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# leinster-house - Monday 22 December, 2014

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill

Dec 22nd 2014, 11:00 PM 58,166 Views 220 Comments

Earlier, proceedings were suspended twice in less than an hour – after a row over claims that senators were coming from the Dáil bar to vote on the Bill last week.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House
# Remembering The Dead
# Remembering The Dead

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,518 Views 55 Comments

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Dec 16th 2014, 9:04 AM 5,345 Views 23 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Thursday 11 December, 2014

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O'Connell Bridge
# We Won't Pay
# We Won't Pay

WATCH: Clashes between gardaí and water charge protesters on O'Connell Bridge

Dec 11th 2014, 7:49 AM 16,240 Views 195 Comments

The main protest, in which tens of thousands participated, was a peaceful one but a gardaí said six arrests were made.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

How many people will protest against water charges today?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

How many people will protest against water charges today?

Dec 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,568 Views 135 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From Motor City to Leinster House: The Detroit water protesters have been busy since they landed
# 48 Hours
# 48 Hours

From Motor City to Leinster House: The Detroit water protesters have been busy since they landed

Dec 9th 2014, 6:50 PM 7,148 Views 57 Comments

The activists have been in close contact with the Irish movement in recent months, and have even held solidarity events in Detroit.

A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died

Dec 9th 2014, 6:08 PM 9,057 Views 26 Comments

He passed away from hypothermia earlier this month.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

What was Gene Simmons from Kiss doing at Leinster House?
# Just Passing By
# Just Passing By

What was Gene Simmons from Kiss doing at Leinster House?

Dec 3rd 2014, 2:50 PM 32,258 Views 52 Comments

“I guess because of my silly hair people tend to take me to big buildings to meet important people.”

Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:31 PM 8,129 Views 24 Comments

The Restaurants Association said homelessness and aggressive begging are two separate issues.

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night
# Jonathan Corrie
# Jonathan Corrie

There was a very moving vigil for the homeless outside Leinster House last night

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 16,848 Views 74 Comments

The silent vigil followed the discovery of the body of a homeless man just yards from Leinster House on Monday.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Leinster House postpones turning on its Christmas lights after homeless man's death
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Leinster House postpones turning on its Christmas lights after homeless man's death

Dec 2nd 2014, 5:20 PM 12,288 Views 38 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle said tonight’s planned event would be ‘inappropriate’.

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House
# Crisis
# Crisis

Alan Kelly will hold an emergency summit after homeless man found dead near Leinster House

Dec 2nd 2014, 12:45 PM 58,344 Views 177 Comments

The body of a man who had been sleeping rough was discovered in a doorway on Molesworth Street yesterday morning.

# leinster-house - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Nov 30th 2014, 9:40 AM 10,995 Views 37 Comments

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

The country's most kissable politician wants to sort out the medical card fiasco today
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

The country's most kissable politician wants to sort out the medical card fiasco today

Nov 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 14,038 Views 42 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Monday 24 November, 2014

'Power surge' prompts evacuation at Leinster House
# Get Out Of Town
# Get Out Of Town

'Power surge' prompts evacuation at Leinster House

Nov 24th 2014, 7:25 PM 16,835 Views 56 Comments

LH2000, a newer section of the building, was evacuated earlier this evening.

# leinster-house - Saturday 22 November, 2014

'Potentially an ISIS situation ': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Potentially an ISIS situation ': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Nov 22nd 2014, 7:15 PM 8,902 Views 36 Comments

In which a Fine Gael TD made some ill-judged remarks, the Socialists were on the defensive and Nigel Farage had more reasons to smile.

# leinster-house - Thursday 20 November, 2014

There's a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here's what it's about...
# Shoes
# Shoes

There's a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here's what it's about...

Nov 20th 2014, 1:16 PM 13,311 Views 50 Comments

Campaigners from Women’s Aid have put dozens of shoes on display outside the Dáil today.

# leinster-house - Saturday 1 November, 2014

'An entire red herring': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'An entire red herring': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Nov 1st 2014, 6:30 PM 12,204 Views 38 Comments

In which a minister opened up about being bullied, a Sinn Féin councillor got an apology and David Cameron got shoved.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...

Oct 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,747 Views 27 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leinster-house - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Supermacs, Nokia phones, and Dublin house prices: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Supermacs, Nokia phones, and Dublin house prices: The week in numbers

Oct 25th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,338 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How many students are taking part in the next BT Young Scientist competition?

'Incoherent gibberish': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Incoherent gibberish': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Oct 25th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,671 Views 70 Comments

In which Sinn Féin was under pressure, John Tierney survived and a Labour TD admitting to going missing for a vote…

# leinster-house - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here's why...
# Racket
# Racket

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here's why...

Oct 23rd 2014, 5:21 PM 24,276 Views 56 Comments

Yep, it’s something to do with Irish Water…

Sword-wielding teen who staged "one man rebellion" gets community service
# Courts
# Courts

Sword-wielding teen who staged "one man rebellion" gets community service

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 16,384 Views 12 Comments

19-year-old Jordan Buckley was wrestled to the ground by three gardaí after rushing the front door of Leinster House with a sword.

# leinster-house - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'People have been fairly sound': What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil
# New Experience
# New Experience

'People have been fairly sound': What Michael Fitzmaurice learned on his first week in the Dáil

Oct 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 7,886 Views 8 Comments

We caught up with the new TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim towards the end of his first week in Leinster House.

# leinster-house - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I'm not exactly a shrinking violet'
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I'm not exactly a shrinking violet'

Oct 18th 2014, 5:30 PM 15,531 Views 118 Comments

Watch an extended interview with the Sinn Féin deputy leader at TheJournal.ie’s offices this week.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity...
# Budget Banter
# Budget Banter

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity...

Oct 15th 2014, 8:10 AM 4,007 Views 37 Comments

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

When are the Budget changes kicking in?
# All About Timing
# All About Timing

When are the Budget changes kicking in?

Oct 15th 2014, 6:38 AM 14,963 Views 23 Comments

Midnight tonight, or January 2015? Here are the latest details as we have them.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Water charges, turf cutters and an Irish Che Guevara: Who's protesting the Budget?

Oct 14th 2014, 4:27 PM 4,647 Views 20 Comments

There aren’t too many protestors outside the Dáil today…

Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here's why people who make (and like) craft beer should be happy today

Oct 14th 2014, 2:50 PM 5,636 Views 7 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unveiling his Budget measures this afternoon.

# leinster-house - Sunday 12 October, 2014

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets

Oct 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 16,359 Views 18 Comments

10 years in 15 seconds.

'I won’t be whipped': Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'I won’t be whipped': Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Oct 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 12,978 Views 19 Comments

A Ming dynasty, a Socialist revolution and bad news for the two biggest opposition parties…

# leinster-house - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

A Labour TD crashed his car into the barrier at Leinster House
# Bit Of A Commotion
# Bit Of A Commotion

A Labour TD crashed his car into the barrier at Leinster House

Oct 7th 2014, 1:21 PM 13,461 Views 34 Comments

Robert Dowds got a slight cut to his hand but is otherwise okay.

# leinster-house - Saturday 27 September, 2014

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

8 things you need to know about Fine Gael's Seanad shambles... and why it matters

Sep 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,055 Views 36 Comments

A little-known losing local election candidate is at the centre of a controversy that is causing huge problems for Fine Gael.

# leinster-house - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Here's how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days
# Price List
# Price List

Here's how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days

Sep 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 26,855 Views 31 Comments

Still cheaper than most other bars…

# leinster-house - 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 10,558 Views 29 Comments

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

# leinster-house - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Woman arrested as Dáil protests turn nasty
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman arrested as Dáil protests turn nasty

Sep 17th 2014, 11:24 PM 31,212 Views 81 Comments

A number of groups have been protesting outside Leinster House today, as TDs return for the start of the new term.

Sniffer dogs search Leinster House, Ming Flanagan breathes a sigh of relief
# No Smoke
# No Smoke

Sniffer dogs search Leinster House, Ming Flanagan breathes a sigh of relief

Sep 17th 2014, 11:24 PM 24,559 Views 29 Comments

Apparently he got out just in time.

# leinster-house - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator
# Gender Politics
# Gender Politics

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator

Sep 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,016 Views 60 Comments

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# leinster-house - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

Sep 6th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,794 Views 6 Comments

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# leinster-house - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

"You won't say quiet to me, sir": Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle
# Ructions
# Ructions

"You won't say quiet to me, sir": Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 18,362 Views 30 Comments

“Quiet now, you’re new in the job,” was the advice from Enda, setting off a reaction of Bishop Brennan-style proportions from John O’Donoghue.