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# Seamus Kirk

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# kirk out
Veteran Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk not running in next election
The former Ceann Comhairle has been a TD for Louth since 1982.
# Libyan Leaving
Irish teachers still owed €142,000 for teaching Libyan Leaving Certs
The Department of Education says it has only just learned that teachers were left with unpaid wages from two years ago.
# Jobswatch
PayPal to create 1,000 new jobs in Dundalk
The online payment processing giant is to create 1,000 new jobs by creating a major call centre in Dundalk.
Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks
Just 71 days after appointing his new shadow cabinet, Micheál Martin changes ranks – with just three TDs retaining briefs.
# Louth
Gerry Adams and Fergus O'Dowd elected in Louth
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Fine Gael candidate Fergus O’Dowd have both been elected to the five-seat Louth constituency on the first vote.
# Dáil Éireann
Dáil suspended as opposition demands clarity on cabinet
# Alan Shatter
FG's Shatter suspended from Dail for 'disgrace' remarks
He tells Ceann Comhairle Seamus Kirk he was making a disgrace of his office by not allowing Enda Kenny to debate banking crisis.
# Ash Cloud
Ash cloud TDs granted expenses they never incurred
Four TDs stranded abroad are given permission to declare themselves ‘present’ in Leinster House – and claim expenses.