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Will 8 February be Independent’s Day?

The role of Independent TDs in the last administration was critical to its survival, but a number of them from the 32nd Dáil are now not running in this race. So will their influence be as strong in the lower...

Maria Bailey is not seeking re-election to the Dáil

Outgoing Fine Gael TD, Maria Bailey, has confirmed that she is not a candidate in next month's General Election. The announcement comes two months after she was deselected as a candidate for the party in the Dún Laoghaire constituency in Dublin. Ms...

New legislation will ensure home buyers can’t lose their deposit

A Fine Gael TD has called for developers to include a protective clause in all contracts to ensure buyers of new homes can’t lose their deposit. Dublin North West TD Noel Rock has sent legislation to the Oireachtas which...

Election averted as Fitzgerald falls on her sword

Frances Fitzgerald told Cabinet colleagues she was resigning to prevent the country being forced into a snap general election. Announcing her resignation this morning, the Dublin Mid-West TD was keen to point out she wasn't forced to hand in her...

Cabinet in last chance saloon in bid to avoid pre Christmas General Election

The Cabinet is currently meeting in a last ditch attempt to try and avoid a pre Christmas General Election. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will also meet later this morning as pressure grows on Tanaiste Frances...

Local TD tells Dail Tallaght Hospital is unsafe and dangerous

Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe yesterday raised "the worrying and dangerous conditions in Tallaght Hospital" with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, in the Dáil. The Sinn Féin TD called for extra supports and resources to relieve the...

Paul Murphy accuses Taoiseach of defamation

In a letter sent today, Solidarity and Dublin South West TD Paul Murphy has accused Leo Varadkar of defaming him.  Deputy Murphy says the Taoiseach accused him of criminal behaviour in the Dáil on Wednesday. He says his description of the Jobstown protest...

Zappone tells Dáil childcare supports could reach €7,500 for some children

Some children will receive childcare benefits of up to €7,500 a year from September, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone told the Dáil yesterday. Minister Zappone says up to 70,000 children will have extra supports when...

Dublin has a new Lord Mayor

Sinn Féin Councillor Micheál Mac Donncha was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin at the annual meeting of Dublin City Council last night. Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha has been a member of Dublin City Council since 2011 when he was first co-opted...

Taoiseach joins calls for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written a letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pleading for the release of jailed Firhouse man Ibrahim Halawa on humanitarian grounds. Incarcerated without trial for nearly four years after being detained during Muslim Brotherhood protests...
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