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#Parliamentary questions

# parliamentary-questions - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines

Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.

# parliamentary-questions - Monday 13 February, 2017

Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information

An email security specialist has said that government departments need to be aware of the risks posed by this.

# parliamentary-questions - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Pearse Doherty isn't allowed to ask Enda any of these questions

The Sinn Féin TD has had a number of questions about the IBRC inquiry disallowed.

# parliamentary-questions - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error

Catherine Murphy found out via Twitter, but she’s very happy nonetheless.

# parliamentary-questions - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# parliamentary-questions - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department

Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.

# parliamentary-questions - 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…

# parliamentary-questions - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

FF accuses James Reilly of 'rigging' question time in Dáil

Billy Kelleher says FG is flooding question time with dozens of questions to try and avoid scrutiny from the opposition.

# parliamentary-questions - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

In full: The Department of Health email about answering Parliamentary Questions FOI

In full: The Department of Health email about answering Parliamentary Questions

Assistant Secretary General in the department, Bairbre Nic Aongusa, spoke of her insistence on making sure that Parliamentary Questions were answered.

# parliamentary-questions - Monday 28 January, 2013

Revealed: Over €9.5 million spent by the State on legal fees in 2012

The amount was revealed in a Parliamentary Question which was asked last week.

# parliamentary-questions - Saturday 21 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Revenue, Bolt and Burger King: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Revenue, Bolt and Burger King: The week in numbers

Revealed: The true cost of Olympics tickets, and the secrets behind manufacturing a worldwide chart-topper…

# parliamentary-questions - Friday 27 April, 2012

How much did the entire government spend on make-up last year?

In 2006 ministers spent a total of €27,083 on make-up expenses. So how much do you think they spent in 2011?

# parliamentary-questions - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

The minister, the opposition, and the 36 unanswered Dáil questions

Jonathan O’Brien makes a formal complaint after Alan Shatter refuses to answer dozens of questions submitted in a single day.

# parliamentary-questions - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room

Business in the Dáil was held up to vote on ordering Michael McNamara to leave – even though he already had.

# parliamentary-questions - Friday 10 February, 2012

No plans for Famine exhibition - because there aren't enough artifacts left

The Minister for Arts said most of what remains is statistical and pictorial.

# parliamentary-questions - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Poll: Do you believe the Murdochs' claims of ignorance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe the Murdochs' claims of ignorance?

Rupert and James Murdoch said they knew little of what went on at the News of the World. Do you believe them?

# parliamentary-questions - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Rupert and James Murdoch: What they said

The Murdochs apologised to the victims of phone hacking before answering questions regarding the size of payments to former NotW employees Glenn Mulcaire and Clive Goodman – and about Max Mosely’s privacy case against the newspaper.