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#Committees

# committees - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Committee chairs have 'serious concerns' over workload and say they need more staff

A letter from the chairpersons of the Oireachtas committees to the Ceann Comhairle has raised “serious concerns” about the workloads faced in 2014 as a result of the plans to scrutinise legislation before it comes before the Dáil.

# committees - Friday 20 December, 2013

NAMA leaks, Russian adoption, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Tobacco lobbying, a trip to Brussels, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Watercourses, water services, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Genealogical heritage, Mandela and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Philanthropy, child protection, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Arms treaties, organ donation, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Medical cards, poverty eradication, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Freedom, credit and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

The Budget, taxis and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

The Budget, the Budget and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Women in the home, DNA and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Overhanging trees, gambling and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Rents, gambling and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Cattle and sheep and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Thursday 26 September, 2013

NAMA, bullying and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Bankers, fines and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Nuclear plants, Seamus Heaney and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# committees - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Gas, saving history and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

# committees - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Prison reports: Improving facilities, some violence and concerns about lock-ups

Food, education, solitary confinement and slopping out were among the issues discussed in the reports.

# committees - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The Dáil has gone on holidays until September

TDs will focus on their constituencies for the next nine weeks, or so they tell us.

Denis Naughten: 'It would have been common courtesy to inform me I was being expelled'

Independent TD Denis Naughten has been removed from the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children.

# committees - Friday 5 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Brighter Evenings Bill and birdwatchers

The first Friday of every month always sees some extra action in the Dáil and committees – and it’s an apt time to start speaking about Irish summer time hours. Is it an outdated thing to be putting the clocks back and forth?

# committees - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Postcodes and stiff financial regulations

Pat Rabbitte will be shooting the breeze with senators on the sustainability of the postal service and post offices around Ireland. Abortion is still up for debate in committees and will the financial regulator get some teeth?

# committees - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Home repossessions and passion in the Seanad

Remember David Norris’s impassioned speech on possible Seanad abolition last week? Guess what’s back on the cards today…

# committees - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Taxi regulation, garda salaries and women's rights

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is due before the Public Accounts Committee today.

# committees - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Overhaul sees number of Oireachtas committees increased

The Programme for Government included a pledge to reduce committee numbers – but the survivors had too much work.

# committees - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Shane Ross, NTMA chief clash over NewERA appointment

Shane Ross and John Corrigan, the head of the NTMA, exchange harsh words over the management of the NewERA programme.

# committees - Monday 12 September, 2011

Government publishes wording of Abbeylara referendum

The government has only published a draft version today – but the Bill needs passing in ten days if the ballot is to be held in time.

# committees - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Size matters for Oireachtas, as more members squeeze into fewer committees

The number of committees will be slimmed down from 27 to 14, as details of the new Oireachtas committees are confirmed.

# committees - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Independents demand that Ross be appointed chair of Dáil accounts committee Committees This post contains a poll

Independents demand that Ross be appointed chair of Dáil accounts committee

The Oireachtas’s most high profile committee is usually chaired by the largest opposition party – but the technical group says Shane Ross is the best man for it.