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Taoiseach declares homeless and housing crisis a national emergency
Leo Varadkar said the latest homeless figures are “disturbing”.
Garda analysts 'were belittled and disrespected when they tried to highlight inaccurate homicide figures'
Two senior analysts were addressing an Oireachtas committee this morning.
'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC
It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.
Tracker scandal: Just a quarter of PTSB customers who lost homes have appealed
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said there was an “onus” on the banks to get in contact with these customers.
Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today
After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.
Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon
Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.
'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.
'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.
Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee
Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.
Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'
Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.
'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'
The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.
Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination
Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.
'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.
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.
Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson
The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.
Donald Trump claims he has been 'totally vindicated' by James Comey's testimony
The US president has been tweeting for the first time in two days this morning.
Water charge refunds on the way, with conservation grant likely to be deducted
Politicians are having their say on the water committee report tonight.
Here are the questions on water charges you want answered
Finally, after 22 meetings, the water committee has approved its final report.
Water committee told meters should be installed in all new houses
The water committee has gotten fresh legal advice on the final report.
Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction
The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.
Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'
Although many questions were asked, few were answered.
'My 12-year-old son's bag weighs 1.8 stone': How to tackle heavy school bags
“If you asked adults to go around their job carrying that amount of weight, they wouldn’t do it.”
Regulator denies saying water metering programme should be abandoned
Irish Water and the Commission of Energy Regulation were before the Oireachtas committee today.
Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach
Kenny said Irish Water is “getting on with its work” and is making “real advances”.
In private and no questions: The first water committee meeting
Kevin Duffy addressed a number of the main issues around the water charges debate, including water wastage and paying people back.
AIB says 14 people lost their homes because of high tracker mortgage rates
The first-time buyers grant and communication with customers in rural Ireland was also discussed in committee.
The subscription charge for Dublin Bikes is about to increase...
The subscription fee is set to increase by 50% to €30 over the next two years.
Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?
NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.
After months of controversy, the banking inquiry signs off on final report
The inquiry members met today to discuss submissions from witnesses who gave evidence at hearings earlier in the year.
'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee
The boxing chiefs were answering questions about the Billy Walsh saga today.
The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up
The High Court officially ordered that OCS Operations Ltd be wound up today with no opposition to the application.
Seán FitzPatrick and David Drumm have been asked to come before banking inquiry next month
While the banking inquiry has powers to compel witnesses, that power does not extend beyond this jurisdiction.
Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.
"If you manage to get here in strong mental health, this system will sap your soul and spirit"
A TD who is visiting direct provision centres said if Irish people were treated like this anywhere in the world – there would be delegations demanding change.
4 points for a goal, 2 refs and scrapping provinces - what the Hurling 2020 report rejected
Here’s seven proposals that the committee opted not to recommend.
This wasteland of debris and syringes was transformed into a blooming garden
The power of teamwork.
There's a "real risk" that the Banking Inquiry could collapse
An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.
It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal
The former minister had the biggest job interview of his life this week, as he bids to become Agriculture Commissioner. But the issue of Irish Water just won’t go away, it seems.
UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.
HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy
Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.