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# dail - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated Wed 4:25 PM 71,617 Views 74 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'

Wed 11:56 AM 106,910 Views 63 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.

# dail - Thursday 31 December, 2020

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
# Politics
# Politics

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 16,162 Views 12 Comments

We take a look at who did well – and who didn’t fare brilliantly.

# dail - Friday 25 December, 2020

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
# On The House
# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,394 Views 95 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

# dail - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'
# Bank Bailout
# Bank Bailout

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'

Dec 17th 2020, 1:17 PM 45,443 Views 97 Comments

There have been calls for the Taoiseach to correct the Dáil record over his statements.

# dail - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Balloons left outside Leinster House to represent the 56 people who have died in homeless services in Dublin this year
# Homlessness
# Homlessness

Balloons left outside Leinster House to represent the 56 people who have died in homeless services in Dublin this year

Dec 2nd 2020, 4:32 PM 10,402 Views 15 Comments

A review is being carried out into the increase in the deaths of people accessing homeless services.

# dail - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo
# Complaints
# Complaints

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo

Updated Nov 25th 2020, 6:36 PM 116,609 Views 162 Comments

Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,758 Views 33 Comments

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

# dail - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 2:25 PM 29,639 Views 91 Comments

The decision was taken at Cabinet this morning, which effectively rules out an impeachment motion being moved by the Government.

# dail - Friday 6 November, 2020

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar
# Dáil
# Dáil

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 6th 2020, 8:17 PM 51,783 Views 215 Comments

A spokesman for the Tánaiste said Sinn Féin is “only interested in political mudslinging”.

# dail - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign
# Out Of The Woods?
# Out Of The Woods?

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 12:40 PM 40,543 Views 83 Comments

The Tánaiste was grilled about what motivated him to send the document Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail of the NAGP.

# dail - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,432 Views 149 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

# dail - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

Oct 31st 2020, 7:54 PM 36,865 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

# dail - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,408 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# dail - Monday 12 October, 2020

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,064 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# dail - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Two men arrested following protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin
# Dáil
# Dáil

Two men arrested following protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin

Oct 10th 2020, 7:23 PM 70,389 Views 34 Comments

Large crowds gathered around the Dáil this afternoon.

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote

Oct 10th 2020, 9:30 AM 19,250 Views 69 Comments

The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.

# dail - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation

Oct 8th 2020, 6:01 PM 39,875 Views 63 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill passed to committee stage last night.

# dail - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes
# Rural Independent Group
# Rural Independent Group

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes

Oct 6th 2020, 5:20 PM 92,443 Views 66 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin subsequently apologised to Michael Healy-Rae.

# dail - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote

Oct 4th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,586 Views 35 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.

# dail - Thursday 1 October, 2020

There was another 'unparliamentary language' incident in the Dáil today
# Most Unparliamentary
# Most Unparliamentary

There was another 'unparliamentary language' incident in the Dáil today

Oct 1st 2020, 6:20 PM 51,454 Views 21 Comments

Peadar Tóibín TD made the comments as TDs were debating the government’s Living with Covid-19 plan.

# dail - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Government seeks to delay Dying with Dignity Bill and send issue to special Oireachtas committee
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Government seeks to delay Dying with Dignity Bill and send issue to special Oireachtas committee

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 6:37 PM 22,247 Views 52 Comments

The proposed legislation would allow medical professionals assist terminally ill persons end their own life.

# dail - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense
# Dáil
# Dáil

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,089 Views 25 Comments

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

# dail - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned

Sep 16th 2020, 3:21 PM 41,741 Views 139 Comments

TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.

# dail - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Cabinet and Acting CMO restricting their movements after Stephen Donnelly is sent for Covid-19 test, Dáil to resume this evening
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Cabinet and Acting CMO restricting their movements after Stephen Donnelly is sent for Covid-19 test, Dáil to resume this evening

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 6:35 PM 92,429 Views 142 Comments

It was confirmed earlier that Health Minister Stephen Donnelly felt unwell this afternoon and is now isolating.

# dail - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:45 AM 18,598 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

# dail - Friday 21 August, 2020

'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil
# The Opposition
# The Opposition

'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:50 PM 123,505 Views 260 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the Dáil would not be recalled this week.

# dail - Friday 31 July, 2020

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day
# Dáil Over The Place
# Dáil Over The Place

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day

Jul 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 117,691 Views 154 Comments

The late-night sitting saw business stopped twice and a minister vote against the government.

# dail - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'
# Phase Four
# Phase Four

Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'

Jul 30th 2020, 1:53 PM 32,809 Views 60 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the advice from NPHET.

# dail - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach
# Dáil Protest
# Dáil Protest

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2020, 5:07 PM 16,516 Views 9 Comments

Up to 100 people protested today against the Government’s failure to fully reopen day services for adults with disabilities.

# dail - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 40,321 Views 106 Comments

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

# dail - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family
# Ruth Morrissey
# Ruth Morrissey

Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family

Jul 21st 2020, 3:24 PM 16,640 Views 31 Comments

Both Labour’s Alan Kelly and the Social Democrats’ Róisín Shortall said the apology “is too late”.

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'
# Dáil Covid Committee
# Dáil Covid Committee

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 71,016 Views 60 Comments

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

# dail - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid
# Power Nap
# Power Nap

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid

Jul 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 77,640 Views 115 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.

# dail - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
# Cowen And Out
# Cowen And Out

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,189 Views 103 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# dail - Friday 17 July, 2020

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'
# Slumber Party
# Slumber Party

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'

Jul 17th 2020, 1:20 PM 102,102 Views 167 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Convention Centre last night has gone viral.

# dail - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week
# Political Cover Up
# Political Cover Up

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week

Jul 16th 2020, 10:57 PM 25,233 Views 78 Comments

The move also extends to hallways and work spaces and includes TDs, Oireachtas staff and reporters.

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month
# Travel
# Travel

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

Jul 16th 2020, 6:06 PM 37,775 Views 31 Comments

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

# dail - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Jul 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 20,047 Views 24 Comments

Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.

# dail - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage
# Phase Four
# Phase Four

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Jul 14th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,231 Views 87 Comments

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

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