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#Patrick Nulty

# patrick-nulty - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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.

# patrick-nulty - Friday 25 April, 2014

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.

# patrick-nulty - Thursday 24 April, 2014

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.

# patrick-nulty - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Here is Patrick Nulty's very short resignation letter

The independent TD has formally resigned his Dáil seat.

# patrick-nulty - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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.

# patrick-nulty - Monday 24 March, 2014

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?

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.

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.

# patrick-nulty - Sunday 23 March, 2014

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.

‘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.

# patrick-nulty - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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.

# patrick-nulty - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month Exclusive

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.

# patrick-nulty - Friday 21 February, 2014

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.

# patrick-nulty - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘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.

# patrick-nulty - Sunday 3 November, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Friday 25 October, 2013

'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”.

# patrick-nulty - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Monday 23 September, 2013

'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.

# patrick-nulty - Saturday 21 September, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour

The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.

# patrick-nulty - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Friday 21 June, 2013

'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.

The Evening Fix... now with added knitted Col Hadfield

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

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.

# patrick-nulty - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'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.

# patrick-nulty - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax

In response to queries from TheJournal.ie 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.

# patrick-nulty - Saturday 6 April, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Monday 25 February, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Thursday 14 February, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Friday 1 February, 2013

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.

# patrick-nulty - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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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 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.

# patrick-nulty - Saturday 30 June, 2012

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.

# patrick-nulty - Monday 4 June, 2012

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.

# patrick-nulty - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

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.

# patrick-nulty - Friday 13 April, 2012

Labour Party national conference set to kick off

Party leader Eamon Gilmore will make a keynote address, with protests expected around the conference site.

Labour must return to core beliefs - or pull out of government, says Labour MEP Exclusive

In an opinion piece for TheJournal.ie this morning, Nessa Childers says Labour needs to

# patrick-nulty - Friday 9 March, 2012

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.

# patrick-nulty - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Dublin West candidates spent €143,000 on campaigns

Fianna Fáil candidate David McGuinness recorded the highest expenses, according to SIPO.

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