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#Friday sittings

# friday-sittings - Friday 28 March, 2014

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.

# friday-sittings - Friday 24 January, 2014

Social media: the good, the bad and the ugly

The Dáil discussed all aspects of social media this afternoon, from how Skype is keeping Irish families in touch at a time of emigration to the effects of cyberbullying.

Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…

# friday-sittings - Friday 8 November, 2013

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport

Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.

# friday-sittings - Friday 5 October, 2012

Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers

Fianna Fáil proposed legislation will call for a crackdown on those convicted of assaulting or threatening an emergency worker in the line of duty.

# friday-sittings - Saturday 14 July, 2012

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?

As we approach the end of another Dáil term, we’ve been asking the government and the opposition how the much-vaunted sittings of the Dáil on the first Friday of every month have been working out.

# friday-sittings - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.

# friday-sittings - Friday 3 February, 2012

Shatter criticises Kelleher no-show for Friday Dáil debate

But the Fianna Fáil TD who had criticised the government over Friday sittings said he didn’t have to attend today’s Dáil debate and repeated his criticisms.

Dáil sittings on a Friday are 'a slap in the face of reform' - Fianna Fail TD

Billy Kelleher has accused the government of “window-dressing” by implementing Friday sittings where he says “no meaningful business” is being done.