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#Topical Issues

# topical-issues - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Cigarettes, peace, the Docklands... and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# topical-issues - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'

Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.

# topical-issues - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Government insists homeless issue is being taken seriously, amid heated Dáil debate

It follows the release today of figures showing an increase in the numbers sleeping rough in Dublin.

# topical-issues - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"It is misleading to call Direct Provision inadequate" - Shatter

The Justice Minister said that numbers in centres was dropping, but the system had never seen a refugee made homeless.

"One cannot have instability": Taoiseach rules out loosening the party whip

Fine Gael backbenchers quizzed the Taoiseach on political reform in the Dáil last night.

# topical-issues - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Motor tax, pay cuts and Shatter's future

TDs will today begin discussing legislation that cuts their own pay, as well as others who earn €65,000 in the public purse.

# topical-issues - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar Savita This post contains videos

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar

Watch the full 32-minute debate between James Reilly and seven opposition TDs on the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries

James Reilly says TDs’ comments could prejudge the findings of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused a termination procedure.

# topical-issues - Thursday 1 March, 2012

New suicide prevention boss to be appointed "shortly"

The last Director of the National Suicide Prevention Office retired last year – and a replacement has yet to be appointed.

# topical-issues - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Dáil suspended over Halligan row with Ceann Comhairle

Dáil business is held up after independent TD John Halligan refuses to leave the chamber following a vote by fellow TDs.