Brendan Howlin: laid a draft order before the Dáil and Seanad

The Houses of the Oireachtas Service is seeking to speak to parties who would be interested in transcribing the proceedings of the long-awaited bankin(...)

FF health spokesman Billy Kelleher: backing the campaign

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have joined forces to press for a recall of the Dáil this month to debate the issue of organ donation. Fianna Fáil health sp(...)

Fianna Fáil Health spokesman Billy Kelleher has announced he is backing a campaign initiated by his party colleague Senator Mark Daly to press for a recall of the Dáil this month to debate the issue of organ donation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have joined forces to press for a recall of the Dáil this month to debate the issue of organ donation.Fianna Fáil Health spo(...)

Order, order: former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty, who used unparliamentary language in the Dáil in 2009. He immediately apologised to Emmet Stagg, at whom he had directed his outburst.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The outburst of intemperate language and inappropriate behaviour in the Houses of the Oireachtas in recent weeks has generated a lot of media attentio(...)

The Dáil adjourns tonight for its summer recess. The House is not due to sit again until September 18th, nearly nine weeks from now. When TDs return f(...)

Kieran Coughlan pictured with Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to secretary general and clerk of the Dáil Kieran Coughlan who has retired after 40 years in Leinster House.Mr Coughlan was de(...)

The Government has dismissed claims by pro-Seanad campaigners that it is overstating the potential savings to be made by closing the Upper House

The Government has dismissed claims by pro-Seanad campaigners that it is overstating the potential savings to be made by closing the Upper House. At (...)

Those of us who while away the hours listening to debates within the Dáil could not help but notice the contrast between two debates last week. The fi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised a “more serious look at how we focus on the operation of the Dáil”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised a “more serious look at how we focus on the operation of the Dáil” as part of major reforms of the lower House.He ho(...)

Wages and pensions for TDs and Senators cost almost €20 million last year, an increase of almost €500,000 on 2011, according to the annual report of t(...)

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