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From TheJournal.ie Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate Aras 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

From TheJournal.ie After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda Back To Work

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents Passports

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week Please Stop

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary Pay Up

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

From TheJournal.ie The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year Donations

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year

Just €6,360 in large donations was given to TDs, senators and MEPs last year.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris opens abortion debates by listing counties of women who travelled for abortions The Eighth Debate
From TheJournal.ie 'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis Outrage

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually Love Actually

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

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 'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army Criticism

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber Beep Beep

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries Pay Up

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries

The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.

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 Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need more than 158 TDs?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer Holy Words

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today Money In The Bank

'Not an April Fools' joke': First tranche of TDs' pay boost kicks in today

The basic salary of a TD had been cut from 92,672 to €87,358 under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Beyoncé

“Enda Kenny really is a good for nothing type of brother.”

From TheJournal.ie Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives Pay Hike

Abandoning the working wage? Sinn Féin raises salaries for all elected representatives

In introducing the €2,500 pay rise the party appears to be finally abandoning its ‘working wage’ pay strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail Imprisoned Without Trial

Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail

Halawa has been in prison without trial for almost three-and-a-half years.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe? Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

From TheJournal.ie Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar Time Please

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

From TheJournal.ie THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected Election 2016

THE WINNERS: These are all the TDs that have been elected

It’s been a long weekend and these lads and ladies have already passed the post.

From TheJournal.ie No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise Mo Money Mo Problems

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

From TheJournal.ie What do politicians eat in Leinster House? What's On The Menu

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long?

They’ll be back in the Dáil on 27 September – should their holidays be shorter?

From TheJournal.ie Believe it or not, Ireland doesn't have enough politicians TDs Or Not TDs
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 We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

From TheJournal.ie TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice Settling In

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support Getting There

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael Minority Report

'I won't make promises we can't keep': Independents ready to bargain with Fine Gael

Independent Alliance TDs are due to meet with Fine Gael on Monday morning.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did only 10 TDs really show up to debate mental health last night?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does a double take on some claims that went viral last night.

16 times Irish politicians were a little bit mortifying on Twitter

TDs — they’re just like us.

From TheJournal.ie THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs Fresh Blood

THE NEWBIES: Introducing your new first-time TDs

Meet the new kids on the block.

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge The People's Debate This post contains videos

Vincent Browne thinks these two TDs are just like Podge and Rodge

Séamus Healy and Mattie McGrath really went at it on the latest People’s Debate.

From TheJournal.ie "You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD What I've Learned

"You get in and box like hell, and get out": Michael Fitzmaurice on his first year as a TD

It’s a year since the man once known as the ‘new Ming’ won his seat. How has he found his first 12 months as a TD?

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