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Dáil Éireann

(dôl ā`rôn, dīl âr`ən) [Irish,=diet of Ireland], the popular representative body of the Oireachtas, or National Parliament, of the Republic of Ireland. The second, smaller chamber, the Saenad Éireann, or Senate, has very limited powers, and the executive, as represented by the prime minister, is responsible to the Dáil, whose members are elected by universal adult suffrage. The members of the first Dáil were elected in Dec., 1918, ostensibly to the British Parliament, but they established themselves as a separate revolutionary body. It first convened at Mansion House, Dublin, in Jan., 1919, and proclaimed the Irish republic. The Dáil existed precariously until the creation of the Irish Free State in 1921, and established itself firmly in the period of civil war that followed. See also IrelandIreland,
Irish Eire [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles.
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; Sinn FéinSinn Féin
[Irish,=we, ourselves], Irish nationalist movement. It had its roots in the Irish cultural revival at the end of the 19th cent. and the growing nationalist disenchantment with the constitutional Home Rule movement.
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See study by J. L. McCracken (1958); B. Chubb, The Government and Politics of Ireland (2d ed. 1982).

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However, he pointed to Dail standing orders which he said should have been applied to block Ms Murphy from detailing Mr O'Brien's personal banking arrangements.
Mae'r dail yn dda at drin y bustl a chyflyrau sy'n effeithio ar y bustl a'r iau, ac felly i fod yn dda at bethau fel y clefyd melyn.
As part of initiatives to improve the military's supply system, Dail said TRANSCOM was designated as DoD's overall supply distribution process manager.
He said: "The Taoiseach acknowledged he has refused to answer Dail questions on the sell-off of Aer Lingus.
Carn yr ebol Dail cwlwm yr asgwrn Briallu yn eu holl ogoniant
Outgoing junior minister Barry Andrews' failure to retain his Dun Laoghaire seat brought the curtain down on another powerful Dail dynasty.
Roedd glesni'r dail wedi hen droi'n felyn gwan ac yn brysur yn troi'n borffor, ac roedd yr aeron yn disgyn yn sypiau piws cyfoethog.
Dail told employees in early morning meetings today that Alliant's goal is to ``minimize the loss of jobs in Tupelo by assisting every single employee to find a position elsewhere within the Company, or with another employer.
Mr Wallace had read a letter to the Dail claiming gardai were not co-operating with GSOC over Ms Daly's arrest for drink-driving two years ago.
Er bod gennyf gopi o Dail Pren ers 20 mlynedd, rhaid i mi gael copi o'r argraffiad clawr caled newydd yn ogystal.
It was 5:30pm on Wednesday, the Dail was all but empty, but the canteen was heaving with our reps who were queuing up for their traditional tea of sausage, egg and chips.