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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 17 October, 2017

#Dáil

# dail - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists? Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?

Taoiseach grilled about Brexit and arrests at Dublin airport yesterday.

# dail - Friday 20 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down Dispute

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down

The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.

# dail - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades Bad Harvest

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

# dail - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one Holy Words This post contains a poll

The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one

It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.

# dail - Friday 30 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future No Enda Game

Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.

# dail - Thursday 22 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected Election 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

# dail - Monday 19 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Can Mick Wallace still be a TD after being declared bankrupt today? Bankrupt TD

Can Mick Wallace still be a TD after being declared bankrupt today?

Wallace said that the court’s decision to declare the Wexford TD bankrupt “was just a matter of time”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals Gerry Adams

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# dail - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'We must give musicians a chance': Quotas for Irish music got TDs very fired up Ruckus

'We must give musicians a chance': Quotas for Irish music got TDs very fired up

“It stimulates you. It invigorates you. It’s what we come from, it’s where we come from”.

From TheJournal.ie New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants Rental Crisis

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants

The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.

# dail - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'The government has published more reports than built houses' Leaders' Questions

'The government has published more reports than built houses'

This is the penultimate Leaders’ Questions before the Christmas break.

# dail - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil' Can We Get The Bill

'This is the time to pass the legislation you want': Gino Kenny on our 'weak Dáil'

The Medicinal Cannabis Bill passed through its first stage last week.

# dail - Thursday 8 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Son of Brian Stack confronts Gerry Adams over murder of his father Press Event

Son of Brian Stack confronts Gerry Adams over murder of his father

Austin Stack turned up at a Sinn Féin press conference in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD insists he is not linking Sinn Féin deputies to Brian Stack murder Investigation

Fine Gael TD insists he is not linking Sinn Féin deputies to Brian Stack murder

Alan Farrell said he was merely calling on Sinn Féin deputies to make a statement.

# dail - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE Cystic Fibrosis

Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE

Earlier, hundreds of people attended a protest outside Leinster House calling for action on the drug.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Kenny quizzed over Orkambi, disability rights and... traffic in Killarney Leaders' Questions

AS IT HAPPENED: Kenny quizzed over Orkambi, disability rights and... traffic in Killarney

Kenny fielded questions from all the party heads today.

# dail - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Leaders ask Gerry Adams to give a statement on Brian Stack investigation tomorrow Leaders' Questions

Leaders ask Gerry Adams to give a statement on Brian Stack investigation tomorrow

Brian Stack’s murder investigation, postage stamp price hikes, and water charges refunds were among the issues from today.

# dail - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: 'A great deal is going on, but the problem is getting worse, Taoiseach' Leaders' Questions

AS IT HAPPENED: 'A great deal is going on, but the problem is getting worse, Taoiseach'

Enda Kenny faced questions on the homeless crisis, Gerry Adams and a United Ireland today.

# dail - Thursday 24 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Put the fraud squad after them' - TDs demand action on motor insurance and housing crisis Leaders' Questions

'Put the fraud squad after them' - TDs demand action on motor insurance and housing crisis

Everyone’s talking about the housing crisis today, but what will be on the minds of opposition TDs as they grill Frances Fitzgerald.

# dail - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach criticised for "gushing tweet" and manner towards Trump and Pence Hello Mr President

Taoiseach criticised for "gushing tweet" and manner towards Trump and Pence

Enda Kenny has spoken to both the President and Vice President-elect

# dail - Monday 21 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it Assisted Suicide

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

# dail - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over' Let's Talk This post contains videos

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'

“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.

# dail - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED:  "You're both incompetent and unfit to be in Government" - Enda faces tough questions in the Dáil Leaders' Questions

AS IT HAPPENED: "You're both incompetent and unfit to be in Government" - Enda faces tough questions in the Dáil

Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams, Brendan Howlin and Bríd Smith were asking the questions during a lively exchange.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny says there won't be an inquiry into media ownership in Ireland Media Merger

Kenny says there won't be an inquiry into media ownership in Ireland

Catherine Murphy said it is up to the government to either accept or reject the acquisition of the Celtic Media group by Independent News and Media.

From TheJournal.ie Almost €1 million spent seizing over 2,500 horses and almost 90% were destroyed Not Claimed

Almost €1 million spent seizing over 2,500 horses and almost 90% were destroyed

When a horse is seized, a public notice is put up and if it’s not claimed after five days, the animal is destroyed.

# dail - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Taoiseach pressured on public sector pay in Leaders' Questions Question Time

AS IT HAPPENED: Taoiseach pressured on public sector pay in Leaders' Questions

Jokes about trains some slightly odd interruptions provided mild diversions in this afternoon’s session.

# dail - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Trump's shock win and status of undocumented Irish on the agenda in the Dáil Leaders' Questions

AS IT HAPPENED: Trump's shock win and status of undocumented Irish on the agenda in the Dáil

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was in the hotseat today for questions from opposition TDs.

# dail - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum Irish Water Ownership

Halligan 'fought vigorously' to ensure government considers Irish Water referendum

A bill on a referendum on the ownership of Irish Water was passed today without a vote as a result of the government’s support.

# dail - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was damage to the ozone layer caused by nuclear testing? Factcheck

FactCheck: Was damage to the ozone layer caused by nuclear testing?

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae made the extraordinary claim during a debate on climate change last week.

# dail - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant Dáil Privilege

Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant

“A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.”

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Enda Kenny questioned about compensation for sexual abuse victims Legacy Issues

As it happened: Enda Kenny questioned about compensation for sexual abuse victims

Stay with us for live updates from the Dáil.

# dail - Thursday 20 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club Filling In For Enda

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club

Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# dail - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland Counselling

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.

# dail - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland takes "significant step" in fighting climate change Paris Agreement

Ireland takes "significant step" in fighting climate change

“The signing of this treaty signals a move in a new direction,” said the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise Mo Money Mo Problems

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want to see our TDs dress better Dress Up

Most people want to see our TDs dress better

Dáil rules state members should dress “in a manner that reflects the dignity of the House”.

# dail - Friday 14 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

# dail - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday Winning

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.

# dail - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Good news for tourism businesses - their 9% VAT rate is safe Holiday At Home

Good news for tourism businesses - their 9% VAT rate is safe

The rate came under scrutiny earlier this year but businesses say it has been instrumental to the sector’s recovery.