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#TDs

# tds - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# tds - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

# tds - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

# tds - Monday 28 May, 2018

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

# tds - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

# tds - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

# tds - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year

Just €6,360 in large donations was given to TDs, senators and MEPs last year.

# tds - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

# tds - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

# tds - Monday 25 December, 2017

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

# tds - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually Love Actually

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

# tds - Friday 15 December, 2017

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Politicians have four weeks off from today.

# tds - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

# tds - Monday 14 August, 2017

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

# tds - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries

The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.

# tds - Monday 31 July, 2017

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# tds - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# tds - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

# tds - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today

The basic salary of a TD had been cut from 92,672 to €87,358 under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.

# tds - Sunday 12 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Beyoncé Queen Bey

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Beyoncé

“Enda Kenny really is a good for nothing type of brother.”

# tds - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives

In introducing the €2,500 pay rise the party appears to be finally abandoning its ‘working wage’ pay strategy.

# tds - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail

Halawa has been in prison without trial for almost three-and-a-half years.

# tds - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

# tds - Friday 23 December, 2016

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

# tds - Thursday 22 December, 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

# tds - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

# tds - Friday 14 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

# tds - Sunday 11 September, 2016

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

# tds - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long?

They’ll be back in the Dáil on 27 September – should their holidays be shorter?

# tds - Thursday 14 July, 2016

# tds - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

# tds - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# tds - Saturday 14 May, 2016

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

# tds - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

# tds - Saturday 30 April, 2016

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

# tds - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

# tds - Saturday 5 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 times Irish politicians were a little bit mortifying on Twitter Down With The Kids

16 times Irish politicians were a little bit mortifying on Twitter

TDs — they’re just like us.

# tds - Sunday 28 February, 2016

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Meet the new kids on the block.

# tds - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge The People's Debate This post contains videos

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge

Séamus Healy and Mattie McGrath really went at it on the latest People’s Debate.

# tds - Saturday 10 October, 2015

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

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?

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