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#Leinster House

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.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders' Questions: Mattie McGrath to the Government, 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss' The Who

Leaders' Questions: Mattie McGrath to the Government, 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was in the hotseat today for Leaders’ Questions.

From TheJournal.ie These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time London To Dublin

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time

Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye Short Meeting

Mind if I go? Emotions run high as Enda takes just seven minutes to say goodbye

“Let the games begin,” Kenny declared, tongue-in-cheek, as he set out his plans to step down.

From TheJournal.ie 'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss Best Deal For Ireland

'Treated like Nelson Mandela or JFK': International media say Ireland is trying to woo EU Brexit boss

There was a lot of pomp and ceremony for Michel Barnier – the man who will lead Europe’s Brexit negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Brexit's top negotiator reassures Dail 'the Irish interests will be the union’s interest' Liveblog

As it happened: Brexit's top negotiator reassures Dail 'the Irish interests will be the union’s interest'

Michel Barnier spoke to TDs and Ministers today during a visit to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House Suicide Awareness

'A special tribute': Tree of Hope puts down roots at Leinster House

Representatives from across the political divide attended the ceremony that saw the tree planted on Leinster Lawn this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House Dáil Gridlock This post contains videos

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House

Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow Leinster House

'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow

Dublin-born Halawa has been held without trial in Egypt since being arrested at a protest in Cairo in August 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants Leinster Mouse

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House Day 6

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House

It has not yet been confirmed if rail and Dublin bus workers will attend today’s protest.

From TheJournal.ie Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar London Attack

Security at Dáil far less stringent than at other national parliaments - Varadkar

The social protection minister said there is a possibility that somebody could carry out an act of violence in the Irish parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot... All In Favour

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

From TheJournal.ie Hive of activity outside Dáil as beekeepers protest against new laws Bee Nice

Hive of activity outside Dáil as beekeepers protest against new laws

It is feared the new laws will have disastrous consequences for Ireland’s wildlife.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding Ride On This post contains videos

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny asked about claims Air Corps members were exposed to toxic materials Liveblog

Enda Kenny asked about claims Air Corps members were exposed to toxic materials

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton admits there are concerns about the policies Trump might pursue Leaders' Questions

Bruton admits there are concerns about the policies Trump might pursue

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists? Leaders' Questions

As it happened: Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?

Taoiseach grilled about Brexit and arrests at Dublin airport yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down Dispute

Home Sweet Home accuses minister of 'U-turn' as Anti-Evictions Bill voted down

The bill was narrowly voted down in the Dáil yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House State Art

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals Gerry Adams

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House restaurant could have been a temporary home for the Seanad On The Menu

Leinster House restaurant could have been a temporary home for the Seanad

Immediate structural works are needed at Leinster House, beginning with the senator’s chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy Haulage This post contains videos

Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy

Industry groups said the move will cost drivers upwards of €15 per tyre.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections Renovations

Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections

The move, which is expected to cost around €1.5 million, is to accommodate renovations at Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to respect America's decision. That doesn't mean we'll agree with everything he says or does' Reaction

'We have to respect America's decision. That doesn't mean we'll agree with everything he says or does'

There is a feeling of shock and disbelief around the halls of Leinster House today as the reality sets in that Donald Trump has been elected as the US president.

From TheJournal.ie 'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous' Dail Dress Code

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

From TheJournal.ie The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday Winning

The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build St Mochta's

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build

St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, west Dublin, claims it has been denied a new school for ten years.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions First Day Back

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions

We’ll be keeping an eye on all things happening over at Leinster House this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic' So Long Farewell

'Brexit is a huge opportunity - it's not a day for people to panic'

As the aftershock of the Brexit vote set in, TDs were contemplating what it all meant for us.

From TheJournal.ie Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims Leinster House

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims

The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer Spruce Up

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer

Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays Holidays

'It’s too early and it’s too long': TDs set to take three months' holidays

The longer-than-usual break would be to allow for renovation work to be carried out in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row Text-gate

The curious case of two leaders, one phone call and a big row

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin had a four-minute phone conversation that sparked a big dispute between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill Settle Up

33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill

Figures released by the Houses of the Oireachtas reveal that the largest sum amounts to over €800.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Enda to resign but stay on as caretaker Taoiseach The New Dáil

As it happened: Enda to resign but stay on as caretaker Taoiseach

Seán Ó Feargháil of FF was elected Ceann Comhairle earlier today

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD says he's "grand" after attempted attack near Dáil Timmy Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD says he's "grand" after attempted attack near Dáil

The Clare TD was approached on Molesworth Street near the gates of the Dáil earlier.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot Meet The New Boss

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot

The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.