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#Dáil

# dail - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Dáil committee votes to install extra cameras in chamber in response to votegate controversy
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Dáil committee votes to install extra cameras in chamber in response to votegate controversy

May 6th 2020, 10:21 PM 8,935 Views 48 Comments

The recommendations came in a review of the Dáil’s voting system by Professor David Farrell.

New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister
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New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister

May 6th 2020, 4:32 PM 25,697 Views 26 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris told this website that he thinks another bank holiday is a good idea.

# dail - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis
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# Delays

Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis

May 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 15,595 Views 57 Comments

GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.

# dail - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Businesses will not reopen if they can't get Covid-19 insurance, says Howlin
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# Pandemic Cover

Businesses will not reopen if they can't get Covid-19 insurance, says Howlin

Apr 30th 2020, 7:49 PM 21,467 Views 24 Comments

Labour’s Brendan Howlin said businesses fear being held liable for their employees or their customers becoming victims of Covid-19.

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'
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# Vouchers

Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'

Apr 30th 2020, 2:42 PM 53,480 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

Taoiseach plans to have roadmap for lifting restrictions ready for Cabinet approval tomorrow
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# Covid-19

Taoiseach plans to have roadmap for lifting restrictions ready for Cabinet approval tomorrow

Apr 30th 2020, 12:28 PM 44,673 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach listed the five criteria for lifting the restrictions.

# dail - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says
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# Minister For Education

Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:40 PM 30,661 Views 37 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh confirmed that the State exam would begin on Wednesday 29 July.

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making
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# Dail Questions

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making

Apr 23rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,911 Views 57 Comments

‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.

# dail - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'
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# Virtual Dáil

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'

Apr 21st 2020, 7:37 AM 10,319 Views 29 Comments

Seán Ó Fearhaíl said that a number of members had asked if virtual Dáil sittings could be possible.

# dail - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
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# Covid-19

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers

Apr 18th 2020, 8:30 AM 130,801 Views 135 Comments

Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.

# dail - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'
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# Covid-19

'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'

Apr 16th 2020, 3:26 PM 31,843 Views 107 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the restrictions would be lifted gradually.

# dail - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

It's going to cost €50k a day for the Dáil to sit in Dublin's Convention Centre
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# Sitting Costs

It's going to cost €50k a day for the Dáil to sit in Dublin's Convention Centre

Apr 8th 2020, 9:58 PM 45,352 Views 117 Comments

There will be no charge for hiring the venue itself.

# dail - Monday 6 April, 2020

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
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# Leinster House

Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote

Apr 6th 2020, 6:18 PM 28,247 Views 68 Comments

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

# dail - Thursday 2 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 4:07 PM 94,202 Views 48 Comments

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

Poll: Should the Dáil continue to meet in Leinster House during the Covid-19 crisis?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the Dáil continue to meet in Leinster House during the Covid-19 crisis?

Apr 2nd 2020, 10:16 AM 20,565 Views 61 Comments

The Dáil is meeting for three hours this afternoon.

# dail - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 1st 2020, 6:38 PM 38,531 Views 22 Comments

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

# dail - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,445 Views 48 Comments

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

# dail - Monday 30 March, 2020

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted
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# Upper House

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

Mar 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,971 Views 49 Comments

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

# dail - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil
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Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 11:00 PM 53,323 Views 126 Comments

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
# Covid-19 Pandemic
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# Covid-19 Pandemic

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 74,391 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis
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# Coronavirus

Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis

Mar 26th 2020, 12:41 PM 82,386 Views 49 Comments

The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.

# dail - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
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# Coronavirus

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

Mar 25th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,962 Views 55 Comments

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

# dail - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
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Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 86,932 Views 86 Comments

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

# dail - Thursday 5 March, 2020

As it happened: Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19 From TheJournal.ie
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As it happened: Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19

# dail - Monday 2 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,296 Views 52 Comments

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

# dail - Thursday 20 February, 2020

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil From TheJournal.ie
Live Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
# FADA OF THE HOUSE
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# FADA OF THE HOUSE

Seán Ó Fearghaíl has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

Feb 20th 2020, 2:27 PM 28,158 Views 41 Comments

Ó Feargháil received 130 votes with Independent TD Denis Naughten receiving 28 votes.

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
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# Dáil Rows

These two politicians want the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 20th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,264 Views 12 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle will be tasked with sorting out rows in the Dáil, and there’s been a few.

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out
# New Beginnings
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# New Beginnings

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out

Feb 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,591 Views 37 Comments

A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.

# dail - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets
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# Reada Cronin

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 4:18 PM 54,060 Views 211 Comments

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

# dail - Monday 17 February, 2020

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil
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# Ceann Comhairle

Here's who is in the mix for the job of keeping order in the next Dáil

Feb 17th 2020, 1:50 PM 25,056 Views 15 Comments

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is not ruling herself out of the running for Ceann Comhairle.

# dail - Friday 14 February, 2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

Feb 14th 2020, 9:01 AM 40,378 Views 97 Comments

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.

# dail - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

A GAA star, a former Army Ranger and more than a few teachers: The new faces in the Dáil
# 33rd Dail
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# 33rd Dail

A GAA star, a former Army Ranger and more than a few teachers: The new faces in the Dáil

Feb 11th 2020, 12:32 PM 50,242 Views 43 Comments

There will be dozens of new – and old – faces in the 33rd Dáil.

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Here are all the TDs we're saying goodbye to after they lost their seats

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 230,755 Views 170 Comments

35 deputies did not get re-elected, including some high profile names.

# dail - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks
# Searching
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# Searching

Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks

Feb 6th 2020, 3:59 PM 12,269 Views 133 Comments

Leo Varadkar is currently the most searched of all the party leaders.

# dail - Sunday 19 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 30,465 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.

# dail - Friday 10 January, 2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents
# Ge2020
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# Ge2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Jan 10th 2020, 1:15 PM 32,082 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

# dail - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt
# Settling Up
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# Settling Up

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt

Dec 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 38,599 Views 69 Comments

The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.

# dail - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
# Minimum Pricing
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# Minimum Pricing

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

Dec 18th 2019, 8:19 AM 17,903 Views 62 Comments

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

# dail - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'
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# Expenses

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'

Dec 17th 2019, 6:43 PM 30,728 Views 63 Comments

Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.