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From TheJournal.ie Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend Pride Festival

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should yoga be taught in Irish schools? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should yoga be taught in Irish schools?

The practice is renowned to be a good way to improve mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council accused of being 'Scrooge-like' for not holding Christmas lights ceremony Overcrowding Concerns

Dublin City Council accused of being 'Scrooge-like' for not holding Christmas lights ceremony

Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer said the event should be moved to Smithfield.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row Spin Units

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee clashed with Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'?

Similar schemes have been trialled in UK cities like Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer ties the knot in Cork I Do

Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer ties the knot in Cork

He and his partner Conchubhar Ó Laoghaire got married in Christchurch in Cork city.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Goes Stateside: 'If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn't go cap in hand' Hiya Donald

Taoiseach Goes Stateside: 'If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn't go cap in hand'

The Taoiseach is off to the US today and there’s some speculation there’s work going on behind the scenes to arrange a meet-up with Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats When The Dust Settles

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

From TheJournal.ie The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about Save Your Breath

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”

From TheJournal.ie 13 heroes of the Yes campaign How The Ref Was Won

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

From TheJournal.ie A power interruption from Enda - as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers Enda The Line

A power interruption from Enda - as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers

Fist-bumps for all… Fine Gael’s campaigner-in-chief tries his best to distract everyone from the lack of voters.

From TheJournal.ie Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished? Pin-gate

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House Breaking The Rules

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.

TD gives heart-warming response when asked if he'll marry his partner

Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.

From TheJournal.ie Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner

Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.

From TheJournal.ie Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life') Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life')

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland... Re-Who-a? This post contains videos

'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland...

Jerry Buttimer has given the first Fine Gael reaction to Lucinda Creighton’s new party.

From TheJournal.ie After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member... Keeping It In The Family This post contains videos

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member...

The former junior minister is back in the news today.

From TheJournal.ie An openly gay TD and chairman says he understands the GAA wristband decision Rainbow Colours

An openly gay TD and chairman says he understands the GAA wristband decision

Deputy Jerry Buttimer has said the decision relates to the GAA being a non-political organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Can fatal foetal abnormalities be legislated for? Politicians want to take ANOTHER look... Abortion

Can fatal foetal abnormalities be legislated for? Politicians want to take ANOTHER look...

The Oireachtas Health Committee has agreed to add the issue to its work programme

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing Committee Wars

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree Committee Wars

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

From TheJournal.ie This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk Vernon Mount

This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk

The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs Pact-men

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

From TheJournal.ie 'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X One Year On

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

From TheJournal.ie Yes, you CAN get married outdoors... the Attorney General gives her blessing No Hitch

Yes, you CAN get married outdoors... the Attorney General gives her blessing

It follows a number of cases in recent months where couples were told they would have to get married inside a hotel, rather than in a marquee outside as planned.

From TheJournal.ie People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Planning an outdoor wedding? You might want to wait for the Attorney General's advice There's A Hitch

Planning an outdoor wedding? You might want to wait for the Attorney General's advice

Concerns have been raised over an ‘overly narrow’ interpretation of legislation which has prevented al fresco ceremonies from taking place…

From TheJournal.ie Former CRC chief rejects that any fundraised money was kept secret Hamilton Goulding

Former CRC chief rejects that any fundraised money was kept secret

A report found that the CRC set up its charitable arm for the sole purpose of making sure it got as much money as possible from the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010 Child Protection

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

From TheJournal.ie 'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn Committee Wars

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards Health Committee

Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards

The group of TDs will travel to north Dublin to visit the HSE’s medical card centre.

From TheJournal.ie This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep Election 2014 This post contains videos

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.

From TheJournal.ie Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades Fine Gael

Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades

The Fine Gael TD said the stark rises in cases over the past decade needs to be addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal Health Committee

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government' Unparliamentary This post contains videos

VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'

It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…

From TheJournal.ie Rehab Group will meet today to decide if they will disclose CEO's salary Top-ups

Rehab Group will meet today to decide if they will disclose CEO's salary

Angela Kerins salary came under scrutiny last month amid claims of minuscule profits from the group’s scratchcard scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Jerry Buttimer: Enda's kind words to me when I told him I was gay Support

Jerry Buttimer: Enda's kind words to me when I told him I was gay

“He looked at me, and he gave a dig into the chest, and said ‘you’re still the same guy, I’m still mad about you, let’s go do this’.”

From TheJournal.ie ‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse Dáil

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse

Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.

From TheJournal.ie TDs call special private meeting to talk about baby deaths at Portlaoise Fatal Failures

TDs call special private meeting to talk about baby deaths at Portlaoise

TD Jerry Buttimer said the families involved deserve a “full and frank explanation”.

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