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#Dáil Debate

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate' Communications Unit

Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'

The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.

From TheJournal.ie 'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds Water Cooler

'Street thuggery has not won' - Just seven TDs in the Dáil to talk about water charge refunds

Just seven TDs attended last night’s late-night discussion of a Bill for the refund of water charges.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide Ask For Help

Fianna Fáil TD becomes emotional in Dáil speaking about death of young man by suicide

Lisa Chambers was speaking during a Dáil debate on her party’s Bill to strengthen the rights of mental health patients.

From TheJournal.ie The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism Dáil Debate

The Government has re-written the terms for the Grace inquiry after criticism

The Cabinet signed off on new terms last evening after criticism in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes' Daylight Robbery

Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes'

TDs urged action to prevent exorbitant ticket touting in a Dáil debate yesterday.

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 'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister SPeaking From The Heart

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case Abortion

Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case

Last night, the Dáil began a debate about legislating for the X case. Clare Daly TD writes about why she brought the legislation forward – and why it’s so important for Irish women.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to continue debate on Moriarty Tribunal Lowry

Dáil to continue debate on Moriarty Tribunal

The debate on the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal will continue today, with taoiseach Enda Kenny due to field questions on Fine Gael fundraising in the 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Lowry is given two speaking slots in today’s Dáil; the state might need to capitalise Irish Life & Permanent; and Japan remains on “maximum alert”.

From TheJournal.ie Lowry gets two slots in Dáil debate over Moriarty Tribunal Dáil Debate

Lowry gets two slots in Dáil debate over Moriarty Tribunal

Meanwhile, the opposition has criticised the government’s decision for Minister Pat Rabbitte to take questions instead of the Taoiseach.