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# committee - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Water charge refunds on the way, with conservation grant likely to be deducted

Politicians are having their say on the water committee report tonight.

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

Finally, after 22 meetings, the water committee has approved its final report.

# committee - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses

The water committee has gotten fresh legal advice on the final report.

# committee - Friday 7 April, 2017

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

# committee - Friday 31 March, 2017

Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'

Although many questions were asked, few were answered.

# committee - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'My 12-year-old son's bag weighs 1.8 stone': How to tackle heavy school bags

“If you asked adults to go around their job carrying that amount of weight, they wouldn’t do it.”

# committee - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned

Irish Water and the Commission of Energy Regulation were before the Oireachtas committee today.

# committee - Monday 2 January, 2017

Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach

Kenny said Irish Water is “getting on with its work” and is making “real advances”.

# committee - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting

Kevin Duffy addressed a number of the main issues around the water charges debate, including water wastage and paying people back.

# committee - Thursday 24 November, 2016

AIB says 14 people lost their homes because of high tracker mortgage rates

The first-time buyers grant and communication with customers in rural Ireland was also discussed in committee.

# committee - Friday 22 April, 2016

The subscription charge for Dublin Bikes is about to increase...

The subscription fee is set to increase by 50% to €30 over the next two years.

# committee - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

# committee - Thursday 31 December, 2015

After months of controversy, the banking inquiry signs off on final report

The inquiry members met today to discuss submissions from witnesses who gave evidence at hearings earlier in the year.

# committee - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

From The42 ‘Nobody wanted Billy to leave’ IABA tells Oireachtas committee Defence

‘Nobody wanted Billy to leave’ IABA tells Oireachtas committee

The boxing chiefs were answering questions about the Billy Walsh saga today.

# committee - Monday 6 July, 2015

The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up

The High Court officially ordered that OCS Operations Ltd be wound up today with no opposition to the application.

# committee - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Seán FitzPatrick and David Drumm have been asked to come before banking inquiry next month

While the banking inquiry has powers to compel witnesses, that power does not extend beyond this jurisdiction.

# committee - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs ‘will be in shops by May 2017’

Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.

# committee - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

“If you manage to get here in strong mental health, this system will sap your soul and spirit”

A TD who is visiting direct provision centres said if Irish people were treated like this anywhere in the world – there would be delegations demanding change.

# committee - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From The42 4 points for a goal, 2 refs and scrapping provinces – what the Hurling 2020 report rejected Off The Agenda

4 points for a goal, 2 refs and scrapping provinces – what the Hurling 2020 report rejected

Here’s seven proposals that the committee opted not to recommend.

# committee - Saturday 18 October, 2014

# committee - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

# committee - Sunday 7 September, 2014

It’s the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan’s just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal

The former minister had the biggest job interview of his life this week, as he bids to become Agriculture Commissioner. But the issue of Irish Water just won’t go away, it seems.

# committee - Thursday 24 July, 2014

UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.

# committee - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

# committee - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)

They said they will be discussing the scope of the inquiry, the risks associated with it and the time scale.

# committee - Monday 16 June, 2014

Donnelly will rejoin banking inquiry if additional Senators step back

The government attempted to regain a majority by adding two more Senators to the inquiry – a move which the independent TD said “crossed a line”.

# committee - Friday 13 June, 2014

Susan O’Keeffe would have got a better reaction ‘if she said she was hungover’

The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.

# committee - Monday 26 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Australian politician smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament buildings Security

Australian politician smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament buildings

Senator Bill Heffernan was making a point about lax security.

# committee - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# committee - Monday 12 May, 2014

UN committee meets in Dublin to plan Eradication of Poverty day

The day has been observed for just over two decades now, starting in 1993 and has been held every year.

# committee - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs?

That’s one of the questions being asked in the Dáil today.

# committee - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

# committee - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the first time

Director General Noel Curran will field questions about a number of issues before an Oireachtas committee this morning.

# committee - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland – but not the Republic (yet)

Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.

# committee - Saturday 8 March, 2014

McDonald: ‘Flannery shouldn’t imagine that he can put his head in the sand’

McDonald said that the PAC have written to Flannery twice to attend a meeting and he should accept the invitation.

# committee - Thursday 6 March, 2014

TDs and Senators to question chief medical officer on Portlaoise baby deaths

Tony Holohan is to appear before the committee this morning. He published a review of the situation last month.

# committee - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

The Government’s priorities (part 2), IBRC mortgages and taxi regulation

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# committee - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge

The second-level students will also discuss global and warming employment matters with the politicians.

# committee - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Cigarette company unveils scary-looking anti plain-pack website

The site — designed in stark yellow, grey and white colouring — sets out the industry’s arguments against James Reilly’s crackdown on tobacco marketing.

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