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#Oireachtas

# 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.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# oireachtas - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Armed gardaí arrest man following attempted robbery of Louth bookmakers

A man in his 40s has been arrested and charged.

# oireachtas - Friday 29 September, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for TheJournal.ie on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

# oireachtas - Monday 25 September, 2017

Dáil footage reuploaded to Oireachtas website after being taken down

Politicians and journalists argued that it showed a lack of transparency from the State.

# oireachtas - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits

Professor Geoffrey Shannon published a comprehensive audit of the gardaí’s child protection practices in May.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

# oireachtas - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'

Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.

# oireachtas - Monday 31 July, 2017

Dáil bar and restaurant clears €5,482 in 16 years' worth of unpaid tabs

The outstanding tabs are understood to be a “legacy issue” going back to the year 2000.

# oireachtas - Friday 14 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# oireachtas - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'He was still alive': Doctor explains the reality of organ harvesting in China

Ireland should ensure they’re not complicit in China’s organ harvesting abuses by banning ‘organ tourism’, was the advice given at committee today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

Airbnb in the hot seat as it tells TDs the service is not making the housing crisis worse

Representatives from Airbnb addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing earlier today.

'We just want time to complete the paper': TDs to quiz exam board on Junior Cert pupil's petition

A petition from Junior Cert student Tara O’Sullivan has led to today’s hearing before the Petitions Committee.

# oireachtas - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight

The Commissioner faced a gruelling session at the Public Accounts Committee this week but she let TDs know she is not going anywhere.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row

It emerged recently that one of Barrett’s colleagues questioned in a letter to the Commissioner whether he had breached the Official Secrets Act.

# oireachtas - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# oireachtas - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

# oireachtas - Monday 3 April, 2017

Paid your water bills? You're definitely going to get some of your money back

However, the final draft of the report states that all new homes are to have water meters installed.

# oireachtas - Monday 13 February, 2017

Six ministers admit to using private email accounts like Taoiseach - but not for 'sensitive' information

An email security specialist has said that government departments need to be aware of the risks posed by this.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee

Kerins was not present in court for this morning’s judgement.

# oireachtas - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'He was in bed wearing nothing but his underwear, there is no doubt he was summarily executed'

Michael Dwyer’s family continue to seek justice for their son.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Union bosses meet with TDs as Bus Éireann industrial action remains on the cards

Bus Éireann has warned of 2,600 job losses

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