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#Chief Whip

# chief-whip - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Chief whip confirms national survey on sexual violence will take five years to complete

It’s been 17 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, was published.

# chief-whip - Monday 25 September, 2017

Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance

The allowance, paid to the current Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, was found to have “no legal basis”.

# chief-whip - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Theresa May orders MP to be suspended after using the n-word

The British Prime Minister said she was “shocked” by the “completely unacceptable” language.

# chief-whip - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawful

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said introducing new laws to boost ministers’ pay is not a priority.

# chief-whip - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

When is Enda Kenny going to step down?

If Paul Kehoe is right, Enda Kenny will be in the Dáil as long as Ant n’ Dec have been alive

# chief-whip - Saturday 13 September, 2014

# chief-whip - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Government chief whip will look at allowing free votes after next election

Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe has hinted at possible changes to the strict party whip system as the coalition will today launch its plans for Dáil reform.

# chief-whip - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Taoiseach's office paid over half a million euro for five special advisers in 2012

This figure compares to over one million euro that Brian Cowen paid in special adviser salaries when he was Taoiseach.

# chief-whip - Friday 10 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Two men arrested after burglary and fire at Chief Whip's office

The men were also arrested in connection with a similar incident at a solicitor’s office in New Ross.

# chief-whip - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Poll: Should there be a free vote on the Dáil X Case motion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a free vote on the Dáil X Case motion?

The Dáil will tonight start debating a Sinn Féin motion to legislate for the X Case. Government TDs have been told they must not vote in favour of it, even if they privately support it. What do you think – should TDs be allowed to vote freely?

# chief-whip - Friday 19 October, 2012

Chief whip of Cameron government resigns over 'plebs' comment

Chief whip Andrew Mitchell tendered his resignation to David Cameron this evening after he was accused of calling police officers at 10 Downing Street ‘plebs’.

# chief-whip - Sunday 22 July, 2012

The government wanted to publish 29 Bills this term. How did it do?

We’ve gone through the government’s list, published in April, to check on its progress in publishing proposed new laws.

# chief-whip - Thursday 14 June, 2012

INDEPENDENT TD MICK Wallace has been given permission to make a personal statement in the Dáil this afternoon about his tax affairs.

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe has confirmed that the TD has been allocated fifteen minutes to make a statement at the end of Dáil business today. It is expected to take place at around 5pm.

The whips for the five main Dáil groupings had recommended that Wallace be allowed to make the statement after his original request was turned down by Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett.

# chief-whip - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Labour TD votes against renewing bank guarantee scheme

Tommy Broughan has been expelled from the Labour parliamentary party after he voted against extending the controversial bank guarantee scheme.

# chief-whip - Monday 31 October, 2011

Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael

Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.