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#Expert Group

# expert-group - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Expert group set up to offer guidance to sporting bodies preparing to return to action

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will chair the expert group.

# expert-group - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Direct Provision expert group announced to look at ways to 'better meet needs of asylum seekers'

Among the issues the group will examine is engaging with communities where Direct Provision centres are due to open.

# expert-group - Monday 11 July, 2016

The future of third-level education could mean no fees

Alternatively, it might mean student loans. A new report by an expert group puts three options up for consideration.

# expert-group - Friday 15 May, 2015

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.

# expert-group - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

An array of changes to the medical card system were announced today.

# expert-group - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away

The expert group is not expected to give their opinion until next year.

# expert-group - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Colm McCarthy among 9 experts who will help banking inquiry figure out what to investigate

The banking inquiry met again in private session this morning.

# expert-group - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity

Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.

# expert-group - Friday 26 April, 2013

113 psychiatrists underline calls for abortion laws to exclude suicide

The psychiatrists, who responded to a nationwide survey undertaken by four colleagues, say abortion is not a treatment for suicidal ideation.

# expert-group - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Restrictive Irish abortion law 'could be rejected by Europe'

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says Ireland must provide “accessible procedures” to figure out if abortion is legal.

# expert-group - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Cabinet to discuss draft contents of controversial abortion bill

Ministers are expected to debate how many doctors should be involved in deciding whether a procedure can go ahead.

# expert-group - Friday 4 January, 2013

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings.

# expert-group - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Government will legislate to allow abortion in line with X Case ruling

The legislation, which will be introduced in the New Year, will be supplemented by more detailed regulations.

Mullen warns of 'double-think' on X Case after Newtown massacre

Rónán Mullen says it is “appropriate” to express sympathy with the shooting victims, but that unborn children should not be thought of differently.

Cabinet to discuss plan of action for new abortion rules

Ministers are expected to decide this morning on what course of action to take based on the Expert Group’s report.

# expert-group - Monday 17 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate abortion report and generic drugs

TDs will discuss the Expert Group report on the A, B and C ruling, and legislation hoping to make pharmacies cheaper.

# expert-group - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

# expert-group - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Budget aftermath, expert group and same-sex partnerships

The Dáil debates the Budget and the Expert Group report, while the Seanad allows secular bodies to perform civil ceremonies.

# expert-group - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Bishops say expert group ignores risks of legislating for limited abortion

The group said that guidelines “may offer a way forward”, adding that abortion is “gravely immoral in all circumstances” and legislating for the X Case could “open the floodgates for abortion”.

# expert-group - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?

This evening James Reilly will lead Dáil statements on the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.

# expert-group - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Opinion poll shows majority in favour for legislation on X

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post shows some incoherence, though, about other related measures…

# expert-group - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

'Not an option' to leave out suicide provision in any abortion law - Shatter

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was speaking as the government prepares to respond to the expert group on abortion’s report before the end of the year. TDs will also debate and vote on abortion legislation tonight.

# expert-group - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Abortion bill debate: TDs criticise leak of Expert Group report

The bill was put forward by Clare Daly TD. Minister Shatter encouraged her to withdraw it, saying it does not address in detail a number of issues.

In full: The expert group on abortion's final report

The long-awaited report has now been published in full. Read it here.

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Pics: Taoiseach and Tánaiste arrive for crucial Cabinet meeting

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore spoke to the media as they arrived at government buildings this morning to discuss the expert group on abortion’s final report.

# expert-group - Monday 26 November, 2012

Junior Minister wants free Dáil vote on any X Case legislation

The issue of abortion will dominate this week’s political agenda as the expert group report is expected to be published.

# expert-group - Sunday 25 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the 9 things you need to know this Sunday morning.

# expert-group - Friday 23 November, 2012

Govt to give Council of Europe 'action plan' on abortion report by 30 Nov

The Department of Health said the government still intends to bring the report to Cabinet on Tuesday.

Sinn Féin brand leak of expert group report on abortion "disgraceful"

The parties health spokesperson, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, called for its immediate release in light of the leak.

# expert-group - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Prime Time 'reveals section of Expert Group report on abortion'

It said that its recommended options to implement the European Ruling in the case of A, B and C versus Ireland include primary legislation or guidelines.

# expert-group - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

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LIVE: Dáil debates motion demanding legislation for the X Case

Sinn Féin’s motion also demands the immediate publication of the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.

Government WILL publish report of Expert Group on abortion ruling

James Reilly wants to publish the report on the A, B and C ruling after it’s discussed by ministers next Tuesday morning.

# expert-group - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly

Minister for Health James Reilly said he had read the report from the expert group a number of times and confirmed the Cabinet will be discussing it on Tuesday week.

# expert-group - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Gilmore: We need to bring legal clarity to abortion issue

“This will not be the seventh government to neglect and ignore this issue,” Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil this morning.

# expert-group - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Bacik says 'legislation is clearly necessary' amid outcry over Savita death

The death of Savita Praveen Halappanavar after a miscarriage at University Hospital Galway last month has prompted a strong reaction.

# expert-group - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Overdue report from abortion expert group expected 'shortly'

The panel has met nine times in total since it was established in January 2012.

# expert-group - Friday 5 October, 2012

Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has submitted a report to the Council of Europe bemoaning the political attitude of the junior minister.

# expert-group - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Minister of State believes Government will have to allow for abortion in certain circumstances

Kathleen Lynch said the Government would have to listen to the findings of the expert group tasked with how to accommodate the X case ruling.

# expert-group - Friday 13 January, 2012

Expert group established to report on ECHR abortion ruling

The group of 14 medics, lawyers and civil servants have six months to report back on how to implement the ECHR judgment.

# expert-group - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Expert group set to issue property tax recommendations within four months

The government is expediting the process to determine what will eventually replace the already controversial household charge.