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# tds - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Political integration scheme connects migrants to Leinster House

How did four migrants get on during a pilot scheme working with TDs for six months? finds out.

# tds - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Immigrants should have right to vote, say half of TDs surveyed

There was also an increase in TDs who said that racial incidents are more prevalent since the economic downturn than when asked last year.

# tds - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers

How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?

# tds - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Charity fashion event to see 23 TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk

Dáil and Seanad members will go head to head with professional models for charity in the Shelbourne Hotel next month.

# tds - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Is Fine Gael taking disciplinary action against TDs over critical article?

Eight Fine Gael TDs co-authored a piece voicing criticism of the Government’s stance on the Croke Park Agreement – but is the party disciplining them for this?

Party delegations meet the Troika today

Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.

# tds - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer

Launching this week, the DáilWatch project will allow Irish citizens to communicate directly with politicians, explains Sarah O’Neill.

# tds - Saturday 6 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?

# tds - Friday 5 October, 2012

Oireachtas says TDs still set for tablet computers despite hitch

The Oireachtas cancelled a tender looking for 300 tablet computers – saying a better deal can be reached through other means.

# tds - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Column: Here's why it matters that has been killed off

The website which gave people access to Oireachtas debates was widely-praised for providing a much-needed resource – so why has it been cut off, asks Simon McGarr.

# tds - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

# tds - Saturday 1 September, 2012

No porn and no games: Computer usage rules for TDs and Senators

No social networking for some people working at Leinster House in addition to the installation of picture scanning software which looks for ‘inappropriate content’ usually indicated by ‘certain flesh tones’.

# tds - Monday 27 August, 2012

Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians' wages

It has been suggested that outstanding bills be automatically deducted from TDs’ and senators’ wages if left unpaid after three months.

# tds - Thursday 16 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# tds - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up

Following a spat with the Ceann Comhairle, John Halligan said he will not be apologising and has requested his own apology for accusations he verbally abused Seán Barrett.

# tds - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Cabinet holds last meeting before summer recess - so what's on the agenda?

FOI extension, the abolition of town councils, and losing TDs are some of the issues expected to be addressed today.

# tds - Saturday 21 July, 2012

iForgot: TDs rarely use tablet computers that Leinster House already provides Exclusive

There are already tablet computers available for TDs to use in the Dáil – but they’ve only been used 25 times since the election.

# tds - Thursday 19 July, 2012

iLawmakers: TDs and Senators to get tablet devices from Oireachtas

The devices will allow TDs and Senators to carry out their work more efficiently and will cut the cost of printing texts of bills and other documentation, Leinster House authorities say.

# tds - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Column: Yes, we need a banking inquiry – but we can’t let politicians do it

Have you ever seen our TDs in action? They’re hardly the people to investigate this complex – and untrustworthy – industry, writes Aaron McKenna.

# tds - Thursday 12 July, 2012

On your bike: Bacik wants more Senators and TDs to cycle to work Dáil Over The Road This post contains images

On your bike: Bacik wants more Senators and TDs to cycle to work

The Labour Senator is launching an all-party Oireachtas Cyclists Group at Leinster House today in a bid to get more politicians cycling. Here’s a few pictures of ones who already do…

# tds - Sunday 8 July, 2012

I 'moustache' you a question: 23 Irish politicians and their facial hair Quiz This post contains images

I 'moustache' you a question: 23 Irish politicians and their facial hair

Can you guess which beard or moustache belongs to which Irish politician? Includes bonus Willie O’Dea.

# tds - Friday 6 July, 2012

Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point

If TDs are found to be misusing travel allowances but didn’t know about it, writes Eoin O’Malley, maybe the rules are the problem…

# tds - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses

A statement said the Oireachtas “had never envisaged” that TDs would use the allowance for travelling to meetings about the household charge.

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

# tds - Saturday 23 June, 2012

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: A “no loaves, no fishes” Eucharistic Congress; TDs free to terrorise old constituencies…

# tds - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Poll: Do you agree with the cut to Dáil numbers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the cut to Dáil numbers?

The Dáil will be eight seats smaller at the next election. Do you think the Constituency Commission got it right?

# tds - Friday 4 May, 2012

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

The allowance is given to the carer of children with severe disabilities who need close supervision. Opposition TDs say there have been significant problems with the payment recently.

# tds - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Call for public meeting on future of iconic Hume Street building

An alliance of conservationists, artists, architects and local politicians have launched a campaign calling for an iconic Georgian building not to go into private ownership in Dublin.

# tds - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Ireland's youngest TD criticises immature behaviour of colleagues

Antics, phony wars and bickering.

# tds - Friday 6 April, 2012

In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty? Referendum This post contains videos

In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty?

All this week, an Oireachtas sub-committee has been discussing the fiscal compact treaty with academics, civil society leaders, and other politicians. Here’s what they made of it.

# tds - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

# tds - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Almost half of voters support EU fiscal treaty referendum – poll

Almost one in five voters say they don’t know how they will vote in the referendum according to the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

Poll: Have you paid the household charge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you paid the household charge?

There’s exactly one week to go before the deadline for paying the charge and the government insists there’ll be a last minute rush. So we’re asking – have you paid it?

Three anti-household charge TDs unhappy with national rally Exclusive

Three of the nine TDs involved in the campaign against the household charge have criticised the Socialist Party TDs for taking key speaking slots at today’s rally in Dublin.

# tds - Saturday 10 March, 2012

In pics: Tensions, visits and tantrums - the new Dáil's first year in photos One Year In This post contains images

In pics: Tensions, visits and tantrums - the new Dáil's first year in photos

It’s been exactly one year since the current crop of TDs took their seats in Leinster House for the first session of the current Dáil. Here’s what’s happened over the year in photographs.

# tds - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: Justice and law reform

Alan Shatter has been one of the most pro-active ministers in the current government – but one year on, what has been achieved in the area of justice and law reform?’s progress report for the Government: Political reform

The government has promised major political reform – but has it fulfilled its promises, one year in?’s progress report for the Government: Jobs

The unemployment crisis has been one of the biggest issues facing the government. One year in, what has it achieved on the jobs front?

# tds - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Twitter slideshow: TDs react to the referendum announcement Referendum This post contains images

Twitter slideshow: TDs react to the referendum announcement

“New shoes needed”…