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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 22,258 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 24,191 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 42,022 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 92,442 Views 143 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 18,607 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 123,607 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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'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day

Jul 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 117,778 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 32,831 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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Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2020, 5:07 PM 16,552 Views 9 Comments

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

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'
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Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 41,705 Views 106 Comments

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family
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Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family

Jul 21st 2020, 3:24 PM 16,642 Views 31 Comments

Both Labour’s Alan Kelly and the Social Democrats’ Róisín Shortall said the apology “is too late”.

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'
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Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 71,078 Views 60 Comments

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid
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'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid

Jul 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 77,751 Views 115 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
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'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,234 Views 103 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'
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Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'

Jul 17th 2020, 1:20 PM 102,207 Views 168 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Convention Centre last night has gone viral.

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week
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Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week

Jul 16th 2020, 10:57 PM 25,237 Views 79 Comments

The move also extends to hallways and work spaces and includes TDs, Oireachtas staff and reporters.

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month
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Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

Jul 16th 2020, 6:06 PM 37,920 Views 31 Comments

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen
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'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Jul 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 20,055 Views 24 Comments

Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage
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'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Jul 14th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,270 Views 87 Comments

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results
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Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

Jul 10th 2020, 5:49 PM 20,767 Views 38 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told
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‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Jul 10th 2020, 12:32 PM 22,313 Views 20 Comments

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told
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'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

Jul 8th 2020, 5:44 PM 11,398 Views 1 Comment

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death
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Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Jul 7th 2020, 3:59 PM 65,503 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
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Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,913 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job
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Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job

Jul 1st 2020, 5:26 PM 20,829 Views 16 Comments

The Louth TD said he is delighted to be nominated.

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic
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# Bleak Outlook

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

Jun 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,576 Views 37 Comments

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees
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Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees

Jun 27th 2020, 9:04 PM 69,561 Views 86 Comments

The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
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The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 9:20 AM 52,708 Views 115 Comments

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan
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'A peacemaker and a rock of sense': TDs pay Dáil tribute and hold minute's silence for Garda Colm Horkan

Jun 24th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,194 Views 0 Comments

“He never let us down, the people he had sworn to serve,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil today.

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union
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Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 24,287 Views 29 Comments

Fórsa was critical of the Department of Education in a submission to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee.

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse
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Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse

Jun 11th 2020, 4:29 PM 22,450 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach says the civil service is currently ‘very white’.

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears
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Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 3:33 PM 68,823 Views 56 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil
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'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil

Jun 11th 2020, 2:51 PM 89,056 Views 62 Comments

However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.

Ireland on course to fully re-open by mid-July, says Taoiseach
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# EASING THE LOCKDOWN

Ireland on course to fully re-open by mid-July, says Taoiseach

Jun 11th 2020, 1:28 PM 42,885 Views 52 Comments

‘We do not need to return to a national lockdown again,’ Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today.

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy
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'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

Jun 11th 2020, 11:25 AM 40,530 Views 31 Comments

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'
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Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'

Jun 4th 2020, 1:08 PM 25,096 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach today spoke at length about racism at home and abroad in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
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Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:06 PM 13,835 Views 94 Comments

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
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Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

Updated Jun 2nd 2020, 3:03 PM 25,193 Views 40 Comments

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

Dáil summer holidays will be pushed back, says Taoiseach
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# Summer Recess

Dáil summer holidays will be pushed back, says Taoiseach

May 29th 2020, 5:52 PM 26,583 Views 58 Comments

The Dáil usually rises in July.

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave
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Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

Updated May 29th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,953 Views 23 Comments

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.