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# parliament - Monday 18 August, 2014

# parliament - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

"Ich bin ein Palestinian" - UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets

David Ward is facing disciplinary action from his Liberal Democrat party.

# parliament - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

# parliament - Monday 7 July, 2014

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You can have the Dáil in your front room from September

Oireachtas TV will be available on UPC, Sky and Eircom… but not RTÉ’s Saorview.

# parliament - Thursday 19 June, 2014

"Long live the king!": Spain says hello to its new head of state

The king promised an “honest and transparent” monarchy after scandals that dogged his father Juan Carlos in a Spain recovering from recession.

# parliament - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins' address to Westminster

In a speech to both Houses of Parliament, the President told members that Ireland and the UK “now look at each other through trusting eyes of mutual respect and shared commitments”.

Poll: Will you be watching the President's UK State visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be watching the President's UK State visit?

It’s day one of Michael D Higgins’ visit and we want to know if you’ll be following it.

# parliament - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia

The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.

# parliament - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Ukraine parliament votes to oust president

A motion to remove Yanukovych received 328 votes in the 450-seat parliament

# parliament - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Turkish parliament passes judicial reforms... despite broken bones and bloody noses Digs This post contains images

Turkish parliament passes judicial reforms... despite broken bones and bloody noses

Fighting erupted overnight between ruling party and opposition lawmakers as the bill was debated in a marathon 20-hour sitting.

# parliament - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Ukraine opposition refuses to back bill that would free activists

The bill was passed in parliament without the backing of the ruling party – but opposition MPs refused to vote.

# parliament - Saturday 12 October, 2013

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# parliament - Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself

The Government has been burned twice in apparently straightforward attempts to reform the political system due to a misguided, blanket rejection of all politicians by the public, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# parliament - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament

Figures obtained by the Huffington Post show that there were thousands of requests for pornographich websites in the Houses of Parliament in the last year.

# parliament - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# parliament - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling

The EU budget cuts spending for the first time ever.

# parliament - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)

Police said the Philippine politician shot himself in parliament, where firearms are banned, with a pistol whose permit had expired.

# parliament - Monday 20 May, 2013

Cameron faces dissent in the ranks over gay marriage bill

Large sections of the British Prime Minister’s Conservative party are fiercely opposed to the idea.

# parliament - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

New Zealand votes to legalise same-sex marriage

New Zealand is the thirteenth country – and the first in the Asia Pacific region – to vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

Thatcher's funeral to have twice as many security staff as mourners

2,300 people will attend the ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral, with 4,000 police officers and 700 military personnel on duty.

# parliament - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Thatcher supporters set up camp ahead of funeral

Danny Jones and his son Jordan came from Liverpool and are willing to stay outside for the night ahead of tomorrow’s ceremonies.

# parliament - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: Nessa Childers said what many ordinary Labour members really think about the government

Eamon Gilmore will have one less Christmas card to write now – but if Labour took its MEPs seriously, this may never have happened, writes Nessa Childers’ former parliamentary assistant Ciara Galvin.

# parliament - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Cyprus may call extra bank holiday to get time to pass unpopular bailout deal

The president needs to get the legislation ratifying the deal through parliament before banks reopen on Tuesday – or face a run on accounts.

# parliament - Saturday 9 February, 2013

India parliament attack plotter hanged

The attack on the parliament in 2001 almost sparked a war between India and Pakistan.

# parliament - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

British politicians vote in favour of same-sex marriage

MPs voted by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law, despite a split in David Cameron’s Conservative party over the issue.

British parliament to vote on gay marriage

David Cameron has championed the drive to allow same-sex couples to marry.

# parliament - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules

Parliament voted in favour of the legislation today in a bid to improve the stability of financial markets.

# parliament - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Pakistan court orders PM arrest as protesters defiant

Police fired tear gas in clashes with protesters throwing stones and brandishing sticks.

# parliament - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes in Dáil, moves to committee stage

The bill includes cuts to the Respite Care Grant and child benefit as well as an increase in PRSI contributions.

# parliament - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Kenny: Irish EU Presidency "will be in the business of solutions" Eu Presidency This post contains images

Kenny: Irish EU Presidency "will be in the business of solutions"

The Taoiseach said that the Irish presidency of the EU will be about “stability, jobs and growth”, as the Conference of Presidents began in Dublin.

# parliament - Monday 26 November, 2012

First major event of Irish EU presidency announced EU

First major event of Irish EU presidency announced

The Government will meet the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and chairpersons of the Parliament’s political groups, on Thursday.

# parliament - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole

Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.

# parliament - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

# parliament - Friday 2 November, 2012

Britain's former Europe minister quits over expenses fraud

The Committee on Standards and Privileges said the illegitimate expenses claims by MacShane were worth £12,900 (€16,070) but that he had since repaid the amount in full.

# parliament - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aaron McKenna: What are we paying for the Dáil’s pointless pantomime?

Much Dáil business is an empty stage show – but there is a way we could make it better.

# parliament - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law

The court will rule tomorrow morning whether the president can sign the ESM into law or not.

# parliament - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

London 2012: Head of security firm admits 'humiliating shambles'

The head of security firm G4S admits his company will be thousands of staff short – and will need government help.

# parliament - Friday 13 July, 2012

Cold case experts start review of Natascha Kampusch kidnap case

Investigators are searching for errors and missed opportunities in the probe into Kampusch’s abduction in 1998 when she was 10.

# parliament - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Clinton: Egypt's leaders "must settle differences"

The US Secretary of State has urged Egypt’s Islamist president and its military to settle their differences “for the good of Egypt’s people”.

# parliament - Monday 9 July, 2012

Egypt president's order "start of a battle"

The president’s call for the parliament to reconvene could plenge the country into a new bout of instability, say activists.