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Pension age increase continues to cause controversy

There is a real sense of déjà vu about it. The pensions and perks of politicians are always a lightning rod for public anger, particularly when they are held up as a comparison to how others are treated. On Monday, we...

People who paid water charges should be fully repaid

The Dáil committee assigned to examine the future of water services in Ireland will recommend a full refund for people who paid their water charges. The 20 TDs will meet this week to decide on the result of their final report...

TDs to visit Firhouse man in Egyptian jail today

The delegation of TDs currently on a visit to Egypt are due to visit Ibrahim Halawa in Wadi el Natrun prison in Cairo today. The 21 year has been held in the jail for the last three and a half...

Government plans in turmoil after Fianna Fail refuses to back 4% rent cap

Less than 48 hours after announcing their plans to control rents in "pressure zones" the governments scheme is already dead in the water. The Dáil was due to debate the government's new housing strategy this morning but just minutes before...

Crowe challenges Minister and TDs over rental uncertainty

Sinn Féin and Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has challenged Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy, Fianna Fáil TD John Lahart and Minister Katherine Zappone for what he says is "their wholly inadequate response to the rents crisis facing...

TDs and Senators to make up committee dealing with future of water charges

The Government has proposed a committee of 20 TDs and Senators to examine the expert commission report on the future of water charges. The newly established committee will have three months to debate the report, which is expected at the...

Donohue and Noonan defend TD’s pay rise

Paschal Donohue and Michael Noonan went on national radio this afternoon to defend pay rises for TDs in Budget 2017 which only offered old aged pensioners and those out of work just €5 extra a week. Donohoe said that pay...

First full Dáil sitting takes place today minus Taoiseach

Twelve weeks on from the General Election the new Government finally sits this afternoon but leader of the house Enda Kenny will not be present. After this morning's weekly Cabinet meeting Enda Kenny will head to the US where he...

Zappone releases statement regarding appointment as Minister for Children

Dublin South West TD Katherine Zappone received confirmation of her new role on Friday when Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced his cabinet. She joined three of her fellow independents in the new administration with Denis Naughton appointed Minister for Communications; Shane...

Zappone set for ministerial role as new government to be formed today

Talks between Independent TDs and Fine Gael are set to continue this morning ahead of a Dáil vote at 12pm to elect a taoiseach. Local TD Katherine Zappone will probably be offered a ministerial position along with fellow independents Shane Ross...
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