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#Séan Ó Fearghaíl

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 22 November, 2021

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19

Nov 22nd 2021, 3:12 PM 26,330 Views 36 Comments

Seán Ó Fearghaíl will work from home and his Dáil duties will be carried out by the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity

Mar 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 82,312 Views 31 Comments

The watch was gifted to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl when he was visiting the United Arab Emirates in late 2018.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'
# Arlene Foster
# Arlene Foster

Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'

Dec 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 23,660 Views 73 Comments

Stanley tweeted on Saturday equating two historical IRA attacks on the British army.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'
# Virtual Dáil
# Virtual Dáil

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'

Apr 21st 2020, 7:37 AM 10,336 Views 29 Comments

Seán Ó Fearhaíl said that a number of members had asked if virtual Dáil sittings could be possible.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
# FADA OF THE HOUSE
# FADA OF THE HOUSE

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

Feb 20th 2020, 2:27 PM 28,187 Views 41 Comments

Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
# Dáil Rows
# Dáil Rows

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 20th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,276 Views 12 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 3 February, 2020

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked that €7,700 Rolex watch gifted by UAE be donated
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked that €7,700 Rolex watch gifted by UAE be donated

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 52,708 Views 37 Comments

The Rolex had been given to the Ceann Comhairle by the President of the Federal National Council of the UAE, Dr Amal Al Qubaisi.

# sean-o-fearghail - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment
# Rehab
# Rehab

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

Jun 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 15,320 Views 53 Comments

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The colossal plane-leasing sector says it's still hurting from Ireland's tax-haven status in Brazil
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

The colossal plane-leasing sector says it's still hurting from Ireland's tax-haven status in Brazil

May 30th 2019, 9:33 AM 553 Views 1 Comment

Brazilian tax officials blacklisted the Republic more than two years ago.

# sean-o-fearghail - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Tributes paid to off-duty garda after 'tragic' death off Wexford Coast
# David Hearne
# David Hearne

Tributes paid to off-duty garda after 'tragic' death off Wexford Coast

May 26th 2019, 11:52 AM 23,645 Views 5 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Séan Ó Fearghaíl paid tribute to Garda David Hearne.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 21 July, 2017

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege
# Freedom Of Debate
# Freedom Of Debate

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege

Jul 21st 2017, 6:39 PM 8,989 Views 52 Comments

The announcement comes following comments made by TD Paul Murphy about garda testimonies during the Jobstown trial.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee
# Privilege
# Privilege

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

Jul 13th 2017, 3:15 PM 12,165 Views 46 Comments

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

# sean-o-fearghail - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments
# Snappy Dressers
# Snappy Dressers

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments

Mar 22nd 2017, 2:00 PM 33,365 Views 140 Comments

The Dáil Committee on Procedure is set to discuss the matter of a Dáil dress code in private session this evening.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 19 January, 2017

By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill
# Casting Vote
# Casting Vote

By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill

Jan 19th 2017, 2:27 PM 41,246 Views 139 Comments

Sean Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government despite being elected as a Fianna Fáil TD.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot
# Meet The New Boss
# Meet The New Boss

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot

Mar 10th 2016, 1:17 PM 36,018 Views 76 Comments

The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 3 March, 2016

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today
# They're Back
# They're Back

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today

Mar 3rd 2016, 3:41 PM 18,205 Views 78 Comments

They haven’t gone away, you know.

# sean-o-fearghail - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Averil Power gets new office after Fianna Fáil tell her to make way for new TD
# Power Vacuum
# Power Vacuum

Averil Power gets new office after Fianna Fáil tell her to make way for new TD

May 27th 2015, 6:30 AM 23,772 Views 68 Comments

The independent senator was asked to leave her office in Leinster House just hours after her resignation from the party.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 23 June, 2014

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group
# Doing A 180
# Doing A 180

'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:42 PM 13,049 Views 78 Comments

The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

May 13th 2014, 12:02 AM 14,198 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'Two weeks of backslapping is really over the top and it's quite unprecedented'
# Dáil
# Dáil

'Two weeks of backslapping is really over the top and it's quite unprecedented'

Mar 11th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,055 Views 19 Comments

The government has admitted that legislation is not ready to come before the house as the Dáil again spends several hours this week debating the government’s priorities for the year ahead.

# sean-o-fearghail - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition

Jan 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,670 Views 8 Comments

It’s no surprise that the opposition doesn’t think the government has done enough Dáil reform, but TDs think that even some changes that have been introduced aren’t working.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'
# ESB
# ESB

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'

Nov 26th 2013, 3:03 PM 4,699 Views 71 Comments

Businesses and households are facing the possibility of power cuts next month if the ESB workers proceed with strike action on 16 December.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Central Bank assessing issues at 100 credit unions
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Central Bank assessing issues at 100 credit unions

Nov 12th 2013, 4:46 PM 5,767 Views 68 Comments

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil today that there are twenty credit unions that have reported regulatory reserves below the minimum requirement.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum
# Court Referendum
# Court Referendum

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum

Oct 1st 2013, 3:31 PM 4,280 Views 17 Comments

It’s about as sexy as a referendum to establish a new court can possibly get.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Govt to ask for 900-year-old manuscript back from Oxford University
# Annals Of Inisfallen
# Annals Of Inisfallen

Govt to ask for 900-year-old manuscript back from Oxford University

Sep 24th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,778 Views 31 Comments

The Annals of Inisfallen – written in 1092 – have been on display in the Bodleian Library.

# sean-o-fearghail - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000
# Boards
# Boards

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000

Sep 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,874 Views 10 Comments

A statutory nine-person body is to replace the boards of the National Library and National Museum and Jimmy Deenihan says that it will be more efficient and streamlined.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 1 July, 2013

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents
# Abortion
# Abortion

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents

Jul 1st 2013, 3:50 PM 7,088 Views 83 Comments

Meanwhile it appears the majority of Fianna Fáil TDs will oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill as a marathon Dáil debate continues.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 24 June, 2013

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote

Jun 24th 2013, 2:33 PM 5,905 Views 122 Comments

A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.

# sean-o-fearghail - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,594 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

# sean-o-fearghail - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle
# Shufflin'
# Shufflin'

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

Jul 12th 2012, 6:48 PM 6,429 Views 54 Comments

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Mick Wallace: No Dáil censure ahead of possible committee investigation
# Censure
# Censure

Mick Wallace: No Dáil censure ahead of possible committee investigation

Jun 12th 2012, 3:45 PM 2,828 Views 47 Comments

The whips of the five main Dáil groupings agree not to table motions of censure ahead of potential committee hearings.

Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation

Jun 12th 2012, 9:21 AM 2,223 Views 35 Comments

The weekly meeting of the five Dáil whips will discuss a motion potentially censuring Mick Wallace over his tax affairs.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 11 June, 2012

Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure

Jun 11th 2012, 9:46 PM 6,195 Views 63 Comments

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said that Wallace should resign and that his party would support a motion of censure of the indepenent TD which is reportedly now being considered by the government.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 8 June, 2012

TDs to Wallace: ‘Pay up using whatever resources you have’
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

TDs to Wallace: ‘Pay up using whatever resources you have’

Jun 8th 2012, 11:19 AM 5,466 Views 40 Comments

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáíl wants Oireachtas committees to hold prompt investigations into Wallace’s tax affairs.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Fianna Fáil won't comment as Ó Cuív weighs up future in party
# Éamon Ó Cuív
# Éamon Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil won't comment as Ó Cuív weighs up future in party

May 8th 2012, 8:36 AM 1,672 Views 26 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil deputy leader will indicate whether or not he will remain in the party his grandfather founded later today.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 20 January, 2012

Gilmore accused of hypocrisy over 'green jersey' remarks
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

Gilmore accused of hypocrisy over 'green jersey' remarks

Jan 20th 2012, 8:56 AM 4,054 Views 58 Comments

Eamon Gilmore’s call for support from opposition parties drew the ire of the Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin yesterday.

# sean-o-fearghail - Friday 4 November, 2011

Closure of Vatican embassy comes under fire from Catholic groups
# Vatican
# Vatican

Closure of Vatican embassy comes under fire from Catholic groups

Nov 4th 2011, 8:36 AM 2,132 Views 120 Comments

The move has been condemned as part of the government’s “attack on Catholic culture”.

# sean-o-fearghail - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Fianna Fáil not supporting any presidential candidate
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fianna Fáil not supporting any presidential candidate

Sep 20th 2011, 12:45 PM 2,070 Views 92 Comments

The move puts the presidential hopes of Dana and David Norris in some doubt.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 12 September, 2011

FF blocks members from one-off Norris support
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

FF blocks members from one-off Norris support

Sep 12th 2011, 8:09 AM 878 Views 37 Comments

The party’s chief whip, Sean O Fearghail, said that there is no room for Fianna Fáil TDs and senators to back individual candidates without full party support.

# sean-o-fearghail - Monday 9 May, 2011

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day
# Europe Day
# Europe Day

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day

May 9th 2011, 9:05 PM 1,009 Views 1 Comment

TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.

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