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# expert panel

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# Online Safety
Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established
It follows the publication of the new Online Safety and Media Regulation bill earlier this month.
All time
# expert panel
Major nursing homes report calls for review of staff working conditions in wake of Covid-19 crisis
The report says that staff should not be employed across multiple nursing homes.
# expert panel
Kilkenny and Dublin All-Ireland winning coaches part of new group to look at GAA youth development
Michael Dempsey and Jason Sherlock are part of 11 members involved in the new GAA initiative.
# legalisation
Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax
The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.
# Pylons
Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'
The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.
# Leo
Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'
The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.
# Medical Cards
Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me
The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.
# terminally ill
Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients
Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.
# Sick children
Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'
The closing date for submissions to the expert panel is today.
# Sky High
'Last opportunity' to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute
The company says that its decision to accept the hit will defuse the risk of future strikes.
# no review
No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970
There have been calls that the new expert review panel for medical cards should match conditions on the LTI list.
# Medical Cards
HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions
“I am saying questions were asked that were not those questions, but which may have been interpreted as that.”
# consultation
Expert group appointed to decide which conditions should automatically qualify for medical card
The public consultation process will get underway tomorrow.
# grounded
Talks about airport workers' pensions 'moving to more intensive phase'
This follows the halting of a strike that was planned for last Friday.
# powered up
"Unacceptable" not to include North East in power lines study
Minister Pat Rabbitte said that there are factors unique to the north and south of the country that would prevent this.