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Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
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Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour

Updated 6 hours ago 24,101 Views 57 Comments
  • TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
  • Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
  • Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges
'Homes for people, not for profit': Hundreds gather outside Dáil to protest housing crisis
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'Homes for people, not for profit': Hundreds gather outside Dáil to protest housing crisis

Wed 7:48 PM 12,710 Views 23 Comments

Hundreds of people gathered in the city centre on the same day TDs reconvened after the summer recess.

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House
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Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House

Updated Wed 1:05 PM 19,870 Views 42 Comments

Politicians return today after the summer recess.

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge
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Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge

Jul 15th 2021, 9:44 PM 35,030 Views 0 Comments

Paul Murphy TD asked the Taoiseach about a case he was told about recently.

Large protest in Dublin last night as Dáil passed indoor dining legislation
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Large protest in Dublin last night as Dáil passed indoor dining legislation

Jul 15th 2021, 11:52 AM 50,817 Views 184 Comments

The Dáil passed the second reading of the bill by 72 votes to 66.

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
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Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 10:57 PM 58,046 Views 106 Comments

40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.

The cost of funding TDs climbed to €47.49 million last year
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The cost of funding TDs climbed to €47.49 million last year

Jul 7th 2021, 1:22 PM 11,352 Views 36 Comments

The accounts also disclose that sales at the Dáil bars and restaurants last year plunged by 70% from €1.4 million to €424,513.

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister
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'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister

Jul 6th 2021, 9:19 PM 39,312 Views 0 Comments

TDs called for action on sexual, domestic and gender-based violence in the Dáil this afternoon.

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
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Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,913 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms
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Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 10:54 PM 42,102 Views 68 Comments

The HSE chief said it is planned that the second doses of AstraZeneca will be completed by 19 July.

Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members
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# Across The Quays

Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members

Jun 10th 2021, 6:52 PM 16,943 Views 36 Comments

Dáil sittings may return to Leinster House in autumn if 70 to 80% of the population is vaccinated.

Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing
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Fianna Fáil bringing motion to establish constitutional right to housing

Jun 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 15,996 Views 58 Comments

It would amend Article 43 of the Constitution, which covers private property rights.

'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee
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# Survivors

'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 4:45 PM 14,315 Views 16 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Vardakar said the authors of the report should come before the Oireachtas “without delay”.

Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today
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Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today

Jun 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,964 Views 16 Comments

There has been a growing diplomatic row after Belarus diverted a Ryanair civilian plane and arrested an opposition journalist.

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
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Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'

Updated May 27th 2021, 3:05 PM 41,397 Views 70 Comments
  • Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
  • Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
  • HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date
'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote
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'A human error': Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing passed by Dáil after junior Minister doesn't call vote

May 19th 2021, 2:47 PM 56,986 Views 63 Comments

The housing crisis has been top of the political agenda for over two weeks now, following outrage over cuckoo funds.

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New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

May 13th 2021, 10:16 PM 14,530 Views 22 Comments

The world’s second-largest fish is a frequent visitor to Irish shores.

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life
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# Out Of Work

Varadkar says it's 'extraordinary' under 35s are experiencing their second recession in their adult life

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 76,713 Views 80 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordán said the country can’t afford to lose another generation.

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
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Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,667 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
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# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,543 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
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Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,082 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'
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# Shared Equity Scheme

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'

Mar 3rd 2021, 8:52 AM 19,490 Views 72 Comments

The Minister for Housing, however, has said the scheme will help young prospective homeowners out of a “rental trap”.

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
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# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

Feb 24th 2021, 3:31 PM 21,169 Views 7 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance From TheJournal.ie

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,418 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times
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# Slam Duncan

Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times

Feb 11th 2021, 10:34 AM 92,475 Views 107 Comments

Footage of the Dáil debate went viral on social media yesterday.

'We need a change in approach': Dáil hears debate on zero-Covid strategy
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# Covid-19

'We need a change in approach': Dáil hears debate on zero-Covid strategy

Feb 10th 2021, 12:18 PM 23,046 Views 50 Comments

The Labour tabled a motion calling for a “national aggressive Covid-19 suppression strategy”.

More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears
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More than 8,500 young people on waiting list for primary care psychological services, Dáil hears

Feb 4th 2021, 1:36 PM 10,664 Views 11 Comments

Minister Mary Butler told the Dáil today she was “especially concerned about the rise in eating disorders among girls and young women”.

Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison
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Madigan withdraws 'normal children' comments and issues apology for mother and baby home comparison

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 4:25 PM 72,196 Views 74 Comments

Teachers union the INTO has called on the Minister to apologise for her latest comments.

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
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# Student Nurses

'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'

Jan 20th 2021, 11:56 AM 108,618 Views 63 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year
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# Politics

These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 16,292 Views 13 Comments

We take a look at who did well – and who didn’t fare brilliantly.

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
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# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,720 Views 96 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'
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# Bank Bailout

Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'

Dec 17th 2020, 1:17 PM 45,578 Views 98 Comments

There have been calls for the Taoiseach to correct the Dáil record over his statements.

Balloons left outside Leinster House to represent the 56 people who have died in homeless services in Dublin this year
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# Homlessness

Balloons left outside Leinster House to represent the 56 people who have died in homeless services in Dublin this year

Dec 2nd 2020, 4:32 PM 10,477 Views 15 Comments

A review is being carried out into the increase in the deaths of people accessing homeless services.

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo
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Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo

Updated Nov 25th 2020, 6:36 PM 117,838 Views 162 Comments

Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
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# Woulfe At The Door

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,780 Views 33 Comments

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter
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# Impeachment

Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 2:25 PM 29,753 Views 91 Comments

The decision was taken at Cabinet this morning, which effectively rules out an impeachment motion being moved by the Government.

'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar
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'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 6th 2020, 8:17 PM 51,835 Views 215 Comments

A spokesman for the Tánaiste said Sinn Féin is “only interested in political mudslinging”.

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign
# Out Of The Woods?
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# Out Of The Woods?

Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 12:40 PM 40,578 Views 84 Comments

The Tánaiste was grilled about what motivated him to send the document Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail of the NAGP.

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
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# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,844 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
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Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

Oct 31st 2020, 7:54 PM 36,884 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

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