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# td - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Labour TD calls Pope's gay marriage comments "deeply insulting"

John Lyons claims this is second time in a week that Vatican has “targeted the international LGBT community”.

# td - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Sinn Féin publishes legislation on school bullying

The legislation will strengthen existing laws, as well as putting in place binding mandatory anti-bullying policies.

# td - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

From The42 Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day Photobomb This post contains images

Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day

Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.

# td - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Are Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin to merge and become... Fianna Féin?

A Fine Gael TD, Derek Keating, made the suggestion today. But what do Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil think?

# td - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Temporary suspension of ash planting to prevent spread of disease Ash

Temporary suspension of ash planting to prevent spread of disease

The decision comes following the spread of Chalara fraxinea in the UK and Ireland.

# td - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Interview: ‘Ireland’s EU Presidency will make no difference’ – Shane Ross

The independent TD tells TheJournal.ie that Government ministers are in denial about the depth of our crisis.

# td - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Labour "has not voted against idea of legislating for abortion", says TD

Deputy Ann Phelan made the comment following the defeat of Clare Daly TD’s abortion bill in the Dáil last night.

# td - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Daly abortion bill: How each TD voted

Clare Daly’s abortion bill was defeated by 101 votes to 27 tonight. Who voted what way?

# td - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Thousands expected to take to the streets in support of Navan Hospital

The ‘Monster Rally’ is being held to protest over ongoing cuts to services at Navan Hospital.

# td - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The42 This little girl is absolutely dominating an all-boys American football league Girl Power This post contains videos

# td - 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.

# td - Monday 15 October, 2012

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

# td - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Speaking in the Dáil last night the Minister said the fall in consumer confidence was probably due to Ministers talking about issues like child benefit and property tax.

# td - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Joe Higgins denies advance knowledge of Mick Wallace's tax problems

In an interview with Marian Finucane the Wexford TD also admitted “I hired a hitman”.

From The Daily Edge Mick Wallace says f*** on the radio, suggests affair with Marian Finucane* This post contains images

Mick Wallace says f*** on the radio, suggests affair with Marian Finucane*

*Well, he says somebody ELSE suggested it. Here’s the best of the reaction tweets.

# td - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Gerry Adams tells Enda Kenny: stop bringing up the IRA

The Taoiseach has called on Gerry Adams to admit that he was a member of the IRA – but Gerry Adams says the Taoiseach is just creating a distraction from the James Reilly story.

From The Daily Edge In photos: James Reilly is good with his hands You've Got The Lámh This post contains images

In photos: James Reilly is good with his hands

Forgot cute animals or babies, you wanted a James Reilly slideshow, and by gum you’ve got one.

# td - Monday 24 September, 2012

Unleashed dogs 'pose threat to animal welfare'

“Family pets can be turned into predators,” Deputy Andrew Doyle has said, adding there needs to be stronger controls in this area.

# td - Friday 21 September, 2012

Report recommends that HPAT system be included in review

The HPAT test must be completed by Leaving Certificate students hoping to study medicine.

# td - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term

Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.

# td - Monday 17 September, 2012

Petrol bomb thrown at Dublin office of Sinn Féin TD

At least one staff member was in the office when the petrol bomb was thrown into the hallway of Aengus Ó Snodaigh’s office in Ballyfermot.

# td - Thursday 13 September, 2012

New online directory for unemployed people launched

Minister Joan Burton launched the new on-line directory Find Your Local services, alongside the 19th edition of the handbook Working for Work.

"Law must be changed" for undocumented workers

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he raised the issue with Minister Richard Bruton after a recent ruling against payment to an exploited migrant worker.

# td - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Investigation called for into rejection of 'ugly fruit' Ugly Fruit This post contains a poll

Investigation called for into rejection of 'ugly fruit'

Éamon Ó Cúiv has said some supermarkets are rejecting fruit because it is ‘ugly’ – would you buy ugly fruit?

Poll: Should Mick Wallace claim the Leader's Allowance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Mick Wallace claim the Leader's Allowance?

The Independent TD has defended his acceptance of the ‘Leader’s Allowance’, saying he will use it for research purposes.

Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research

The Wexford TD said that he would be at a disadvantage compared to all of the other TDs in the Dáil if he did not accept the allowance.

# td - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Clare Daly resigns from the Socialist Party

The Dublin North TD tendered her resignation yesterday according to the party which said that she valued her political relationship with Mick Wallace more than her work with the party.

# td - Friday 17 August, 2012

TD welcomes barrister fees cut

Seán Crowe said money paid to the legal profession by the board that compensated survivors of residential abuse was one of the worst examples of a “flawed system”.

# td - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

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.

# td - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Supreme Court rejects Thomas Pringle challenge against ESM treaty

The Independent TD had challenged the ESM Treaty, arguing that it involved a loss of sovereignty for Ireland and needed a referendum.

# td - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Mary Lou McDonald: "Austerity will not cure the deficit"

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, McDonald said that the Government’s action plan on jobs ticks all the boxes – bar creating jobs.

# td - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

'The State has a poor record as a good parent' - report on child protection published

The report calls for more early intervention and support of families and proposes changes in law which would allow anyone to ask the courts to place an ‘at risk’ child in care.

# td - 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.

# td - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

In full: Michael Lowry and Denis O'Brien's statements on court ruling

Both men are looking forward to defending themselves against allegations made about the awarding of Ireland’s second mobile phone licence in 1995.

# td - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Poll: Should certain gigs have 'airport-style' security checks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should certain gigs have 'airport-style' security checks?

A Fine Gael TD has called for certain concerts to have ‘airport-style’ security checks if they present a risk of violence – do you think they should be introduced?

TD says retired gardai could free up staff for frontline

Some 340 Gardaí are engaged exclusively in administrative duties according to Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan.

# td - Monday 25 June, 2012

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'

The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.

# td - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Deputy Ó Riordáin criticises some Irish fans for "disappointing" behaviour

We may be seen as “the best fans in the world”, but the Labour TD said that the behaviour of some fans left much to be desired. He has called on fans to “lead by example”.

# td - Thursday 14 June, 2012

INDEPENDENT TD MICK Wallace has been given permission to make a personal statement in the Dáil this afternoon about his tax affairs.

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe has confirmed that the TD has been allocated fifteen minutes to make a statement at the end of Dáil business today. It is expected to take place at around 5pm.

The whips for the five main Dáil groupings had recommended that Wallace be allowed to make the statement after his original request was turned down by Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett.

# td - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Column: Living wills could help end the taboo of death in Ireland

Living wills would remove doctors’ God-like ability to decide what happens to people who may be approaching the end of their life, writes Liam Twomey

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