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#Oireachtas Committee

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 30 July, 2018

Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report

An undercover Channel 4 Dispatches programme into moderation at the Dublin Headquarters revealed widespread failures.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues

It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements

Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option

A summary of the Attorney General’s advice has been published.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

New report says household charge should replace TV licence - 2 years after plan was shelved

Each household that has a device that can be used to view the public broadcaster’s content would be liable for the charge.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Aviation regulator found out about Ryanair's flight cancellations through social media

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary was invited to the committee meeting today, but declined to attend.

'There can only be losers': Sky says it will drop RTE if broadcaster starts to charge pay TV operators

RTE is seeking a change in legislation that will allow it to charge operators for its channels.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee

An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House Ava

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House

A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 17 October, 2016

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.

# oireachtas-committee - Friday 27 May, 2016

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"

Fr Peter McVerry has spoken of the rules facing families in emergency accommodation at the Oireachtas Homeless Committee.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 23 November, 2015

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

# oireachtas-committee - Sunday 28 June, 2015

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability… but no one knows for sure

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP

Gordon Brown reckons a Brexit would make the UK akin to the ‘North Korea of Europe’. So… would it?

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'

Mixed Race Irish is asking for the Government to recognise the abuse they suffered in State-run institutions.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 26 June, 2014

There are 14 times more Irish people looking to adopt than there are children available

However the Children’s Rights Alliance has warned that Ireland must not adopt from countries not inside The Hague recommendations.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

"Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan

The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'

The chief medical officer was questioned on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise this morning.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Oireachtas committee has “grave concerns” about issues raised by GSOC

GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien and other members of the Ombudsman faced questions from TDs and Senators over a report in the Sunday Times that the agency’s communications systems were bugged.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 20 January, 2014

Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change

In a letter to Gerry Adams TD, the Oireachtas Joint sub-Committee on Administration said that the bar ‘operates on the basis of parliamentary privilege’.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Poll: Should the former CRC chief be compelled to appear at an Oireachtas hearing? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the former CRC chief be compelled to appear at an Oireachtas hearing?

A TD is seeking extra powers for the Public Accounts Committee to compel the outgoing chief to appear before it.

# oireachtas-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.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows

He was questioned before an Oireachtas committee today on concerns raised by the Garda Ombudsman.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'

The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that ‘it was notable, though perhaps not surprising’ that banks have pursued this option.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill?

The issue will be one major question debated today as Oireachtas committee considers Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Committee: Sponsorship of sport by alcohol companies ‘should remain in place’

An Oireachtas Committee has published a series of recommendations today on the government proposals to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school

The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From Business ETC RTE stars paid “too much” says station boss Overpaid Presenters

RTE stars paid “too much” says station boss

RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings

Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Column: What Irish companies need to know about cyberbullies in the workplace

With new media comes new risks, writes Julie O’Neill who says many employers might not know they could be liable for statements made by their employees outside of working hours.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 21 March, 2013

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims

An Oireachtas report found that consultants were not signing off on claims and recommended that the HSE look at naming those holding up the collection of income.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Digital Rights Ireland defend existing online laws before oireachtas committee

Representatives from Digital Rights Ireland and Google appeared before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications earlier today.

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