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

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 76,188 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 71,421 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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Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,478 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 11,075 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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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 19,451 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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Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

Feb 24th 2021, 3:31 PM 20,973 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 80,143 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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Footage of Healy-Rae brothers being called 'caricatures' in Dáil viewed over 350,000 times

Feb 11th 2021, 10:34 AM 92,211 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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'We need a change in approach': Dáil hears debate on zero-Covid strategy

Feb 10th 2021, 12:18 PM 23,007 Views 53 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 10,432 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 72,120 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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'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 108,524 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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These are the winners and losers from the Irish political year

Dec 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 16,239 Views 12 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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TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,640 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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Tánaiste: 'There was a bailout of the banks 12 years ago'

Dec 17th 2020, 1:17 PM 45,543 Views 97 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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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 10,443 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 117,359 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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Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,773 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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Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 2:25 PM 29,731 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 51,809 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
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Fianna Fáil TD says there are inconsistencies in Varadkar's statement, but adds he shouldn't resign

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 12:40 PM 40,570 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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Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,721 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 36,881 Views 0 Comments

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

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
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Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,474 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
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Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,162 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

Two men arrested following protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin
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Two men arrested following protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin

Oct 10th 2020, 7:23 PM 70,457 Views 34 Comments

Large crowds gathered around the Dáil this afternoon.

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
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# Dying With Dignity

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote

Oct 10th 2020, 9:30 AM 19,680 Views 69 Comments

The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.

'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation
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'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation

Oct 8th 2020, 6:01 PM 39,912 Views 63 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill passed to committee stage last night.

'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes
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'Goddammit that's an awful thing to say': Sparks fly between Taoiseach and Healy-Raes

Oct 6th 2020, 5:20 PM 92,609 Views 66 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin subsequently apologised to Michael Healy-Rae.

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote
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# Dying With Dignity

'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote

Oct 4th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,594 Views 35 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.

There was another 'unparliamentary language' incident in the Dáil today
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There was another 'unparliamentary language' incident in the Dáil today

Oct 1st 2020, 6:20 PM 51,488 Views 21 Comments

Peadar Tóibín TD made the comments as TDs were debating the government’s Living with Covid-19 plan.

Government seeks to delay Dying with Dignity Bill and send issue to special Oireachtas committee
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Government seeks to delay Dying with Dignity Bill and send issue to special Oireachtas committee

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 6:37 PM 22,256 Views 52 Comments

The proposed legislation would allow medical professionals assist terminally ill persons end their own life.

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense
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Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,181 Views 25 Comments

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned
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All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned

Sep 16th 2020, 3:21 PM 41,987 Views 139 Comments

TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.

Cabinet and Acting CMO restricting their movements after Stephen Donnelly is sent for Covid-19 test, Dáil to resume this evening
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Cabinet and Acting CMO restricting their movements after Stephen Donnelly is sent for Covid-19 test, Dáil to resume this evening

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 6:35 PM 92,437 Views 142 Comments

It was confirmed earlier that Health Minister Stephen Donnelly felt unwell this afternoon and is now isolating.

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
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New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:45 AM 18,602 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil
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'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:50 PM 123,595 Views 260 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the Dáil would not be recalled this week.

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day
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# Dáil Over The Place

'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day

Jul 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 117,761 Views 154 Comments

The late-night sitting saw business stopped twice and a minister vote against the government.

Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'
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Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'

Jul 30th 2020, 1:53 PM 32,829 Views 60 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the advice from NPHET.

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach
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# Dáil Protest

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2020, 5:07 PM 16,534 Views 9 Comments

Up to 100 people protested today against the Government’s failure to fully reopen day services for adults with disabilities.

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