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From TheJournal.ie Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold New Normal

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's been politics by Zoom': How first-time TDs have found the Dáil in the time of Covid Leinster House

'It's been politics by Zoom': How first-time TDs have found the Dáil in the time of Covid

Like everyone else it’s been about adapting to the circumstances.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense Dáil

Opinion: The idea that the Constitution stops the Dáil from operating with video technology is a nonsense

Legal experts David Kenny and Conor Casy say there is ‘too much at stake’ to do nothing about hybrid or virtual sittings.

From TheJournal.ie The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government Final Countdown

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy Leinster House

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy

The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.

From TheJournal.ie Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow Grand Coalition

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

From TheJournal.ie Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times Leinster House

Martin says country 'not where it would like to be' in terms of testing volume and turnaround times

Speaking this evening at Leinster House, Martin said ‘there’s still a significant degree of work to be done’.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote Leinster House

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential' Leinster House

Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'

The Dáil last sat a week ago as it concluded a marathon debate on emergency Covid-19 legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines Leinster House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort' Leinster House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation Leinster House

Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation

Some have called for a time limited ‘sunset clause’ to be included in the Bill relating to detentions.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach Back To Work

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach

TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week Leinster House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system Slán

Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system

Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support Women's Health

'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support

Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.

From TheJournal.ie Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued Controversy

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

From TheJournal.ie This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas Off The Presses

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas

Structural works were needed at Leinster House to ensure the printer fit correctly in the building.

From TheJournal.ie 'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies Fobbing In

'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies

The review should be completed by January.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar Pay Outs

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest CLOSED HOUSE

Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest

Five protesters were arrested last night after chaining themselves outside the gates.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House Unchained

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House

Dozens of gardaí formed a human chain around protestors as their locks were cut off the gate looking onto Merrion Square.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut Rats Out

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut

The bar shut for more than a week after a rat was spotted by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House Conservation

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

From TheJournal.ie Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum Moving House

Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum

The refurbishment of Leinster House is set to cost in the region of €17 million.

From TheJournal.ie Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624 Leinster House

Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624

This is allowed if the department in question has the approval of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

From TheJournal.ie Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot' Climate Change

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'

Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes New Pollinator Plan

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

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

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting Rats Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House refurbishment to cost €17m

Leinster House was commissioned to be built between 1745-47.

From TheJournal.ie TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017 Spending

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

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 the Leinster House lawn be let grow into a wild meadow? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Leinster House lawn be let grow into a wild meadow?

Insert ‘put politicians out to pasture’ joke here.

From TheJournal.ie €28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

From TheJournal.ie Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office Office Politics

Tensions escalate between Tóibín and Sinn Féin over 'threat' to leave Leinster House office

Tóibín left the party in November but his office remains beside other Sinn Féin TDs .

From TheJournal.ie Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings Costs

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year Lighting Up

Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year

Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.

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