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#Leinster House

# leinster-house - Monday 1 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 1st 2019, 6:25 PM 16,985 Views 58 Comments

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
# Pride Festival
# Pride Festival

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

Jun 26th 2019, 6:32 PM 21,099 Views 227 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jun 14th 2019, 8:41 AM 39,245 Views 114 Comments

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
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

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

May 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,995 Views 82 Comments

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
# Office Politics
# Office Politics

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

Apr 18th 2019, 6:36 PM 44,565 Views 100 Comments

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
# Costs
# Costs

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

Mar 27th 2019, 4:10 PM 15,009 Views 37 Comments

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
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

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

Dec 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 17,593 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

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

Nov 26th 2018, 6:45 AM 16,001 Views 3 Comments

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
# Health Kick
# Health Kick

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

Oct 20th 2018, 1:00 PM 20,125 Views 46 Comments

€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'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

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

Oct 20th 2018, 8:00 AM 10,117 Views 37 Comments

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
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Oct 11th 2018, 4:47 PM 15,344 Views 51 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Oct 10th 2018, 4:43 PM 20,031 Views 11 Comments

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
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

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

Sep 6th 2018, 2:17 PM 12,399 Views 102 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 4:40 PM 8,063 Views 51 Comments

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
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

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

Jul 4th 2018, 4:10 PM 19,431 Views 40 Comments

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
# Dublin Cycle Campaign
# Dublin Cycle Campaign

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

Apr 25th 2018, 7:34 PM 28,490 Views 262 Comments

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'
# Snow Day
# Snow Day

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

Feb 28th 2018, 1:51 PM 9,348 Views 46 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Feb 27th 2018, 9:53 PM 9,179 Views 50 Comments

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
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

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

Jan 24th 2018, 6:32 PM 26,789 Views 12 Comments

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
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

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

Jan 15th 2018, 7:28 PM 9,568 Views 169 Comments

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
# FIRHOUSE CENTRE
# FIRHOUSE CENTRE

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

Dec 25th 2017, 11:00 AM 19,494 Views 98 Comments

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
# Holliers
# Holliers

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Dec 15th 2017, 6:10 AM 10,945 Views 64 Comments

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'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

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

Nov 7th 2017, 7:10 AM 14,312 Views 51 Comments

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
# Airport Screening
# Airport Screening

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

Nov 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 26,821 Views 89 Comments

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

# leinster-house - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Rotting floors and fungus on the walls: These students want an end to learning in prefabs
# Scoil Nua
# Scoil Nua

Rotting floors and fungus on the walls: These students want an end to learning in prefabs

Oct 24th 2017, 6:03 PM 11,724 Views 23 Comments

Pupils, parents and teachers demand a new school after 21 years of promises.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs
# New Home
# New Home

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs

Sep 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,518 Views 7 Comments

The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.

# leinster-house - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital
# Medical Issue
# Medical Issue

Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital

Aug 17th 2017, 1:59 PM 13,693 Views 0 Comments

The morning session was suspended after the man became ill.

# leinster-house - Monday 31 July, 2017

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election
# Bonanza
# Bonanza

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

Jul 31st 2017, 7:47 AM 18,775 Views 64 Comments

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# leinster-house - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,125 Views 19 Comments

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# leinster-house - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Jun 25th 2017, 8:45 AM 17,487 Views 61 Comments

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

# leinster-house - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Leaders' Questions: Mattie McGrath to the Government, 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'
Live Jun 22nd 2017, 12:55 PM

Leaders' Questions: Mattie McGrath to the Government, 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'

# leinster-house - Thursday 15 June, 2017

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time
# London To Dublin
# London To Dublin

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time

Jun 15th 2017, 7:50 PM 23,668 Views 245 Comments

Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar.

# leinster-house - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye
# Short Meeting
# Short Meeting

Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye

May 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 30,671 Views 66 Comments

“Let the games begin,” Kenny declared, tongue-in-cheek, as he set out his plans to step down.

# leinster-house - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss
# Best Deal For Ireland
# Best Deal For Ireland

'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss

May 11th 2017, 7:38 PM 20,800 Views 39 Comments

There was a lot of pomp and ceremony for Michel Barnier – the man who will lead Europe’s Brexit negotiations.

As it happened: Brexit's top negotiator reassures Dail 'the Irish interests will be the union’s interest'
Live May 11th 2017, 2:20 PM

As it happened: Brexit's top negotiator reassures Dail 'the Irish interests will be the union’s interest'

# leinster-house - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House
# Suicide Awareness
# Suicide Awareness

'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House

May 10th 2017, 10:05 PM 8,585 Views 45 Comments

Representatives from across the political divide attended the ceremony that saw the tree planted on Leinster Lawn this morning.

# leinster-house - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House
# Dáil Gridlock
# Dáil Gridlock

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House

May 4th 2017, 9:35 PM 29,774 Views 121 Comments

Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.

# leinster-house - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,420 Views 80 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow

Apr 4th 2017, 10:53 PM 14,590 Views 97 Comments

Dublin-born Halawa has been held without trial in Egypt since being arrested at a protest in Cairo in August 2013.

# leinster-house - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants
# Leinster Mouse
# Leinster Mouse

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:04 PM 16,536 Views 57 Comments

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.