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# committee - Today’s News

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today

After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.

# committee - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.

# committee - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# committee - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# committee - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee

Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.

# committee - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'

Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.

# committee - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'

The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.

# committee - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination

Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

# committee - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'He was still alive': Doctor explains the reality of organ harvesting in China

Ireland should ensure they’re not complicit in China’s organ harvesting abuses by banning ‘organ tourism’, was the advice given at committee today.

# committee - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

# committee - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

# committee - Friday 9 June, 2017

Donald Trump claims he has been 'totally vindicated' by James Comey's testimony

The US president has been tweeting for the first time in two days this morning.

# 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.

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