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# committee - Friday 7 December, 2012

Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them

The Environment Minister has established a committee to review local electoral areas, and submissions on the proposed changes are now being sought.

# committee - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

Committee to discuss “conflicted reports” on bank lending

The Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will cover the topic as part of its discussion on lending to small business today.

# committee - Friday 9 November, 2012

SIPTU calls emergency meeting of Aer Lingus pension committee

They are to discuss an IBEC/ICTU five-point-plan aimed at establishing a process to resolve the pension dispute at the airline.

'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains

Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.

# committee - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Parents of special needs children to speak to Oireachtas Committee

They will speak about the challenges facing their families with the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, chaired by Joanna Tuffy (pictured).

# committee - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Irish Aid expenditure in Mozambique to be examined

A delegation from the Committee of Public Accounts will travel there against a backdrop of revelations that Irish Aid funds in Uganda were misappropriated.

# committee - Thursday 1 November, 2012

'He's worth it' - Dukes on IBRC chief's €500,000+ salary

Mike Aynsley, the chief executive of the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation, was criticised by members of an Oireachtas committee yesterday for his salary.

Bank of Ireland: 120 homes repossessed or surrendered in first half of 2012

Meanwhile, it emerged that 16,000 BOI customers have had their mortgage restructured, with 86 per cent of people fully complying with payment.

# committee - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Final cost of IBRC is to be €25 billion

They were questioned on issues such as salary, hospitality policy and the final cost of the bank to the State (which it turns out will be a few billion less than estimated).

IBRC and AIB executives to face Oireachtas committee

The executives from the two guaranteed banks will be questioned about the operations and functions of their respective institutions.

# committee - Friday 26 October, 2012

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance

Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.

# committee - Monday 15 October, 2012

Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone

During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.

# committee - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

# committee - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Committee says improvement needed in ICT skills among teachers

The committee report also recommended the development of a Technology Visa to enable skilled workers from abroad to fill IT skill shortages in Ireland.

# committee - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Fine Gael TD slams Fianna Fáil counterpart for committee no-show….

… but was he supposed to be there?

# committee - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?

The subject will be discussed today when the government’s pyrite panel takes part in an Oireachtas committee meeting.

# committee - Thursday 5 July, 2012

LIVEBLOG: Ulster Bank CEO refuses to give up his bonus

The Ulster Bank CEO is answering questions from TDs and Senators about the ongoing technical problems at the bank. Follow the action here.

Ulster Bank chiefs set to be grilled by Oireachtas committee

The bank has refused to say if its CEO will appear before the committee.

# committee - Friday 22 June, 2012

Shatter publishes major document on whether Ireland's prostitution laws should change

The discussion document is part of a public consultation process on the future direction of the laws around prostitution.

# committee - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.

# committee - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Senator joins call for resignation of RTÉ chairman

Last week’s Oireachtas committee meeting saw “Pontius Pilate hand-wringing”, says Labour’s John Whelan.

# committee - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present

The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.

# committee - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Oireachtas Plus: parliament hoping to expand TV channel

The parliament launched a pilot channel last November, and is now looking for advice on rolling the project out further.

# committee - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Clampers "make no money" from clamping

Members of the Irish Parking Association spoke to a committee about clamping in Ireland – from the aggression experienced by clampers to the lack of money made.

# committee - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Revenue chairwoman apologises for distress caused by pensions letters

Josephine Feehily acknowledges that the Revenue Commissioners caused ‘confusion and distress’ to many Irish pensioners.

# committee - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Priory Hall residents tell McFeely: “We don’t wish you a Happy New Year”

In a hand-delivered letter, the residents told developer Thomas McFeely that their fight “is a fight for what is rightfully ours” and they will be “tenacious in the extreme” until they reach their goal.

# committee - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse

The Dáil committee is told it already has the legal power to carry out an investigation, and agrees to draw up terms of reference.

# committee - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

New bailout deal saves Ireland €900m a year - Noonan

Michael Noonan tells the Oireachtas finance committee that the new interest rate will apply to loans already borrowed.

# committee - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

FF's McGuinness takes helm of Public Accounts Committee

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness is elected chair despite opposition from Sinn Féin and some independent TDs.

Opposition sides to face off for prized Dáil accounts committee Committee This post contains a poll

Opposition sides to face off for prized Dáil accounts committee

The government will be left to decide which of Shane Ross or John McGuinness takes the Public Accounts Committee.

# committee - Thursday 28 April, 2011

SIPO probe into Ivor Callely's mobile phone claims discontinued

File on Callely gone to DPP as Standards in Public Office Commission finishes investigation into former senator’s phone expenses claim.