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# deputy - Friday 24 November, 2017

From The42 Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan Deputy

Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan

The 21-year-old won’t be a passenger on his first senior start for Ireland.

# deputy - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Musicians hold sing-song outside Leinster House in bid to get more radio play

They were there to launch a new bill from Labour TD Willie Penrose.

# deputy - Friday 8 May, 2015

Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to on their Irish visit

They’re on their way at the end of the month.

# deputy - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Irish Water rubbishes claims water metering has stopped in Dublin

The claims came from a Sinn Fein TD.

# deputy - Monday 19 January, 2015

Here's what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying 'I'm gay'

He spoke publicly about his sexuality on radio yesterday.

# deputy - Saturday 4 October, 2014

This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk

The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.

# deputy - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Kenny says Irish Water (and your PPS number) "will not be sold"

The Taoiseach made the comment during Leaders’ Questions today.

# deputy - Saturday 27 September, 2014

"Shafted? No": 10 things we learned from Alan Shatter's Late Late Show interview

The TD and former Minister said that resigning wasn’t a pleasant experience.

# deputy - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Splash! James Reilly does the Ice Bucket Challenge

He took an icy shower near his constituency office in Swords.

# deputy - Friday 11 July, 2014

Gardaí say there have been no official Deputy Commissioner appointments

Sinn Féin’s Padraig Mac Lochlainn had called on the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to clarify if she had knowledge of the appointments.

# deputy - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.

# deputy - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Proposed bill would ban fluoride from Ireland's water

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has introduced the bill, which would see the act of putting fluoride into water made illegal.

# deputy - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey ESB

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey

Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# deputy - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New website monitors 'real time' water levels

The site was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD, as part of flood risk management in Ireland.

# deputy - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Ming: I want my penalty points back

The Dáil deputy described what led up to him not receiving penalty points or a fine though he was caught by gardaí driving while on a mobile phone on two occasions.

# deputy - Friday 8 March, 2013

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Parents returning back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern.

# deputy - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting

The Sinn Féin Deputy made the comments after a cross-party briefing with the Turf Cutters’ and Contractors’ Association in Leinster House.

# deputy - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Government asked if it will "ignore" concerns on garda station closures

Deputies Willie O’Dea and Mary Lou McDonald spoke about the issue during Leader’s Questions in the Dáil today.

# deputy - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Daly accepts "full responsibility for serious lack of judgement"

The TD was pulled over by gardaí on Monday night, and gave a blood sample to see what her blood alcohol level was.

# deputy - Friday 18 January, 2013

Keaveney: I won't be bullied into stepping down as Labour chair

The Labour Party chairman said on radio this morning that Eamon Gilmore did “everything possible to ensure” he wasn’t elected chair.

# deputy - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Are Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin to merge and become... Fianna Féin?

A Fine Gael TD, Derek Keating, made the suggestion today. But what do Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil think?

# deputy - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Temporary suspension of ash planting to prevent spread of disease Ash

Temporary suspension of ash planting to prevent spread of disease

The decision comes following the spread of Chalara fraxinea in the UK and Ireland.

# deputy - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Labour "has not voted against idea of legislating for abortion", says TD

Deputy Ann Phelan made the comment following the defeat of Clare Daly TD’s abortion bill in the Dáil last night.

# deputy - Monday 19 November, 2012

Legislation to address street trading of benzodiazepines 'due in early 2013'

Deputy Roisín Shorthall had approved the move to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations earlier this year. It has been confirmed that it will be 2013 before it is introduced.

# deputy - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Buttimer: "Why did I choose to live a life of lies for so long?"

The TD said that there are people across Ireland who are afraid to come out, but that if he had known how good life would be for him, he would have come out sooner.

# deputy - Friday 19 October, 2012

Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres

Deputy Billy Kelleher sent a Freedom of Information request to the department of health, who said they regret the need to extend the time to deal with the request.

# deputy - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Party delegations meet the Troika today

Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.

# deputy - Monday 15 October, 2012

€8 million invested into Dublin facility for Munich Re

The company is one of the largest reinsurers in the world and will also create 17 jobs at its strategic R&D facility.

# deputy - Monday 24 September, 2012

Unleashed dogs 'pose threat to animal welfare'

“Family pets can be turned into predators,” Deputy Andrew Doyle has said, adding there needs to be stronger controls in this area.

# deputy - Thursday 13 September, 2012

New online directory for unemployed people launched

Minister Joan Burton launched the new on-line directory Find Your Local services, alongside the 19th edition of the handbook Working for Work.

"Law must be changed" for undocumented workers

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he raised the issue with Minister Richard Bruton after a recent ruling against payment to an exploited migrant worker.

# deputy - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Investigation called for into rejection of 'ugly fruit' Ugly Fruit This post contains a poll

Investigation called for into rejection of 'ugly fruit'

Éamon Ó Cúiv has said some supermarkets are rejecting fruit because it is ‘ugly’ – would you buy ugly fruit?

# deputy - Monday 27 August, 2012

Minister zooms ahead with 'car club' scheme

Deputy Eoghan Murphy is behind the idea, which will see local authorities looking after its implementation once Deputy Varadkar brings new laws into place.

# deputy - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers

Éamon Ó Cuív has said that a helpline needs to be set up for farmers who are distressed due to poor weather and its effect on their livelihoods.

# deputy - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Mary Lou McDonald: "Austerity will not cure the deficit"

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, McDonald said that the Government’s action plan on jobs ticks all the boxes – bar creating jobs.

# deputy - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.

# deputy - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Mulherin: 'We need a discussion around who, in this day and age, is having unprotected sex'

The Fine Gael TD at the centre of the ‘fornication’ remarks defends her comments, saying: “It’s not a word I invented.”

TD: 'Fornication most likely cause of unwanted pregnancies'

Michelle Mulherin TD said during today’s Dáil debate that “fornication… is probably the single most likely cause of unwanted pregnancies in this country”.

# deputy - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Healy-Rae wants Killarney’s “annoying and unusual” mystery noise investigated Mystery Noise This post contains a poll

Healy-Rae wants Killarney’s “annoying and unusual” mystery noise investigated

The TD has asked Environment Minister Phil Hogan to investigate the strange humming noise, which has been reported in the Killarney area and seems to have no known cause.

# deputy - Monday 19 March, 2012

People using household charge "to express their anger", says Wallace

Independent TD Mick Wallace said today that people are showing their anger at the government through refusing to pay the household charge.

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