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#TDs

# tds - Monday 14 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber Beep Beep

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

# tds - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries Pay Up

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries

The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.

# tds - Monday 31 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie €4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election Bonanza

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# tds - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# tds - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer Holy Words

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

# tds - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today Money In The Bank

'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today

The basic salary of a TD had been cut from 92,672 to €87,358 under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.

# tds - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Beyoncé

“Enda Kenny really is a good for nothing type of brother.”

# tds - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives Pay Hike

Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives

In introducing the €2,500 pay rise the party appears to be finally abandoning its ‘working wage’ pay strategy.

# tds - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail Imprisoned Without Trial

Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail

Halawa has been in prison without trial for almost three-and-a-half years.

# tds - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe? Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

# tds - Friday 23 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar Time Please

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

# tds - 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.

# tds - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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.

# tds - 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.

# tds - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What do politicians eat in Leinster House? What's On The Menu

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

# tds - Thursday 21 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long?

They’ll be back in the Dáil on 27 September – should their holidays be shorter?

# tds - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Believe it or not, Ireland doesn't have enough politicians TDs Or Not TDs

# tds - Saturday 25 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic' So Long Farewell

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

# tds - Monday 13 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# tds - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice Settling In

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

# tds - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support Getting There

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

# tds - Saturday 30 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael Minority Report

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

# tds - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

# tds - Saturday 5 March, 2016

16 times Irish politicians were a little bit mortifying on Twitter

TDs — they’re just like us.

# tds - Sunday 28 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs Fresh Blood

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Meet the new kids on the block.

# tds - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge The People's Debate This post contains videos

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge

Séamus Healy and Mattie McGrath really went at it on the latest People’s Debate.

# tds - Saturday 10 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie "You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD What I've Learned

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD

It’s a year since the man once known as the ‘new Ming’ won his seat. How has he found his first 12 months as a TD?

# tds - Friday 2 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie More women will be in the next Dáil — that would be the case even without gender quotas Opinion

More women will be in the next Dáil — that would be the case even without gender quotas

With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?

# tds - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie After John Delaney's ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment Not Happening

After John Delaney's ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment

The decision was taken by the Oireachtas Transport Committee in private session this morning.

# tds - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days… On The Blower

Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days…

The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

# tds - Friday 29 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie That's a grand break, isn't it? Bank Holi-dáil

That's a grand break, isn't it?

TDs will, of course, be up to HERE in constituency work over the next 11 days or so.

# tds - Friday 10 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie TDs have given back €140,000 in allowances - but who gave €3.63? Payback Time

TDs have given back €140,000 in allowances - but who gave €3.63?

And who returned a whopping €6.89?

# tds - Saturday 21 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course! Opinion

Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course!

Hiring a family member can be advantageous to accomplishing the work that voters demand of our TDs.

# tds - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Loophole means ecstasy and loads of other drugs are now legal (but only until Thursday) Emergency Law

# tds - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie No more 'throwing around' our national flag, Sinn Féin TDs told Flagging An Issue

No more 'throwing around' our national flag, Sinn Féin TDs told

The party will debate a motion proposing the national flag “be shown due respect” this weekend.

# tds - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Where have you seen these political faces before? The Scenic Route

Where have you seen these political faces before?

They all have one place in common besides the Dáil.

# tds - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups’, court told Shannonwatch

‘Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups’, court told

The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.

# tds - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘We want Bose to reconsider, closing this plant is going to hit the county hard’ Job Losses

‘We want Bose to reconsider, closing this plant is going to hit the county hard’

Siptu is meeting with senior management at the audio company to appeal for them to reconsider the closure of a Monaghan facility.

# tds - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was.... Drink Up

And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was....

The Dáil bar made €7,461.19 the day the Water Services Bill was debated.

# tds - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice Delivery Date

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

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