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#Thomas Pringle

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

European Court of Justice to discuss legality of new permanent bailout fund ESM

European Court of Justice to discuss legality of new permanent bailout fund

The ECJ will today discuss whether the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is legal under existing EU law.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Kenny pressed to publish all documents on primary care site selection

Enda Kenny would not say if all the documentation related to the controversial selection of sites for primary care centres would be published during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Cabinet has not discussed possible child benefit cut - Kenny

Enda Kenny says a report outlining a possible ‘two tier’ child benefit system have not yet been brought to cabinet.

# thomas-pringle - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Burton 'saddened' to see Shortall go - but affirms confidence in Reilly

The Minister for Social Protection says every member of government “has confidence in every other minister”.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling ESM

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling

The EU’s permanent bailout fund still has to clear the hurdle of the German Constitutional Court which is expected to issue a ruling in September.

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ireland to formally ratify ESM Treaty after Supreme Court clearance ESM

Ireland to formally ratify ESM Treaty after Supreme Court clearance

Instruments of ratification – the final leg in the approval process – will be formally lodged in Brussels today.

Supreme Court rejects Thomas Pringle challenge against ESM treaty

The Independent TD had challenged the ESM Treaty, arguing that it involved a loss of sovereignty for Ireland and needed a referendum.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out

Enda Kenny came under fire over the proposed restructuring of the Health Service Executive during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Committee cannot investigate Wallace until he provides more information

The Dáil’s Committee on Members’ Interests has said that the independent TD has not provided sufficient information for it to establish whether or not it can investigate his tax affairs.

# thomas-pringle - Monday 9 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Monday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Pringle's challenge to ESM treaty rejected by High Court

However, a legal issue has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

# thomas-pringle - 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.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Committee to seek further answers from Wallace over tax affairs

The independent TD is being investigated by the Members Interests Committee after revelations about his company’s under-declaration of VAT.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Oireachtas Committee to write to Mick Wallace over tax affairs

The Select Committee on Members’ Interests needs to figure out if Mick Wallace’s tax affairs fall under its jurisdiction.

# thomas-pringle - Friday 8 June, 2012

Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott

Both Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle believe that evading taxes is entirely separate to rejecting an austerity agenda.

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# thomas-pringle - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign Mick Wallace This post contains videos

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# thomas-pringle - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Fiery exchanges in last Dáil debates before Fiscal Compact referendum

One TD is ordered to leave the chamber as Eamon Gilmore and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin exchange fire during Leaders’ Questions.

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

TD brings legal challenge against ESM treaty

Thomas Pringle agreed a timetable to exchange documents with the State during a filing yesterday.

# thomas-pringle - Friday 18 May, 2012

'This isn't like Nice and Lisbon': FG insists there will be no second vote

Simon Coveney has attempted to squash speculation over a second referendum after Richard Bruton’s comments yesterday.

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Kenny: SF's 'No' vote would be a 'lethal injection' to economy

Enda Kenny takes aim at opponents to the Fiscal Compact and their proposals for enforcing a balanced Budget.

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Independent TD launches legal challenge against ESM treaty

Thomas Pringle says he wants the High Court to establish whether the European Stability Mechanism requires a referendum.

# thomas-pringle - Monday 2 April, 2012

Government must 'take stock' of household charge situation - Shortall

The junior minister said “mistakes were made” and the Government needed to pause before taking more decisions.

# thomas-pringle - Saturday 24 March, 2012

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.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Independent TDs seek to force referendum on EU fiscal compact

The Dáil Technical Group hopes the President can help force a referendum on the EU treaty if the government is advised against holding one.

# thomas-pringle - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge

A group representing landlords said its members would be forced to pass on the charge to tenants as TDs today outlined their reasons for not paying.

# thomas-pringle - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Higgins urges public to boycott 'unjust' €100 Household Charge

Socialist Clare Daly and independent Thomas Pringle both say they will neither register for, nor pay, the new household charge.

# thomas-pringle - Monday 5 December, 2011

'Irish people deserve better': Budget comes under fire from Opposition leaders

Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Thomas Pringle have criticised the Government’s Budget measures in a series of televised addresses.

# thomas-pringle - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Norris set to fall short of Oireachtas support as candidates look to councils

A busy day in presidential campaign as David Norris’s attempts at being nominated by the Oireachtas appear to be fading as both he and Dana now look set to pin their hopes on local council support.

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# thomas-pringle - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Kerry TDs, Flanagan and McGrath back McGuinness but who’s supporting Norris?

Sinn Féin’s candidate has the numbers to be on the ballot paper but David Norris faces a battle to secure enough support. We crunch the numbers on who is backing who.

# thomas-pringle - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

As three TDs withdraw their backing who's supporting Norris now?

David Norris is expected to break his silence today.

# thomas-pringle - Thursday 21 July, 2011

David Norris has 13 Oireachtas signatures for presidential nomination

The independent senator has the support of independent representatives from both houses of the Oireachtas. He needs seven more.

# thomas-pringle - Thursday 3 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The news from the Department of Finance is even worse than we thought; an artist’s fingers cut off during a savage attack and everything you need to know to bluff your way through the day’s cricket chat.

# thomas-pringle - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

# thomas-pringle - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Mary Coughlan eliminated from Donegal South West count

The Tánaiste has lost her Dáil seat but refused to comment this evening on what she would do if she was not elected.