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'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19
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'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19

May 21st 2020, 1:12 PM 95,013 Views 168 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

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Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
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Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns

May 18th 2020, 4:13 PM 11,206 Views 20 Comments

Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.

Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths
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Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths

May 14th 2020, 2:18 PM 21,580 Views 60 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said normal diagnostics and screening services need to get back up and running.

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students
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'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students

May 13th 2020, 4:37 PM 29,007 Views 81 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.

'Like a hen un-laying an egg': Dáil row erupts over the deletion of the Guerin report
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'Like a hen un-laying an egg': Dáil row erupts over the deletion of the Guerin report

May 13th 2020, 1:41 PM 28,791 Views 18 Comments

Disagreement emerged between members over the deletion of the Guerin report from the Oireachtas Library.

Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week
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Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week

Updated May 12th 2020, 4:50 PM 23,567 Views 41 Comments

Nursing home care during the pandemic will be a key focus of the committee.

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again
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Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

May 7th 2020, 5:08 PM 27,397 Views 26 Comments

Harris said the number of admissions to hospital and intensive care have halved in the last week.

Dáil committee votes to install extra cameras in chamber in response to votegate controversy
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Dáil committee votes to install extra cameras in chamber in response to votegate controversy

May 6th 2020, 10:21 PM 8,936 Views 48 Comments

The recommendations came in a review of the Dáil’s voting system by Professor David Farrell.

New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister
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New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister

May 6th 2020, 4:32 PM 25,701 Views 26 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris told this website that he thinks another bank holiday is a good idea.

Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis
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Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis

May 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 15,603 Views 57 Comments

GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.

Businesses will not reopen if they can't get Covid-19 insurance, says Howlin
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Businesses will not reopen if they can't get Covid-19 insurance, says Howlin

Apr 30th 2020, 7:49 PM 21,467 Views 24 Comments

Labour’s Brendan Howlin said businesses fear being held liable for their employees or their customers becoming victims of Covid-19.

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'
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Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

Apr 30th 2020, 2:42 PM 53,487 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

Taoiseach plans to have roadmap for lifting restrictions ready for Cabinet approval tomorrow
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Taoiseach plans to have roadmap for lifting restrictions ready for Cabinet approval tomorrow

Apr 30th 2020, 12:28 PM 44,673 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach listed the five criteria for lifting the restrictions.

Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says
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Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:40 PM 30,663 Views 37 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh confirmed that the State exam would begin on Wednesday 29 July.

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making
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'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making

Apr 23rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,918 Views 58 Comments

‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'
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Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'

Apr 21st 2020, 7:37 AM 10,320 Views 29 Comments

Seán Ó Fearhaíl said that a number of members had asked if virtual Dáil sittings could be possible.

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
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'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers

Apr 18th 2020, 8:30 AM 130,898 Views 135 Comments

Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.

'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'
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'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'

Apr 16th 2020, 3:26 PM 31,843 Views 107 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the restrictions would be lifted gradually.

It's going to cost €50k a day for the Dáil to sit in Dublin's Convention Centre
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It's going to cost €50k a day for the Dáil to sit in Dublin's Convention Centre

Apr 8th 2020, 9:58 PM 45,394 Views 117 Comments

There will be no charge for hiring the venue itself.

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
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Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

Apr 6th 2020, 6:18 PM 28,287 Views 68 Comments

The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.

Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
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Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears

Apr 2nd 2020, 4:07 PM 94,205 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.

Poll: Should the Dáil continue to meet in Leinster House during the Covid-19 crisis?
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Poll: Should the Dáil continue to meet in Leinster House during the Covid-19 crisis?

Apr 2nd 2020, 10:16 AM 20,566 Views 61 Comments

The Dáil is meeting for three hours this afternoon.

Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines
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Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines

Apr 1st 2020, 6:38 PM 38,542 Views 22 Comments

A number of TDs have said the government must continue to be held to account.

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'
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Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,449 Views 48 Comments

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted
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Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

Mar 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,980 Views 49 Comments

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil
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Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 11:00 PM 53,327 Views 126 Comments

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
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WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 74,400 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis
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Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

Mar 26th 2020, 12:41 PM 82,391 Views 49 Comments

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
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Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

Mar 25th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,967 Views 55 Comments

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
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Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 86,975 Views 86 Comments

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

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As it happened: Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19

TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week
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TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,296 Views 52 Comments

There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil From TheJournal.ie
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AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
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Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

Feb 20th 2020, 2:27 PM 28,160 Views 41 Comments

Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
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These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 20th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,266 Views 12 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out
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The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out

Feb 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,601 Views 37 Comments

A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets
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'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 4:18 PM 54,078 Views 211 Comments

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
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Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 17th 2020, 1:50 PM 25,058 Views 15 Comments

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
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Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

Feb 14th 2020, 9:01 AM 40,378 Views 97 Comments

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.