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# Patrick Nulty

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Labour TD who 'disappeared' for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned
Michael McNamara has admitted he refused to vote for the establishment of the controversial new semi-state company.
Mortgage campaigner David Hall is going to run in the Dublin West by-election
The prominent mortgage arrears campaigner confirmed early this morning that he will run in the 23 May by-election.
# Caught On The Hop
Here's why most political parties aren't ready for the two by-elections happening next month
The government looks set to move to writ for elections in Dublin West and Longford-Westmeath next month catching many of the possible candidates on the hop as they focus on the local and, in some cases, European elections.
# Short and sweet
Here is Patrick Nulty's very short resignation letter
The independent TD has formally resigned his Dáil seat.
# Hall and Votes
David Hall is "75% in favour" of a Dublin West by-election run
Hall says that he feels an independent voice should fill the seat vacated by Patrick Nulty.
# Bye Bye
In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?
# Resignation
Pat Rabbitte thinks the Patrick Nulty drunken message scandal 'is a sad affair'
Meanwhile, there are likely to be more revelations about Nulty sending inappropriate messages in the coming hours and days.
# Dublin West
Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation
These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s been talking about the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty, Phil Hogan’s spat with Micheál Martin, and the grisly ‘House of Horror’ discovery in Nigeria.
# early polling
‘Too early to say’ whether by-election for Nulty seat will happen in May
The Independent TD resigned yesterday after it emerged he had sent inappropriate messages to a teenage girl.
# gone
Independent TD Patrick Nulty resigns over drunken message to 17-year-old
He’s stepping down with immediate effect, hours before the revelations were expected to appear in a Sunday newspaper.
# Independent network
Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month
Amid much talk of a new political party, a press conference will be held later this month where further details of the loose alliance of independent TDs will be revealed.
# Independent network
TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party
Six independent TDs, including former Labour minister Roisin Shortall, are among those working together to provide a support system for independent candidates in the local elections.
# Bondholders
‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.
# Fáilte
State spent €16,832 on dignitaries' gifts of 'mutual appreciation' since 2003
The gifts included clocks and cufflinks – and a currach made out of ceramic.
# Budget 2014
'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant
One opposition TD labelled the cut to the €850 grant as “a mean, ruthless, vicious targeting of people at their most vulnerable time”.
# Budget 2014
Government doesn't expect to lose any TDs over the Budget
Two Labour TDs voted against the party on the Budget last year and the year before.
# Seanad referendum
'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum
Róisín Shortall, Patrick Nulty and Tommy Broughan want people to vote Yes in just over a week’s time.
# Holiday Pay
Former Financial Regulator was paid €13,000 in untaken holidays on retirement
The Minister for Finance this week revealed that the former Financial Regulator has taken cuts totalling €24,000 to his pension.
# Labour Pains
Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour
The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.
# Labour Pains
Colm Keaveney resigns as chairman and as a member of the Labour Party
The Galway East TD and chairman of the party is quitting six months after voting against the Budget.
# Labour Pains
'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims
The now independent TD has defended his decision to resign from the Labour Party in the wake of claims he committed “an electoral con-job” on the people of Dublin West.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added knitted Col Hadfield
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Labour Pains
TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member
The TD, elected at a by-election in October 2011 before losing the whip over the Budget two months later, has issued a statement this morning.
# Dáil Reform
'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform
The whip system – where TDs must vote with their party position or risk expulsion – is the subject of some debate in political circles but immediate reform, ahead of potentially divisive abortion debate, appears unlikely.
# Property Tax
Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax
In response to queries from this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.
# Labour Pains
Labour party members demand immediate action on policy
Up to 100 members of the party gathered in Dublin this morning to demand change. They want to see more Labour policies implemented in government.
# speaking rights
Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil
A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.
# Magdalenes
Shatter drops strong hint that Taoiseach will apologise to Magdalenes
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said the Government wants to bring closure to the issue.
# justice system
Here's how 7,500 people went to jail for not paying fines in 2012
An average of 20 people a day were jailed for non-payment of fines last year – despite moves to reduce the figures.
# savita
VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar
Watch the full 32-minute debate between James Reilly and seven opposition TDs on the death of Savita Halappanavar.
# savita
Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries
James Reilly says TDs’ comments could prejudge the findings of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused a termination procedure.
# Coalition Government
Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD
Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.
# Labour Party
Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved
Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.
Column: It's not too late to save the Social Welfare Bill
Tonight’s debate in the Dáil will slash eligibility for the one parent family payment to save a mere €7.6 million – but it’s not too late to stop this, writes Patrick Nulty TD.
# LP12
Labour Party national conference set to kick off
Party leader Eamon Gilmore will make a keynote address, with protests expected around the conference site.
# tensions
Labour must return to core beliefs - or pull out of government, says Labour MEP
In an opinion piece for this morning, Nessa Childers says Labour needs to
# In Numbers
Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers
Just how busy has the new government been? Well, they’ve cut their own pay – but they produce less legislation.
# dubw
Dublin West candidates spent €143,000 on campaigns
Fianna Fáil candidate David McGuinness recorded the highest expenses, according to SIPO.