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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Committee

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Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)
They said they will be discussing the scope of the inquiry, the risks associated with it and the time scale.
Donnelly will rejoin banking inquiry if additional Senators step back
The government attempted to regain a majority by adding two more Senators to the inquiry – a move which the independent TD said “crossed a line”.
Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'
The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.
Australian politician smuggles 'pipe bomb' into parliament buildings
Senator Bill Heffernan was making a point about lax security.
TDs decide not to put Peter Mathews on the banking inquiry
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the Irish people “suffered great hardship” because of the bank guarantee as the Dáil debated a motion to establish an inquiry.
UN committee meets in Dublin to plan Eradication of Poverty day
The day has been observed for just over two decades now, starting in 1993 and has been held every year.
What can be done to improve access to finance for SMEs?
That’s one of the questions being asked in the Dáil today.
Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery tell PAC: Sorry, we won't be turning up tomorrow
Shane Ross is not too impressed.
RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the first time
Director General Noel Curran will field questions about a number of issues before an Oireachtas committee this morning.
Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet)
Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.
McDonald: 'Flannery shouldn’t imagine that he can put his head in the sand'
McDonald said that the PAC have written to Flannery twice to attend a meeting and he should accept the invitation.
TDs and Senators to question chief medical officer on Portlaoise baby deaths
Tony Holohan is to appear before the committee this morning. He published a review of the situation last month.
The Government's priorities (part 2), IBRC mortgages and taxi regulation
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge
The second-level students will also discuss global and warming employment matters with the politicians.
Cigarette company unveils scary-looking anti plain-pack website
The site — designed in stark yellow, grey and white colouring — sets out the industry’s arguments against James Reilly’s crackdown on tobacco marketing.
Storm damage, GSOC, childcare, and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, since you asked…
'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech
The Fine Gael Senator received a round of applause from colleagues after an emotional contribution to the committee hearing this evening.
It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society
The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.
GSOC prepares to face panel, as commissioner says breach can't be ruled out
“It would be lovely to be able to say we could be certain one way or the other,” GSOC’s Kieran Fitzgerald said last night.
Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill
The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.
More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”
Two PAC members have formally requested that the PAC again consider the issue of releasing a transcript of garda whistleblower’s testimony. Ross was today accused of being more interested in “getting on the six o’clock news” than pursuing the truth.
Cigarettes, peace, the Docklands... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…
Roads, railways, the Banking Inquiry... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on over at Kildare Street? Well, you asked…
Whistleblowers, charities, Phil Hogan... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…
Garda Commissioner to face tough questioning on penalty points
An Oireachtas committee is attempting to get to the bottom of how and why some motorists had penalty points cancelled.
Unions to discuss proposed bus privatisation with Oireachtas committee
They will discuss with SIPTU the opening up of 10 per cent of the market to private operators.
PAC Chair: CRC case highlights urgent need for charity regulator
John McGuinness was speaking following this evening’s resignation of the entire board of governors of the CRC.
Former CRC boss agrees to appear before Dáil committee
Brian Conlan, who resigned from his role as CEO at the start of this week, has agreed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.
Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman
After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.
HSE says some ‘top-ups’ for hospital executives date back to 1996
Only 7 hospital agencies have been found to be compliant with public pay policy.
Junior Cycle reform, HSE accounts and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
Concerns over change in pay-and-file tax deadline
There are proposals to bring the pay-and-file date forward to as early as June next year so the Department of Finance has all the data needed ahead of the October Budget.
UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.
Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs
The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.
Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtas
An Oireachtas sub-Committee will discuss 103 amendments to the proposed taxi regulation law, which will see a shake-up of the industry.
Questions asked about Apple's relationship with Department of Finance
Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty produced a series of emails from Apple executives to the Secretary General of the Department of Finance at an Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today.
Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal
Minister Simon Coveney says he is not going to court unless he knows he can win.
Two senators hope to bring amendments on fatal foetal abnormalities
Senators are currently outlining their thoughts on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in the Seanad.
Abortion bill passes final Dáil vote
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has passed the final stage of the Dáil this evening, after two day of heated debates.