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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.

From TheJournal.ie Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak Speech

Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak

She repeated that a US-US trade deal is off the table post-Brexit if the Good Friday Accord is compromised.

From TheJournal.ie US politician Nancy Pelosi to address the Dáil next week House Speaker

US politician Nancy Pelosi to address the Dáil next week

It is understood the visit is part of a fresh push to get the E3 Visa Bill over the line in the US.

From TheJournal.ie TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work Unemployed

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work

A new policy document on JobPath has been launched by Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters Climate Change

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

From TheJournal.ie Student blasts politicians over climate change: 'You're stealing my future and you have absolutely no right' Take A Stand

Student blasts politicians over climate change: 'You're stealing my future and you have absolutely no right'

Sumaya Mohammed, a 12-year-old student from Cork, was one of five students who had a hard-hitting message for politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates Women For Election

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change Day Of Action

Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change

Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court dismisses Denis O'Brien's appeal over Dáil debate on Siteserv Dáil Statements

Supreme Court dismisses Denis O'Brien's appeal over Dáil debate on Siteserv

The judgment was delivered in Galway by Ireland’s top court.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve Gender Balance

Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve

A Central Bank report found that 80% of senior appointments in recent years were men.

From TheJournal.ie Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE Healthcare

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE

Canning says she’s both relieved and saddened to have settled the case.

From TheJournal.ie Parents told to ensure no overnight Scouting Ireland trips go ahead without safe number of supervisors Scouting Ireland

Parents told to ensure no overnight Scouting Ireland trips go ahead without safe number of supervisors

Tusla says an ‘immediate review’ of the current standards around the supervision of children should be undertaken.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost National Broadband Plan

Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost

The Taoiseach said he will make a decision on the final bidder before Easter.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains Spiralling Costs

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Government wants property tax reduction law for those paying management fees pushed back six months Double Payment

Government wants property tax reduction law for those paying management fees pushed back six months

Fianna Fail said those paying property tax and management fees are paying on the double.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears Portiuncula Hospital This post contains videos

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun National Children's Hospital

'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun

Mick Wallace told the Dáil the ultimate cost of the hospital could be in excess of €2.2 billion.

From TheJournal.ie 'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election Dáil Record

Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election

Fianna Fáil has said it won’t support a potential no-confidence motion in the health minister.

From TheJournal.ie Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government Jobseekers
From TheJournal.ie Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week Concert Tickets

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF Trade Rules

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: President, TDs and Senators reflect on 100 years of Irish democracy Dail 100 This post contains videos

As it happened: President, TDs and Senators reflect on 100 years of Irish democracy

The Mansion House in Dublin played host to the celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day? Politics This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?

The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil sat for the very first time 100 years ago tomorrow. Here's what they talked about Centenary

The Dáil sat for the very first time 100 years ago tomorrow. Here's what they talked about

Many of those elected to the Dáil were listed as “fé ghlas ag Gallaibh” (imprisoned by the foreigners).

From TheJournal.ie 'Get in here now!' - Activists lament low turnout at Yellow Vest Ireland-supported Dáil protest Not My Taoiseach

'Get in here now!' - Activists lament low turnout at Yellow Vest Ireland-supported Dáil protest

The protest between 3pm and 6pm attracted a handful of supporters.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

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