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# tds - Friday 6 September, 2013

How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators? Exclusive

If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.

# tds - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

LIVE: Ulster Bank chief Jim Brown faces Finance Committee

TDs and Senators are grilling the bankers on mortgage arrears and other issues this week. It’s Ulster Bank’s turn this afternoon.

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday

While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.

# tds - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Finance Committee to press BoI chief on banking inquiry response

Bank of Ireland’s response to a Michael Noonan letter on preservation of records was “measured at best, reserved at worst” according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch.

# tds - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies

More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.

# tds - Monday 26 August, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.

# tds - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Harris: €300,000 request for senators’ constituency offices is farcical

The Fine Gael TD said that it confirms that the majority of Senators would rather be in the Dáil.

# tds - Monday 12 August, 2013

Is Gerry Adams giving up on Twitter?

The Sinn Féin President is to take a ‘sos’ from the microblogging site according to a tweet this morning.

# tds - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Property tax hunger striker wants to block returning TDs from entering Dáil

Tony Rochford – who spent over three weeks on hunger strike over the new tax earlier this summer – is organising a new protest for the end of the Dáil recess.

# tds - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

This great infographic explains how TDs use Twitter Tweeting TDs

This great infographic explains how TDs use Twitter

Eamonn Bell has researched and compiled extensive information that gives us an idea of how TDs use Twitter. There are some surprising outcomes.

# tds - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Sinn Féin says Dáil bar opening hours referred to Oireachtas committee

The recent late-night sitting of the Dáil to discuss the abortion bill and the infamous lapgate incident has reignited debate about the appropriateness of bar opening hours in Leinster House.

# tds - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs

The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.

# tds - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The Dáil has gone on holidays until September

TDs will focus on their constituencies for the next nine weeks, or so they tell us.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# tds - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Which Senators are going to vote against the abortion bill?

Senators are due to make their first vote on the bill today. But which senators will be voting against it?

# tds - Friday 12 July, 2013

These are the 31 TDs who voted against the abortion bill

There was some opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, but it gathered enough votes to pass the final vote in the Dáil.

# tds - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

165 amendments to abortion bill tabled

The amendments will be discussed prior to the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# tds - Thursday 4 July, 2013

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today

As are the country’s 292,000 civil servants who are experiencing the first effects of the Haddington Road Agreement in their pay cheques today.

# tds - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

# tds - Monday 24 June, 2013

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote

A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.

# tds - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Bishop urges people to pray for TDs in advance of abortion vote

The call comes as the Government finalises the wording of its upcoming Bill.

# tds - Friday 24 May, 2013

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

During a meeting at Leinster House this afternoon, two TDs revealed they had children who were “incompatible with life”.

# tds - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

# tds - Sunday 19 May, 2013

The system for electing TDs could be about to face a massive overhaul

The 100-member Constitutional Convention has voted to investigate “an entirely new electoral system” for picking TDs.

# tds - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.

# tds - Friday 3 May, 2013

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed?

TDs will discuss a bill tabled by Deputy Thomas Pringle today that would make it illegal to pay for sex.

# tds - Friday 19 April, 2013

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl will introduce a bill which would formally give female TDs some time off if they fall pregnant.

# tds - Monday 15 April, 2013

Second minister appears to reject calls for 'sunset clause' in abortion law

Alan Shatter suggests it would be more appropriate not to have a legal expiry date written into forthcoming laws on abortion.

# tds - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Fine Gael TDs suggest 'sunset clause' in abortion legislation

A number of TDs have put forward a sunset clause, which would mean abortion legislation would be reviewed after a number of years.

# tds - Saturday 13 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.

# tds - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

TDs to get on their bikes for Cycle Against Suicide

The cycle will see the TDs joining 2000 people in taking part in a cycle that will also include mental health talks and visiting schools and colleges.

# tds - Saturday 16 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: The country is ‘fraped’ with snow; Pope Francis feels let down by Ming Flanagan; horsemeat scandal neigh fair to the rich?

# tds - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?

Ministers will be travelling to America, Australia, Saudi Arabia and India – amongst others – for Patrick’s Day. Good way to promote Ireland? Or is it just a junket?

# tds - Thursday 7 February, 2013

TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes

Deputies Micheál Martin and Peadar Tóibín both criticised the lack of facility for debate on the issue in the Dáil today.

# tds - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Many brothels run by foreign organised crime gangs, committee hears

A Garda Superintendent told the hearings on prostitution that there has been a “notable change” in the industry in recent years.

# tds - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# tds - Saturday 19 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is the week's news... skewed Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

# tds - Friday 4 January, 2013

New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions

Current TDs contribute 6 per cent of their own salary towards their pension – but that’ll rise to 13 per cent for any new ones.

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?

Ministers have sent almost a thousand letters to local authorities on behalf of constituents since taking office. Do you think they should?

# tds - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture

Yes, expenses need reform – but we need a larger conversation too, writes Sarah O’Neill.