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#Parliamentary questions

From TheJournal.ie Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information Online

Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information

An email security specialist has said that government departments need to be aware of the risks posed by this.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty isn't allowed to ask Enda any of these questions Refused

Pearse Doherty isn't allowed to ask Enda any of these questions

The Sinn Féin TD has had a number of questions about the IBRC inquiry disallowed.

From TheJournal.ie IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error SiteServ

IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error

Catherine Murphy found out via Twitter, but she’s very happy nonetheless.

From TheJournal.ie Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit' Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department Bank Guarantee

Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department

Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil and Seanad sat for 1,699 hours and cost €105.5 million last year Houses Of Oireachtas

The Dáil and Seanad sat for 1,699 hours and cost €105.5 million last year

The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission has published its annual report today with some interesting numbers on how the Dáil compares to other parliaments…

From TheJournal.ie FF accuses James Reilly of 'rigging' question time in Dáil Question Time

FF accuses James Reilly of 'rigging' question time in Dáil

Billy Kelleher says FG is flooding question time with dozens of questions to try and avoid scrutiny from the opposition.

From TheJournal.ie In full: The Department of Health email about answering Parliamentary Questions FOI

In full: The Department of Health email about answering Parliamentary Questions

Assistant Secretary General in the department, Bairbre Nic Aongusa, spoke of her insistence on making sure that Parliamentary Questions were answered.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: Over €9.5 million spent by the State on legal fees in 2012 Legal Fees

Revealed: Over €9.5 million spent by the State on legal fees in 2012

The amount was revealed in a Parliamentary Question which was asked last week.

Revenue, Bolt and Burger King: The week in numbers

Revealed: The true cost of Olympics tickets, and the secrets behind manufacturing a worldwide chart-topper…

From TheJournal.ie How much did the entire government spend on make-up last year? Slap

How much did the entire government spend on make-up last year?

In 2006 ministers spent a total of €27,083 on make-up expenses. So how much do you think they spent in 2011?

From TheJournal.ie The minister, the opposition, and the 36 unanswered Dáil questions Keeping Schtum

The minister, the opposition, and the 36 unanswered Dáil questions

Jonathan O’Brien makes a formal complaint after Alan Shatter refuses to answer dozens of questions submitted in a single day.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room Democracy Inaction

Dáil delayed to vote on kicking out a TD - who had already left the room

Business in the Dáil was held up to vote on ordering Michael McNamara to leave – even though he already had.

From TheJournal.ie No plans for Famine exhibition - because there aren't enough artifacts left Famine

No plans for Famine exhibition - because there aren't enough artifacts left

The Minister for Arts said most of what remains is statistical and pictorial.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you believe the Murdochs' claims of ignorance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe the Murdochs' claims of ignorance?

Rupert and James Murdoch said they knew little of what went on at the News of the World. Do you believe them?

From TheJournal.ie Rupert and James Murdoch: What they said Hacking

Rupert and James Murdoch: What they said

The Murdochs apologised to the victims of phone hacking before answering questions regarding the size of payments to former NotW employees Glenn Mulcaire and Clive Goodman – and about Max Mosely’s privacy case against the newspaper.