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From TheJournal.ie 'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition Political Reform

'The elephant in the room': Government's Dáil reforms do little to appease opposition

It’s no surprise that the opposition doesn’t think the government has done enough Dáil reform, but TDs think that even some changes that have been introduced aren’t working.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate Bondholders

Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was the highest profile Government representative present as they were asked to request a debt writedown by Independent TDs

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow Bondholders

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations Opinion

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits Opinion

Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits

Ireland is missing out on a key cultural and tourism opportunity by not fostering and encouraging a much larger and more evolved international cultural festival centred around Irish history and mythology, writes TD Catherine Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie "James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague Catherine Murphy

"James Reilly is a reforming minister" says ministerial colleague

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd defends James Reilly’s handling of Health – and despite reports of €1 billion of total cuts, says some areas are improving.

From TheJournal.ie Questions raised over lack of records for Emergency Needs Payments Social Welfare

Questions raised over lack of records for Emergency Needs Payments

Charities supporting those struggling financially said it would be helpful to have information on the reasons people are seeking the payment to assess needs.

From TheJournal.ie FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill Cannabis Regulation Bill

FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill

But one independent TD said we should not be afraid of “mature debate” on a bill that proposes the legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government' Speaking Rights

Ceann Comhairle: 'Parliament has to be independent of Government'

The leader of the Dáil was speaking after a week in which he surprised many, including the government, by allowing members of the Reform Alliance and former Labour parliamentary party TDs speaking time during Dáil debates.

From TheJournal.ie Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud' Speaking Time

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'

Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions Technical Group

'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions

Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.

From TheJournal.ie TD seeks to address 'plethora of misinformation' about Technical Group These Are The Facts

TD seeks to address 'plethora of misinformation' about Technical Group

Catherine Murphy has produced a fact sheet to clarify the parliamentary process when it comes to forming technical groups and political parties.

From TheJournal.ie Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job' Dáil Technical Group

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance Throw Your Hands Up At Me

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance

Independent TD Colm Keaveney says that the Labour Party benefits from €250,000 in allowances due to TDs who have lost the party whip.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil suspended - twice - as opposition criticises time to debate pay cuts Suspended

Dáil suspended - twice - as opposition criticises time to debate pay cuts

Opposition TDs also demanded to know why almost three-quarters of their proposed amendments were ruled out of order.

From TheJournal.ie TD slams 'blatant abuses of power' after being suspended from the Dáil Kicked Out

TD slams 'blatant abuses of power' after being suspended from the Dáil

Catherine Murphy got her marching orders this morning and later questioned whether what is happening in the Dáil is constitutional.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals Abortion

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

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

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal Prom Night

Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal

It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…

From TheJournal.ie Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit Expenses

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit

€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.

From TheJournal.ie Legislating for the X Case: Where do the parties stand? X Case

Legislating for the X Case: Where do the parties stand?

We’ve been asking every single member of the Oireachtas where they stand on the X Case and legislation but less than 20 per cent have responded. Here’s what the parties think…

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries Savita

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.

From TheJournal.ie Report shows independent TDs get less state funding Political Funding

Report shows independent TDs get less state funding

Independent TD Catherine Murphy has pulled together figures to illustrate the resource disadvantage of non-party TDs.

From TheJournal.ie McGrath quits as chairman of Dáil’s technical group in Wallace row Technical Group

McGrath quits as chairman of Dáil’s technical group in Wallace row

The independent TD is “completely fed up” with Mick Wallace’s actions and doesn’t want him inside the technical group.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term Opinion

Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term

Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities" Ambulance Cuts

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"

Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation Mick Wallace

Party whips to discuss possible all-party Wallace condemnation

The weekly meeting of the five Dáil whips will discuss a motion potentially censuring Mick Wallace over his tax affairs.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure Mick Wallace

Fianna Fáil whip joins calls for Wallace to resign amid reports of censure

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said that Wallace should resign and that his party would support a motion of censure of the indepenent TD which is reportedly now being considered by the government.

From TheJournal.ie Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action Mick Wallace

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission Copyright

TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission

The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Independent TDs and MEP to call for referendum to be delayed Referendum

Independent TDs and MEP to call for referendum to be delayed

Shane Ross, Catherine Murphy and Finian McGrath are among those who want the Fiscal Compact referendum delayed in light of the political uncertainty in the eurozone.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes Bill to trigger Fiscal Compact referendum Referendum

Dáil passes Bill to trigger Fiscal Compact referendum

TDs vote by 93 votes to 21 to hold a referendum on the Fiscal Compact; the legislation now goes through to the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Micheál Martin and Tánaiste address Fiscal Compact committee Fiscal Compact

As it happened: Micheál Martin and Tánaiste address Fiscal Compact committee

Joe Higgins, Micheál Martin, Eamon Gilmore and Catherine Murphy all gave evidence today. Here’s what happened.

From TheJournal.ie 11 things we learned from the new Registers of Members’ Interests In The Know

11 things we learned from the new Registers of Members’ Interests

The new registers of members’ interests have been published. Here’s some random things we learned from reading them.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I feel betrayed’: Political figures respond to Mahon Tribunal findings Mahon

‘I feel betrayed’: Political figures respond to Mahon Tribunal findings

As the major parties digest the implications of the Mahon report, here’s what their members (and others) have been saying on the side…

From TheJournal.ie Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker Anonymous

Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker

A ‘hacktivist’ from the Anonymous movement accesses and publishes website passwords of staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie Wording of 'SOPA Ireland' legislation will NOT be changed - Sherlock Irish SOPA

Wording of 'SOPA Ireland' legislation will NOT be changed - Sherlock

Responding to criticism in the Dáil, the minister said the controversial copyright measures will go ahead as planned.

From TheJournal.ie Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work Women In Politics

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny to brief opposition leaders on Brussels deal Debt Crisis

Kenny to brief opposition leaders on Brussels deal

Representatives of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the independent benches will attend a briefing on the deal struck by 26 countries.