# committee - Yesterday’s News
Heckling, James Reilly leaving early, and questions about term limits on abortion – the first day of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion legislation had a lot of drama. Here’s what happened.
# committee - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
The new chairman designate of the Irish Film Board tells Oireachtas committee that he decided to “give it a lash” in the end.
# committee - Wednesday 13 March, 2013
# committee - Wednesday 6 March, 2013
# committee - Monday 25 February, 2013
The Rural Dwellers Association said that it is hoped the rural forum would involve a range of groups and would meet regularly with the government
# committee - Thursday 21 February, 2013
The Public Accounts
Committee will be questioning the head of Revenue today. # committee - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
A jobs committee has made a number of recommendations, including introducing a €1 million Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.
# committee - Thursday 7 February, 2013
A Seanad committee has come up with what it believes are some answers to tackling Ireland’s high incidence of cancer.
# committee - Wednesday 6 February, 2013
A Garda Superintendent told the hearings on prostitution that there has been a “notable change” in the industry in recent years.
# committee - Tuesday 5 February, 2013
The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.
# committee - Monday 4 February, 2013
The head of the committee, Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle, said that they will decide tomorrow on whether ABP will be questioned on the issue.
# committee - Saturday 2 February, 2013
Brooke Magnanti told TheJournal.ie that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.
# committee - Monday 28 January, 2013
The Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) committee said that it has begun three new initiatives to make more information available.
# committee - Tuesday 8 January, 2013
Dr Anthony McCarthy of the National Maternity Hospital said that there is a wrong assumption that women will try to manipulate psychiatrists by saying they are suicidal in order to have a termination.
# committee - Monday 7 January, 2013
TFMR Ireland said that it is upset that, despite numerous requests, it has has not been invited to take part in this week’s Oireachtas committee hearings on abortion legislation in Ireland.
# committee - Saturday 5 January, 2013
Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.
# committee - Thursday 20 December, 2012
The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.
# committee - Monday 17 December, 2012
Representatives from three bailed-out banks will be asked about whether the banks which received State money are acting in the public interest.
The Meath West TD did not vote with the party on a motion to legislate for the X Case and has been disciplined for breaking the party whip.
# committee - Tuesday 11 December, 2012
The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.
# committee - Monday 10 December, 2012
A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.
# committee - Friday 7 December, 2012
The Environment Minister has established a committee to review local electoral areas, and submissions on the proposed changes are now being sought.
# committee - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.
Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will cover the topic as part of its discussion on lending to small business today. # committee - Friday 9 November, 2012
They are to discuss an IBEC/ICTU five-point-plan aimed at establishing a process to resolve the pension dispute at the airline.
Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.
# committee - Wednesday 7 November, 2012
They will speak about the challenges facing their families with the Joint
Committee on Education and Social Protection, chaired by Joanna Tuffy (pictured). # committee - Tuesday 6 November, 2012
A delegation from the
Committee of Public Accounts will travel there against a backdrop of revelations that Irish Aid funds in Uganda were misappropriated. # committee - Thursday 1 November, 2012
From Business ETC
Mike Aynsley, the chief executive of the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation, was criticised by members of an Oireachtas committee yesterday for his salary.
Meanwhile, it emerged that 16,000 BOI customers have had their mortgage restructured, with 86 per cent of people fully complying with payment.
# committee - Wednesday 31 October, 2012
From Business ETC
They were questioned on issues such as salary, hospitality policy and the final cost of the bank to the State (which it turns out will be a few billion less than estimated).
The executives from the two guaranteed banks will be questioned about the operations and functions of their respective institutions.
# committee - Friday 26 October, 2012
Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.
# committee - Monday 15 October, 2012
During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.
# committee - Saturday 13 October, 2012
Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.
# committee - Wednesday 10 October, 2012
The committee report also recommended the development of a Technology Visa to enable skilled workers from abroad to fill IT skill shortages in Ireland.
# committee - Thursday 26 July, 2012
… but was he supposed to be there?
# committee - Tuesday 24 July, 2012
The subject will be discussed today when the government’s pyrite panel takes part in an Oireachtas committee meeting.
# committee - Thursday 5 July, 2012
The Ulster Bank CEO is answering questions from TDs and Senators about the ongoing technical problems at the bank. Follow the action here.
The bank has refused to say if its CEO will appear before the committee.