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#Leinster House

# leinster-house - Today’s News

'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support

Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas

Structural works were needed at Leinster House to ensure the printer fit correctly in the building.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies

The review should be completed by January.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

# leinster-house - Friday 11 October, 2019

Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest

Five protesters were arrested last night after chaining themselves outside the gates.

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House

Dozens of gardaí formed a human chain around protestors as their locks were cut off the gate looking onto Merrion Square.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut

The bar shut for more than a week after a rat was spotted by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

# leinster-house - Monday 19 August, 2019

Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum

The refurbishment of Leinster House is set to cost in the region of €17 million.

# leinster-house - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624

This is allowed if the department in question has the approval of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

# leinster-house - Friday 19 July, 2019

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'

Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

# leinster-house - Monday 15 July, 2019

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting

Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.

# leinster-house - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

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

# leinster-house - Monday 1 July, 2019

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

# leinster-house - Friday 14 June, 2019

Poll: Should the Leinster House lawn be let grow into a wild meadow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Leinster House lawn be let grow into a wild meadow?

Insert ‘put politicians out to pasture’ joke here.

# leinster-house - Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

# leinster-house - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office

Tóibín left the party in November but his office remains beside other Sinn Féin TDs .

# leinster-house - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

# leinster-house - Monday 31 December, 2018

Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year

Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.

# leinster-house - Monday 26 November, 2018

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'

The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.

# leinster-house - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Oireachtas gym shouldn't be 'solely funded by the tax-payer': Fitness centre goes out to tender

€100,000 gym equipment goes out to tender for TDs, Senators and staff of Leinster House.

Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service'

The service must be “easy to use” and allow TDs, Senators and their staff the ability to search content easily.

# leinster-house - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House CervicalCheck This post contains videos

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Crowds gathered to remember and thank Emma, who had spoken on behalf of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

# leinster-house - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today

Paul Murphy said that his legislation to provide objective sex education in schools is sorely needed.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Cyclists stage lie-down protest outside Leinster House calling for greater road safety

Four cyclists have died on Irish roads so far this year.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East'

The business committee has decided to suspend the Dáil at 2pm today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Dáil women's caucus calls for audit of harassment and bullying in the Oireachtas

The group has called for a survey of the working conditions of elected officials in Leinster House.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil

Today a consultant from Scotland told TDs he stopped doing these procedures in 2014 because he believed the risks outweighed the benefits.

# leinster-house - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

# leinster-house - Monday 25 December, 2017

Varadkar not concerned that a group of Scientologists were hosted in Leinster House

The Victory Centre in Firhouse was opened as the Scientology’s European base earlier this year.

# leinster-house - Friday 15 December, 2017

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Politicians have four weeks off from today.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

# leinster-house - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats

The Taoiseach has criticised security at Leinster House for being far less stringent as other national parliaments.

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