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#Oireachtas

# oireachtas - Monday 18 July, 2022

Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
# Vaping
# Vaping

Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings

Jul 18th 2022, 12:09 PM 8,706 Views 35 Comments

The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Coveney tells committee that new Defence Forces funding will be 'about people'
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Coveney tells committee that new Defence Forces funding will be 'about people'

Jul 12th 2022, 5:38 PM 8,932 Views 8 Comments

“I don’t believe that it’s possible to deliver something more ambitious,” Coveney said this evening.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Ukraine's Zelenskyy will address both houses of the Oireachtas in early April
# Volodymyr Zelenskyy
# Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine's Zelenskyy will address both houses of the Oireachtas in early April

Mar 23rd 2022, 8:20 PM 18,864 Views 48 Comments

Ukraine’s charismatic leader accepted an invitation to address the Dáil and the Seanad.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Stardust campaigners call for jurors to be paid using portion of €8 million budget
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Stardust campaigners call for jurors to be paid using portion of €8 million budget

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 16,018 Views 0 Comments

The bill was brought forward by Sinn Féin senator Lynn Boylan and will be introduced in the Seanad tomorrow.

# oireachtas - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'
# Remote Voting
# Remote Voting

'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 12,585 Views 29 Comments

A bill seeking to amend the Constitution by allowing remote voting to take place is going before the Dáil today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
# Emergency
# Emergency

'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear

Feb 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,990 Views 19 Comments

The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.

# oireachtas - Monday 7 February, 2022

'There isn't any time to lose': Committee chair defends ambition of proposed carbon budgets
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

'There isn't any time to lose': Committee chair defends ambition of proposed carbon budgets

Feb 7th 2022, 6:32 PM 8,710 Views 32 Comments

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins said the proposed budgets “can be strengthened” but TD Brian Leddin said more ambition is not “realistic”.

# oireachtas - Friday 4 February, 2022

Oireachtas committee set to quiz Coveney on champagne celebration
# Champagne Gate
# Champagne Gate

Oireachtas committee set to quiz Coveney on champagne celebration

Feb 4th 2022, 1:37 PM 6,718 Views 16 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister will face questions from an Oireachtas committee next week on a June 2020 champagne celebration in his department.

# oireachtas - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post

Feb 3rd 2022, 2:55 PM 50,065 Views 29 Comments

The saga began when MacSharry tried to circulate a report on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health last July.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Criticism of British Ambassador's refusal to appear before Good Friday Agreement committee
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Criticism of British Ambassador's refusal to appear before Good Friday Agreement committee

Feb 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 28,972 Views 26 Comments

Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín said the decision to refuse the invitation was “a disgrace”.

Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets
# Emissions
# Emissions

Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets

Feb 1st 2022, 4:37 PM 7,145 Views 29 Comments

The proposed budgets setting out limits on greenhouse gas emissions still need the green-light from government.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering
# Department Officials
# Department Officials

Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering

Jan 18th 2022, 4:20 PM 14,816 Views 37 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Five TDs spent almost €4,000 between them printing Christmas material using Oireachtas facility
# Season's Greetings
# Season's Greetings

Five TDs spent almost €4,000 between them printing Christmas material using Oireachtas facility

Jan 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 57,971 Views 78 Comments
  • 51 different TDs and senators used the printer in the run up to Christmas.
  • Figures released under Freedom of Information show that the total cost of Oireachtas printing before Christmas was €6,428.96.

# oireachtas - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Oireachtas passes legislation to cap rent increases at 2% per year
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Oireachtas passes legislation to cap rent increases at 2% per year

Dec 9th 2021, 3:37 PM 12,846 Views 25 Comments

The legislation aims to cap rent in line inflation or 2% per annum, whichever is lower.

# oireachtas - Monday 22 November, 2021

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl
# Séan Ó Fearghaíl

The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19

Nov 22nd 2021, 3:12 PM 26,379 Views 36 Comments

Seán Ó Fearghaíl will work from home and his Dáil duties will be carried out by the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.

# oireachtas - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Parties to pay for politicians' antigen tests while Oireachtas staff to get tests for free
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Parties to pay for politicians' antigen tests while Oireachtas staff to get tests for free

Nov 18th 2021, 1:16 PM 15,611 Views 56 Comments

The Oireachtas says antigen tests will not be free to TDs and Senators.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

No evidence doping rules in Irish horseracing lower than international standards
# Report
From The42
# Report

No evidence doping rules in Irish horseracing lower than international standards

Nov 9th 2021, 7:56 PM 2,327 Views 4 Comments

The finding was made in a report by the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee.

# oireachtas - 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 46,945 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 - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Coveney received a text but not a 'formal invitation' to Zappone event at Merrion Hotel
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Coveney received a text but not a 'formal invitation' to Zappone event at Merrion Hotel

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 6:07 PM 35,712 Views 45 Comments

The minister is facing scrutiny from an Oireachtas committee over Katherine Zappone’s appointment as a UN envoy.

# oireachtas - Friday 30 July, 2021

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
# Legislation
# Legislation

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter

Jul 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 15,687 Views 27 Comments

Michael D Higgins says he received nine Bills in one day.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Establishment of Special Committee to examine Dying with Dignity Bill recommended
# Assisted Dying
# Assisted Dying

Establishment of Special Committee to examine Dying with Dignity Bill recommended

Jul 21st 2021, 6:30 PM 8,385 Views 13 Comments

The Justice Committee said today that the proposed legislation has “serious technical issues”.

# oireachtas - 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 16,496 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Johnny Ward: Racing chiefs saddle up to face Oireachtas quizzing From The42

Johnny Ward: Racing chiefs saddle up to face Oireachtas quizzing

Jul 7th 2021, 4:01 PM 2,371 Views 0 Comments

Jim Bolger’s recent comments have prompted lots of questions.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
# Children
# Children

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:30 PM 15,206 Views 11 Comments

The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 12:14 PM 26,443 Views 36 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

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 14,446 Views 64 Comments

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

# oireachtas - 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 7,466 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 - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

National Cyber Security Centre director salary should be up to €290,000, Committee hears
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

National Cyber Security Centre director salary should be up to €290,000, Committee hears

Updated May 25th 2021, 11:32 AM 34,625 Views 67 Comments

Four leading cyber security experts spoke to the Oireachtas Committee on Communications today.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack

May 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,503 Views 13 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks meets this morning.

# oireachtas - Monday 26 April, 2021

Another 'outdoor summer': Here's when to expect this week's Covid re-opening decisions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Another 'outdoor summer': Here's when to expect this week's Covid re-opening decisions

Apr 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 72,074 Views 53 Comments
  • As well as the schedule for May the Taoiseach is expected to give some indications of the plan for June this week.
  • The main announcements are expected on Thursday night, with NPHET set to convene on Wednesday.
  • It comes amid the easing of some restrictions on sports today and the reopening of outdoor attractions like zoos.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
# Summertime
# Summertime

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

Apr 20th 2021, 4:47 PM 11,297 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,088 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question

Feb 16th 2021, 1:32 PM 29,600 Views 115 Comments

The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO to tell Oireachtas committee
# Frontline
# Frontline

Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO to tell Oireachtas committee

Feb 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 27,666 Views 53 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will meet with healthcare representative organisations later this morning.

# oireachtas - Friday 15 January, 2021

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

Jan 15th 2021, 7:34 PM 34,746 Views 90 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

# oireachtas - Friday 25 December, 2020

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
# On The House
# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,850 Views 95 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo
# Complaints
# Complaints

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo

Updated Nov 25th 2020, 6:36 PM 118,560 Views 162 Comments

Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss

Nov 11th 2020, 7:15 AM 14,611 Views 15 Comments

Reid will tell the committee today that waiting lists have stabilised.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told
# Peers
# Peers

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Oct 21st 2020, 5:14 PM 30,318 Views 17 Comments

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says

Oct 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 19,694 Views 16 Comments

The Justice Minister said there will be ‘shock and surprise’ if the UK backs out of NI Protocol.

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