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From TheJournal.ie Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies PATRICIA DEVLIN

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith' Dáil

Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'

It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies Fobbing In

'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies

The review should be completed by January.

From TheJournal.ie HSE doesn't collate data on how many patients can't get a doctor's appointment No Appointments

HSE doesn't collate data on how many patients can't get a doctor's appointment

A number of regions have closed GP panel lists due to capacity.

From TheJournal.ie TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion Ceann Comhairle

TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion

The High Court granted the permission today.

From TheJournal.ie LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation Shift The Hate Away

LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation

The government said that it was looking at legislative options to address hate crime.

From TheJournal.ie Cyclists stage 'die in' outside the Dáil in second day of protest Road Death

Cyclists stage 'die in' outside the Dáil in second day of protest

Yesterday, cyclists staged a similar protest outside the Dublin City Council offices.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deep regret and sincere apologies': Fianna Fáil TDs at centre of voting controversy apologise in the Dáil Votegate

'Deep regret and sincere apologies': Fianna Fáil TDs at centre of voting controversy apologise in the Dáil

The Dáil Committee on Procedure published a report today into the row.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology CervicalCheck

'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology

Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.

From TheJournal.ie TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says Votegate

TDs must be in designated seats for Dáil votes to take place for time being, Ceann Comhairle says

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressed the Dáil on the matter before Leaders’ Questions today.

From TheJournal.ie Martin accepts Chambers' explanation of voting for TD who was outside Dáil chamber Votegate

Martin accepts Chambers' explanation of voting for TD who was outside Dáil chamber

The party’s Brexit spokesperson will not face any sanction.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the Fianna Fáil Dáil voting controversy a big deal?

The Ceann Comhairle has ordered a report into the incident while a Fine Gael TD has called for an “appropriate investigation”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar Pay Outs

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

From TheJournal.ie 'You really don't give a f**k': TD Joan Collins curses in Dáil as she attacks Government over Budget Unparliamentary Language

'You really don't give a f**k': TD Joan Collins curses in Dáil as she attacks Government over Budget

Collins colourful language was quickly criticised by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers Brexit

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

From TheJournal.ie Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings PSC

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation into whether frogs, eels and bats were buried alive by silt spread on Tallaght wetlands Destroyed

Investigation into whether frogs, eels and bats were buried alive by silt spread on Tallaght wetlands

Minister Josepha Madigan says she is taking the matter very seriously.

From TheJournal.ie 'It defies logical explanation': Martin demands inquiry into Tallaght wetlands controversy Sean Walsh Memorial Park

'It defies logical explanation': Martin demands inquiry into Tallaght wetlands controversy

Minister Josepha Madigan has said her investigations unit is looking into the matter.

From TheJournal.ie 'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies Climate Action

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut Rats Out

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut

The bar shut for more than a week after a rat was spotted by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant Renters

Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said that the situation outlined by Coppinger “sounds disgusting”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled early to debate Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled early to debate Brexit?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has called for the Dáil to be recalled early to discuss Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin interested in working with 'smaller parties' after the next general election JOining Forces

Micheál Martin interested in working with 'smaller parties' after the next general election

The Fianna Fáil leader was asked if he would be happy to rely on Michael Lowry’s support.

From TheJournal.ie Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county? Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes New Pollinator Plan

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting Rats Out

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting

Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.

From TheJournal.ie A rat has forced the Dáil members' bar to close Leinster Mouse

A rat has forced the Dáil members' bar to close

It may have found its way in through an old drain.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar Across The Chamber

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was the target of Varadkar’s comments and he’s now responded to the apology.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar likens Micheál Martin to 'a priest engaging in sin behind the altar' Exchange

Leo Varadkar likens Micheál Martin to 'a priest engaging in sin behind the altar'

Martin has said that the comment “reflects more on the Taoiseach than anyone else”.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths' Vaccine Myths

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'

Simon Harris has called for cross party support for the motion.

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe

Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe

Wallace is one of four TDs elected to the European Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays Safety

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays

The Health and Safety Funfair Amendment Bill looks to further regulate funfairs.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion" Dáil

Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"

Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract' CervicalCheck

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'

A report released yesterday indicated that Irish smear samples were sent to 16 labs – not 6, as was initially reported in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are here for all the women whose names we do not know and for whom no inquest was ever held' Maternal Deaths

'We are here for all the women whose names we do not know and for whom no inquest was ever held'

The Independents 4 Change TD was speaking as the Dáil passed legislation which would make inquests into maternal deaths mandatory.

From TheJournal.ie New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order' Missing

New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'

The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order.

From TheJournal.ie What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean? Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace European Election

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

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