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The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19
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The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19

Nov 22nd 2021, 3:12 PM 26,356 Views 36 Comments

Seán Ó Fearghaíl will work from home and his Dáil duties will be carried out by the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.

Protesters take calls for end to maternity restrictions to gates of Leinster House
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Protesters take calls for end to maternity restrictions to gates of Leinster House

Oct 6th 2021, 5:56 PM 9,702 Views 11 Comments

More than 100 people gathered to call for partner access to neo natal units to be restored to pre-pandemic levels.

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
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Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,353 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House
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Government prepares to go to bat for Coveney as 'normal politics' returns to Leinster House

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 1:05 PM 20,038 Views 42 Comments

Politicians return today after the summer recess.

Dáil bar to reopen for first time since last year
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Dáil bar to reopen for first time since last year

Aug 31st 2021, 8:50 PM 23,089 Views 55 Comments

The two bars in Leinster House have been closed for much of the pandemic.

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks
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Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks

Jul 28th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,234 Views 30 Comments

Plans for the display of some modern artworks to liven up parts of Leinster House are also under consideration.

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
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Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,941 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members
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Dáil staying in Convention Centre due to risk posed to members

Jun 10th 2021, 6:52 PM 16,966 Views 36 Comments

Dáil sittings may return to Leinster House in autumn if 70 to 80% of the population is vaccinated.

Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House
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Man to appear in court after jumping over barrier at Leinster House

Jan 19th 2021, 5:41 PM 20,654 Views 0 Comments

The gates and entrance to Leinster House were briefly locked this afternoon after a man crossed over a barrier into the grounds.

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
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Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

Jan 15th 2021, 7:34 PM 34,063 Views 90 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

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

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,126 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2020, 10:37 AM 15,405 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,217 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 9:20 AM 52,750 Views 115 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,210 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:10 AM 7,121 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.

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

Apr 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 35,158 Views 209 Comments

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 6:58 PM 16,562 Views 51 Comments

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

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
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Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

Apr 6th 2020, 6:18 PM 28,307 Views 68 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 4:07 PM 94,221 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:15 AM 12,490 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Apr 1st 2020, 6:38 PM 38,616 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,457 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 32,920 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,761 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,300 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Jan 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 30,488 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,536 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 41,816 Views 126 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2019, 11:35 AM 46,799 Views 79 Comments

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

'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies
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'Focused review’ into TD attendance announced following recent controversies

Nov 12th 2019, 7:21 PM 10,119 Views 23 Comments

The review should be completed by January.

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

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,718 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 7:13 PM 15,441 Views 44 Comments

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

Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest
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Leinster House cancels Open House participation after Extinction Rebellion protest

Oct 11th 2019, 3:34 PM 15,111 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 9:34 AM 35,366 Views 176 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 14,549 Views 33 Comments

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

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House
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Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Aug 27th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,297 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Aug 19th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,061 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jul 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 28,018 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,997 Views 41 Comments

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

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