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# speaking-rights - Monday 23 September, 2013

Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'

The leader of the Dáil was speaking after a week in which he surprised many, including the government, by allowing members of the Reform Alliance and former Labour parliamentary party TDs speaking time during Dáil debates.

# speaking-rights - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'

Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.

# speaking-rights - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

# speaking-rights - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Explainer: Why can't the Fine Gael rebels form a new political party?

They can’t establish a second Technical Group and they won’t be allowed join the existing one. Are Lucinda Creighton et al becoming a modern day Blanche DuBois?

Exiled Fine Gael TDs and Senators have "no plans" to form a new party - "at the moment"

Paul Bradford, the temporary spokesperson for the group of eight Fine Gael TDs and Senators, says that government should be “grown up” and allow the rebels speaking rights in the Dáil and Seanad.

# speaking-rights - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

The government chief whip has told that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

# speaking-rights - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

No sign of Fine Gael rebels and Labour TDs teaming up for speaking rights

One member of the technical group said that he would be “disappointed” if Fine Gael rebels thought he would join them in a new political party.

# speaking-rights - Monday 25 February, 2013

Keaveney in talks with Ceann Comhairle to secure speaking rights in Dáil

A group of Labour TDs who are no longer part of the Labour parliamentary party are hoping to secure additional rights.