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# td - Friday 22 March, 2019

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:26 PM 15,271 Views 52 Comments

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

# td - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments
# Consent
# Consent

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

Nov 13th 2018, 3:10 PM 79,454 Views 0 Comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

# td - Friday 10 August, 2018

Louth TD says he won't run for Fine Gael again
# Peter Fitzpatrick
# Peter Fitzpatrick

Louth TD says he won't run for Fine Gael again

Aug 10th 2018, 9:52 AM 23,880 Views 29 Comments

He took the last seat in both 2011 and 2016 as a Fine Gael member.

# td - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald
# Brexit
# Brexit

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald

Aug 5th 2018, 6:31 PM 19,289 Views 91 Comments

Earlier this week, McDonald said that a ‘chaotic brexit’ is not the time to seek a united Ireland.

# td - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures

May 17th 2018, 6:11 PM 15,906 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin levelled the charge at Minister Eoghan Murphy as the minister appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this afternoon.

# td - Friday 11 May, 2018

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley apologises for verbally abusing gardaí while drunk
# Cork
# Cork

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley apologises for verbally abusing gardaí while drunk

May 11th 2018, 4:34 PM 22,433 Views 21 Comments

The party’s junior spokesperson on mental health said that his behaviour towards Gardaí “was not what it should have been”.

# td - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman

Nov 9th 2017, 3:02 PM 14,158 Views 65 Comments

Murphy appealed to the Press Council of Ireland but it found there was insufficient evidence to support the appeal.

# td - Friday 29 September, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'
# Column
# Column

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

Sep 29th 2017, 12:50 PM 31,354 Views 273 Comments

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for TheJournal.ie on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

# td - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year
# Line Of Duty
# Line Of Duty

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

Sep 24th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,231 Views 69 Comments

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

# td - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

Jul 11th 2017, 4:42 PM 25,576 Views 116 Comments

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

# td - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty
# Housing
# Housing

Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty

Jul 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 65,394 Views 42 Comments

Stamp duty is the fee payable on the instruments used to transfer property.

# td - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'I had a loaded gun and all sorts of thoughts' - TD opens up about struggles with depression
# 'boxer' Moran
# 'boxer' Moran

'I had a loaded gun and all sorts of thoughts' - TD opens up about struggles with depression

May 20th 2017, 10:03 AM 21,916 Views 38 Comments

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran described his struggles in an emotional Late Late Show interview.

# td - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar

May 18th 2017, 12:10 PM 15,262 Views 41 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced she wouldn’t be running earlier this morning.

# td - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think TDs should stand during the Dáil prayer?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think TDs should stand during the Dáil prayer?

May 4th 2017, 9:55 AM 26,291 Views 179 Comments

The prayer is read by the Ceann Comhairle at the beginning of each day.

# td - Friday 21 April, 2017

Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí
# Siobhán Phillips
# Siobhán Phillips

Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí

Apr 21st 2017, 3:50 PM 34,716 Views 118 Comments

An RTÉ Investigates programme broadcast last night called into question whether the man who shot Garda Golden and Siobhán Phillips was in fact a Garda informer.

# td - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,409 Views 80 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# td - Thursday 16 March, 2017

A TD went undercover to tackle touts charging €600 for Ireland v England tickets
# Red Rock
# Red Rock

A TD went undercover to tackle touts charging €600 for Ireland v England tickets

Mar 16th 2017, 6:27 PM 32,709 Views 58 Comments

The first clip shows Rock meeting a man in Dublin city, who was selling two tickets in row Q in the north stand for €550.

# td - Monday 6 March, 2017

"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael

Mar 6th 2017, 11:52 AM 13,290 Views 38 Comments

Feighan had chosen to not contest last year’s general election after spending nine years in Dáil Éireann.

# td - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65
# RIP
# RIP

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65

Feb 28th 2017, 9:58 AM 34,747 Views 53 Comments

The former Dublin South TD announced last year he had been diagnosed with cancer.

# td - Monday 20 February, 2017

Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible'
# Criticism
# Criticism

Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible'

Feb 20th 2017, 11:01 PM 26,064 Views 32 Comments

The loans were only offered to a select number of students at Dublin City University.

# td - Thursday 16 February, 2017

An unfortunate place to sit, Enda - but photos like this are harder to avoid than you might think
# Occupational Hazard
# Occupational Hazard

An unfortunate place to sit, Enda - but photos like this are harder to avoid than you might think

Feb 16th 2017, 1:37 PM 26,535 Views 21 Comments

When it comes to sitting under unfortunate words or phrases, it’s a case of ‘win some, lose some’ for politicians.

# td - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

Dec 21st 2016, 11:03 AM 8,811 Views 7 Comments

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# td - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Musicians hold sing-song outside Leinster House in bid to get more radio play
# On The Air
# On The Air

Musicians hold sing-song outside Leinster House in bid to get more radio play

Sep 28th 2016, 1:40 PM 18,222 Views 74 Comments

They were there to launch a new bill from Labour TD Willie Penrose.

# td - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Danny Healy-Rae says Noah's Ark is "a fact"
# Facts
# Facts

Danny Healy-Rae says Noah's Ark is "a fact"

Aug 18th 2016, 12:10 AM 44,825 Views 215 Comments

The TD made headlines earlier this year when he asserted that “God above” is in charge of the weather.

# td - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons
# Recruitment Drive
# Recruitment Drive

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

Jul 8th 2016, 11:35 AM 30,292 Views 99 Comments

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

# td - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD dodges jail - but judge says he led court on "merry dance"
# Ivor Callely
# Ivor Callely

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD dodges jail - but judge says he led court on "merry dance"

Jun 8th 2016, 7:12 PM 27,067 Views 66 Comments

The former junior minister paid a debt he owed for more than three years – but came in for criticism from the presiding judge.

# td - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment - here's what they said
# Abortion
# Abortion

We asked every TD if they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment - here's what they said

Jun 7th 2016, 6:05 AM 63,047 Views 363 Comments

A lot of them don’t want to talk about it.

# td - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

GSOC says details of Clare Daly's arrest were leaked by gardaí - but no one will be punished
# Privacy
# Privacy

GSOC says details of Clare Daly's arrest were leaked by gardaí - but no one will be punished

May 18th 2016, 5:22 PM 31,115 Views 91 Comments

Daly was arrested in 2013 after a breathalyser failed to register a reading, but was later cleared.

# td - Thursday 12 May, 2016

19 accused in Jobstown trial to have separate trials
# Courts
# Courts

19 accused in Jobstown trial to have separate trials

May 12th 2016, 2:00 PM 8,902 Views 0 Comments

They had previously asked that they go on trial together. The trials will most likely be broken up into blocks.

# td - Sunday 24 April, 2016

'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses

Apr 24th 2016, 3:48 PM 71,448 Views 158 Comments

Zappone said the route she uses is the fastest and most efficient in terms of saving time.

# td - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

"She was giving me a right doing" - Healy-Rae has his say on his close encounter with a cow
# Rawhide
# Rawhide

"She was giving me a right doing" - Healy-Rae has his say on his close encounter with a cow

Mar 22nd 2016, 1:40 PM 29,019 Views 75 Comments

The TD is due to be released today from Cork University Hospital.

# td - Monday 22 February, 2016

Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song
# The Man In The Van
# The Man In The Van

Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song

Feb 22nd 2016, 2:45 PM 12,039 Views 49 Comments

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

# td - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe
# The Man In The Van
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# The Man In The Van

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe

Feb 21st 2016, 4:06 PM 4,335 Views 4 Comments

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MATTIE MCGRATH!

# td - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Former Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan charged over pub assault
# IN COURT
# IN COURT

Former Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan charged over pub assault

Dec 2nd 2015, 2:25 PM 11,456 Views 0 Comments

The deputy resigned from his party last month, citing concerns over the North-South Interconnector project.

# td - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Sean Conlan thinks Fine Gael is out to get him
# Resignation
# Resignation

Sean Conlan thinks Fine Gael is out to get him

Nov 25th 2015, 10:30 AM 11,193 Views 42 Comments

The TD, who resigned from the party yesterday, claimed figures in Fine Gael are attempting to silence him.

# td - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Noel Dempsey: 'Everyday I regret the horrendous decisions we made in government'
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Noel Dempsey: 'Everyday I regret the horrendous decisions we made in government'

Oct 24th 2015, 3:36 PM 24,700 Views 86 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil minister gave a wide-ranging interview to RTÉ Radio 1 today.

# td - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Sinn Féin selects Cork East candidate, as TD at centre of bullying storm confirms she won't run
# Cork
# Cork

Sinn Féin selects Cork East candidate, as TD at centre of bullying storm confirms she won't run

Oct 11th 2015, 4:10 PM 20,764 Views 137 Comments

Two local councillors were found to have been ‘uncomradely’ towards Sandra McLellan.

# td - Saturday 10 October, 2015

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD
# What I've Learned
# What I've Learned

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD

Oct 10th 2015, 8:45 AM 9,268 Views 16 Comments

It’s a year since the man once known as the ‘new Ming’ won his seat. How has he found his first 12 months as a TD?

# td - Saturday 26 September, 2015

TD Éamonn Maloney has resigned from the Labour Party
# Step Down
# Step Down

TD Éamonn Maloney has resigned from the Labour Party

Sep 26th 2015, 5:41 PM 20,252 Views 62 Comments

Maloney was the only TD in Ireland who claimed no expenses at all in 2011.

# td - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Revenue and gardaí need to clamp down hard on the owners of rickshaws before it's too late
# Opinion
# Opinion

Revenue and gardaí need to clamp down hard on the owners of rickshaws before it's too late

Aug 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 302 Views 92 Comments

Some rickshaw owners in the capital are bringing in €15,000 a week in untaxed income, and organised crime is beginning to take note writes Derek Keating.

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