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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 24 April, 2014


# 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.

Storm damage, GSOC, childcare, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, since you asked…

# committee - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

‘My father was a thug and a bully’: Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech

The Fine Gael Senator received a round of applause from colleagues after an emotional contribution to the committee hearing this evening.

# committee - Thursday 13 February, 2014

It’s highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

# committee - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

GSOC prepares to face panel, as commissioner says breach can’t be ruled out

“It would be lovely to be able to say we could be certain one way or the other,” GSOC’s Kieran Fitzgerald said last night.

# committee - Friday 7 February, 2014

Government accused of “pretending to support” Down syndrome support bill

The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.

# committee - Thursday 6 February, 2014

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”

Two PAC members have formally requested that the PAC again consider the issue of releasing a transcript of garda whistleblower’s testimony. Ross was today accused of being more interested in “getting on the six o’clock news” than pursuing the truth.

Cigarettes, peace, the Docklands… and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# committee - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry… and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on over at Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# committee - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Whistleblowers, charities, Phil Hogan… and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# committee - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Garda Commissioner to face tough questioning on penalty points

An Oireachtas committee is attempting to get to the bottom of how and why some motorists had penalty points cancelled.

# committee - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Unions to discuss proposed bus privatisation with Oireachtas committee

They will discuss with SIPTU the opening up of 10 per cent of the market to private operators.

# committee - Friday 13 December, 2013

PAC Chair: CRC case highlights urgent need for charity regulator

John McGuinness was speaking following this evening’s resignation of the entire board of governors of the CRC.

# committee - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Former CRC boss agrees to appear before Dáil committee

Brian Conlan, who resigned from his role as CEO at the start of this week, has agreed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

# committee - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O’Connor as Eirgrid chairman

After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.

# committee - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

HSE says some ‘top-ups’ for hospital executives date back to 1996

Only 7 hospital agencies have been found to be compliant with public pay policy.

Junior Cycle reform, HSE accounts and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# committee - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From Business ETC Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline D-Day

Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline

There are proposals to bring the pay-and-file date forward to as early as June next year so the Department of Finance has all the data needed ahead of the October Budget.

# committee - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.

# committee - Monday 14 October, 2013

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs

The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.

# committee - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas

An Oireachtas sub-Committee will discuss 103 amendments to the proposed taxi regulation law, which will see a shake-up of the industry.

# committee - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Questions asked about Apple’s relationship with Department of Finance

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty produced a series of emails from Apple executives to the Secretary General of the Department of Finance at an Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today.

# committee - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal

Minister Simon Coveney says he is not going to court unless he knows he can win.

# committee - Monday 15 July, 2013

Two senators hope to bring amendments on fatal foetal abnormalities

Senators are currently outlining their thoughts on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in the Seanad.

# committee - Friday 12 July, 2013

Abortion bill passes final Dáil vote

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has passed the final stage of the Dáil this evening, after two day of heated debates.

# committee - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can ‘create more problems’

The nine-member sub-committee will today deal with the sections of the proposed legislation on suicide ideation.

# committee - Friday 31 May, 2013

Oireachtas Health Committee to meet HSE on creche issues

They will join childcare organisations in speaking about the findings of the RTÉ undercover footage of three creches in Ireland.

# committee - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Reilly knew about Taoiseach’s tobacco meeting, but “would not” go

The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.

# committee - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

# committee - Saturday 18 May, 2013

12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings

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

Bill O’Herlihy: I wasn’t sure I was good enough to be Film Board head

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 to hear about bullying on social media

The hearing is one of a series on social media use in Ireland.

# committee - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before Oireachtas committee

They will speak to the committee about social media, cyber-bullying and harassment.

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