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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Committee

This year
# Finance committee
Homeowners with €6,000 owed on mortgage given repossession orders, committee told
An Oireachtas committee was told non-banking entities own more than 56% of all domestic mortgages in arrears.
# dying with dignity bill
Government 'dragging its heels' on forming committee on assisted dying, says Gino Kenny
The committee to discuss the ethical and constitutional issues of assisted dying has not yet been filled with members of the Oireachtas.
Last year
# Renting
Quarter of small landlords likely to sell rental properties in next five years, Committee to hear
The Joint Committee on Housing will meet at 3pm to discuss recent trends in the private rental sector.
# Housing
DCC 'confident' of meeting target to deliver 895 new builds this year, Committee to hear
Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan will appear before an Oireachtas Committee later today.
# Domestic Violence
Paid domestic violence leave should be based on an ‘honour system’, Oireachtas committee hears
Victims should be taken for their word when requesting time off from work, the committee has been told.
# Emergency
'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.
# warning
RTÉ facing ‘existential moment’, Oireachtas committee hears
Moya Doherty, the chair of the RTÉ Board, warned of her deep concerns about the future of the broadcaster.
# Housing
State has a role in 'de-risking' refurb of vacant homes for buyers, committee to be told
Housing committee to be told the costs of dereliction and vacancy in our cities, towns and villages “are very high in societal terms”.
All time
# Decline
'It just goes from bad to worse. The IRFU committee need to stand up now'
Bernard Jackman spoke about the decline of Irish women’s rugby on The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.
# Adoption
Agencies tasked with supporting adopted adults ‘not fit for purpose’, Committee hears
Findings from the Adoptee Voices report were presented to the Oireachtas Children’s committee today.
# Health Committee
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.
# Children
‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.
# Adoption
Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster has said the provision of counselling should be underpinned by law.
# Facebook
Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears
A whistleblower has told a Dáil committee of the need for proper supports and better workers’ rights.
# pandemic effects
Insurance companies ‘put up roadblocks’ to funding for film and TV industry, committee hears
Desiree Finnegan, chief executive of Screen Ireland, said the Covid-19 pandemic has affected every part of the industry.
# Oireachtas Hearing
HSE chief: We can expect and should plan for further waves of Covid-19
Paul Reid is appearing in front of the Special Covid-19 Committee today to discuss the country’s testing systems.
# covid committee
Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school
Foley is to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 this afternoon.
# Education
‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told
Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.
# INspections
Zero notices issued to employers following 800 back-to-work Covid-19 checks
Labour TD Ged Nash expressed concern about the figures this afternoon.
# Michael McNamara
Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.
# Seanad
Any tariff increases would 'decimate' Ireland's food and drink imports to the UK - Brexit committee report
Dublin Port expects the number of freight units from outside the EU to rise from 200,000 to 1 million after Brexit.
# Online abuse
Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told
The Justice Committee is examining issues such as cyberbullying, harassment, stalking and revenge porn.
# prop life
Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan
The tighthead prop is set to return for Ireland against Samoa on Saturday.
# Garda crime unit
An increasing number of children are sharing nude or sexually explicit photos on social media
The committee was told about a girl wanted to take her own life after an ex-boyfriend shared images of her without her permission.
# Public Services Card
Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'
Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.
No early election as MPs vote to delay Brexit
It’s been a really odd day in Westminster – even by usual recent standards.
# Committee
GAA's new fixtures task force to deliver recommendations by November
It includes Dublin CEO John Costello and representatives from the GPA and CPA.
# John Delaney
Shane Ross and Sport Ireland to appear before committee over FAI today
Last week, the FAI appeared before the committee.
Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays
Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.
# savi report 2
Chief whip confirms national survey on sexual violence will take five years to complete
It’s been 17 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, was published.
# PAC it in
'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?
A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.
# Intelligence
12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election
The Kremlin denied anew that it tried to sway the election.
# insecurity complex
UK and EU 'have spent only one hour' discussing how security is going to look post-Brexit
A new report says that ‘time is running out’ to sort out what the security relationship between the two entities will be after March 2019.
# cervical check
Number of women affected by smear test scandal expected to increase
The Head of the National Screening Service Damien McCallion says more women will be contacted about their cancer test audits.
# sex ed
Education committee sex ed hearing delayed as not enough senators to reach quorum
Among those due to give evidence were the Rape Crisis Network Ireland.
# On the rise
Taoiseach declares homeless and housing crisis a national emergency
Leo Varadkar said the latest homeless figures are “disturbing”.
# Homicides
Garda analysts 'were belittled and disrespected when they tried to highlight inaccurate homicide figures'
Two senior analysts were addressing an Oireachtas committee this morning.
# the third degree
'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC
It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.
# compensation
Tracker scandal: Just a quarter of PTSB customers who lost homes have appealed
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said there was an “onus” on the banks to get in contact with these customers.
# abortion laws
Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today
After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.