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# Seán Barrett

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# factcheck
FactCheck: Does every other country in Europe have water charges?
Fine Gael TD Seán Barrett made the claim over the airwaves recently. Is it true?
# barrett and kitt
Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate
As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.
# Your Say
Poll: Would a Brexit spell economic doom for Ireland?
Senator Sean Barrett claims this morning that the UK leaving the European Union would spell disaster for Ireland’s economy.
# Meet the new boss
Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot
The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.
# New chair
These are the TDs in the mix for one of the most important jobs in the new Dáil
Before they try to elect a Taoiseach, TDs will have to elect a new Ceann Comhairle next week.
# Say hello wave goodbye
For perhaps the last time, Peter Mathews was sent packing from the Dáil today
The independent TD was given his marching orders from the Dáil yet again today.
# Silenced
Instead of being kicked out, Peter Mathews was just completely ignored in the Dáil today
The independent TD’s spat with the Ceann Comhairle rumbles on.
# taking a walk
Peter Mathews has just been kicked out of the Dáil again
The independent TD was ordered out of the Dáil for the second time in two weeks this afternoon.
# Heroes
Girl (11) who saved her mother's life following attack by suckler cow honoured at Bravery Awards
42 people received awards from Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett at today’s ceremony at Farmleigh House in Dublin.
# Rowdy
Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier
The independent TD’s refusal to stop talking landed him in trouble today.
# Banking Inquiry
How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?
# Dáil scenes
'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier
“I wish you wouldn’t interrupt my flow.”
# Inquir-lol-y
WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier
It got fierce exciting for a minute there.
# Dáil over
Seán Barrett got into another almighty row with a TD in the Dáil this evening
After a quiet few months, the Ceann Comhairle was back to his angry best this evening.
# State of the Nation
Did drinks companies water down the new alcohol laws?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# That's the end of that
'In the heat of the moment': Seán Barrett withdraws claim opposition out to undermine him
Earlier, Sinn Féin’s leader said the dispute was deflecting from the real issue.
# State of the Nation
Missed last night's water charge deadline? No problem, it seems
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Dáil over
That big row which led to the Dáil walkout is getting bigger (and now Shatter's involved)
Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has defended his decision not have a debate on an inquiry into Garda malpractice last Wednesday.
# no dice
Sorry Pat, the Ceann Comhairle says he's in it until the end
Suggestions that Pat Rabbitte could replace Seán Barrett have been shot down.
# to join or not to join
'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'
So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?
The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience
Speaking to The Irish Times, the Ceann Comhairle expressed his views specifically in relation to the Eight Amendment.
# Face off
Gerry Adams wants Sean Barrett to meet with him over ongoing issues
The Sinn Féin leader said he has been writing to Barrett for “months”.
This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges
Seán Barrett’s had a long day.
# Ceann Comhairle
It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon
Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett is increasingly unpopular amongst opposition TDs.
# Charade
Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row
The dispute over the cost of the water charges grant has been the subject of heated exchanges this morning
# Hunger
Dream of child with dying mother 'to have food and go to school' started Mary's Meals
The founder of the charity is today receiving a human rights award on behalf of the Oireachtas-based Human Dignity Group.
# mary lou claims
Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry
Several former TDs and ministers have strenuously denied any wrongdoing, after Mary Lou McDonald read out their names in the Dáil today.
# goodbye mary lou
Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in
It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.
# unparliamentary
People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day
The Ceann Comhairle had to give out to deputies again this morning.
# Awkward
Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.
# ructions
"You won't say quiet to me, sir": Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle
“Quiet now, you’re new in the job,” was the advice from Enda, setting off a reaction of Bishop Brennan-style proportions from John O’Donoghue.
# Seanie says relax
5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs
The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.
# Dáil
TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them
Dáil procedure got in the way during Questions to An Taoiseach today.
# Leaders' Questions
'Resume your seat while I'm on my feet': Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today
The Sinn Féin president got a telling-off from the Dáil Ceann Comhairle this afternoon.
# Analysis
With all this politics what hope does the banking inquiry have of finding out anything?
The government messed up in not ensuring it had a majority on the inquiry in the first place, but now its attempts to reverse this threaten to undermine the whole process of finding out what happened to the Irish banking system.
# Row
Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry
The first meeting of the special Oireachtas Committee was due to get underway tomorrow but has now been postponed indefinitely amid a row over the number of government members on the inquiry.
# Not a great start
'A dog's dinner': Banking inquiry could be delayed as government tries to sort out its own mess
With membership of the committee still not finalised the inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system is already facing a race against time.
# Committee wars
'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn
The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.
# Not his problem
Enda Kenny has 'no responsibility' to tell TDs what he thinks of Trichet's banking inquiry snub
The former European Central Bank president has has said he will not appear before the forthcoming inquiry citing ECB rules.
# Banking Inquiry
Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.