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#Friday sittings

From TheJournal.ie Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform Friday Sitting

Minister nominated for 'brass neck of the year' as TDs row about Seanad reform

Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.

From TheJournal.ie Social media: the good, the bad and the ugly Cyberbullying

Social media: the good, the bad and the ugly

The Dáil discussed all aspects of social media this afternoon, from how Skype is keeping Irish families in touch at a time of emigration to the effects of cyberbullying.

From TheJournal.ie Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura' Censorship

Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…

From TheJournal.ie 'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport Friday Sittings

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport

Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers Emergency Workers

Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers

Fianna Fáil proposed legislation will call for a crackdown on those convicted of assaulting or threatening an emergency worker in the line of duty.

From TheJournal.ie TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out? Dáil Reform

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?

As we approach the end of another Dáil term, we’ve been asking the government and the opposition how the much-vaunted sittings of the Dáil on the first Friday of every month have been working out.

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter criticises Kelleher no-show for Friday Dáil debate Dáil

Shatter criticises Kelleher no-show for Friday Dáil debate

But the Fianna Fáil TD who had criticised the government over Friday sittings said he didn’t have to attend today’s Dáil debate and repeated his criticisms.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil sittings on a Friday are 'a slap in the face of reform' - Fianna Fail TD Dáil

Dáil sittings on a Friday are 'a slap in the face of reform' - Fianna Fail TD

Billy Kelleher has accused the government of “window-dressing” by implementing Friday sittings where he says “no meaningful business” is being done.