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# thomas-pringle - This month November 2022

Complaint made against Marc MacSharry over 'verbal attack' on Leas Cheann Comhairle
# Marc MacSharry
# Marc MacSharry

Complaint made against Marc MacSharry over 'verbal attack' on Leas Cheann Comhairle

Nov 10th 2022, 6:36 PM 19,583 Views 16 Comments

MacSharry accused Catherine Connolly of ‘discrimination’ by consistently putting him at the bottom of the speaking order.

# thomas-pringle - All time

Donegal County Council investigating 'shocking but not surprising' bog slippage on wind farm site
# Ballybofey
# Ballybofey

Donegal County Council investigating 'shocking but not surprising' bog slippage on wind farm site

Nov 16th 2020, 3:55 PM 55,356 Views 15 Comments

The slippage occurred at the site of the Meenbog Wind Farm last week.

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work
# Unemployed
# Unemployed

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work

Apr 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,232 Views 38 Comments

A new policy document on JobPath has been launched by Sinn Féin.

Taoiseach: 'JobPath may not be needed in the future'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Taoiseach: 'JobPath may not be needed in the future'

Dec 16th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,499 Views 50 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels

Jul 12th 2018, 4:34 PM 71,031 Views 65 Comments

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill means the government will have to drop its coal, oil and gas investments.

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling
# State Aid
# State Aid

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

Sep 7th 2016, 10:15 PM 36,811 Views 163 Comments

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday
# No Room At The Inn
# No Room At The Inn

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Jul 21st 2016, 10:18 PM 40,771 Views 110 Comments

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

Calls for inquest to be held into Ireland's longest-running missing person case
# Mary Boyle
# Mary Boyle

Calls for inquest to be held into Ireland's longest-running missing person case

May 19th 2016, 6:02 AM 30,123 Views 0 Comments

Mary Boyle (6) disappeared while visiting her grandparents in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal on 18 March 1977.

'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'
# Way Up North
# Way Up North

'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'

Apr 10th 2016, 8:15 AM 23,908 Views 111 Comments

Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle talks to us about his native county’s uniqueness and why he left Sinn Féin.

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election
# Donegal Says No
# Donegal Says No

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election

Apr 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 20,087 Views 28 Comments

Thomas Pringle told us why he hasn’t entertained talks with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

TD raises concerns that supertrawler may be acting illegally off Donegal coast
# Margiris
# Margiris

TD raises concerns that supertrawler may be acting illegally off Donegal coast

Nov 19th 2015, 5:32 PM 17,408 Views 64 Comments

The Margiris can process as much as 250 tonnes of fish per day.

These people travelled all the way from Donegal to save their community
# We Shall Not Be Moved
# We Shall Not Be Moved

These people travelled all the way from Donegal to save their community

Jul 14th 2015, 9:30 PM 12,006 Views 14 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the possible closure of the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town.

Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband

Jun 23rd 2015, 6:59 PM 11,015 Views 43 Comments

One local business owner told TheJournal.ie said that it feels like ‘missing the boat’.

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':
# Owning The Road
# Owning The Road

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

Jan 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 12,738 Views 47 Comments

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

Shane Ross: I want something completely and utterly new, Stephen Donnelly doesn't
# Not Interested
# Not Interested

Shane Ross: I want something completely and utterly new, Stephen Donnelly doesn't

Jan 14th 2015, 4:12 PM 33,810 Views 50 Comments

The high profile Wicklow TD is bowing out of talks to join the Independent alliance.

Republican councillor supported by TDs has jail sentence for graffiti overturned
# Activism
# Activism

Republican councillor supported by TDs has jail sentence for graffiti overturned

Jan 7th 2015, 5:04 PM 9,373 Views 73 Comments

Gary Donnelly had been sentenced to six months in jail for daubing an anti-internment slogan on Derry’s walls.

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney
# Compliance
# Compliance

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney

Nov 23rd 2014, 1:01 PM 22,541 Views 198 Comments

TDs on The Week in Politics also debate the Government’s security.

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse
# Can't We Be Friends?
# Can't We Be Friends?

The massive row that shut down the Dáil on Wednesday is only getting worse

Oct 24th 2014, 5:25 PM 13,428 Views 27 Comments

It’s complicated, but let us explain…

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row
# Not Getting Along
# Not Getting Along

Three TDs have been suspended from the Dáil after a massive row

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:15 PM 44,856 Views 102 Comments

And the Dáil has now been suspended until tomorrow morning.

Left-wing independent TDs meet today, but here's why a new party isn't happening soon

Left-wing independent TDs meet today, but here's why a new party isn't happening soon

Sep 20th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,193 Views 24 Comments

The ‘is there going to be a new political party?’ story rumbles on…

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party
# Not Happening... Yet
# Not Happening... Yet

Left Alliance? Independent TDs deny that they're about to form a new political party

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,514 Views 33 Comments

Speculation has been mounting that left wing independent TDs are about to form a political party.

Ever heard of Ervia? That's what Bord Gáis Eireann is now called
# Out With The Old
# Out With The Old

Ever heard of Ervia? That's what Bord Gáis Eireann is now called

Jun 20th 2014, 6:38 PM 16,890 Views 37 Comments

However, customers will still deal with either Irish Water or Gas Networks Ireland.

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,809 Views 119 Comments

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'
# Independents Network
# Independents Network

'Ireland is the best little country in the world in which to run as an independent'

Mar 30th 2014, 2:40 PM 10,592 Views 44 Comments

A new alliance of TDs, calling itself Independents’ Network , gathered in Dublin today to give advice and support to non-party candidates running in the local elections in May.

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month
# Independent Network
# Independent Network

Six TDs will launch a network of independent election candidates later this month

Mar 5th 2014, 8:58 AM 5,520 Views 18 Comments

Amid much talk of a new political party, a press conference will be held later this month where further details of the loose alliance of independent TDs will be revealed.

TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party
# Independent Network
# Independent Network

TDs will provide 'support system' for election candidates - but insist they're not a party

Feb 21st 2014, 6:15 AM 5,552 Views 9 Comments

Six independent TDs, including former Labour minister Roisin Shortall, are among those working together to provide a support system for independent candidates in the local elections.

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go
# Shatter Out
# Shatter Out

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

Feb 20th 2014, 12:32 PM 13,876 Views 82 Comments

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

Hundreds detained in Irish prisons each year over immigration issues
# Deported
# Deported

Hundreds detained in Irish prisons each year over immigration issues

Feb 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 7,333 Views 17 Comments

Many of these people were being held in prison ahead of their deportation.

Noonan: Lists of high-profile Anglo borrowers are ‘to avoid preferential treatment’
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

Noonan: Lists of high-profile Anglo borrowers are ‘to avoid preferential treatment’

Jan 16th 2014, 4:07 PM 6,641 Views 19 Comments

Lists of politically exposed persons (PEPs) or high-profile persons (HPPs) were compiled before the bank, now known as Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, was liquidated nearly a year ago.

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,799 Views 80 Comments

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

Aug 23rd 2013, 5:32 PM 11,492 Views 56 Comments

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

TDs speak of 'need for an alternative' amid moves to create new Dáil group

Aug 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,751 Views 34 Comments

Attempts are being made to form a new Technical Group in the Dáil but reports of a new political party have been dismissed by several TDs who were said to be involved in talks.

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Another one bites the dust? Róisín Shortall considers quitting Labour

Jul 24th 2013, 6:41 PM 10,060 Views 49 Comments

The former junior health minister says she is “semi-detached” from the party.

New bill would recognise Down Syndrome as 'low incidence' disorder
# Education
# Education

New bill would recognise Down Syndrome as 'low incidence' disorder

Jul 17th 2013, 4:10 PM 9,357 Views 23 Comments

Conditions recognised as ‘low incidence’ automatically qualify for resource teaching hours.

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'

Jun 10th 2013, 3:40 PM 7,048 Views 25 Comments

But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

May 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 16,450 Views 206 Comments

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

TDs to debate plans to 'name and shame' those who pay for sex
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

TDs to debate plans to 'name and shame' those who pay for sex

May 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 10,455 Views 131 Comments

Thomas Pringle has plans to change the current system, which makes it illegal only to solicit prostitution but not to buy it.

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax

Apr 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,754 Views 120 Comments

In response to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.

Government defends decision to cut respite care grant
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Government defends decision to cut respite care grant

Dec 6th 2012, 12:18 PM 3,535 Views 20 Comments

Pat Rabbitte said the government had had to choose between cutting carer’s allowance or cutting respite care.

Pringle could face substantial legal costs after European court loss
# Pringle
# Pringle

Pringle could face substantial legal costs after European court loss

Nov 28th 2012, 3:48 PM 5,984 Views 22 Comments

The independent TD said that if the court decides he’s liable for a six figure sum he does not have the cash in hand to pay.

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