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# 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

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.

# committee - Monday 25 February, 2013

Plans for rural forum to be established

The Rural Dwellers Association said that it is hoped the rural forum would involve a range of groups and would meet regularly with the government

# committee - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Revenue Commissioners to be questioned about financial statements

The Public Accounts Committee will be questioning the head of Revenue today.

# committee - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Report: Government should establish a 'youth guarantee' for unemployed

A jobs committee has made a number of recommendations, including introducing a €1 million Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.

# committee - Thursday 7 February, 2013

How can Ireland reduce lifestyle-related cancer rates?

A Seanad committee has come up with what it believes are some answers to tackling Ireland’s high incidence of cancer.

# committee - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Many brothels run by foreign organised crime gangs, committee hears

A Garda Superintendent told the hearings on prostitution that there has been a “notable change” in the industry in recent years.

# committee - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws

The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.

# committee - Monday 4 February, 2013

Oireachtas committee may question ABP Food Group on horse meat

The head of the committee, Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle, said that they will decide tomorrow on whether ABP will be questioned on the issue.

# committee - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation

Brooke Magnanti told that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.

# committee - Monday 28 January, 2013

Public to be given more info on sentencing in Irish courts

The Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) committee said that it has begun three new initiatives to make more information available.

# committee - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

No psychiatrists outside Dublin to assess suicidal pregnant women

Dr Anthony McCarthy of the National Maternity Hospital said that there is a wrong assumption that women will try to manipulate psychiatrists by saying they are suicidal in order to have a termination.

# committee - Monday 7 January, 2013

Group says lack of invite to Oireachtas abortion hearings "a grave injustice"

TFMR Ireland said that it is upset that, despite numerous requests, it has has not been invited to take part in this week’s Oireachtas committee hearings on abortion legislation in Ireland.

# committee - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'

Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.

# committee - Thursday 20 December, 2012

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

# committee - Monday 17 December, 2012

Bailed-out bank chiefs to face Oireachtas questioning

Representatives from three bailed-out banks will be asked about whether the banks which received State money are acting in the public interest.

Sinn Féin strips Peadar Toibín of committee chairmanship over X Case vote

The Meath West TD did not vote with the party on a motion to legislate for the X Case and has been disciplined for breaking the party whip.

# committee - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation

The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.

# committee - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.