Definitions

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  • proper n. The lower house of the Irish parliament

Etymologies

From Irish Dáil, short for Dáil Éireann. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Dail is elected using proportional representation, and in a united Ireland, Protestants would make up close to 20% of the population.

    Matthew Yglesias » Learning From Belfast

  • The Government was forced to recall the Dail earlier than expected because of the Anglo Irish crisis and the Labour Party wants the Oireachtas to sit for the rest of the week.

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The only institution that is elected with a separate mandate from the Dail is the office of the President but s/he has about as much independent power as the Queen in the British settlement.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Winner of Best Politics Blog and Best News & Current Affairs Blog order of business in the Dail is the worst political failure I have seen:

    Irish Blogs

  • "The government has been forced to recall the Dail earlier than they expected because of the need to legislate for the nationalisation of Anglo-Irish.

    Labour Press Office - Press Release Summaries

  • Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, who resigned his seat in the British parliament to run for the Dail, was among the winners.

    Irish opposition on the brink of election win

  • In elections going back to 1932, Fianna Fail had never won less than 39% and had always been the largest party in the Dail.

    Irish opposition on the brink of election win

  • The Green Party, which had six seats in the Dail and was Fianna Fail's junior partner in government, was in danger of losing them all.

    Irish opposition on the brink of election win

  • Just ask Jan Brown, Donna DentDoreen Welsh or Sheila Dail, flight attendants who have saved lives in their careers.

    Christine Negroni: Airline Work, Not as Easy at TV Makes It Seem

  • Ask how much it costs the Catalans - population 6 million, many more powers than Holyrood, check out a comparable sized Lander in Germany, a US state, or even the Irish Dail.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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