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#Technical Group

# technical-group - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term

Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.

# technical-group - 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.

# technical-group - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Gilmore admits 'difficulties' allowing household charge payment

The Tánaiste also accuses opposition leaders of misleading the public saying how expensive the charge could yet become.

# technical-group - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Opposition TDs slam government absence during Dáil mortgages debate

The fallout from the committee defeat meant there were no members of either Fine Gael or Labour present to debate bank interest rates.

# technical-group - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Body discovered in Rudo Mawere case; computer-guided bullets; and Ray D’Arcy gets a new job…

# technical-group - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

ULA to force Dáil vote on burning Anglo bondholders

A motion being debated this evening and tomorrow would see the State back out of repaying bonds and promissory notes.

# technical-group - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Norris and Davis to address independent TDs and Senators

The meeting of the technical group is the clearest hint yet that David Norris hasn’t ruled out re-entering the presidential race.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: ESB workers to vote on strike action, is Norris preparing for one last tilt at the Áras? And Ireland’s newest blogger – you’ve probably heard of him…

# technical-group - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

FF's McGuinness takes helm of Public Accounts Committee

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness is elected chair despite opposition from Sinn Féin and some independent TDs.

Opposition sides to face off for prized Dáil accounts committee Committee This post contains a poll

Opposition sides to face off for prized Dáil accounts committee

The government will be left to decide which of Shane Ross or John McGuinness takes the Public Accounts Committee.

# technical-group - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

DÁIL ÉIREANN HAS comprehensively defeated a proposal to hold a referendum on accepting the EU-IMF bailout deal. The proposal, which had been tabled by Richard Boyd Barrett and supported by another 15 members of the Dáil’s technical grouping, was opposed by the Fine Gael and Labour parties and was defeated by 121 votes to 27. Fianna Fáil, which was in government when the deal was agreed, voted on the government side.

# technical-group - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Independent TDs agree terms to gain Dáil speaking rights

Technical Group has named the three TDs which will use its speaking time in the 31st Dáil.

# technical-group - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Sinn Féin to table No Confidence motion in Cowen

The party will try to oust Brian Cowen as Taoiseach as soon as it can – but it will need the help of Fine Gael.

# technical-group - Friday 10 December, 2010

Sinn Féin and Independents form Dáil group

The alliance will allow the group to take part in leaders questions and force a vote on a motion of no confidence in the government.