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#Dáil

# dail - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun

Mick Wallace told the Dáil the ultimate cost of the hospital could be in excess of €2.2 billion.

# dail - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

# dail - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election

Fianna Fáil has said it won’t support a potential no-confidence motion in the health minister.

# dail - Thursday 7 February, 2019

# dail - Friday 25 January, 2019

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

# dail - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.

# dail - Monday 21 January, 2019

As it happened: President, TDs and Senators reflect on 100 years of Irish democracy Dail 100 This post contains videos

As it happened: President, TDs and Senators reflect on 100 years of Irish democracy

The Mansion House in Dublin played host to the celebrations.

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day? Politics This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?

The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.

# dail - Sunday 20 January, 2019

The Dáil sat for the very first time 100 years ago tomorrow. Here's what they talked about

Many of those elected to the Dáil were listed as “fé ghlas ag Gallaibh” (imprisoned by the foreigners).

# dail - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'Get in here now!' - Activists lament low turnout at Yellow Vest Ireland-supported Dáil protest

The protest between 3pm and 6pm attracted a handful of supporters.

# dail - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

# dail - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Logjam' of legislation in Dáil might require reintroduction of the controversial guillotine

The Taoiseach said he would like all Brexit legislation to be included in one big Bill.

# dail - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'It doesn't take very long for your balaclava to slip': Ructions in Dáil as Taoiseach and Doherty discuss Roscommon eviction

Leo Varadkar claimed that “when it comes to law and order” and the Sinn Féin party, “It doesn’t take very long for your balaclava to slip.”

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed down? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed down?

A motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar has been passed by the Kerry Vintners’ Federation.

# dail - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year

Fine Gael said the move “further strengthens Ireland’s hand in negotiating a successful outcome to Brexit”.

# dail - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?

The Seanad will now sit on Monday in order to get the legislation over the line by the Christmas deadline.

# dail - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

# dail - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages

The Taoiseach said he would like to see this case taken by Maurice McCabe settled.

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

# dail - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down

The committee has been considering changes to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 this week.

# dail - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

€70k for desserts and €100k for confectionery set aside in food contracts for Dáil catering facilities

A tender to supply each of the Oireachtas’ five catering facilities was issued last week.

# dail - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve Aras 18 This post contains videos

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve

Casey has been been roundly criticised by all his fellow candidates for several comments he has made about Traveller ethnicity.

# dail - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Breen invited Naughten to dinner at McCourt's house at broadband bidder's request

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Pat Breen also attended a dinner with McCourt.

'It was not a lazy dodging': Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald vindicated by Charleton report

Fitzgerald resigned following controversy about what she knew of the Garda Commissioner’s legal strategy.

# dail - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas

The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.

'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder

The contract for the plan is estimated to be worth up to half a billion euro.

# dail - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

# dail - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

# dail - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Eoghan Murphy keeps his job as motion of no confidence is defeated

In the end, Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne backed her party colleague this evening.

# dail - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

# dail - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

# dail - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

# dail - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Education committee sex ed hearing delayed as not enough senators to reach quorum

Among those due to give evidence were the Rape Crisis Network Ireland.

# dail - Monday 4 June, 2018

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents

The issue of spiralling rents in student accommodation has been at the forefront of the political debate in recent months.

# dail - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech The 8th This post contains videos

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech

The TD, who has campaigned on the issue for years, said she couldn’t believe change had taken so long.

# dail - Monday 28 May, 2018

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation?

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he’s “extremely eager” to pass abortion legislation by the autumn.

# dail - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

# dail - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# dail - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'They are not in secure tenancies': Debate in the Dáil over who should be categorised as homeless

Minister Murphy was asked to make a statement following a row last week over hundreds of adults and children being removed from the March homeless figures.

# dail - Friday 4 May, 2018

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

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