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Entries Tagged as 'Ceann Comhairle'

Civil Partnership Bill passes all stages in Dáil

July 1st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships

And now onto the Seanad. It’s 21 years since the first European State passed a registered partnership bill.  Ireland today is on it’s way to catching up – slow as ever. The Bill passed without a vote and there were moving speeches at the end, some acknowledging the fact that the bill does not go […]


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Gogartygate Repository

December 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Green Party, Irish Politics

So we had the audio, The video and the Ringtone, and the unofficial transcript. All in 90 mins from the utterance. Update have rushed out the transcript of the incident and urge us to ‘Get it before they remove it from the record!’ Harry McGee writes about the list of words that are banned […]


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August 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Irish Politics

Paschal Donohoe is a rare breed – a politician who blogs and tweets his way through the summer. Yesterday’s blog entry was rather special though. Our Oireachtas is now led by a man who is literally a waster. I can’t understand why he is still in his job and why he hasn’t commented on a […]


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