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# stephen-donnelly - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department

Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 15 July, 2013

No full record of who visited Taoiseach's department on bank guarantee night

Enda Kenny has revealed that their is no exhaustive record of who visited his Department during the period leading up to the State guarantee of the banks nearly five years ago.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 10 June, 2013

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake' Seanad Abolition This post contains videos

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'

But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Dáil suspended - twice - as opposition criticises time to debate pay cuts

Opposition TDs also demanded to know why almost three-quarters of their proposed amendments were ruled out of order.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Why you can't see the 'black book' that was never used for the banking crisis

The manual is intended for us during financial crises but was not used during Ireland’s banking crisis and neither the Central Bank nor the Minister for Finance will release it, it was revealed this week.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

Responding to queries from this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Revised Budget figures presented to Dáil - including Croke Park 2 cuts

Opposition parties say Brendan Howlin shouldn’t have compiled Budget figures assuming that Croke Park 2 would be accepted.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Opposition TDs abandon committee over Budget’s Croke Park 2 figures Walkout This post contains videos

Opposition TDs abandon committee over Budget’s Croke Park 2 figures

TDs from Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the independent ranks say Budget figures should not assume the passage of Croke Park 2.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax

In response to queries from this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 15 February, 2013

239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012

TDs, Senators and MEPs are only legally required to disclose donations if a single donor gives more than €634.87.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Video: Noonan accuses Donnelly of 'lying', quickly withdraws remark Promissory Note This post contains videos

Video: Noonan accuses Donnelly of 'lying', quickly withdraws remark

A debate on the promissory note arrangement saw sharp exchanges between the independent TD and the Finance Minister last night.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Legality of promissory note to be challenged in the Supreme Court today

David Hall’s legal challenge to the €3.06 billion Anglo promissory note was dismissed by the High Court last week but he intends to appeal to the Supreme Court this morning despite the overnight developments.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 1 February, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: I put your questions to the Troika. Here's what they said

The independent Wicklow TD met the Troika today, with YOUR questions in hand. Here’s what he was told.

What would you ask the Troika? Here's your chance

Deputy Stephen Donnelly is meeting the troika today – and wants our commenters’ input.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Central Bank governor believes there will be 'permanent loan modifications'

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was before the Oireachtas Finance committee this afternoon.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 28 December, 2012

In last bondholder payment of 2012, BoI pays out nearly €40 million

The only one of Ireland’s main banks not under State control makes the final payment to bondholders today bringing to over €20 billion the amount paid out by it and other banks this year.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 14 December, 2012

First vote on Local Property Tax Bill passes in Dáil

After a walk through vote the Bill was passed and will now move on to its second reading.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Legislating for the X Case: Where do the parties stand?

We’ve been asking every single member of the Oireachtas where they stand on the X Case and legislation but less than 20 per cent have responded. Here’s what the parties think…

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: Stephen Donnelly: Here's what a week off for a TD actually looks like

Skyfall, constituency work, money we owe to Anglo, and a face-off with Richie Boucher of Bank of Ireland – Stephen Donnelly shares exactly what he did on his mid-term break this week.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 3 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Making it easier to get an Irish Heritage certificate; criminals too busy wetting themselves at Garda Segways to commit crimes; Richie Boucher catches Bond producers’ eye.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders

After Stephen Donnelly reports the Troika shifted blame from themselves, Michael Noonan says: it’s Trichet’s fault.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that an attempt to verify exactly who the bondholders who received €1 billion this week are would be an “irretrievable” step towards default.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 1 October, 2012

AIB repays €1 billion to unsecured bondholders today

More than €18 billion has been repaid to bondholders by state-owned Irish banks this year.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Infographic: How much have the Irish put into their banks?

As this image reveals, quite a bit.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning… here’s nine stories to catch up on.

Column: Stephen Donnelly TD answers 10 questions he's frequently asked by the public

Are Dáil holidays too long? What do TDs do all day? And what’s the food like in the Leinster House canteen? Independent TD Stephen Donnelly answers some of questions most frequently asked of TDs.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 14 July, 2012

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?

As we approach the end of another Dáil term, we’ve been asking the government and the opposition how the much-vaunted sittings of the Dáil on the first Friday of every month have been working out.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Paying €1.1bn to bondholders is con job says TD

Donnelly said paying off bondholders while the State cuts funds for disabled children is obscene.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 8 June, 2012

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign Mick Wallace This post contains videos

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission

The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Around half of staff in Dept of Finance have no financial qualifications

Staff in the Department of Finance hold 422 qualifications between them – over half of which don’t relate to finance.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 20 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

LIVE: Stephen Donnelly, Shane Ross and Constantin Gurdgiev discuss Fiscal Compact EU Referendum This post contains videos

LIVE: Stephen Donnelly, Shane Ross and Constantin Gurdgiev discuss Fiscal Compact

The TDs and economist are speaking at a ‘Town Hall’ meeting in Bray to discuss the Fiscal Compact referendum.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Environment minister couldn’t say how much it will cost consumers, but said a standing charge would be involved.