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#Dáil Éireann

# dail-eireann - Friday 12 July, 2013

Abortion bill passes final Dáil vote

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has passed the final stage of the Dáil this evening, after two day of heated debates.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 11 July, 2013

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LIVE: Dáil debates abortion bill before final vote

TDs have returned to Leinster House after a long night to continue debating amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

Róisín Shortall has pop at "arrogant" Government

The former junior minister said it was clear the Government would brook no Opposition changes to abortion legislation from the outset.

Creighton: I believe I made the correct decision

The Government Chief Whip has confirmed that the vote on amendment 56 will lose Creighton her junior ministry.

Bid to have rape and incest cases included in bill is defeated

Amendments rejected as TDs call for “very difficult and tragic” cases of rape and incest be catered for.

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion debate (again) and bankrupt contractors

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides

Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.

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Rosary chants and 'Savita' banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote

Dozens of pro-life protesters are maintaining their vigil as deputies arrive ahead of today’s abortion vote. Pro-choice campaigners said there were “tensions” between the groups overnight.

Oireachtas agenda: Final Dáil vote on abortion legislation

It’s going to be a long evening with the vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Who will vote for and against – and potentially lose their party whip?

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Motion for mortgage holders and CAP, oh CAP

Fianna Fáil want limits on how often – and how – financial institutions can contact indebted mortgage holders while CAP reform debate is sure to rile the agricultural community.

# dail-eireann - Friday 5 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Brighter Evenings Bill and birdwatchers

The first Friday of every month always sees some extra action in the Dáil and committees – and it’s an apt time to start speaking about Irish summer time hours. Is it an outdated thing to be putting the clocks back and forth?

# dail-eireann - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Postcodes and stiff financial regulations

Pat Rabbitte will be shooting the breeze with senators on the sustainability of the postal service and post offices around Ireland. Abortion is still up for debate in committees and will the financial regulator get some teeth?

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

"Bring a book, send a silent message..." The 'standing people' protest comes to Dublin

Inspired by a campaign that started in Turkey’s Taksim Square and spread via social media, Irish people are being asked to ‘book the bankers’ at a demonstration tomorrow.

Oireachtas agenda: Home repossessions and passion in the Seanad

Remember David Norris’s impassioned speech on possible Seanad abolition last week? Guess what’s back on the cards today…

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Banking inquiry framework and human trafficking

With the Anglo Tapes still in the headlines, all eyes are on the final stage of legislation that might provide the means to hold an inquiry into Ireland’s banking fiasco. There is also the matter of a certain first vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill…

# dail-eireann - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil debates abortion as Seanad debates... Seanad

No major votes today though, as Thursday means Eamon Gilmore takes Leaders’ Questions

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Anglo director in the dock(lands), and SNA cuts

Lar Bradshaw – a former Anglo director and director of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority – is at the PAC today.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny

“The buck stops with the government, and I’m going after them.”

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil

In a historic moment, the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been introduced into the Dáil this morning.

'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run'

Barry Cowen reckons Enda Kenny’s plan to abolish the Seanad reminds him of the performance of his county’s footballers.

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to hold its final votes on scrapping Seanad

The fate of one house will be in the fate of the other today, before debate begins on the divisive abortion legislation.

TDs to hold first debates on new abortion bill today

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill gets its first outing in the Dáil this afternoon, before votes next week.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Senior Fine Gael TD opposes Seanad abolition

Olivia Mitchell called the abolition of the upper house “dramatic and far reaching”.

Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides

The minister says an investigation has shown it is “extremely unlikely” that Lariam was linked to mental health concerns.

# dail-eireann - Friday 14 June, 2013

Labour TD's bill would give public access to private land

The Dáil will today debate a bill from Robert Dowds, identifying privately-owned property to be used as recreational land.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Rónán Mullen: Taoiseach playing the victim over nasty abortion messages

The pro-life senator has accused Enda Kenny of using spin tactics to deflect from his “deeply unpleasant” proposal to legislate for abortion under the terms of the X Case.

Taoiseach: I'm being branded a murderer and getting letters written in blood

Enda Kenny has revealed that he is being branded a murderer as the debate over legislation for abortion rages on.

# dail-eireann - Monday 10 June, 2013

People who are not TDs or Senators 'should be appointed as Ministers'

The Constitutional Convention has made a number of recommendations on reforming politics in Ireland.

# dail-eireann - Friday 7 June, 2013

Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum

The Referendum Commission will be chaired by Justice Elizabeth Dunne, whenever the Oireachtas passes the referendum bill.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Explainer: What else will change if we scrap the Seanad?

The formal legislation to change the Constitution and delete the Seanad is out today. So what’s in it?

McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil

Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell is arguing for the retention and the reform of the Seanad.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Government announces Dáil reform plans if Seanad is scrapped

A referendum to overhaul the Oireachtas and abolish the Seanad is planned for early October.

# dail-eireann - Saturday 1 June, 2013

TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil

Joan Collins has defended her naming of high-profile individuals who allegedly had penalty points cancelled in the Dáil chamber last December.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Dáil vote means top earners set to take pay cut from July

Public servants earning over €65,000 a year will have pay cuts from July 1 after this evening’s Dáil vote.

Shatter survives Dáil motion of no confidence with 88-45 win

A government counter-motion supporting Shatter was passed easily in the Dáil this evening.

Dáil suspended - twice - as opposition criticises time to debate pay cuts

Opposition TDs also demanded to know why almost three-quarters of their proposed amendments were ruled out of order.

TD slams 'blatant abuses of power' after being suspended from the Dáil

Catherine Murphy got her marching orders this morning and later questioned whether what is happening in the Dáil is constitutional.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 23 May, 2013

BRENDAN HOWLIN has said the legislation cutting the pay of public workers on over €65,000 a year will be discussed by TDs next week. In the Dáil this evening, Howlin said the legislation – the ‘Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2013′ – will begin its passage through the Dáil on Tuesday.

Similar bills in the past have been rushed through the Dáil within a week, so TDs are likely to have finished dealing with the legislation by this time next week.

Group to protest Irish government 'silence' on Guantanamo Bay

Current two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike.