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#Leinster House

# leinster-house - Thursday 15 September, 2022

'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended
# Boarded Out
# Boarded Out

'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended

Updated Sep 15th 2022, 5:30 PM 11,384 Views 0 Comments

“Violation of human rights could become a thorn in the side of this Government.”

# leinster-house - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Paul Murphy TD says he was repeatedly kicked by protesters when leaving Leinster House
# Paul Murphy
# Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy TD says he was repeatedly kicked by protesters when leaving Leinster House

Sep 14th 2022, 5:41 PM 50,966 Views 0 Comments

Murphy said that he was “not intimidated” by the protestors “in the slightest”.

# leinster-house - Friday 13 May, 2022

Mice, rats and slugs among pests that plagued Leinster House in past six months
# Leinster Mouse
# Leinster Mouse

Mice, rats and slugs among pests that plagued Leinster House in past six months

May 13th 2022, 10:52 AM 12,497 Views 37 Comments

Exterminators identified a “possible disease risk” due to bird droppings around the door bridge connecting the building to the Department of An Taoiseach.

# leinster-house - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post

Feb 3rd 2022, 2:55 PM 50,073 Views 29 Comments

The saga began when MacSharry tried to circulate a report on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health last July.

# leinster-house - Monday 22 November, 2021

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19

Nov 22nd 2021, 3:12 PM 26,388 Views 36 Comments

Seán Ó Fearghaíl will work from home and his Dáil duties will be carried out by the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Protesters take calls for end to maternity restrictions to gates of Leinster House
# March For Maternity
# March For Maternity

Protesters take calls for end to maternity restrictions to gates of Leinster House

Oct 6th 2021, 5:56 PM 9,722 Views 11 Comments

More than 100 people gathered to call for partner access to neo natal units to be restored to pre-pandemic levels.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
# Free Parking
# Free Parking

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,518 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House
# Back At Work
# Back At Work

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 1:05 PM 20,057 Views 42 Comments

Politicians return today after the summer recess.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Dáil bar to reopen for first time since last year
# Pints
# Pints

Dáil bar to reopen for first time since last year

Aug 31st 2021, 8:50 PM 23,169 Views 55 Comments

The two bars in Leinster House have been closed for much of the pandemic.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks

Jul 28th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,266 Views 30 Comments

Plans for the display of some modern artworks to liven up parts of Leinster House are also under consideration.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
# Live Music
# Live Music

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,975 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

# leinster-house - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members
# Across The Quays
# Across The Quays

Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members

Jun 10th 2021, 6:52 PM 16,991 Views 36 Comments

Dáil sittings may return to Leinster House in autumn if 70 to 80% of the population is vaccinated.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House

Jan 19th 2021, 5:41 PM 20,674 Views 0 Comments

The gates and entrance to Leinster House were briefly locked this afternoon after a man crossed over a barrier into the grounds.

# leinster-house - Friday 15 January, 2021

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

Jan 15th 2021, 7:34 PM 35,098 Views 91 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
# New Normal
# New Normal

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,177 Views 56 Comments

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

# leinster-house - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'It's been politics by Zoom': How first-time TDs have found the Dáil in the time of Covid
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'It's been politics by Zoom': How first-time TDs have found the Dáil in the time of Covid

Oct 3rd 2020, 10:37 AM 15,418 Views 7 Comments

Like everyone else it’s been about adapting to the circumstances.

# leinster-house - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense
# Dáil
# Dáil

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,243 Views 25 Comments

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

# leinster-house - Friday 26 June, 2020

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 9:20 AM 52,786 Views 115 Comments

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan
# Garda Horkan
# Garda Horkan

'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan

Jun 24th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,228 Views 0 Comments

“He never let us down, the people he had sworn to serve,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil today.

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:10 AM 7,130 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.

# leinster-house - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow
# Grand Coalition
# Grand Coalition

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Apr 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 35,177 Views 209 Comments

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times

Apr 9th 2020, 6:58 PM 16,574 Views 51 Comments

Speaking this evening at Leinster House, Martin said ‘there’s still a significant degree of work to be done’.

# leinster-house - Monday 6 April, 2020

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

Apr 6th 2020, 6:18 PM 28,319 Views 68 Comments

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

# leinster-house - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears

Apr 2nd 2020, 4:07 PM 94,246 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.

Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:15 AM 12,504 Views 18 Comments

The Dáil last sat a week ago as it concluded a marathon debate on emergency Covid-19 legislation.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines

Apr 1st 2020, 6:38 PM 38,647 Views 22 Comments

A number of TDs have said the government must continue to be held to account.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,469 Views 48 Comments

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

# leinster-house - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation

Mar 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 32,940 Views 47 Comments

Some have called for a time limited ‘sunset clause’ to be included in the Bill relating to detentions.

# leinster-house - Thursday 5 March, 2020

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach

Mar 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,778 Views 18 Comments

TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Monday 2 March, 2020

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,319 Views 52 Comments

There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.

# leinster-house - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system
# Slán
# Slán

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system

Jan 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 30,504 Views 51 Comments

Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,592 Views 7 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 41,841 Views 126 Comments

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
# Off The Presses
# Off The Presses

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

Nov 26th 2019, 11:35 AM 46,888 Views 79 Comments

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
# Fobbing In
# Fobbing In

'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies

Nov 12th 2019, 7:21 PM 10,125 Views 23 Comments

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
# Caged

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

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,743 Views 12 Comments

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
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

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

Oct 15th 2019, 7:13 PM 15,458 Views 44 Comments

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
# CLOSED HOUSE
# CLOSED HOUSE

Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest

Oct 11th 2019, 3:34 PM 15,117 Views 20 Comments

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
# Unchained
# Unchained

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

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 9:34 AM 35,389 Views 176 Comments

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
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

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

Sep 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 14,567 Views 33 Comments

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

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