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Committee

# 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

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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.

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 Domestic Violence This post contains videos

‘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.

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