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People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett claimed the Government had prevented Bríd Smith’s legislation from progressing ‘because the Taoiseach and the Government do not support its contents’.    Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dáil has been suspended twice in a row over legislation to ban the granting of any further oil and fossil fuel exploration licences. People Befor(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy (l) with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (r).  File photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl threatened to suspend Dáil proceedings after persistent heckling of Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy as he attempte(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

The Dáil 100 Experience was launched on Tuesday and   showcases the history of Leinster House and the evolution of Irish democracy through the decades. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has written a letter of complaint to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl about what she says is a “notable lac(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle: “That was a decision that the Public Accounts Committee made itself and it is empowered to make these decisions”.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was “treading on embers” when it decided to investigate spending in Áras an Uachtaráin in the run-up to the presid(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl  would not be drawn on whether his proposal followed controversial comments made by Peter Casey in the presidential election campaign. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A member of the Traveller community could be appointed to the Seanad by the Taoiseach to ensure representation of this ethnic group in the Oireachtas,(...)

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice told the Dáil many people were receiving notice-to-quit letters from banks selling buy-to-let properties. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí “aided and abetted” the eviction this week of two elderly people from their home by a group of men from the North, it was alleged in the Dáil. (...)

Current and former female Oireachtas members gathered on Tuesday. Photograph: Helen McEntee/Twitter

More than 90 current and former female members of the Oireachtas gathered in the Dáil chamber on Tuesday to celebrate the centenary of women voting an(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick: In his first vote against Fine Gael since he announced his resignation from the party earlier this week, the Louth TD joined almost the entire Opposition to defeat the Government by 83 to 43 votes.

Former Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick has voted against the Government, which was overwhelmingly defeated after a Dáil debate on the housing crisis. (...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill includes measures on segregating alcohol sales in shops and placing health warnings on labels. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has assured the Dáil that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will be dealt with this week, if it is possible. TDs were informed (...)

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