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Thursday 23 January, 2020

#Dáil Éireann

# dail-eireann - Monday 17 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate abortion report and generic drugs

TDs will discuss the Expert Group report on the A, B and C ruling, and legislation hoping to make pharmacies cheaper.

# dail-eireann - 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.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Shatter: Allegations on penalty points concern only 'small minority' of cases

The justice minister says fewer than 300 alleged driving offences are being questioned, out of a total of almost 1.5 million.

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system

The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.

Oireachtas agenda: Welfare cuts, HSE bailout and the Seanad's birthday

James Reilly formally asks for a €360 million HSE bailout today, as the Dáil also debates Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 6 December, 2012

VIDEO: "If my name was Cowen, I'd stay quiet in this debate" All In The Family This post contains videos

VIDEO: "If my name was Cowen, I'd stay quiet in this debate"

Pat Rabbitte told Barry Cowen his surname meant he should butt out of Dáil debates. He later apologised.

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.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Explainer: What actually happens on Budget Day?

There’s speeches, then resolutions, and then a handful of Bills. So how does it all work – and when does it kick in?

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Marine Rescue Coordination Centres no longer under threat

Value for money reviews into the Coast Guard lead to fears about the future of the Marine Rescue Coordination Centres at Dublin, Valentia and Malin.

Taoiseach defends ministerial tax breaks for second Dublin homes

The Taoiseach tells Pearse Doherty that cabinet ministers only receive about a tenth of the accommodation allowances that TDs do.

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion Bill, EU presidency, extra funding

Two Government departments, and two state bodies, are seeking extra funding in today’s business at Leinster House.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access Protest This post contains images

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

LIVE: Dáil debates motion demanding legislation for the X Case Abortion This post contains videos

LIVE: Dáil debates motion demanding legislation for the X Case

Sinn Féin’s motion also demands the immediate publication of the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.

TDs won't get to vote on Sinn Féin's abortion motion. Here's why

Dáil procedures mean a minister can almost unilaterally replace an opposition motion with one more favourable to the government.

# dail-eireann - Friday 16 November, 2012

Bankers' pay: 1,262 staff at AIB earning six-figure packages

Sinn Féin says Michael Noonan is ‘feigning outrage’ at bankers pay, but doing little to encourage staff to take pay cuts.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 15 November, 2012

24 staff at Bank of Ireland earning over €400k a year

Michael Noonan says he “shares the outrage of the public” on bankers pay, but there are “legal constraints” in tackling it.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House

Demonstrators sat on the ground during a moment of silence, while speakers argued for legislation on abortion.

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar Savita This post contains videos

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar

Watch the full 32-minute debate between James Reilly and seven opposition TDs on the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries

James Reilly says TDs’ comments could prejudge the findings of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused a termination procedure.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

AIB chief executive asks senior executives to give up pensions

Enda Kenny says the AIB chief has written to former executives, asking them to recall their ‘moral responsibility’.

# dail-eireann - Monday 29 October, 2012

Public Accounts Committee member wants probe into Irish overseas aid

Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has called for the powerful Dáil committee to investigate Irish overseas aid following the misappropriation of millions of euro sent to Uganda.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 25 October, 2012

VIDEO: TDs agree to give themselves next week off Mid-term Break This post contains videos

VIDEO: TDs agree to give themselves next week off

A rare moment of unanimity in the Dáil chamber…

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes

The Dáil voted 70-45 in favour of a Government counter-motion noting that the Cabinet hasn’t yet approved the plans.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel

“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”

# dail-eireann - Saturday 20 October, 2012

'Mammy' O'Rourke on Haughey, Lenihan, Bertie, Cowen and Enda

The former Fianna Fáil minister gave a frank and entertaining interview to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show last night.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Taoiseach: Banks know what government wants them to do

Enda Kenny said that the personal insolvency legislation coming in next year would help those in mortgage distress as yesterday’s comments from the Central Bank’s Fiona Muldoon dominated proceedings in the Dáil.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

McGrath quits as chairman of Dáil’s technical group in Wallace row

The independent TD is “completely fed up” with Mick Wallace’s actions and doesn’t want him inside the technical group.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Kenny says AIB mortgage hike necessary to avoid further taxpayer bailout

Enda Kenny says AIB needs to return to profitability if it is to avoid needing further State support.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 4 October, 2012

‘No ministerial involvement’ in selecting primary care sites – Gilmore

The Tánaiste says locating individual sites in towns put forward for primary centres was done by the HSE.

European Parliament president calls for deal on Irish debt before 2013

Martin Schulz told the Dáil the public must have trust in European leaders – who therefore have to act on their promises.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Reilly to give Dáil explanation over primary care centres today

The Ceann Comhairle has permitted a ‘private notice question’ to be tabled by Sinn Féin for discussion later this afternoon.

# dail-eireann - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

FF tries little-known Dáil procedure to seek primary care explanation

Fianna Fáil has tabled a “special notice question”, seeking an urgent explanation from James Reilly on his selection criteria.

# dail-eireann - Monday 1 October, 2012

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.

# dail-eireann - Friday 28 September, 2012

VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres

The Minister for Health seeks to turn the tables – suggesting Róisín Shortall had used strange criteria to rank potential venues.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Burton 'saddened' to see Shortall go - but affirms confidence in Reilly

The Minister for Social Protection says every member of government “has confidence in every other minister”.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Kenny shrugs off impact of trilateral statement on banking deal

Enda Kenny says last night’s statement from the ministers of Finland, Germany and the Netherlands does not change EU policy.

# dail-eireann - Thursday 20 September, 2012

VIDEO: Róisín Shortall's not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly Health This post contains videos

VIDEO: Róisín Shortall's not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly

The junior health minister voted in favour of James Reilly last night – but only after a four-minute critique of his performance.

# dail-eireann - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support No Confidence This post contains videos

Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support

The Fianna Fáil proposed motion of no confidence in the Health Minister was defeated but junior health minister Róisín Shortall did not mention or refer to James Reilly once during her statement.

James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today

Vote due this evening on Health Minister after Fianna Fáil proposes that Reilly’s performance has in power has resulted “in more chaos” across the health service.