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#Oireachtas Commission

# oireachtas-commission - Saturday 21 June, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad and has to change the law to get it back

Deirdre Clune’s election to the European Parliament creates a vacancy that won’t be filled until a new Dáil clerk is appointed – which requires a change in legislation.

# oireachtas-commission - Saturday 22 March, 2014

TDs and Senators warned to stay off the grass at Leinster House

A shortage of parking spaces outside the front and back of Leinster House has left some resorting to leaving their cars parked on the grass at the back of the complex.

# oireachtas-commission - Monday 30 September, 2013

'Happy to do that': Bruton will present €20m cheque in 2017 if Seanad is abolished

Fine Gael’s argument that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million was again under scrutiny today with the Minister giving a commitment to the Irish public.

# oireachtas-commission - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush'

The Fianna Fáil leader has hit out at the Taoiseach over claims from Fine Gael that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million.

# oireachtas-commission - Friday 20 September, 2013

FG: Scrapping the Seanad saves €20m. Oireachtas: Um, there's no way to know

The €20 million saving has been a central plank of Fine Gael’s pro-abolition campaign – but now the Oireachtas says there’s no way to know how much will be saved if the Seanad goes.

# oireachtas-commission - Thursday 15 August, 2013

New law being considered to replace Kieran Coughlan as clerk of the Dáil

Kieran Coughlan retired as clerk of the Dáil earlier this month with a decision on his permanent successor likely to be delayed until the Dáil returns in the autumn.

# oireachtas-commission - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Seanad members' expenses cost €2.5 million every year, on top of salaries worth €4.2m

Fine Gael has published a breakdown of costs for the Seanad as part of its campaign to have the Upper House abolished. But a Labour senator says the move is nothing but “spin, spin, spin”.

# oireachtas-commission - Monday 1 July, 2013

The Dáil and Seanad sat for 1,699 hours and cost €105.5 million last year

The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission has published its annual report today with some interesting numbers on how the Dáil compares to other parliaments…

# oireachtas-commission - Friday 5 October, 2012

Oireachtas says TDs still set for tablet computers despite hitch

The Oireachtas cancelled a tender looking for 300 tablet computers – saying a better deal can be reached through other means.

# oireachtas-commission - Saturday 21 July, 2012

iForgot: TDs rarely use tablet computers that Leinster House already provides Exclusive

There are already tablet computers available for TDs to use in the Dáil – but they’ve only been used 25 times since the election.

# oireachtas-commission - Thursday 19 July, 2012

iLawmakers: TDs and Senators to get tablet devices from Oireachtas

The devices will allow TDs and Senators to carry out their work more efficiently and will cut the cost of printing texts of bills and other documentation, Leinster House authorities say.