael and Labour will divide the 31st Dáil’s cabinet posts, reports emerge that the Labour leader will take the Foreign Affairs ministry.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Labour’s cabinet consolation, Ireland’s personal debt crisis, and a cruel crime against Ireland’s cricketers.

# ceann-comhairle - Saturday 26 February, 2011’s live and up to date coverage – as results emerge will have extensive coverage as the results unfold this weekend.

# ceann-comhairle - Thursday 18 November, 2010

FG's Shatter suspended from Dail for 'disgrace' remarks

He tells Ceann Comhairle Seamus Kirk he was making a disgrace of his office by not allowing Enda Kenny to debate banking crisis.