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Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?
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Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 16,030 Views 8 Comments

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes
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# New Pollinator Plan

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

Jul 17th 2019, 3:59 PM 13,700 Views 42 Comments

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting
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# Rats Out

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting

Jul 15th 2019, 12:43 PM 11,419 Views 69 Comments

Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.

A rat has forced the Dáil members' bar to close
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# Leinster Mouse

A rat has forced the Dáil members' bar to close

Jul 9th 2019, 7:32 PM 27,329 Views 92 Comments

It may have found its way in through an old drain.

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar
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# Across The Chamber

Leo Varadkar apologises for Dáil comments about priests sinning behind the altar

Updated Jul 4th 2019, 9:56 PM 92,224 Views 290 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was the target of Varadkar’s comments and he’s now responded to the apology.

Leo Varadkar likens Micheál Martin to 'a priest engaging in sin behind the altar'
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# Exchange

Leo Varadkar likens Micheál Martin to 'a priest engaging in sin behind the altar'

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:43 PM 42,472 Views 104 Comments

Martin has said that the comment “reflects more on the Taoiseach than anyone else”.

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'
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# Vaccine Myths

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'

Jul 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 17,464 Views 188 Comments

Simon Harris has called for cross party support for the motion.

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Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe

Jun 28th 2019, 11:29 AM 40,444 Views 66 Comments

Wallace is one of four TDs elected to the European Parliament.

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays
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# Safety

Fianna Fáil takes aim at funfairs ahead of summer holidays

Jun 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,076 Views 36 Comments

The Health and Safety Funfair Amendment Bill looks to further regulate funfairs.

Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"
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Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"

Jun 12th 2019, 10:47 PM 27,077 Views 27 Comments

Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'
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# CervicalCheck

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'

Updated Jun 12th 2019, 6:42 PM 15,810 Views 39 Comments

A report released yesterday indicated that Irish smear samples were sent to 16 labs – not 6, as was initially reported in 2018.

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs
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HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

May 16th 2019, 7:56 PM 16,362 Views 39 Comments

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

'We are here for all the women whose names we do not know and for whom no inquest was ever held'
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# Maternal Deaths

'We are here for all the women whose names we do not know and for whom no inquest was ever held'

May 16th 2019, 11:52 AM 14,376 Views 8 Comments

The Independents 4 Change TD was speaking as the Dáil passed legislation which would make inquests into maternal deaths mandatory.

New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'
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# Missing

New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'

May 15th 2019, 11:18 AM 6,474 Views 6 Comments

The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order.

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
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# Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

May 10th 2019, 11:57 AM 19,612 Views 108 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace
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'Many think we're wrong to leave the Dáil, others want us to f**k off out of here' - Mick Wallace

Apr 20th 2019, 8:30 AM 44,607 Views 120 Comments

“If people of the far-right want to run, that is there prerogative – I am not of that ilk,” he said.

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

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

Apr 17th 2019, 1:43 PM 38,819 Views 107 Comments

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

US politician Nancy Pelosi to address the Dáil next week
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US politician Nancy Pelosi to address the Dáil next week

Apr 10th 2019, 4:34 PM 10,618 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,181 Views 38 Comments

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

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters
# Climate Change
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# Climate Change

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

Mar 28th 2019, 7:30 PM 36,344 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 28th 2019, 5:21 PM 19,728 Views 97 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 19,301 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 30,498 Views 117 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Mar 5th 2019, 11:46 AM 47,563 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 5th 2019, 6:07 AM 13,642 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 5:40 PM 24,455 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 7:06 PM 33,273 Views 63 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 27th 2019, 1:17 PM 19,845 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 20th 2019, 7:15 PM 49,921 Views 208 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 6:19 PM 21,027 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 3:12 PM 43,714 Views 132 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 13th 2019, 8:28 PM 31,972 Views 88 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 2:56 PM 27,710 Views 157 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 10th 2019, 4:20 PM 20,761 Views 110 Comments

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

Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government
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# Jobseekers

Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government

Feb 7th 2019, 5:58 PM 38,553 Views 66 Comments

The government was defeated by 81 votes to 42.

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

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

Jan 25th 2019, 11:46 AM 10,196 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:39 PM 21,643 Views 159 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 21st 2019, 1:00 PM 33,143 Views 128 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 20th 2019, 9:45 PM 29,206 Views 44 Comments

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