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#Leinster House

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years' Leo Varadkar

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'

The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas gym shouldn't be 'solely funded by the tax-payer': Fitness centre goes out to tender Health Kick

Oireachtas gym shouldn't be 'solely funded by the tax-payer': Fitness centre goes out to tender

€100,000 gym equipment goes out to tender for TDs, Senators and staff of Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service' Leinster House

Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service'

The service must be “easy to use” and allow TDs, Senators and their staff the ability to search content easily.

From TheJournal.ie Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group National Broadband Plan

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House CervicalCheck This post contains videos

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Crowds gathered to remember and thank Emma, who had spoken on behalf of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

From TheJournal.ie 'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October Raise The Roof

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

From TheJournal.ie 'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved Housing Crisis

'The battle will be long': Housing activists threaten more property occupations until crisis is resolved

Around 40 protesters staged a protest through Dublin city centre this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today Leinster House

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today

Paul Murphy said that his legislation to provide objective sex education in schools is sorely needed.

From TheJournal.ie Cyclists stage lie-down protest outside Leinster House calling for greater road safety Dublin Cycle Campaign

Cyclists stage lie-down protest outside Leinster House calling for greater road safety

Four cyclists have died on Irish roads so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East' Snow Day

Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East'

The business committee has decided to suspend the Dáil at 2pm today.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil women's caucus calls for audit of harassment and bullying in the Oireachtas Survey

Dáil women's caucus calls for audit of harassment and bullying in the Oireachtas

The group has called for a survey of the working conditions of elected officials in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil Vaginal Mesh

'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil

Today a consultant from Scotland told TDs he stopped doing these procedures in 2014 because he believed the risks outweighed the benefits.

From TheJournal.ie 'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion Behind Closed Doors

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar not concerned that a group of Scientologists were hosted in Leinster House FIRHOUSE CENTRE

Varadkar not concerned that a group of Scientologists were hosted in Leinster House

The Victory Centre in Firhouse was opened as the Scientology’s European base earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today Holliers

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Politicians have four weeks off from today.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club' Leinster House

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats Airport Screening

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats

The Taoiseach has criticised security at Leinster House for being far less stringent as other national parliaments.

From TheJournal.ie Rotting floors and fungus on the walls: These students want an end to learning in prefabs Scoil Nua

Rotting floors and fungus on the walls: These students want an end to learning in prefabs

Pupils, parents and teachers demand a new school after 21 years of promises.

From TheJournal.ie Senators are back today, and they have some new digs New Home

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs

The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital Medical Issue

Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital

The morning session was suspended after the man became ill.

From TheJournal.ie €4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election Bonanza

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

From TheJournal.ie Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

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