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#Oireachtas

# oireachtas - Friday 23 August, 2019

Dáil bar: Over €13k more spent on drinks so far in 2019 compared to same period last year

Twice as much was spent in February 2019 than the same month last year.

# oireachtas - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Maria Bailey resigns as chair of two more Oireachtas committees following 'swing-gate'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last month sacked Bailey from the position of chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again

The agency appeared before an Oireachtas hearing this morning.

# oireachtas - Monday 15 July, 2019

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting

Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

# oireachtas - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

# oireachtas - Monday 1 July, 2019

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

# oireachtas - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online Treasures Of The Oireachtas This post contains videos

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online

Members of the public will be able to explore the over 10,000 historical documents online.

# oireachtas - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

# oireachtas - Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

# oireachtas - Friday 10 May, 2019

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

# oireachtas - Saturday 13 April, 2019

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

# oireachtas - Thursday 11 April, 2019

FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?

The Kerry TD has been criticised for his contribution to the committee yesterday.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

From The42 Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House Political Football

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”

# oireachtas - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible'

The new executive vice-president says he was doing “three jobs” in the FAI.

# oireachtas - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends

There was a row at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee over the plan to increase carbon tax.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?

A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.

# oireachtas - Thursday 10 January, 2019

From The42 Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for switch to Juventus at the end of the season Italian Job

Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for switch to Juventus at the end of the season

The Wales international has reportedly agreed a five-year deal worth £36 million.

# oireachtas - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

# oireachtas - Friday 7 December, 2018

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.

# oireachtas - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

€70k for desserts and €100k for confectionery set aside in food contracts for Dáil catering facilities

A tender to supply each of the Oireachtas’ five catering facilities was issued last week.

# oireachtas - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service'

The service must be “easy to use” and allow TDs, Senators and their staff the ability to search content easily.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says

A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.

# oireachtas - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

# oireachtas - Monday 4 June, 2018

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents

The issue of spiralling rents in student accommodation has been at the forefront of the political debate in recent months.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech The 8th This post contains videos

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech

The TD, who has campaigned on the issue for years, said she couldn’t believe change had taken so long.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# oireachtas - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'Elitist', 'not sure it's worth saving': Slow progress of Seanad reform criticised

It’s been five years since Ireland voted to keep the Seanad in a referendum, but not much has changed since.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East'

The business committee has decided to suspend the Dáil at 2pm today.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told

Online experts have been giving evidence before an OIreachtas committee.

# oireachtas - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

# oireachtas - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today ISL

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today

The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

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