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#Oireachtas Committee

# oireachtas-committee - Friday 15 July, 2022

Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in October
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in October

Jul 15th 2022, 3:48 PM 8,899 Views 25 Comments

TD Gino Kenny says he hopes it is the beginning of a serious conversation around the issue.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness

Jul 6th 2022, 2:20 PM 30,711 Views 19 Comments

Professor Jack Lambert has called on the Government to provide more resources and treatment for people suffering from the illness.

Both parents of children born via international surrogacy should be recognised, TDs recommend
# International Surrogacy
# International Surrogacy

Both parents of children born via international surrogacy should be recognised, TDs recommend

Jul 6th 2022, 10:41 AM 8,523 Views 12 Comments

The Special Oireachtas Committee on International Surrogacy published its report today.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

'Significant progress' made on National Broadband Plan, firm tells Oireachtas
# NBP
# NBP

'Significant progress' made on National Broadband Plan, firm tells Oireachtas

Updated Jun 29th 2022, 4:59 PM 15,166 Views 43 Comments

The NBI have said that there have been over 330,000 premises surveyed so far, of 544,200 premises in total.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Funding for sports should be tied to commitment to stopping abuse, says Oireachtas committee
# Final Whistle
# Final Whistle

Funding for sports should be tied to commitment to stopping abuse, says Oireachtas committee

Jun 28th 2022, 6:26 PM 7,525 Views 2 Comments

The committee’s chair said there is “no place for abusive or discriminatory behaviour in sport”.

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
# Education
# Education

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly

Jun 28th 2022, 4:14 PM 14,219 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was announced this afternoon by Ministers Norma Foley and Josepha Madigan.

Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says

Jun 28th 2022, 1:14 PM 9,602 Views 17 Comments

Mary O’Kelly says healthcare workers can’t afford to live in the capital.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says

Jun 15th 2022, 3:11 PM 9,894 Views 6 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Health said many doctors already work longer hours than what is considered legal and safe.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told
# Through The Roof
# Through The Roof

Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told

May 24th 2022, 7:20 AM 22,917 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Home Builders Association will tell TDs that the situation is getting worse on a weekly basis.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Online abuse of referees and players 'reflects developments in wider society', committee hears
# Crying Foul
# Crying Foul

Online abuse of referees and players 'reflects developments in wider society', committee hears

May 11th 2022, 4:17 PM 6,141 Views 4 Comments

The Oireachtas Sports Committee convened to discuss abuse in Irish sport.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week
# Cmo
# Cmo

Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 7:11 PM 17,612 Views 12 Comments

Secretary General Martin Fraser was quizzed by politicians at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 21 April, 2022

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing
# Sharon Keogan
# Sharon Keogan

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 4:50 PM 42,509 Views 26 Comments

Committee chair Kathleen Funchion TD was forced to suspend the meeting after comments from Independent Senator Sharon Keogan.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official

Mar 30th 2022, 6:38 PM 5,644 Views 6 Comments

But Richard Browne told politicians today that the threat from cyber crime against the state is ‘high’.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told
# Health
# Health

Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told

Feb 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 14,057 Views 19 Comments

An ongoing struggle to find staff is putting pressure on the system, according to industry representatives.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee
# Health
# Health

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 36,798 Views 14 Comments

Senior NPHET members fielded questions from TDs and senators at a Health Committee meeting today.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 20 January, 2022

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee

Jan 20th 2022, 1:59 PM 38,453 Views 114 Comments

The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
# Accountability
# Accountability

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021

Jan 18th 2022, 2:01 PM 9,102 Views 16 Comments

The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Oireachtas Committee urged to recommend approval of Ireland's first carbon budgets
# Climate
# Climate

Oireachtas Committee urged to recommend approval of Ireland's first carbon budgets

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 1:58 PM 11,648 Views 25 Comments

TDs and senators are examining the proposed caps on Ireland’s emissions between now and 2035 over three days of meetings.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter
# Fallout
From The42
# Fallout

Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 8:03 PM 24,728 Views 28 Comments

The Minister would not be drawn on the possibility of withholding funding from the Union.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Lotto operators seek approval for ‘must-be-won' draw for jackpot prize
# Lotto Questions
# Lotto Questions

Lotto operators seek approval for ‘must-be-won' draw for jackpot prize

Dec 14th 2021, 11:45 PM 46,577 Views 62 Comments

Representatives for the National Lottery will appear before the Oireachtas finance committee tomorrow.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again
# Lotto Questions
# Lotto Questions

Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again

Dec 9th 2021, 2:26 PM 50,342 Views 58 Comments

There have been 53 Lotto draws since the jackpot prize was last won.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says
# Sport
# Sport

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says

Dec 1st 2021, 6:30 PM 9,431 Views 31 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard evidence from Ireland’s largest sporting organisations about the abuse that referees face.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

Nov 30th 2021, 9:50 PM 12,980 Views 19 Comments

Dr Byrne told the Committee that air pollution from cars affects respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content

Nov 2nd 2021, 2:27 PM 23,362 Views 52 Comments

The move has been welcomed by Screen Producers Ireland, who said it could raise €23 million in additional funding for Irish productions.

# oireachtas-committee - Friday 22 October, 2021

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 49,314 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear

Oct 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,295 Views 10 Comments

A report published this week highlighted issues with “extremely long working hours with few breaks,” and pay often below minimum wage.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears

Oct 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 13,248 Views 18 Comments

The Oireachtas committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media discussed the issue today.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

No ‘vast conspiracy’ to delay Sláintecare, committee told
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

No ‘vast conspiracy’ to delay Sláintecare, committee told

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 1:10 PM 23,962 Views 69 Comments

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Health, faced the Health Committee alongside Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee

Sep 28th 2021, 5:35 PM 7,711 Views 2 Comments

Failure to balance the privacy rights of mothers with the identity rights of children could spark legal challenges to new laws, he said.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment

Sep 21st 2021, 12:26 PM 14,524 Views 17 Comments

Martin Fraser in the Department of An Taoiseach will face the committee, though Zappone has confirmed she will not.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'It wasn’t a job offer': Coveney says Zappone should have been told role wasn't a 'done deal'
# Sorry
# Sorry

'It wasn’t a job offer': Coveney says Zappone should have been told role wasn't a 'done deal'

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 1:00 PM 46,940 Views 148 Comments
  • Coveney acknowledges "making mistakes in recent weeks" and that this has created "a political embarrassment for the Government"
  • In hindsight , Coveney says it would have been helpful for him to respond to Zappone's text to tell her that it was not a job offer, but rather a concept.
  • The minister called Zappone on Sunday to tell her their text messages were being released

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days

Jul 21st 2021, 12:04 PM 39,982 Views 58 Comments

Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,493 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

Covid tracker app will be able to store EU Digital Covid Cert
# Vaccine Pass
# Vaccine Pass

Covid tracker app will be able to store EU Digital Covid Cert

Jul 13th 2021, 11:17 AM 62,072 Views 61 Comments

1.8 million Digital Covid Certs will be delivered by next Monday.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 12 July, 2021

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,470 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
# Military Retention Crisis
# Military Retention Crisis

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'

Jun 29th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,983 Views 18 Comments

RACO will tell the Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs that cuts to the military budget is to blame for the retention crisis.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Bolger to be invited before Oireachtas committee to discuss doping claims
# Investigating
From The42
# Investigating

Bolger to be invited before Oireachtas committee to discuss doping claims

Jun 22nd 2021, 10:43 PM 5,420 Views 2 Comments

Earlier this month Bolger outlined his concerns about the possibility of doping within Irish racing.

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,442 Views 64 Comments

‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:35 PM 7,460 Views 7 Comments

Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers

May 25th 2021, 2:06 PM 4,720 Views 11 Comments

Family members appeared before the Good Friday Agreement Committee in Dublin today.

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