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#TDs

# 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?

# tds - Friday 2 October, 2015

More women will be in the next Dáil — that would be the case even without gender quotas

With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?

# tds - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

After John Delaney's ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment

The decision was taken by the Oireachtas Transport Committee in private session this morning.

# tds - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days...

The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

# tds - Friday 29 May, 2015

That's a grand break, isn't it?

TDs will, of course, be up to HERE in constituency work over the next 11 days or so.

# tds - Friday 10 April, 2015

TDs have given back €140,000 in allowances - but who gave €3.63?

And who returned a whopping €6.89?

# tds - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course!

Hiring a family member can be advantageous to accomplishing the work that voters demand of our TDs.

# tds - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

# tds - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

No more 'throwing around' our national flag, Sinn Féin TDs told

The party will debate a motion proposing the national flag “be shown due respect” this weekend.

# tds - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Where have you seen these political faces before?

They all have one place in common besides the Dáil.

# tds - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

'Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups', court told

The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.

# tds - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

'We want Bose to reconsider, closing this plant is going to hit the county hard'

Siptu is meeting with senior management at the audio company to appeal for them to reconsider the closure of a Monaghan facility.

# tds - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was....

The Dáil bar made €7,461.19 the day the Water Services Bill was debated.

# tds - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# tds - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.

# tds - Monday 24 November, 2014

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?

Deputy Shane Ross says that the time is right. What do you think?

# tds - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Poll: Do you think TDs should be allowed to say what they want in Leinster House? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think TDs should be allowed to say what they want in Leinster House?

The system of parliamentary privilege means politicians have immunity to defamation suits and so can say what they want in the Dáil, do you think that’s fair?

Gardaí say TDs are allowed to make 'unfounded, unsubstantiated and malicious allegations'

Should politicians be allowed to say what they want in the Dáil and Seanad?

# tds - Monday 3 November, 2014

We asked every TD and Senator if they're paying their water charges. Here's what they said...

Most elected representatives intend to pay their water bills, but some won’t and some are undecided….

# tds - Friday 24 October, 2014

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

# tds - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

"Pimps may look south" warning, as Stormont votes to criminalise paying for sex

Northern Ireland is the first part of the UK to support the measure, which makes it illegal to obtain sexual services for payment.

# tds - Thursday 16 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Why do TDs have to use Twitter to contact Irish Water?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# tds - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Tough crowd: New TDs get 10 minutes of glory before Noonan unveils 'Turning Point' Budget

Ming-backed Independent Michael Fitzmaurice and Socialist Paul Murphy have taken their seats in Leinster House.

# tds - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Gerry Adams is off to New York to see the Clintons tomorrow - but he's flying economy class

Mary Lou McDonald caused controversy when it emerged she flew business class to Australia last month.

# tds - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'I'm gonna switch off the microphones': Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

'I'm gonna switch off the microphones': Ceann Comhairle threatens rowdy TDs

The Dáil is barely back and already TDs are being very naughty.

# tds - Monday 15 September, 2014

FG are "very right-wing" and not "comfortable bedfellows" for Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin’s also said he doesn’t agree with Mary Hanafin’s point-of-view – that Ireland isn’t ready to vote his party back into power…

# tds - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

Fishing rods, fizzy drinks and Gulfstream Jets: Winners and losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

You win some, you lose some — and with the Cabinet back, it’s been a busy week in both categories.

# tds - Thursday 4 September, 2014

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'

The TD says he’s after a “common crusade” but not a new party – yet.

# tds - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

Expect some very pointed questions…

# tds - Monday 1 September, 2014

READ: Former US President Jimmy Carter's appeal to TDs over prostitution

Short version: “Get a move on, guys.”

# tds - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare

For one week, politicians will see first-hand what it takes to live on social welfare payments as part of a new TV3 series.

# tds - Monday 25 August, 2014

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

# tds - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.