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#David Stanton

# david-stanton - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator

The Gambling Control Bill, which has been gathering dust in Leinster House, is to be updated.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

# david-stanton - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells

Minister for State David Stanton was addressing the UN Convention Against Torture.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Thieves in Kerry 'robbed All-Ireland medals, tied up an elderly man and stole from a creche'

Speaking in the Dáil today, Michael Healy-Rae said that thieves had stolen from a number of homes on the weekend of 25 February.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Should airsoft guns like this be painted pink or orange to stop them being used for crime?

New proposals are seeking to tighten the rules surrounding replica weapons.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert

The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.

# david-stanton - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Does this ballot paper look confusing to you?

One TD thinks we need to rethink the layout of the ballot paper before the next election.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# david-stanton - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'One suicide within prison is too many'

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform

The body was set up in the wake of the controversies that surrounded the CRC and Rehab.

# david-stanton - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Oireachtas committee says children should have a right to know who their biological parents are

The recommendations of the committee also include provisions for recognising same-sex adoptions made abroad.

# david-stanton - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Watch: TD offers to share 'a candle and bottle of wine' with Shatter - but he prefers a G&T

An outbreak of love at the Oireachtas Justice Committee earlier…

# david-stanton - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

New law will aim to have a 'minimum' of people jailed over fines

The chairman of the Justice Committee says the law will ensure that less people are jailed for non-payment of fines.

# david-stanton - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Committee chairs have 'serious concerns' over workload and say they need more staff

A letter from the chairpersons of the Oireachtas committees to the Ceann Comhairle has raised “serious concerns” about the workloads faced in 2014 as a result of the plans to scrutinise legislation before it comes before the Dáil.

# david-stanton - Saturday 26 January, 2013

'An outrageous act of cold blooded violence' - Taoiseach condemns garda killing

The President and opposition politicians have joined the Taoiseach in expressing their shock and sadness at the killing of Adrian Donohoe last night.

# david-stanton - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015

Leo Varadkar says the Road Safety Authority will consider mandatory rules when the country’s car fleet becomes more modern.

# david-stanton - Friday 11 May, 2012

State should consider DNA register for remains of unidentified people

The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has made a number of recommendations in a report published yesterday.

# david-stanton - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Could Ireland move to the same time zone as central Europe?

No, it’s not part of the EU deal – but the Department of Enterprise has said there would be ‘definite benefits’ to joining France and Germany an hour ahead…