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# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row

Mar 5th 2013, 6:04 PM 10,349 Views 92 Comments

Business was twice suspended as Richard Boyd Barrett complained about the time provided to debate property tax changes.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 7 February, 2013

So, what if #PromNight was a real prom?
# Prom Night
From The Daily Edge
# Prom Night

So, what if #PromNight was a real prom?

Feb 7th 2013, 1:15 PM 8,452 Views 8 Comments

Michael Noonan, Enda Kenny and the lads head to the Leinster House High Debs…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Socialist Party withdraws from United Left Alliance
# Not So United
# Not So United

Socialist Party withdraws from United Left Alliance

Jan 26th 2013, 5:45 PM 13,788 Views 80 Comments

The party of Joe Higgins has pulled out of the ULA, meaning the group now only has three members in the Dáil.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Taoiseach: Youth employment will be priority for EU Presidency
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Taoiseach: Youth employment will be priority for EU Presidency

Jan 23rd 2013, 11:59 AM 2,710 Views 49 Comments

His comments came in light of a report today that showed a rise in suicide in Ireland clashed with both the economic downturn and an increase in unemployment.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

Nov 29th 2012, 12:03 PM 10,738 Views 119 Comments

Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar
# Savita
# Savita

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar

Nov 14th 2012, 6:32 PM 4,233 Views 0 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries

Nov 14th 2012, 5:52 PM 6,546 Views 67 Comments

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.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 5 October, 2012

Shatter condemns 'thuggery' during Gilmore car protest
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Shatter condemns 'thuggery' during Gilmore car protest

Oct 5th 2012, 4:55 PM 12,288 Views 177 Comments

The Justice Minister said protesters who forced the car carrying Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald to leave an event in Ballyfermot this morning showed a “callous disregard” for children.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Oil company granted licence for exploratory oil well in Dalkey
# Yee-haw!
# Yee-haw!

Oil company granted licence for exploratory oil well in Dalkey

Oct 4th 2012, 1:00 PM 8,708 Views 71 Comments

Providence Resources, which is drilling for oil at Barryroe off Cork, has been granted a licence for a single well.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn

Oct 3rd 2012, 12:28 PM 9,326 Views 102 Comments

Ruairí Quinn says the Troika are the only people who will affordably lend to Ireland – so what they say goes.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Gilmore challenges Boyd-Barrett to find alternative to property tax
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore challenges Boyd-Barrett to find alternative to property tax

Sep 20th 2012, 12:25 PM 5,742 Views 90 Comments

The Tánaiste accuses left-wing TDs of failing to come up with their own proposals for how a property tax should be levied.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 16 September, 2012

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

Sep 16th 2012, 6:30 PM 10,049 Views 54 Comments

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

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

Revealed: the TDs with the Dáil's poorest voting records
# Voting Records
# Voting Records

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

Sep 3rd 2012, 7:15 AM 11,325 Views 57 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:08 AM 4,396 Views 95 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Jun 27th 2012, 12:50 PM 3,772 Views 37 Comments

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
# Uniting The Alliance
# Uniting The Alliance

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

Jun 24th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,415 Views 96 Comments

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
# Boycott
# Boycott

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

Jun 19th 2012, 4:34 PM 8,882 Views 116 Comments

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
# Dress Code
# Dress Code

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

Jun 15th 2012, 6:35 PM 7,771 Views 122 Comments

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?
# Group Of Death
# Group Of Death

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

May 25th 2012, 9:33 AM 2,475 Views 31 Comments

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
# X-Rated Dáil

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

May 10th 2012, 12:13 PM 3,332 Views 26 Comments

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
# VINB
# VINB

Kenny and Adams decline to take part in TV3 referendum debate

Apr 27th 2012, 9:57 AM 4,046 Views 85 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Apr 24th 2012, 4:23 PM 3,422 Views 164 Comments

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
# Tension
# Tension

Three anti-household charge TDs unhappy with national rally

Mar 24th 2012, 1:48 PM 7,397 Views 66 Comments

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
# Protest

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

Feb 29th 2012, 4:30 PM 4,129 Views 46 Comments

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
# Household Charge

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

Feb 15th 2012, 6:44 PM 7,425 Views 130 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

AG to decide on need for referendum

Jan 31st 2012, 8:07 AM 1,364 Views 29 Comments

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
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge

Dec 15th 2011, 4:31 PM 4,028 Views 79 Comments

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
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Opposition TDs outline plans for Household Charge boycott

Dec 15th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,036 Views 214 Comments

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
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

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

Dec 14th 2011, 9:05 PM 4,651 Views 97 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 25th 2011, 11:18 AM 4,521 Views 48 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Government condemns violence against Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square

Nov 23rd 2011, 5:46 PM 787 Views 4 Comments

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
# Teresa Treacy
# Teresa Treacy

Protesters mass at ESB offices over Teresa Treacy jailing

Oct 4th 2011, 4:18 PM 1,336 Views 40 Comments

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?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Sep 20th 2011, 6:40 PM 2,266 Views 54 Comments

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
# Dress Code
# Dress Code

Taoiseach and Ceann Comhairle at odds over Dáil dress code

Jul 16th 2011, 2:45 PM 1,385 Views 20 Comments

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
# Austerity
# Austerity

Thousands expected for anti-austerity march

Jul 16th 2011, 11:34 AM 610 Views 41 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Jul 15th 2011, 2:50 PM 2,587 Views 1 Comment

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 9th 2011, 11:01 AM 8,611 Views 122 Comments

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
# Dress To Impress
# Dress To Impress

New dress code for smarter-looking TDs

Jul 8th 2011, 4:04 PM 3,519 Views 92 Comments

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
# Gaza
# Gaza

Nobel laureate appeals for safe passage for Gaza flotilla

Jun 24th 2011, 9:50 PM 853 Views 24 Comments

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
# Gaza

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

Jun 20th 2011, 1:40 PM 1,048 Views 40 Comments

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