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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.
Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can 'create more problems'
The nine-member sub-committee will today deal with the sections of the proposed legislation on suicide ideation.
Oireachtas Health Committee to meet HSE on creche issues
They will join childcare organisations in speaking about the findings of the RTÉ undercover footage of three creches in Ireland.
Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go
The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.
6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings
The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.
12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings
Heckling, James Reilly leaving early, and questions about term limits on abortion – the first day of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion legislation had a lot of drama. Here’s what happened.
Bill O'Herlihy: I wasn't sure I was good enough to be Film Board head
The new chairman designate of the Irish Film Board tells Oireachtas committee that he decided to “give it a lash” in the end.
Committee to hear about bullying on social media
The hearing is one of a series on social media use in Ireland.
Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before Oireachtas committee
They will speak to the committee about social media, cyber-bullying and harassment.
Plans for rural forum to be established
The Rural Dwellers Association said that it is hoped the rural forum would involve a range of groups and would meet regularly with the government
Revenue Commissioners to be questioned about financial statements
The Public Accounts Committee will be questioning the head of Revenue today.
Report: Government should establish a 'youth guarantee' for unemployed
A jobs committee has made a number of recommendations, including introducing a €1 million Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.
How can Ireland reduce lifestyle-related cancer rates?
A Seanad committee has come up with what it believes are some answers to tackling Ireland’s high incidence of cancer.
Many brothels run by foreign organised crime gangs, committee hears
A Garda Superintendent told the hearings on prostitution that there has been a “notable change” in the industry in recent years.
Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws
The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.
Oireachtas committee may question ABP Food Group on horse meat
The head of the committee, Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle, said that they will decide tomorrow on whether ABP will be questioned on the issue.
Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation
Brooke Magnanti told that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.
Public to be given more info on sentencing in Irish courts
The Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) committee said that it has begun three new initiatives to make more information available.
No psychiatrists outside Dublin to assess suicidal pregnant women
Dr Anthony McCarthy of the National Maternity Hospital said that there is a wrong assumption that women will try to manipulate psychiatrists by saying they are suicidal in order to have a termination.
Group says lack of invite to Oireachtas abortion hearings "a grave injustice"
TFMR Ireland said that it is upset that, despite numerous requests, it has has not been invited to take part in this week’s Oireachtas committee hearings on abortion legislation in Ireland.
Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'
Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.
ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling
The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.
Bailed-out bank chiefs to face Oireachtas questioning
Representatives from three bailed-out banks will be asked about whether the banks which received State money are acting in the public interest.
Sinn Féin strips Peadar Toibín of committee chairmanship over X Case vote
The Meath West TD did not vote with the party on a motion to legislate for the X Case and has been disciplined for breaking the party whip.
Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation
The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.
Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.
Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them
The Environment Minister has established a committee to review local electoral areas, and submissions on the proposed changes are now being sought.
Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications
Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.
Committee to discuss “conflicted reports” on bank lending
The Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will cover the topic as part of its discussion on lending to small business today.
SIPTU calls emergency meeting of Aer Lingus pension committee
They are to discuss an IBEC/ICTU five-point-plan aimed at establishing a process to resolve the pension dispute at the airline.
'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains
Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.
Parents of special needs children to speak to Oireachtas Committee
They will speak about the challenges facing their families with the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, chaired by Joanna Tuffy (pictured).
Irish Aid expenditure in Mozambique to be examined
A delegation from the Committee of Public Accounts will travel there against a backdrop of revelations that Irish Aid funds in Uganda were misappropriated.
'He's worth it' - Dukes on IBRC chief's €500,000+ salary
Mike Aynsley, the chief executive of the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation, was criticised by members of an Oireachtas committee yesterday for his salary.
Bank of Ireland: 120 homes repossessed or surrendered in first half of 2012
Meanwhile, it emerged that 16,000 BOI customers have had their mortgage restructured, with 86 per cent of people fully complying with payment.
Final cost of IBRC is to be €25 billion
They were questioned on issues such as salary, hospitality policy and the final cost of the bank to the State (which it turns out will be a few billion less than estimated).
IBRC and AIB executives to face Oireachtas committee
The executives from the two guaranteed banks will be questioned about the operations and functions of their respective institutions.
Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance
Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.
Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone
During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.
Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking
Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.