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#Richard Boyd-Barrett

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 3 September, 2012

Revealed: the TDs with the Dáil's poorest voting records Exclusive

We’ve gone through each TD’s attendance records to find the ones who show up for the fewest voting sessions in the Dáil.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Mortgage relief, EU summit, the IRA and an Anglo default: an eventful morning in the Dáil

It was a busy session of Leaders’ Questions…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 24 June, 2012

'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party

An alliance of three main groups, the United Left Alliance eventually wants to become a full political party but there are differences within the group about how quickly that should happen.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Boyd-Barrett ‘should be ashamed of himself’ over Household Charge boycott, insists Kenny

The Taoiseach can only barely hold back after Richard Boyd-Barrett uses Dáil time to promote an anti-household charge protest.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 15 June, 2012

'Sometimes I'd like to come to work in my tracksuit' - TD calls for Dáil dress code

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin says she’s not alone in thinking that the way some deputies dress is inappropriate.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 25 May, 2012

Could Dún Laoghaire elect only two TDs at the next election?

If the Irish Times’ report is right, Dún Laoghaire could become a three-seater – with one of them already filled…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Video: Tánaiste and Boyd-Barrett spar over a 'fetish for orgies and arousal' X-Rated Dáil This post contains videos

Video: Tánaiste and Boyd-Barrett spar over a 'fetish for orgies and arousal'

There was some choice language in the Dáil during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 27 April, 2012

Kenny and Adams decline to take part in TV3 referendum debate

Only Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has so far confirmed his participation in the debate hosted by Vincent Browne next Tuesday.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No

Enda Kenny says investment from the likes of Eli Lilly, eBay and Google will lose confidence if Ireland rejects the Fiscal Compact.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Three anti-household charge TDs unhappy with national rally Exclusive

Three of the nine TDs involved in the campaign against the household charge have criticised the Socialist Party TDs for taking key speaking slots at today’s rally in Dublin.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest Protest This post contains images

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest

Protesters marched to Leinster House today to protest against a range of measures affecting rural Ireland, including the household charge, septic tank charges, and the closure of schools and hospitals.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge Household Charge This post contains images

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge

Homeowners are expected to have arrangements in place to pay the €100 flat charge by next month.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

AG to decide on need for referendum

Independent TD Richard Boyd Barrett has echoed other opposition parties’ calls for a referendum on the new EU fiscal compact.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge

A group representing landlords said its members would be forced to pass on the charge to tenants as TDs today outlined their reasons for not paying.

Opposition TDs outline plans for Household Charge boycott

Socialists and others have outlined a campaign where they will urge 1.6 million households not to register for the charge.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Sinn Féin TD and independents say they won’t pay household charge

Over half-a-dozen TDs say they will not pay the €100 tax when it comes into effect in the New Year with a number of Sinn Féin deputies considering their options.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 25 November, 2011

From The42 Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD Political Football

Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD

People Before Profit representative Richard Boyd Barrett says the money paid to the FAI boss is ‘unacceptable’.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Government condemns violence against Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square

Speaking in the Dáil, Minister Seán Sherlock said the government had “deep concern” over the violence – but ruled out international intervention saying that “it is for Egyptians themselves to determine their own future”.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Protesters mass at ESB offices over Teresa Treacy jailing

More than 100 people gathered in Dublin calling for Ms Treacy’s release, including members of the Oireachtas.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Taoiseach and Ceann Comhairle at odds over Dáil dress code

The Ceann Comhairle says the Dáil must hold a vote on introducing the new dress code – but there’s no place on the agenda.

Thousands expected for anti-austerity march

The Enough Campaign is organising the protest against the EU/IMF programme in Dublin today.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 15 July, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Poll: Does it matter what TDs wear in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it matter what TDs wear in the Dáil?

The Oireachtas is set to introduce new rules which could see casually dressed TDs booted out. Is that right?

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 8 July, 2011

New dress code for smarter-looking TDs

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett has described the Dáil dress code as “pathetic”.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 24 June, 2011

Nobel laureate appeals for safe passage for Gaza flotilla

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who was on the first flotilla last year, urges Israel not to pursue violence.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 20 June, 2011

TDs and actors join call to support Irish aid ship's journey to Gaza Gaza This post contains videos

TDs and actors join call to support Irish aid ship's journey to Gaza

The MV Saoirse will set sail in the next few days as part of an aid flotilla attempting to breach Israel’s Gaza blockade.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil

The age at which a worker is entitled to a State pension will rise to 68 by 2028.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

The Minister for Education wants to minimise the burdens to third level – but warns that Ireland has “lost its cheque book”.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Boyd-Barrett becomes first TD kicked out of new Dáil

Richard Boyd-Barrett is asked to leave the chamber by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett – the first ejection of the 31st Dáil.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has told the Dáil that his government did not hold any meetings with Michael Lowry to seek his support for the Fine Gael-Labour coalition, or for Kenny’s nomination as Taoiseach. Responding today to a question tabled by Richard Boyd Barrett in the aftermath of the Moriarty Tribunal’s report, Kenny said the government was part of “no arrangements, either formal or informal” with the Tipperary North TD.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

DÁIL ÉIREANN HAS comprehensively defeated a proposal to hold a referendum on accepting the EU-IMF bailout deal. The proposal, which had been tabled by Richard Boyd Barrett and supported by another 15 members of the Dáil’s technical grouping, was opposed by the Fine Gael and Labour parties and was defeated by 121 votes to 27. Fianna Fáil, which was in government when the deal was agreed, voted on the government side.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Kenny insists again: 'Corporation tax is off the table'

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil that the discussions on a reduced bailout interest rate will not mean baulking on tax.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 28 February, 2011

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Hanafin out as Boyd-Barrett takes final seat in Dun Laoghaire

Fianna Fail deputy leader was in final-seat battle with People Before Profit candidate as FG’s Mary Mitchell-O’Connor elected.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Full recount in Dún Laoghaire tomorrow morning at Labour's request

Labour’s Ivana Bacik and People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd-Barrett are neck and neck in Dún Laoghaire.

Hanafin could lose Dún Laoghaire seat

Eamon Gilmore has been elected but Tourism Minister Mary Hanafin could be in trouble.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Irish artists join forces to launch Gaza ship fundraiser

Stephen Rea and Robert Ballagh are among those who are helping to raise funds for a second flotilla.