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# td - Friday 8 June, 2012

Poll: Should Mick Wallace resign? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Mick Wallace resign?

Independent TD Mick Wallace has come under fire after admitting that his construction company under-declared its VAT by around €1.4 million. Do you think he should resign over the matter?

Bill legislating for 'living wills' to be introduced to Dáil

Proposal concerns competent people making decisions about medical treatment if they become incapacitated and can’t communicate their wishes.

# td - Monday 4 June, 2012

10 years of Enda: the biggest moments of his career as FG leader Ten Years On This post contains images

10 years of Enda: the biggest moments of his career as FG leader

When Enda Kenny took over as leader of Fine Gael ten years ago this week, the role was seen as a poisoned chalice. Here’s what’s happened since then.

# td - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

‘Ming’ Flanagan on €9k signpost donation: I’m keeping my election promise

The Independent TD says he is trying to keep the donation quiet as his phone begins ringing again with requests for the half of his salary that he has pledged to give away.

# td - Monday 28 May, 2012

Mick Wallace erects giant pink Vote No banner on Dublin restaurant

The Independent TD has hung the eye-catching banner on a property in his Italian Quarter on Dublin’s north quays.

# td - Thursday 19 April, 2012

75 per cent of Irish GPs "in favour of limited abortion"

Limited circumstances include major foetal abnormalities and rape, said the doctors surveyed. New research also shows that 97 per cent of the GPs had had a consultation dealing with abortion.

Junior Minister: Your water could be cut off if you don't pay charge

Junior Minister Fergus O’Dowd told Midweek on TV3 that if people don’t pay their water charges even though they can afford to, they could get their water cut off.

# td - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Poll: Should Ministers meet with TDs criticised in tribunals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ministers meet with TDs criticised in tribunals?

Government ministers have faced criticism for meeting with Michael Lowry following the Moriarty Tribunal findings but they argue that they cannot refuse to meet with elected public representatives. What do you think?

# td - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan

The Minister for the Environment said that people who don’t pay “won’t get away with it”.

# td - Friday 24 February, 2012

Barry Cowen: I want to be seen as more than just Brian's brother

The Laois-Offaly TD, one of only three new Fianna Fáil TDs to be elected in last year’s general election, said he would never have ran for the Dáil if Brian Cowen hadn’t stepped down.

# td - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD One Year On This post contains videos

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD

Joan Collins, who verbally lashed Ahern on his final day in the Dáil, was reflecting on her first year as a TD.

# td - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Opposition criticise Taoiseach for spending €30,000 on photography

However the Taoiseach has said that the costs have decreased dramatically in recent years.

# td - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog

Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.

# td - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011

Figures released by the Oireachtas detail exactly how much every TD in the country claimed in expenses from the day they got elected until the end of December 2011.

# td - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses

Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.

# td - Thursday 5 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure? Oops

Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?

Phil Hogan told the public not to worry about security on the household charge website – but his own site is so dangerous that most browsers won’t even open it.

# td - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Education minister welcomes students' report on Junior Cert reform

The Irish Second Level Student’s Union sent a report to Education and Skills Minister, Ruairí Quin, on the proposed changes to the current Junior Certificate examination system.

# td - Sunday 18 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Priory Hall, shocking murders in Illinois, support for Ryanair’s controversial calendar, and Batman as you’ve never seen him before…

Wallace: "Huge disconnect" between some politicians and the real world

Independent TD Mick Wallace said that it shocked him how many politicians “don’t know what it is like in the real world”.

# td - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Green Party: We want to double party membership by 2016

The party, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in Irish politics today, has unveiled its plan for rebuilding the party.

# td - Monday 14 November, 2011

Dáil Aid: TDs and Senators record a song for charity

The Oireachtas members recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water (complete with solos) at the weekend. Will you be tempted to buy a copy?

# td - Monday 7 November, 2011

14 new schools completed this year

The 14 schools were delivered under the Rapid Delivery programme – but we will know on Thursday if cuts to capital projects affects the building of future schools under this programme.

# td - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil senator says signs saying he is still TD “not misleading”

Thomas Byrne lost his Meath East Dáil seat in February but told constituent that “there’s plenty of people around who wish I was still a TD”.

# td - Thursday 18 August, 2011

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.

# td - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Receiver appointed to TD Wallace's construction properties

ACC Bank has a receiver appointed properties owned by M & J Wallace Limited, the building company of Mick Wallace.

# td - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Michael Lowry refuses to resign after official request

Motion of censure passed against Lowry who says not a day has passed in 14 years where he has not been “abused and villified”.

# td - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Closure of Lighthouse cinema would be "madness"

Labour TD Joe Costello warns that landlord who doubled rent to €200,000 would have difficulty getting permission for a change of use of the venue should the cinema close.

# td - Friday 4 March, 2011

Poll: Should Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be growing cannabis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be growing cannabis?

The newly-elected Dail deputy has said he has no intention of stopping his cultivation of cannabis for his own use.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am.

# td - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

Deadline looms for new candidates

Anyone thinking of running in GE11 needs to get their skates on as nominations close at noon today.

# td - Friday 28 January, 2011

Bertie and his Bowl left out in the cold by Martin and FF

Micheal Martin dismisses Bertie’s “obsession” with National Stadium as Fianna Fail says Ahern interview is “irrelevant” to the future of the party in Election 2011.

# td - Friday 17 December, 2010

The end of Flynnasty: Beverley Flynn's resignation drops curtain on political drama started by dad Pee Flynnasty This post contains videos

The end of Flynnasty: Beverley Flynn's resignation drops curtain on political drama started by dad Pee

Mayo TD once dubbed a “class act” by her father on bizarre Late Late interview finally quits the in-out of her Dail career for “family”.

# td - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Fine Gael on the hunt for two new candidates in Cavan-Monaghan as Crawford retires

Seymour Crawford was the only Presbyterian TD in the Dail – but he will not stand in 2011 general election.

# td - Friday 19 November, 2010

Anti-IMF protestor interrupts TD on Sky News Anger This post contains videos

Anti-IMF protestor interrupts TD on Sky News

Woman tears up paper with IMF written on it in the middle of broadcast with Fine Gael’s Kieran O’Donnell outside Government buildings.

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