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Duncan Smith: TDs in the Dáil who throw around references to Nazis need to think again
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Duncan Smith: TDs in the Dáil who throw around references to Nazis need to think again

Apr 29th 2021, 2:12 PM 24,366 Views 38 Comments

The Labour TD reacts to Dáil debates yesterday in which references to ‘Stalinist’ and ‘Nazism’ were used.

Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor
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Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor

Mar 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 29,099 Views 32 Comments

Donal Fallon looks at the life of Tomás Mac Curtain, who was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920.

As it happened: Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19 From TheJournal.ie
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As it happened: Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil
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'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil

Dec 12th 2019, 2:30 PM 9,601 Views 10 Comments

The issue was raised by TD Dara Calleary in the Dail today.

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments
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Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments

Nov 27th 2019, 5:28 PM 32,812 Views 47 Comments

Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland
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Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Nov 26th 2019, 7:29 PM 11,731 Views 40 Comments

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

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

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 4:26 PM 54,139 Views 118 Comments

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.

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

Oct 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 47,520 Views 55 Comments

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.

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

Jun 12th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,465 Views 5 Comments

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

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

May 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 70,530 Views 53 Comments

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

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

May 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,632 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Jan 9th 2019, 4:35 PM 7,828 Views 22 Comments

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

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House
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Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Oct 10th 2018, 4:43 PM 20,029 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 10th 2018, 2:55 PM 38,882 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2018, 1:05 PM 10,861 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Sep 28th 2018, 9:50 AM 19,496 Views 33 Comments

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

Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today
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Constance Markievicz to be formally honoured at House of Commons today

Jul 18th 2018, 10:38 AM 49,763 Views 63 Comments

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

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019
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Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

May 29th 2018, 2:53 PM 11,196 Views 149 Comments

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

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

Feb 27th 2018, 9:53 PM 9,177 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2017, 11:30 AM 15,906 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 10,428 Views 60 Comments

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

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
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# The Next Stage

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Nov 9th 2017, 6:36 PM 25,758 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2017, 10:22 AM 18,851 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2017, 7:47 AM 18,764 Views 64 Comments

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

Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences
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Watchdog sent 90 files to gardaí over possible election offences

Jul 21st 2017, 6:22 PM 8,101 Views 11 Comments

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

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws
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# Sex Offenders

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

Jul 11th 2017, 9:24 PM 10,890 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2017, 4:42 PM 25,591 Views 116 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 19,431 Views 66 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

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

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?
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# Pot O' Gold

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

May 19th 2017, 9:44 AM 47,774 Views 194 Comments

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

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

May 18th 2017, 2:30 PM 32,352 Views 40 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2017, 1:58 PM 28,817 Views 253 Comments

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

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 5:53 PM 11,257 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 2:00 PM 33,343 Views 140 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 9th 2017, 2:35 PM 9,436 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 12,401 Views 110 Comments

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

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

Jan 19th 2017, 5:34 PM 19,535 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2016, 10:30 PM 52,351 Views 74 Comments

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

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland
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Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland

Oct 27th 2016, 9:42 PM 12,932 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 25th 2016, 8:49 PM 26,838 Views 78 Comments

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

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