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# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,576 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 8 August, 2020

All TDs who lost their seats in the last election have paid back their 'parachute' payments
# Lump Sum Payments
# Lump Sum Payments

All TDs who lost their seats in the last election have paid back their 'parachute' payments

Aug 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 40,843 Views 27 Comments

Termination payments made to TDs and senators amounted to €2m.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'
# Expenses
# Expenses

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

Updated Dec 11th 2019, 5:48 PM 18,570 Views 53 Comments

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Jul 11th 2019, 5:35 PM 13,823 Views 76 Comments

Leinster House was commissioned to be built between 1745-47.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

Apr 18th 2018, 8:00 PM 18,505 Views 82 Comments

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Markievicz exhibit among celebration of 100 years since women's right to vote
# Female Vote
# Female Vote

Markievicz exhibit among celebration of 100 years since women's right to vote

Nov 21st 2017, 1:44 PM 10,709 Views 32 Comments

Republican leader Markievicz will also be celebrated in the UK as the first woman elected to the UK House of Commons.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 25 September, 2017

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down
# Rewind
# Rewind

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down

Sep 25th 2017, 7:25 PM 31,894 Views 66 Comments

Politicians and journalists argued that it showed a lack of transparency from the State.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 21 March, 2016

33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill
# Settle Up
# Settle Up

33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill

Mar 21st 2016, 12:37 PM 35,221 Views 75 Comments

Figures released by the Houses of the Oireachtas reveal that the largest sum amounts to over €800.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

TD claims use of pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for campaign launch wasn't deliberate
# Taxpayer Funded
# Taxpayer Funded

TD claims use of pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for campaign launch wasn't deliberate

Jan 26th 2016, 1:08 PM 16,690 Views 77 Comments

John Halligan said if he made a mistake he will repay the money.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today

Oct 7th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,263 Views 0 Comments

The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
# ALL IN A DAY'S WORK

Here's exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year

Jul 1st 2015, 6:37 PM 10,669 Views 33 Comments

Hitting the gym, Oireachtas Committee meetings and learning languages were all on the agenda.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

Jun 16th 2015, 6:40 PM 13,429 Views 0 Comments

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Friday 15 May, 2015

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE
# By-election
# By-election

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE

May 15th 2015, 7:28 PM 18,888 Views 66 Comments

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?
# Pin-gate
# Pin-gate

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,604 Views 100 Comments

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 20 April, 2015

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...
# Mind = Blown
# Mind = Blown

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...

Apr 20th 2015, 6:45 PM 10,130 Views 73 Comments

Our minds are blown. Our heads hurt.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

'If I've to work out of a shoebox I'd do it': Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction
# Locks Changed
# Locks Changed

'If I've to work out of a shoebox I'd do it': Ex-Labour senator on his office eviction

Mar 11th 2015, 10:55 AM 25,382 Views 43 Comments

James Heffernan had refused to leave an office he shared with former Labour colleague John Gilroy.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Friday 23 January, 2015

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?
# Mystery
# Mystery

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:26 PM 38,724 Views 106 Comments

The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together
# Austerity
# Austerity

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together

Dec 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 29 Views 35 Comments

The banking inquiry’s first public hearings get under way today and questions remain about what happened six years ago.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 22 September, 2014

Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas
# Oireachtas TV
# Oireachtas TV

Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas

Sep 22nd 2014, 7:12 PM 7,735 Views 32 Comments

Only if you’re into that sort of thing, of course, and have UPC or Sky.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time
# Paying Up
# Paying Up

Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time

Sep 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,557 Views 29 Comments

Leinster House authorities are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to collecting money owed.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 11 August, 2014

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms
# Fresh Threads
# Fresh Threads

The Leinster House ushers are getting brand new tailored uniforms

Aug 11th 2014, 11:55 AM 10,316 Views 53 Comments

Fancy.

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)
# Gift Shop
# Gift Shop

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)

Aug 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 17,754 Views 43 Comments

An Síopa was known as ‘the most expensive tuck shop in Ireland’ when it was opened in 2008.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 26 July, 2014

'Leo the lion': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Leo the lion': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jul 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,711 Views 7 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 5 July, 2014

“This is Joan’s day”: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

“This is Joan’s day”: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jul 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,509 Views 7 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year
# Hardworking
# Hardworking

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:41 AM 4,910 Views 20 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas has released some interesting figures in its 2013 annual report.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

How much will you be paying for your water?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How much will you be paying for your water?

Jul 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 12,572 Views 54 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation will be giving TDs and Senators a briefing on water tariffs in Leinster House today.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'You’ve made a complete and utter balls of it': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'You’ve made a complete and utter balls of it': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jun 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 18,926 Views 18 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'Nine men sitting in a bunker for a year': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Nine men sitting in a bunker for a year': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Jun 7th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,953 Views 10 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?

Jun 4th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,394 Views 27 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House

May 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,299 Views 50 Comments

The party could now be the subject of a complaint to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 10 May, 2014

'Dear Enda...':  5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Dear Enda...': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

May 10th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,124 Views 25 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House
# A Rat Trap
# A Rat Trap

'There were a few screams... mainly from the men': Labour TD catches rat in Leinster House

May 6th 2014, 9:46 AM 20,905 Views 74 Comments

Before you start, it was an actual rat…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 3 May, 2014

'It was a one in a million incident': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'It was a one in a million incident': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

May 3rd 2014, 6:30 PM 22,296 Views 34 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 26 April, 2014

'A highly feminised audience': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'A highly feminised audience': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 13,534 Views 18 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 19 April, 2014

'A ludicrous situation': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'A ludicrous situation': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 7,016 Views 16 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 5 April, 2014

'Christ, I’m getting phone calls from everywhere': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Christ, I’m getting phone calls from everywhere': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 5th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,209 Views 8 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 29 March, 2014

'The fish rots from the head': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'The fish rots from the head': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Mar 29th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,665 Views 13 Comments

One or two things were happening in Leinster House this week and, as ever, there are winners and losers at the end of it…

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Monday 24 March, 2014

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?

Mar 24th 2014, 8:30 PM 41,923 Views 58 Comments

Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 22 March, 2014

TDs and Senators warned to stay off the grass at Leinster House
# Parking
# Parking

TDs and Senators warned to stay off the grass at Leinster House

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:45 AM 7,983 Views 30 Comments

A shortage of parking spaces outside the front and back of Leinster House has left some resorting to leaving their cars parked on the grass at the back of the complex.

# houses-of-the-oireachtas - Saturday 15 March, 2014

'They inhabit an imaginary world': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'They inhabit an imaginary world': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Mar 15th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,721 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

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