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# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 4 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum? A House Divided This post contains a poll

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster

The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Column: An Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crisis would be a show trial

We need to establish exactly what caused the banking crisis and led to the bank guarantee scheme – but are TD best placed to do this? A Commission of Inquiry is surely a better model, writes Eoin O’Malley.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: RTÉ wages, money laundering, and funding the Revenue

RTÉ director-general Noel Curran will attend the Communications committee today to discuss broadcasters’ wages.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 17 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

New Oireachtas inquiries regime can be used 'to hold government to account'

The legislation to allow Oireachtas inquiries – within the limits of the Constitution – has finally been published today.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives

The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Column: Yes, we need a banking inquiry – but we can’t let politicians do it

Have you ever seen our TDs in action? They’re hardly the people to investigate this complex – and untrustworthy – industry, writes Aaron McKenna.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 21 June, 2012

'Standalone' referendum on children's rights to be held this autumn - Gilmore

The Tánaiste says the government is keen to run the Children’s Rights referendum as soon as wording can be agreed.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers

Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 23 April, 2012

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides

The Referendum Commission had 23 days to write, design and print its guide for the Oireachtas Inquiries referendum – and will only have 27 for the Fiscal Compact…

43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day

Only 57 per cent of voters claimed to understand the proposal, compared to 71 per cent who understood plans on judges’ pay.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Voters sketchy on arguments made for or against Oireachtas inquiries referendum

Panel of experts present the findings of their study into why people voted no to the Oireachtas inquiries referendum.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse

The Dáil committee is told it already has the legal power to carry out an investigation, and agrees to draw up terms of reference.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 11 November, 2011

Dáil committee agrees to draw proposals for banking inquiry

The Public Accounts Committee is to examine whether it can hold an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the bank guarantee.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 6 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 31 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning, including… 540 arrests made under the new “aggressive begging” legislation, the tragic death of the young Cork boy who died in his mother’s arms, and the latest on arrests made in the Darren Falsey murder case.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Poll: Should the Oireachtas inquiries referendum be re-run? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Oireachtas inquiries referendum be re-run?

There have been hints that this may not be the last we see of this particular issue. Do you think there should be another go at it?….

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated

However, Brendan Howlin indicated earlier that we haven’t heard the end of the issue – and we may go to the polls on a new version.

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 27 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?

# oireachtas-inquiries - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

Support falls for Oireachtas inquiries amendment - poll

Opposition to the constitutional change has more than doubled to 20 per cent, an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll found.

Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries

The proposed amendment is dangerous and puts all of our rights at risk, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 24 October, 2011

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Eight former attorneys general signed a public letter saying that the two constitutional amendments will endanger individual rights and judicial independence.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Column: A ‘Yes’ vote on Oireachtas inquiries will bring us a vital democratic function

Ireland is virtually alone in not having parliamentary inquiries – and they may finally bring answers about the banking crisis, writes constitutional law expert Donal K Coffey.

Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda

The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 21 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 15 October, 2011

What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot

Two referendums are being voted on alongside the Dublin West by-election and the Presidential election: one concerns judges’ pay and the other concerns giving powers of inquiry to the Oireachtas.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 26 September, 2011

Referendums confirmed on Oireachtas inquiries and judges' pay

Minister Phil Hogan has suggested that unemployed people could be given jobs at polling stations during the ballots.