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#Leaders' Questions

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Mick Wallace claims ‘€15,000 in a bag’ was paid to Nama official
# Allegations
# Allegations

Mick Wallace claims ‘€15,000 in a bag’ was paid to Nama official

Jul 15th 2015, 5:40 PM 24,550 Views 112 Comments

Nama has said the claims will be investigated.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier

Jun 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 21,063 Views 81 Comments

“I wish you wouldn’t interrupt my flow.”

# leaders-questions - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman's shopping list
# Bread And Circuses
# Bread And Circuses

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman's shopping list

May 7th 2015, 1:35 PM 30,541 Views 169 Comments

Low and sneaky, ‘Thatcherite’ … Take it from us, Mary Lou McDonald’s not happy with the coalition’s new Irish Water measures.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

WATCH: Enda launches into Gerry Adams and calls him the ultimate hypocrite
# Your Bleeding Heart
# Your Bleeding Heart

WATCH: Enda launches into Gerry Adams and calls him the ultimate hypocrite

Apr 22nd 2015, 1:04 PM 17,282 Views 195 Comments

It got a bit feisty at Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Gardaí covered up murder of a civilian by member of the force - Daly
# Review Panel
# Review Panel

Gardaí covered up murder of a civilian by member of the force - Daly

Apr 16th 2015, 1:11 AM 27,566 Views 0 Comments

Daly said the garda was told to say he wasn’t present when a shooting happened.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 2 April, 2015

The curious case of Enda Kenny and the man with two pints in his hand
# Who Is This Man?
# Who Is This Man?

The curious case of Enda Kenny and the man with two pints in his hand

Apr 2nd 2015, 9:27 AM 34,227 Views 104 Comments

The Taoiseach meets a lot of people.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 26 March, 2015

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today
# Paulie Walnuts
# Paulie Walnuts

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today

Mar 26th 2015, 1:33 PM 21,489 Views 123 Comments

The Sopranos featured twice at Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

They were talking about Nelson from The Simpsons in the Dáil today

They were talking about Nelson from The Simpsons in the Dáil today

Mar 25th 2015, 1:16 PM 14,934 Views 113 Comments

Yep, really…

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

WATCH: A stray set of Dáil headphones caused a lot of hassle for Mick Wallace
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

WATCH: A stray set of Dáil headphones caused a lot of hassle for Mick Wallace

Mar 11th 2015, 12:51 PM 30,274 Views 182 Comments

The Deputy struggled to understand the Taoiseach’s Irish, who refused to speak in English.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'You'll all be needing healthcare': Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams got excited in the Dáil
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

'You'll all be needing healthcare': Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams got excited in the Dáil

Mar 4th 2015, 12:54 PM 12,212 Views 37 Comments

They were all told to calm down by the Ceann Comhairle.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today
# Detached
# Detached

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today

Feb 25th 2015, 5:05 PM 31,432 Views 72 Comments

The opposition think Varadkar speaks like a health commentator, while Shatter is “confused” by his former cabinet colleague.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Clare Daly: Fine Gael and Labour will vote down abortion bill like 'nodding donkeys'
# Fatal Foetal Abnormalities
# Fatal Foetal Abnormalities

Clare Daly: Fine Gael and Labour will vote down abortion bill like 'nodding donkeys'

Feb 10th 2015, 4:19 PM 9,526 Views 79 Comments

The independent TD called the Taoiseach “a hypocrite” during a heated exchange.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Micheál Martin tells Enda: 'You've put a price on people's lives'
# Soliris
# Soliris

Micheál Martin tells Enda: 'You've put a price on people's lives'

Feb 4th 2015, 1:15 PM 10,025 Views 45 Comments

Soliris, which costs €400,000 per patient per year, is not available in Ireland.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’
# So There
# So There

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

Jan 15th 2015, 1:04 PM 8,974 Views 86 Comments

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: I'll ask Mario Draghi to attend the banking inquiry
# Good Luck With That
# Good Luck With That

Enda: I'll ask Mario Draghi to attend the banking inquiry

Dec 17th 2014, 2:02 PM 7,124 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach was described as “a crawler” by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald in the Dáil today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Over 4,000 people are registering with Irish Water every day

Dec 11th 2014, 1:11 PM 15,324 Views 267 Comments

The figures were revealed by Brendan Howlin in the Dáil this morning.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry
# Mary Lou Claims
# Mary Lou Claims

Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry

Dec 3rd 2014, 11:07 PM 51,996 Views 0 Comments

Several former TDs and ministers have strenuously denied any wrongdoing, after Mary Lou McDonald read out their names in the Dáil today.

Sinn Féin has complained about 'defamatory allegations' from Joan Burton
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Sinn Féin has complained about 'defamatory allegations' from Joan Burton

Dec 3rd 2014, 2:53 PM 11,015 Views 111 Comments

The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult
# Homeless Criss
# Homeless Criss

Enda: Getting all the rough sleepers off the streets would be very difficult

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:57 PM 18,275 Views 133 Comments

The Taoiseach said he hoped the numbers could be dramatically reduced, following a forum on homelessness to take place in Dublin on Thursday.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Nov 27th 2014, 11:13 PM 50,596 Views 268 Comments

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O'Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan's shoulder
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O'Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan's shoulder

Nov 26th 2014, 1:39 PM 13,325 Views 62 Comments

The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.

Enda and Gerry are still rowing about Sinn Féin's involvement in a water protest on Monday
# Water Charges Protest
# Water Charges Protest

Enda and Gerry are still rowing about Sinn Féin's involvement in a water protest on Monday

Nov 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 41,265 Views 201 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw the remarks, saying the party was not at the protest.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next' - Joan Burton
# Tea With Trotsky
# Tea With Trotsky

'I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next' - Joan Burton

Nov 20th 2014, 12:55 PM 15,287 Views 195 Comments

The Tánaiste and Mary Lou McDonald had another argument today, but this one didn’t lead to a four-hour sit-in.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video...
# Ireland 2016
# Ireland 2016

Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video...

Nov 19th 2014, 1:28 PM 43,428 Views 228 Comments

…while signatories of the Proclamation failed to make the cut.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Taoiseach talks up tax cuts, calls water protesters "baying mob"
# Like Foxes
# Like Foxes

Taoiseach talks up tax cuts, calls water protesters "baying mob"

Nov 18th 2014, 4:47 PM 22,531 Views 206 Comments

Meanwhile, despite appeals from an enraged Mick Wallace, the Taoiseach has declined to announce a snap election.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in
# Goodbye Mary Lou
# Goodbye Mary Lou

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

Nov 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 101,611 Views 667 Comments

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'
# Dossier
# Dossier

Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'

Nov 11th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,847 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny addressed the latest claims in the Dáil this afternoon.

Could Revenue go after unpaid water charges? You'll find out next week
# The Waiting Game
# The Waiting Game

Could Revenue go after unpaid water charges? You'll find out next week

Nov 11th 2014, 3:49 PM 12,621 Views 165 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny would not explicitly rule out Revenue pursuing unpaid water charges as he repeatedly stated that all will be revealed next week.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Why wasn't Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?
# Missing
# Missing

Why wasn't Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?

Oct 23rd 2014, 5:03 PM 25,248 Views 100 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…

Joan Burton: I'm delighted people are filming Irish Water protests
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Joan Burton: I'm delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

Oct 23rd 2014, 12:43 PM 16,295 Views 73 Comments

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

'The story that Maíria Cahill has to tell is not just powerful, it will have serious consequences'
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

'The story that Maíria Cahill has to tell is not just powerful, it will have serious consequences'

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:30 PM 20,789 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast woman who claims she was raped by an IRA member met with Enda Kenny this morning.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Enda Kenny: 'I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Enda Kenny: 'I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job'

Oct 21st 2014, 4:17 PM 8,000 Views 72 Comments

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael backbencher has called on the board of Irish Water to resign.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Enda's take on the Mary Lou row: "Anything for an excuse to get out of the place"
# Thrown Out
# Thrown Out

Enda's take on the Mary Lou row: "Anything for an excuse to get out of the place"

Oct 15th 2014, 11:52 AM 16,278 Views 81 Comments

The Sinn Féín deputy leader was thrown out of the Dáil chamber mid-speech, and told not to come back…

# leaders-questions - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Tánaiste tells Mary Lou to 'get real' and 'stop spreading Sinn Féin lies'
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Tánaiste tells Mary Lou to 'get real' and 'stop spreading Sinn Féin lies'

Oct 9th 2014, 12:59 PM 17,071 Views 92 Comments

The Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin accused the government of denying people the right to wash their children and cook if they can’t afford the water charges.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day
# Unparliamentary
# Unparliamentary

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day

Oct 8th 2014, 1:31 PM 9,923 Views 15 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle had to give out to deputies again this morning.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Forget McNulty, Fergus O'Dowd is the new person causing Enda Kenny problems

Forget McNulty, Fergus O'Dowd is the new person causing Enda Kenny problems

Oct 7th 2014, 4:26 PM 13,126 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin complimented the Taoiseach’s use of the English language, sort of…

# leaders-questions - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'
# Question Time
# Question Time

Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'

Oct 2nd 2014, 1:07 PM 15,098 Views 77 Comments

Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.

# leaders-questions - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'This story is unravelling as it gets made up': Yep, they're still talking 'McNulty-gate' in the Dáil
# THE NEVERENDING STORY
# THE NEVERENDING STORY

'This story is unravelling as it gets made up': Yep, they're still talking 'McNulty-gate' in the Dáil

Oct 1st 2014, 12:53 PM 9,156 Views 44 Comments

Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.

# leaders-questions - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 30th 2014, 4:39 PM 19,550 Views 154 Comments

The Taoiseach made the comment during Leaders’ Questions today.

# leaders-questions - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Joan Burton: 'We're the strongest growing economy in Europe at this point'
# On The Up
# On The Up

Joan Burton: 'We're the strongest growing economy in Europe at this point'

Sep 18th 2014, 1:34 PM 9,830 Views 97 Comments

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) is now up 7.7 per cent.