Catherine Byrne (FG):  disappointed to see new TD Paul Murphy “claim with a grin on his face that he had arranged an agreement with the protesters to let the Tánaiste go”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tipperary North TD says protesting ‘needs to be nipped in the bud’

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney believes  to go back to a situation where 34 local authorities were doing their own thing  would “be naive at best”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil TD says he will get €2 every Saturday night ‘for my bath’ while 700 are homeless in Dublin

Eoghan Murphy of Fine Gael Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Economic Management Council refused to listen to TDs, says Murphy

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan (centre) give a thumbs up to photographers on the of the 31st Dáil in Leinster House in 2011. He  has claimed the State is facing “what is potentially an Isis situation” if anti-water charge protesters are allowed to continue with their demonstrations.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Noel Coonan TD receives death threat over Islamic State/water protests comparison

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams at Leinster House on Tuesday. He called on the Taoiseach to explain “why the video that launches Ireland 2016 makes no mention of the Easter Rising or the signatories of the Proclamation”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach tells SF leader 1916 Proclamation calls to ‘cherish all the children’ equally

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on the Evnironment Barry Cowen TD said it wasn’t good enough that the “monster” that is Irish Water did not have a five year plan in place. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Independent expert needed to detail exact cost of proper water system, says Fianna Fáil

Independent TD Catherine Murphy: said   ‘people are not fools’. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish
Times

Taoiseach hints at ’people’s forum’ to deal with Irish Water directly

Denis Naughten TD has consistently highlighted the issue of linking child benefit with children’s school attendance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Department of Social Protection duplicates work in ‘bizarre process’, says Denis Naughten

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív wrote to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald about the prison visit incident. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Prison Service preparing report on leak to reporter about TD’s visit to prisoner

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