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# oireachtas-committee - Friday 22 October, 2021

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

Fri 12:05 AM 47,742 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear

Oct 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,118 Views 10 Comments

A report published this week highlighted issues with “extremely long working hours with few breaks,” and pay often below minimum wage.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears

Oct 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 12,877 Views 18 Comments

The Oireachtas committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media discussed the issue today.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

No ‘vast conspiracy’ to delay Sláintecare, committee told
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

No ‘vast conspiracy’ to delay Sláintecare, committee told

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 1:10 PM 23,735 Views 69 Comments

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Health, faced the Health Committee alongside Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee

Sep 28th 2021, 5:35 PM 7,464 Views 2 Comments

Failure to balance the privacy rights of mothers with the identity rights of children could spark legal challenges to new laws, he said.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment

Sep 21st 2021, 12:26 PM 14,489 Views 17 Comments

Martin Fraser in the Department of An Taoiseach will face the committee, though Zappone has confirmed she will not.

# oireachtas-committee - 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 46,876 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-committee - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days

Jul 21st 2021, 12:04 PM 39,605 Views 58 Comments

Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.

# oireachtas-committee - 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 16,414 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

Covid tracker app will be able to store EU Digital Covid Cert
# Vaccine Pass
# Vaccine Pass

Covid tracker app will be able to store EU Digital Covid Cert

Jul 13th 2021, 11:17 AM 61,481 Views 61 Comments

1.8 million Digital Covid Certs will be delivered by next Monday.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 12 July, 2021

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,395 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
# Military Retention Crisis
# Military Retention Crisis

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'

Jun 29th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,941 Views 18 Comments

RACO will tell the Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs that cuts to the military budget is to blame for the retention crisis.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Bolger to be invited before Oireachtas committee to discuss doping claims
# Investigating
From The42
# Investigating

Bolger to be invited before Oireachtas committee to discuss doping claims

Jun 22nd 2021, 10:43 PM 5,409 Views 2 Comments

Earlier this month Bolger outlined his concerns about the possibility of doping within Irish racing.

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 14,382 Views 64 Comments

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

# oireachtas-committee - 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 7,421 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-committee - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers

May 25th 2021, 2:06 PM 4,655 Views 11 Comments

Family members appeared before the Good Friday Agreement Committee in Dublin today.

# oireachtas-committee - Friday 21 May, 2021

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements

May 21st 2021, 7:49 AM 8,957 Views 6 Comments

Leo Varadkar told an Oireachtas committee he felt it was odd and suspicious that people would not be able to see an agreement they had signed.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

May 18th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,019 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 10 May, 2021

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit

May 10th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,372 Views 19 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 50,049 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 3:19 PM 56,675 Views 92 Comments

NPHET and the Government are due to consider the further easing of restrictions again at the beginning of May.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 8 April, 2021

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists
# Medical Cards Holders
# Medical Cards Holders

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists

Apr 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 16,514 Views 20 Comments

Dentists will warn TDs and senators that the State’s dental scheme for medical card holders is on the “brink of collapse”.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021
# Reopening Plans
# Reopening Plans

Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 5:57 PM 60,918 Views 95 Comments

The LVA also wants an end to the distinction between ‘wet’ pubs and venues serving food.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Up to 200 post offices at risk of closure in next 12 months, union says
# Got Mail?
# Got Mail?

Up to 200 post offices at risk of closure in next 12 months, union says

Mar 16th 2021, 3:44 PM 16,058 Views 10 Comments

Irish Postmasters’ Union general secretary has said that as more postmasters retire, the service will lose its backbone.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes
# Vaccine Supply
# Vaccine Supply

HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:05 PM 49,006 Views 130 Comments

The Health Minister said the vaccination programme “hasn’t all been flawless”, but is making an impact on infection rates among some cohorts.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:51 PM 15,574 Views 46 Comments

A total of 4,300 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in nursing homes during January, the Oireachtas Health Committee heard.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

A small volume of Covid-19 vaccines could be available this month, Taoiseach tells FF TDs
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

A small volume of Covid-19 vaccines could be available this month, Taoiseach tells FF TDs

Updated Dec 16th 2020, 8:55 PM 17,097 Views 34 Comments

Up to 15 mass vaccination centres around the country are being considered, the health committee also heard today.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Beef and mushrooms to be worst hit as all agriculture sectors will be 'seriously affected' by Brexit
# Stark Warning
# Stark Warning

Beef and mushrooms to be worst hit as all agriculture sectors will be 'seriously affected' by Brexit

Dec 8th 2020, 8:10 PM 15,309 Views 5 Comments

Irish Farmers Association president Tim Cullinan issued the stark warning at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,255 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 9,040 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'Broken' TV licence system costing €50 million per year, RTÉ tells Oireachtas committee
# TV Licence
# TV Licence

'Broken' TV licence system costing €50 million per year, RTÉ tells Oireachtas committee

Nov 11th 2020, 6:30 PM 58,401 Views 144 Comments

The committee also heard of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the media industry.

Independent radio group to tell committee it 'cannot wait' for Media Commission to ensure its survival
# Media
# Media

Independent radio group to tell committee it 'cannot wait' for Media Commission to ensure its survival

Nov 11th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,672 Views 16 Comments

Irish Secretary of the NUJ Séamus Dooley said that local and national media organisations were “on the brink of ruin”.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance
# FAI
# FAI

Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance

Nov 10th 2020, 4:04 PM 48,527 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry TD said in April 2019 that he was “quite confident” that Delaney could only be accused of being “passionately committed to his job”.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic

Sep 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,188 Views 16 Comments

Hiqa was criticised for its “very late” issuance of guidance to nursing homes at the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid Response today.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told
# ICCL
# ICCL

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told

Sep 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,037 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties will be among a number of parties addressing the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 today.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country

Aug 26th 2020, 12:04 PM 20,413 Views 61 Comments

The issue of Phil Hogan was raised as HSE officials addressed an Oireachtas Committee this morning.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 2:19 PM 15,155 Views 12 Comments

Two sittings took place today at 9am and 11.30am.

# oireachtas-committee - Friday 10 July, 2020

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

Jul 10th 2020, 5:49 PM 20,784 Views 38 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Almost 1 in 5 nursing home residents diagnosed with Covid-19, Oireachtas committee hears
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Almost 1 in 5 nursing home residents diagnosed with Covid-19, Oireachtas committee hears

Jun 18th 2020, 7:25 PM 8,506 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Health’s secretary general was speaking before an Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 earlier today.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 9 December, 2019

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Dec 9th 2019, 7:00 PM 10,721 Views 15 Comments

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

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