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From TheJournal.ie Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent Timmy Dooley

Ceann Comhairle orders 'urgent' probe after FF TD's Dáil votes recorded despite him being absent

Clare TD Timmy Dooley said a fellow party member cast a number of votes for him while he was absent from the Dáil chamber on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance Noteworthy

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance

Minister Sean Canney was also asked to provide more information on €3,258 in “policy formulation” expenses that were spent in a string of restaurants around the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online Treasures Of The Oireachtas This post contains videos

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online

Members of the public will be able to explore the over 10,000 historical documents online.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law? Factcheck

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

From TheJournal.ie €28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

From TheJournal.ie TDs and Senators to hold special joint session in Mansion House to mark 100 years since first Dáil First Dail

TDs and Senators to hold special joint session in Mansion House to mark 100 years since first Dáil

The first Dáil met at the Mansion House on 21 January 1919 following the 1918 General Election.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House CervicalCheck This post contains videos

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Crowds gathered to remember and thank Emma, who had spoken on behalf of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not part of God's plan': Hundreds attend Dublin funeral for Emma Mhic Mhathúna St Mary's Pro Cathedral

'Not part of God's plan': Hundreds attend Dublin funeral for Emma Mhic Mhathúna

The funeral cortège passed by the Dáil, the Department of Health, and Áras an Uachtarán.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working Leaders' Questions

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

From TheJournal.ie Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick 'seriously considering' running as an independent Departure

Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick 'seriously considering' running as an independent

Fitzpatrick will meet with his team this weekend and make a formal announcement on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today Role Model

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

A portrait of the former Sinn Fein MP is set to be presented to the British Parliament later today.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019 Eighth Amendment

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil women's caucus calls for audit of harassment and bullying in the Oireachtas Survey

Dáil women's caucus calls for audit of harassment and bullying in the Oireachtas

The group has called for a survey of the working conditions of elected officials in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually Love Actually

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

From TheJournal.ie TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime Coercive Control

TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime

A major study found 31% of Irish women have experienced some form of psychological violence by a partner.

From TheJournal.ie Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition The Next Stage

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?

The new communications unit has caused a deal of controversy since its announcement.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences SIPO

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

The Standards in Public Office Commission gave the details in its annual report, published today.

From TheJournal.ie Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws Sex Offenders

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.

From TheJournal.ie 'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits Rural Ireland

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

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.

From TheJournal.ie A true patriot or a tainted legacy? Enda Kenny gave his last speech as Taoiseach today Enda The Line

A true patriot or a tainted legacy? Enda Kenny gave his last speech as Taoiseach today

There were plenty of kind words, and some not kind ones, from the opposition benches today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive? Pot O' Gold This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?

Kenny is in line to receive a retirement lump sum of €378,000 in addition to annual payments of €126,000.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil votes to keep AIB shares because the government forgot to vote AIB

Dáil votes to keep AIB shares because the government forgot to vote

“Remarkable way for it to happen,” Labour leader Brendan Howlin said.

From TheJournal.ie TDs have voted to make it compulsory to stand during the Dáil prayer Holy Row

TDs have voted to make it compulsory to stand during the Dáil prayer

Three amendments that would have gotten rid of the Dáil prayer were voted down today.

From TheJournal.ie Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar London Attack

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar

The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments Snappy Dressers

Dáil report shows 'pixie hats and turtleneck jumpers' unacceptable dress for foreign parliaments

The Dáil Committee on Procedure is set to discuss the matter of a Dáil dress code in private session this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot... All In Favour

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding Ride On This post contains videos

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

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.

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?

From TheJournal.ie Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland Frack Off

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland

The Bill to ban the controversial fossil fuel exploration process has passed its first stage in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie 14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills Eighth Amendment

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills

The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate Leaders' Questions

Leaders' questions as it happened: Bruton evades questions on publishing research into first-time buyers' tax rebate

Have a look to see if politicians are covering the issues that matter most to you.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build St Mochta's

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build

St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, west Dublin, claims it has been denied a new school for ten years.

From TheJournal.ie Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80 RIP

Former Minister Bobby Molloy dies aged 80

Molloy was one of the founding members of the Progressive Democrats in 1986.

From TheJournal.ie Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability Welcome Change

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability

Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.

From TheJournal.ie Security alert at Dáil Éireann as man blocks main entrance to government buildings Arrest

Security alert at Dáil Éireann as man blocks main entrance to government buildings

The incident happened at 9.30am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie What about the €12 million?: DJ's emotional speech at mental health rally Kildare Street Gates

What about the €12 million?: DJ's emotional speech at mental health rally

Advocates are aiming to keep the issue on the agenda.

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