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Entries Tagged as 'Dáil Éireann'

Ahern rules out the ‘florist cop out’ amendment

December 4th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Equality, Iona Institute, Irish Politics, Same Sex Partnerships

Berfore the debate took place yesterday you may remember hearing that FF were having a special meeting with Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Dermot Ahern.  The meeting was to discuss the possible inclusion of  an amendment protecting those who do not want to offer services to those registering their civil partnership or being […]

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Irish Emergency Budget Speech April 7 2009

April 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Irish Politics, Recession

A video of the majority of the supplementary bludget speech from Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan to Dáil Eireann yesterday. The row at the beginning over the press getting the speech first is very interesting!  I’ve not watched it all through again (once is enough for anyone!) but if you notice anything startling leave a […]

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Bludget Week

April 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Blogging, Irish Politics, Live Blogging, Recession

Marian Finucane stumbled over the B word a few weeks ago in reference to tomorrow’s Emergency Budget and Bludget seems most apt in terms of the fear that exists in some quarters. Over the weekend there was some downplaying saying it was not going to be as bad as feared – this even after the […]

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The fruit tree/economy that dare not speak it’s name

January 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments · Irish Media, Irish Politics, Recession, Same Sex Partnerships

Miriam Lord writes in today’s Irish Times about the busy day yesterday – attending the Dáil commemoration and the recalling of the Oireachtas to debate the legislation needed to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank. The first event was mixed with the vibe of the second it seems. Yet even though the country is going through “turmoil? […]

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