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#Dáil

# dail - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'
# Pay Day
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# Pay Day

Micheál Martin to be paid more as Taoiseach than Varadkar was after 'pay cut'

Jul 28th 2020, 11:36 AM 41,494 Views 107 Comments

Martin will be paid almost €1,500 more than Varadkar was in the last government, despite a 10% cut to the official level of pay.

# dail - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family
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# Ruth Morrissey

Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family

Jul 21st 2020, 3:24 PM 16,641 Views 31 Comments

Both Labour’s Alan Kelly and the Social Democrats’ Róisín Shortall said the apology “is too late”.

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'
# Dáil Covid Committee
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# Dáil Covid Committee

Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 71,062 Views 60 Comments

The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.

# dail - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid
# Power Nap
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# Power Nap

'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid

Jul 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 77,714 Views 113 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.

# dail - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
# Cowen And Out
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# Cowen And Out

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,231 Views 103 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# dail - Friday 17 July, 2020

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'
# Slumber Party
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# Slumber Party

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'

Jul 17th 2020, 1:20 PM 102,182 Views 168 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Convention Centre last night has gone viral.

# dail - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week
# Political Cover Up
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# Political Cover Up

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week

Jul 16th 2020, 10:57 PM 25,236 Views 78 Comments

The move also extends to hallways and work spaces and includes TDs, Oireachtas staff and reporters.

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month
# Travel
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# Travel

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

Jul 16th 2020, 6:06 PM 37,886 Views 31 Comments

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

# dail - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen
# Barry Cowen
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# Barry Cowen

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Jul 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 20,052 Views 24 Comments

Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.

# dail - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage
# Phase Four
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# Phase Four

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Jul 14th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,265 Views 87 Comments

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

# dail - Friday 10 July, 2020

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results
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# Oireachtas Committee

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

Jul 10th 2020, 5:49 PM 20,758 Views 38 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told
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# Education

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Jul 10th 2020, 12:32 PM 22,308 Views 21 Comments

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

# dail - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told
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# Dáil

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

Jul 8th 2020, 5:44 PM 11,395 Views 1 Comment

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

# dail - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death
# Ultan Meehan
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# Ultan Meehan

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Jul 7th 2020, 3:59 PM 65,497 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

# dail - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
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# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,899 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# dail - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job
# New Job
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# New Job

Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd nominated for the Leas Ceann Comhairle job

Jul 1st 2020, 5:26 PM 20,825 Views 16 Comments

The Louth TD said he is delighted to be nominated.

# dail - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic
# Bleak Outlook
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# Bleak Outlook

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

Jun 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,576 Views 37 Comments

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

# dail - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees
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# Seanad

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees

Jun 27th 2020, 9:04 PM 69,524 Views 86 Comments

The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.

# dail - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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 52,697 Views 115 Comments

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

# dail - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

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

'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 6,188 Views 0 Comments

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

# dail - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 24,286 Views 29 Comments

Fórsa was critical of the Department of Education in a submission to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee.

# dail - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse
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# Dáil

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse

Jun 11th 2020, 4:29 PM 22,397 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach says the civil service is currently ‘very white’.

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears
# Boxing Big Time
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# Boxing Big Time

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 3:33 PM 68,810 Views 56 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil
# Public Places
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# Public Places

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil

Jun 11th 2020, 2:51 PM 87,131 Views 62 Comments

However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.

Ireland on course to fully re-open by mid-July, says Taoiseach
# EASING THE LOCKDOWN
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# EASING THE LOCKDOWN

Ireland on course to fully re-open by mid-July, says Taoiseach

Jun 11th 2020, 1:28 PM 42,869 Views 52 Comments

‘We do not need to return to a national lockdown again,’ Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today.

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy
# David Nabarro
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# David Nabarro

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

Jun 11th 2020, 11:25 AM 40,519 Views 31 Comments

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# dail - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'
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Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'

Jun 4th 2020, 1:08 PM 25,087 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach today spoke at length about racism at home and abroad in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

# dail - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
# Black Lives Matter
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# Black Lives Matter

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:06 PM 13,834 Views 94 Comments

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

# dail - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
# Covid Committee
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# Covid Committee

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

Updated Jun 2nd 2020, 3:03 PM 25,177 Views 40 Comments

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

# dail - Friday 29 May, 2020

Dáil summer holidays will be pushed back, says Taoiseach
# Summer Recess
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# Summer Recess

Dáil summer holidays will be pushed back, says Taoiseach

May 29th 2020, 5:52 PM 26,356 Views 58 Comments

The Dáil usually rises in July.

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

Updated May 29th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,953 Views 23 Comments

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

# dail - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'We can suppress this virus': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 is 0.45
# Reproductive Rate
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# Reproductive Rate

'We can suppress this virus': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 is 0.45

May 21st 2020, 3:32 PM 34,415 Views 47 Comments

The reproductive rate of the virus is 0.45, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said.

'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19

May 21st 2020, 1:12 PM 95,004 Views 168 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

# dail - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

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As it happened: Top health officials questioned by Covid-19 committee about pandemic response

# dail - Monday 18 May, 2020

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
# Michael McNamara
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# Michael McNamara

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns

May 18th 2020, 4:13 PM 11,199 Views 20 Comments

Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.

# dail - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths
# Cancer Screening
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# Cancer Screening

Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths

May 14th 2020, 2:18 PM 21,575 Views 60 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said normal diagnostics and screening services need to get back up and running.

# dail - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students
# Leaving Cert
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# Leaving Cert

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students

May 13th 2020, 4:37 PM 28,993 Views 81 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.

'Like a hen un-laying an egg': Dáil row erupts over the deletion of the Guerin report
# Alan Shatter
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# Alan Shatter

'Like a hen un-laying an egg': Dáil row erupts over the deletion of the Guerin report

May 13th 2020, 1:41 PM 28,789 Views 18 Comments

Disagreement emerged between members over the deletion of the Guerin report from the Oireachtas Library.

# dail - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week
# Big Issues
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# Big Issues

Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week

Updated May 12th 2020, 4:50 PM 23,566 Views 41 Comments

Nursing home care during the pandemic will be a key focus of the committee.

# dail - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

May 7th 2020, 5:08 PM 27,397 Views 26 Comments

Harris said the number of admissions to hospital and intensive care have halved in the last week.