10:23AM

· THURSDAY

So right here we’re.

The one factor that’ll positively occur in the present day is the election of a brand new Ceann Comhairle.

It’s Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Feargháil – who has finished the job since 2016 – in opposition to impartial Denis Naughten.

If Ó Feargháil wins, it’ll imply Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil would now be stage when it comes to the variety of seats it has within the Dáil.

Our political correspondent Christina Finn has extra particulars on all of that for you right here.

10:24AM

· THURSDAY

What else ought to we preserve an eye fixed out for in the present day?

Nicely the Healy-Raes made fairly the doorway on the primary day the Dáil sat in 2016.

Supply: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

10:28AM

· THURSDAY

Gah. Commentators’ curse.

Michael Healy Rae, at the very least, has gone for the low key method this time round, Newstalk Shane Beatty has reported.

10:29AM

· THURSDAY

Our reporter Rónán Duffy can be down exterior Leinster Home.

He’s been talking to Sinn Féin’s new TD for Roscommon-Galway Claire Kerrane.

She mentioned: “I’ve been in here for the past three years working but today is a different capacity. I’m looking forward to it… It’s a great day for everyone.”

Sinn Féin’s new TD for Roscommon Galway @ClaireKerrane says it’s a giant day for her celebration #Dail33 pic.twitter.com/dTlZyHe3sb

— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) February 20, 2020

10:36AM

· THURSDAY

Not a brand new TD however an skilled one, @MHealyRae says the massive events have to “knuckle down” pic.twitter.com/KrrmEfiySw

— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) February 20, 2020

And Michael Healy Rae has been talking to Rónán Duffy exterior Leinster Home.

“The real negotiations will start to take place after the election of the Ceann Comhairle,” he says.

“I hope over the coming days and weeks we start to see the emergence of a new government.”

10:40AM

· THURSDAY

New impartial TD for Limerick County Richard O’Donoghue, nonetheless, has opted for a little bit of panache.

10:41AM

· THURSDAY

Oh. Michael Healy Rae is now predicting some “mild celebration” from supporters when his brother Danny arrives.

10:43AM

· THURSDAY

Impartial for Cork South West TD Michael Collins has additionally turned up and made an impromptu speech exterior Leinster Home.

Says that any politician who dares to show their again on the folks may have folks activate them additionally.

10:45AM

· THURSDAY

As Rónán Duffy experiences, Limerick’s Richard O’Donoghue positively has had the flashiest entrance thus far.

10:49AM

· THURSDAY

TDs do like to make their mark on their first day within the Dáil.

Spare a thought for Mary Mitchell O’Connor in the present day, who inadvertently drove over the Dáil plinth on her first day in Leinster Home in 2011.

10:50AM

· THURSDAY

An astute statement on O’Donoghue’s selection of car from Inexperienced Occasion councillor Una Energy right here.

10:58AM

· THURSDAY

There’s one other new arrival throughout town in the present day.

And it’s a brand new child rhino in Dublin Zoo.

Ain’t he beautiful?

REPRO_FREE_DZ_RHINO_04 (1)
Supply: Patrick Bolger

11:00AM

· THURSDAY

In additional healthful content material, right here’s new Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Christopher O’Sullivan on the best way in together with his mam.

11:04AM

· THURSDAY

Lots of those that’ve arrived have introduced a number of household and pals.

Right here’s Richard O’Donoghue getting a raise after exiting the flamboyant automotive.

He says he desires to deliver “common sense to government”.

11:15AM

· THURSDAY

Inexperienced Occasion TDs – and husband and spouse – Catherine Martin and Francis Noel Duffy have arrived at Leinster Home with their three kids.

They are saying they’re going to need to strike a work-life stability.

11:16AM

· THURSDAY

Kildare Avenue is totally thronged with folks now.

11:17AM

· THURSDAY

The Killorglin Pipe Band’s Seán Whelan is preparing for the arrival of Danny Healy Rae, it appears.

11:18AM

· THURSDAY

And Sinn Féin has arrived to an enormous media scrum.

ERNxFemXkAY7l-i
Supply: Christina Finn/TheJournal.ie

11:20AM

· THURSDAY

All people give us the thumbs up on 3…2…1.

11:21AM

· THURSDAY

The gradual march in direction of Leinster Home for Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and the remainder of her TDs.

11:22AM

· THURSDAY

And right here all of them are actually.

ERNx2bBXkAAA4z1

11:28AM

· THURSDAY

Columnist for TheJournal.ie Lise Hand can be readily available at Leinster Home.

And he or she’s noticed an unbelievable banner from a Healy Rae supporter exterior.

ERNy-ReUYAEAu_1
Supply: Lise Hand

11:30AM

· THURSDAY

Mary Lou McDonald is talking to reporters.

Unlikely to be elected Taoiseach in the present day, she’s mentioned that she’s anticipated at the very least 37 votes from her celebration colleagues for the highest job.

With out abstentions, 80 votes can be wanted to grow to be Taoiseach.

Sinn Féin chief @MaryLouMcDonald says TDs in the present day have a option to make pic.twitter.com/15CjyRRFtC

— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) February 20, 2020

11:37AM

· THURSDAY

Extra from Mary Lou. She criticises Fianna Fáil “in particular” for not talking to Sinn Féin about forming a brand new authorities.

11:38AM

· THURSDAY

Danny Healy Rae has an accordion and is banging out a tune.

Updates to comply with.

11:40AM

· THURSDAY

And right here’s the video proof to show it.

11:44AM

· THURSDAY

All of them appear to be having a good time.

11:49AM

· THURSDAY

There’s extra.

He’d higher get within the Dáil. It begins in simply over 10 minutes.

11:55AM

· THURSDAY

We’re only a few minutes away now till all of it will get underneath means.

Firstly, the Clerk of the Dáil will learn the Proclamation summoning Dáil Éireann,

Then the bulletins of the members elected.

We received’t have the Ceann Comhairle election till round 12.25.

After which there’s a long-day forward. Potential Taoisigh are nominated from 3.15pm and that vote held this night.

11:58AM

· THURSDAY

Our political correspondent Christina Finn has simply knowledgeable me {that a} fowl pooed on new Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon on his means within the door.

Good luck for him for the subsequent Dáil time period so!

11:59AM

· THURSDAY

The Dáil chamber is beginning to replenish.

filling up dail

12:03PM

· THURSDAY

The Healy Raes are sitting in the identical spot as they did within the final Dáil.

Micheál Martin is deep in dialog. Leo Varadkar hasn’t arrived but.

helay

12:06PM

· THURSDAY

clerk

The clerk of the Dáil has arrived, we’ve a full home and we’re underneath means.

He says a prayer as Gaeilge after which in English.

A whole lot of preliminary formalities to get by means of now within the subsequent couple of minutes.

12:07PM

· THURSDAY

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney simply had a little bit joke about one thing, however I didn’t screenshot them laughing quick sufficient.

leo simon

12:10PM

· THURSDAY

So he’s about to subject writs for election of members and the announcement of members returned.

It’s mainly itemizing the folks elected.

Right here’s a stay video of proceedings right here.

12:11PM

· THURSDAY

They’re going alphabetically by constituency.

We’re on the Cs.

It may take some time.

12:14PM

· THURSDAY

Right here’s some extra of the photographs from exterior Leinster Home previous to the beginning of proceedings in the present day.

2949 Dail Returns
Supply: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

5635 Dail Returns
Supply: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

5459 Dail Returns
Supply: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

12:17PM

· THURSDAY

We’ve simply handed Sligo-Leitrim.

Nearly completed itemizing out the 160 names.

restive

12:19PM

· THURSDAY

The subsequent merchandise of enterprise is the number of the Ceann Comhairle, through secret poll.

It’s Seán Ó Feargháil vs Denis Naughten. Because the incumbent Ceann Comhairle, Ó Feargháil could also be finest positioned to retain the position.

They’re each allowed to have a say first.

Naughten first.

12:22PM

· THURSDAY

denis naughten

Naughten welcomes the brand new TDs within the Dáil and says older heads can “share their experience”.

“I understand every perspective in this house because I have lived it,” he says.

“I’ve been more than happy over the years to provide advice and assistance to new members, regardless of views.”

He says he’s placing his title ahead due to the frustration over accountability he discovered on the doorsteps throughout the marketing campaign.

“Getting straight answers to straight questions is getting more difficult in Dáil Éireann.”

12:24PM

· THURSDAY

naughten 2

Naughten says civil servants should be accountable to Dáil Éireann.

He says that within the case of the HSE, the one methodology of accountability is the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Well being or parliamentary questions that may take weeks.

“Sometimes the very last person to know is the TD whose constituents are directly affected,” he says.

Naughten says that GDPR is getting used to keep away from answering official questions of TDs.

“It would be an honour to be Ceann Comhairle,” he says, saying it’d be a larger honour to permit TDs to hunt solutions and supply larger accountability.

12:26PM

· THURSDAY

sean o f

Right here’s Seán Ó Feargháil now. He congratulates the brand new members of the Dáil, in addition to Dáil clerk Peter Finnegan and his crew.

Of Naughten, he says competitors is an “essential part of the democratic process”.

Right this moment he says he seeks a renewal of that mandate “hoping [his] work” over the past 4 years has proven his dedication to delivering important reform.

Says the final Dáil was performed in a extra “collegiate” method than ever earlier than.

12:29PM

· THURSDAY

sean o f 2

Ó Feargháil says he has helped construct buildings to assist members within the drafting of laws.

Different “absolutely critical” all-party committees on well being, on housing and on the Travelling neighborhood has seen “us work well for common cause”, he says.

“We have engaged with the youth of this nation on the crucial issue of climate change,” he says.

“I seek your support this afternoon to continue that collegiate approach,” he says.

12:33PM

· THURSDAY

“We have challenges… I seek to build on the relationships made, the friendships formed,” Ó Feargháil.

“We’ve much important work left to undertake,” he closes, asking for members to vote for him as Ceann Comhairle.

Everybody claps.

The bells are going to ring for six minutes now. After one other 4 minutes, the key poll will begin.

clerk 1

12:38PM

· THURSDAY

Thanks Sean! Cónal Thomas right here of us taking up from my colleague for the subsequent whereas.

Earlier than the key ballots commences, TDs take a minute to talk amongst themselves. There’s Tánaiste Simon Coveney talking with outgoing Labour Occasion chief Brendan Howlin.

Capture
Supply: conalt

12:43PM

· THURSDAY

So what occurs now?

Nicely, voting takes place utilizing the PR-STV system, so TDs will mark candidates so as of desire. They’ll vote within the privateness of specifically erected polling cubicles within the voting lobbies simply off the Dáil chamber.

As soon as all members have solid their votes the poll will conclude and the Dáil will probably be suspended so the votes will be counted.

The quota is 50% plus one. Theoretically, if all members vote accurately (no spoiled ballots) then the quota is 80. As quickly as a candidate has reached this threshold, they’re deemed elected.

12:45PM

· THURSDAY

As soon as elected, the profitable candidate’s title will probably be introduced on the rely centre, close to the Seanad chamber.

The Dáil resumes and the election of the brand new Ceann Comhairle is formally put to the home. If 30 members name for a division then a vote should happen, but when there are fewer than this then the candidate is formally elected.

No different Dáil enterprise could also be performed till a Ceann Comhairle is elected.

Nonetheless loads of milling about occurring within the Dáil chamber. The voting is about to get underway.

Capture

12:47PM

· THURSDAY

The doorways are about to be closed.

Earlier than the voting begins, the Dáil clerk asks for affirmation that the poll packing containers are empty. There’s the Captain of the Guard checking now.

And…they’re empty.

Capture

12:50PM

· THURSDAY

TDs will now be issued with a poll paper every they usually’ll then proceed to the voting cubicles, eight of that are dotted across the chamber.

As soon as they’re completed casting their votes, TDs should return to their seats.

And off they go.

Capture

12:54PM

· THURSDAY

Who would be the subsequent Ceann Comhairle?

pjimage (15)

12:57PM

· THURSDAY

TDs kind an orderly queue.

Capture

1:01PM

· THURSDAY

As voting continues, right here’s a glance again to Danny Healy-Rae and Co. entertaining the troops exterior Leinster Home earlier in the present day.

5572 Healy Rae
Supply: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

1:07PM

· THURSDAY

As TDs proceed to solid their ballots, are you able to title the primary ever Ceann Comhairle?

That’s proper, it was revolutionary chief Cathal Brugha, who served for less than at some point, presiding over the home’s symbolic first assembly, earlier than leaving the put up to grow to be President of Dáil Eireann.

cathal

1:11PM

· THURSDAY

“How many votes did they put in this thing?!”

Capture

1:18PM

· THURSDAY

So, the Dáil received’t be again till 3.10pm after we’ll know the results of the poll to elect a Ceann Comhairle.

The primary enterprise for the Ceann Comhairle is to hunt nominations for the place of Taoiseach later in the present day.

The Ceann Comhairle will normally ask a member of the biggest celebration within the Home to appoint their celebration chief for the place of Taoiseach.

There’s Dáil Clerk Peter Finnegan together with his workers now, readying for the counting of votes.

Capture

1:28PM

· THURSDAY

In the meantime, Wonderful Gael TD Alan Farrell has put these rumours to relaxation.

1:36PM

· THURSDAY

Dáil Clerk Peter Finnegan says it’s time to rely the votes for Ceann Comhairle.

Capture

1:39PM

· THURSDAY

Down at Leinster Home our Political Correspondent Christina Finn is listening to what Micheál has to say.

1:47PM

· THURSDAY

Micheál Martin sums up the folks’s needs – “They want action on housing, they want action on health and to alleviate the pressures people are under and they want to deal with the crisis of our generation, climate change.”

1:51PM

· THURSDAY

Fianna Fáil chief Micheál Martin sums up the folks’s needs – “They want action on housing, they want action on health and to alleviate the pressures people are under and they want to deal with the crisis of our generation, climate change.”

2:02PM

· THURSDAY

Extra from Micheál Martin on his place on talks with Sinn Féin and Wonderful Gael.

2:08PM

· THURSDAY

Again to the Oireachtas and Seán Ó Feargháil appears to be like set to take up the mantle of Ceann Comhairle for one more 4 years.

2:25PM

· THURSDAY

Ó Feargháil obtained 130 votes with Naughten receiving 28 votes.

The Ceann Comhairle is the chair of the Dáil and is anticipated to watch strict impartiality and preserve order in the home.

Whoever is elected to the position is robotically re-elected to the subsequent Dáil.

Ó Feargháil was Ceann Comhairle of the 32nd Dáil and was the primary to be elected by secret poll in 2016. Beforehand, the federal government of the day would merely select who would take up the position.

He was the primary Fianna Fáil Ceann Comhairle to be elected since Seámus Kirk who held the put up within the 30th Dáil between 2009 and 2011.

2:38PM

· THURSDAY

My colleague Christina Finn, in the meantime, has been chatting to TDs forward of in the present day’s vote on selecting a Taoiseach.

2:51PM

· THURSDAY

Down at Leinster Home, TD Richard Boyd Barrett has mentioned that Solidarity-Individuals Earlier than Revenue will vote for Mary Lou McDonald for Taoiseach.

“Our view is that there was a political earthquake that happened in this election and that earthquake demanded that there was a break in the cycle of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael rule,” he mentioned.

“We predict the one option to give impact to that clear demand of individuals is to ascertain a left minority authorities and the one life like means of doing that might contain supporting Mary Lou McDonald as Taoiseach and ruling out any offers with Fianna Fail or Wonderful Gael to kind a authorities.

“On that foundation we’re going to vote for Mary Lou McDonald as Taoiseach, however we need to make it clear we aren’t giving her a clean cheque, we’re doing this with the intention to give impact to the demand to interrupt the cycle of Fianna Fail and Wonderful Gael.

“We hope she will take our support in order to rule out any possible deal with Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.”

3:04PM

· THURSDAY

It’s all go down there in the present day.

3:18PM

· THURSDAY

And we’re again.

Fianna Fáil TD Seán Ó Feargháil has been re-elected Ceann Comhairle and dons the robes for one more time period.

Capture

3:24PM

· THURSDAY

After taking the chair Ó Feargháil gave a quick historical past of the Ceann Comhairle robes. He advised the home that they have been as soon as the topic of a Freedom of Info request which discovered that they have been so previous that no person knew who a lot they value they usually had by no means been dry cleaned.

3:36PM

· THURSDAY

Occasion leaders are actually congratulating Ó Feargháil on his reelection. The Inexperienced Occasion’s Eamon Ryan thanked him for being a wonderful Ceann Comhairle, noting that he by no means kicked anybody out throughout his first time period.

Ryan did supply a small little bit of criticism, joking that Ó Feargháil has lowered the size of the minute of silence to about 11 seconds.

3:46PM

· THURSDAY

Leo Varadkar is the ultimate particular person to congratulate Ó Feargháil. Introducing him, the Ceann Comhairle mentioned: “A bit like the wedding feast of Cana, we now go to the Taoiseach”.

“I didn’t realise the Taoiseach was at the wedding feast of Cana,” Varadkar quipped in response.

3:49PM

· THURSDAY

Ó Feargháil thanked all of the contributors for his or her form phrases, saying he needed to pinch himself at one level as a result of he thought he was lifeless.

3:52PM

· THURSDAY

We’re now on to nominating folks for Taoiseach and Wonderful Gael’s Bernard Durkan, the oldest member of the home, has nominated Leo Varadkar to proceed within the position.

“He has discharged that office in the past with distinction, with honour, with courage,” Durkan mentioned.

durkan

3:58PM

· THURSDAY

Making her maiden tackle to the Dáil, Fianna Fáil’s Norma Foley mentioned she is “proud beyond measure” to appoint Micheál Martin for Taoiseach.

“If you look fairly at his record you will see that he has already achieved far more positive change than his loudest critics could ever hope to match,” she mentioned.

foley

4:03PM

· THURSDAY

Martin’s nomination was seconded by the youngest member of the 33rd Dáil. 22-year-old James O’Connor, TD for Cork East.

4:09PM

· THURSDAY

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has nominated Mary Lou McDonald for the place of Taoiseach, giving an impassioned speech as gaeilge.

“Nobody in this Dáil can lead this government for change other than Mary Lou McDonald,” he mentioned.

Above all else she is an Irish republican and right now that’s what we want.

Claire Kerrane seconded McDonald’s nomination.

4:11PM

· THURSDAY

“As a republican woman there is no one I admire more than Mary Lou McDonald,” Kerrane mentioned.

“We need change, we need something new, we need Mary Lou.”

mcdonald

4:16PM

· THURSDAY

The nominations proceed with Dublin Fingal TD Joe O’Brien placing Inexperienced Occasion chief Eamon Ryan ahead. “Eamon incapsulates a spirit that is essential for the 33rd Dáil if it is to succede,” O’Brien mentioned.

4:30PM

· THURSDAY

Joan Collins of Independents Four Change, Mick Barry of Solidarity–Individuals Earlier than Revenue, Paul Murphy of RISE and independents Thomas Pringle and Catherine Connolly have advised the chamber they are going to be backing Mary Lou McDonald for Taoiseach.

So the Sinn Féin chief appears to be like set to safe probably the most votes later in the present day.

4:55PM

· THURSDAY

The sitting is constant with a spread of politicians having their say on the election and the federal government formation talks.

Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae congratulated Sinn Féin on taking the initiative and making an attempt to kind a authorities.

Richard Boyd Barrett confirmed that Individuals Earlier than Revenue may even again McDonald.

Róisín Shortall mentioned the Social Democrats wouldn’t be backing any of the candidates as a result of it could be “meaningless” to take action and not using a programme for presidency agreed upon.

5:20PM

· THURSDAY

A number of extra TDs are in line to talk earlier than the Dáil votes on the 4 nominations for Taoiseach.

Danny Healy-Rae is presently paying tribute to his “army” of volunteers that helped him get reelected.

The story within the native papers was that Fianna Fáil smelled my blood. Nicely I nonetheless have all my blood… they have been on the flawed scent.

5:24PM

· THURSDAY

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness mentioned the Dáil mustn’t adjourn for 2 weeks after in the present day’s sitting. He additionally mentioned that no celebration ought to be neglected of the dialogue about the way forward for the nation.

Right here’s extra from our political correspondent Christina Finn in Leinster Home:

5:33PM

· THURSDAY

Limerick impartial Richard O’Donoghue has made a memorable maiden speech in Leinster Home.

“How many of ye here have education of life? How many of ye have common sense? I do believe that an ounce of cop-on is better than a stone of brains,” he mentioned.

O’Donoghue additionally demanded that the subsequent authorities respects rural Eire.

5:38PM

· THURSDAY

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has revealed that there are 9 additional audio system earlier than voting can happen. He urged the remaining audio system to be aware that the voting will take a while as effectively.

We’ll be right here for some time but.

5:45PM

· THURSDAY

Thank God for European soccer on fairly depressing Thursday nights.

And thank Uefa for staggering the kick-offs between 5.55pm and 8pm.

Our opening act is Manchester United’s journey to the Jan Breydel Stadium as they on Professional League leaders Membership Brugge.

Can a reshuffled United aspect construct on Monday evening’s win over Chelsea?

Kick-off is in 10 minutes; we’ll have the crew information in a second.

5:46PM

· THURSDAY

Fianna Fáil’s Jennifer Murnane O’Connor has quoted CS Lewis saying: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

Hopefully she was speaking about this Dáil sitting.

5:54PM

· THURSDAY

Kerry TD Brendan Griffin has welcomed all the brand new deputies to the Dáil by noting that many eminent writers have been quoted within the chamber in the present day.

“I’m going to quote Axel Rose,” he mentioned. “Welcome to the jungle.”

6:02PM

· THURSDAY

The Wonderful Gael junior minister additionally hinted that the 33rd Dáil is likely to be a brief lived one. “We don’t know whether to put the posters in front of, or behind, the turf shed yet,” he mentioned.

Griffin additionally referred to an earlier contribution from his fellow Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae, who mentioned that he had 162 volunteers out canvassing for him on one evening throughout the election marketing campaign. Griffin mentioned he had 163 folks out on the identical night.

A busy evening in Kerry.

6:20PM

· THURSDAY

Impartial TD for Galway West Noel Grealish says he “will not sit on the fence” this night and can vote in favour of Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin for Taoiseach.

“People want us to get on with it and form a government,” the previous Progressive Democrat mentioned.

6:29PM

· THURSDAY

Impartial Waterford TD Matt Shanahan mentioned he won’t be supporting any of the 4 candidates for Taoiseach as a mark of protest over restrictions on cardiac providers within the south east.

6:35PM

· THURSDAY

Contributions from deputies are anticipated to wrap up quickly after which we’ll have a 4 votes on Taoiseach candidates.

To compensate for all of the antics as 48 new TDs entered the Dáil for the primary time take a look at this piece from Rónán Duffy:

6:41PM

· THURSDAY

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Butler was the ultimate speaker forward of the votes. Varadkar is first up. If, as anticipated, he’s not elected he’ll journey to Áras an Uachtaráin to tender his resignation.

6:43PM

· THURSDAY

The bells have been rung and the voting is underway.

vote

6:52PM

· THURSDAY

The chamber is filling up and the results of the vote on Leo Varadkar for Taoiseach is anticipated shortly.

Wonderful Gael solely has 35 TDs so he’s anticipated to fall far in need of the required 80 votes.

chamber

6:57PM

· THURSDAY

Deputies are actually submitting by means of the lobbies. There’s fairly a little bit of a backlog within the Níl foyer so the vote on Varadkar for Taoiseach appears to be like set to be comfortably defeated.

nil

7:05PM

· THURSDAY

The result’s:

Tá – 36

Níl – 107

The proposal on Varadkar for Taoiseach has been defeated.

7:09PM

· THURSDAY

TheJournal.ie‘s political correspondent Christina Finn experiences that the Social Democrats abstained from the vote, as did impartial TDs Cathal Berry and Pat Shanahan.

Galway East impartial Sean Canney backed Varadkar, bringing his quantity as much as 36.

Varadkar will journey to Áras an Uachtaráin to tender his resignation however will stay in place till a brand new Taoiseach is elected.

7:15PM

· THURSDAY

TD’s are actually voting on Micheál Martin for Taoiseach. Once more this vote appears to be like set to be comfortably defeated.

Impartial Noel Grealish earlier indicated that he would be part of the 37 Fianna Fáil TDs in backing Martin.

martin

7:19PM

· THURSDAY

Sean Canney has backed one other horse.

7:21PM

· THURSDAY

Outcome:

Tá – 41

Níl – 97

Abstentions – 19

Not close to sufficient to see Martin elected. The home will now vote on McDonald.

7:26PM

· THURSDAY

In the meantime, away from Taoiseach votes, a brand new technical parliamentary grouping has been established.

9 TDs from throughout the nation have agreed to come back collectively to ascertain ‘The Regional Group’.

the group’s members are: Cathal Berry, Sean Canney, Peter Fitzpatrick, Noel Grealish, Michael Lowry, Verona Murphy, Denis Naughten, Matt Shanahan and Peadar Toibin.

Convener Denis Naughten mentioned:

This group will function as a technical group in Dáil Eireann for talking time and the scheduling of parliamentary enterprise.

“The group was established following the decision by Dáil Eireann today to establish a business committee to progress the day-to-day operation of parliamentary business.”

7:34PM

· THURSDAY

The results of the vote on McDonald for Taoiseach is in:

Tá – 45

Níl – 84

Abstentions – 29

McDonald racked up extra votes than her Fianna Fáil and Wonderful Gael counterparts, who obtained 41 and 36 respectively.

It nonetheless isn’t wherever close to sufficient to see her elected.

7:45PM

· THURSDAY

Scenes in Leinster Home as we practically had an unintended Taoiseach. Virgin Media’s Gavan Reilly has the information:

7:50PM

· THURSDAY

The results of the vote on Ryan for Taoiseach is in:

Tá – 12

Níl – 115

Abstentions – 28

No Taoiseach has been elected within the first sitting of the 33rd Dáil.

7:52PM

· THURSDAY

The 4 defeated nominees will now contribute. Seán Ó Fearghaíl requested them to be aware that we’re operating means over time.

Varadkar is talking first. When this sitting finishes he’ll journey to Áras an Uachtaráin to tender his resignation.

leo

8:00PM

· THURSDAY

Varadkar says he’ll journey to the White Home for the annual St Patrick’s Day go to if no authorities has been shaped by then.

Nonetheless, he says it will likely be a shortened journey because the Taoiseach should journey again to Europe to attend an vital EU Council assembly.

He paid tribute to the ministers who misplaced their seats within the election however mentioned he is aware of they may proceed to guide their departments with “good grace and competence”.

8:09PM

· THURSDAY

In order that’s it from the primary day of the 33rd Dáil. It was a day that noticed 48 new TDs attend Leinster Home for the primary time, however a brand new authorities nonetheless appears to be like fairly a distance away.

The home will reconvene in early March and the political horse buying and selling will proceed in public and behind the scenes.

Try TheJournal.ie for all of the vital developments and thanks for following this night.

3033 Dail Returns
Supply: RollingNews.ie

8:20PM

· THURSDAY

Micheál Martin devoted a major chunk of his remarks to criticising Sinn Féin, accusing the celebration of glorifying the IRA.

“I see we still live rent free in Micheál Martin’s very narrow and bitter mind,” McDonald mentioned in an equally lengthty and excoriating response.

“I have significant concerns with a leader who sat around a cabinet table with people who were subsequently jailed for corruption,” she added.

mary-lou-2222

8:24PM

· THURSDAY

In order that’s it from the primary day of the 33rd Dáil. It was a day that noticed 48 new TDs attend Leinster Home for the primary time, however a brand new authorities nonetheless appears to be like fairly a distance away.

The home will reconvene in early March and the political horse buying and selling will proceed in public and behind the scenes.

Try TheJournal.ie for all of the vital developments and thanks for following this night.