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#Seán Barrett

# sean-barrett - Thursday 6 October, 2016

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?

# sean-barrett - Saturday 14 May, 2016

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Poll: Would a Brexit spell economic doom for Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# sean-barrett - Thursday 10 March, 2016

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.

# sean-barrett - Thursday 3 March, 2016

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.

# sean-barrett - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

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.

# sean-barrett - Friday 13 November, 2015

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Peter Mathews was thrown out of the Dáil and given an unusual punishment earlier Rowdy This post contains videos

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.

# sean-barrett - Sunday 13 September, 2015

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?

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

‘I’m not entirely ignorant’: Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier Dáil Scenes This post contains videos

# sean-barrett - Thursday 18 June, 2015

WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier Inquir-lol-y This post contains videos

WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier

It got fierce exciting for a minute there.

# sean-barrett - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Seán Barrett got into another almighty row with a TD in the Dáil this evening Dáil Over This post contains videos

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

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…

# sean-barrett - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'In the heat of the moment': Seán Barrett withdraws claim opposition out to undermine him That's The End Of That This post contains videos

'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.

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…

# sean-barrett - Friday 30 January, 2015

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.

# sean-barrett - Saturday 24 January, 2015

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'

So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?

# sean-barrett - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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.

# sean-barrett - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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”.

# sean-barrett - Thursday 18 December, 2014

This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges

# sean-barrett - Friday 12 December, 2014

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.

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row Charade This post contains videos

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

# sean-barrett - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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.

# sean-barrett - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in Goodbye Mary Lou This post contains videos

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

People are complaining about the same rowdy TDs being rowdy in the Dáil every day Unparliamentary This post contains videos

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

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.

# sean-barrett - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

"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.

# sean-barrett - Sunday 20 July, 2014

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

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.

# sean-barrett - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

TDs stopped from asking Enda Kenny questions - then he's stopped from answering them Dáil This post contains videos

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.

# sean-barrett - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'Resume your seat while I'm on my feet': Gerry Adams was given out to in the Dáil today Leaders' Questions This post contains videos

'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.

# sean-barrett - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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.

Here’s how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry 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.

# sean-barrett - Saturday 7 June, 2014

'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.

# sean-barrett - Friday 6 June, 2014

'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.

# sean-barrett - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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.

# sean-barrett - Friday 2 May, 2014

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.

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