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# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 9 December, 2019

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

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

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

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend

Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'No-one has been held responsible': Case of Dara Quigley to come before Oireachtas committee

The journalist and activist died by suicide in April 2017. Weeks before, images of her had been shared widely online.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told

The Justice Committee is examining issues such as cyberbullying, harassment, stalking and revenge porn.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action

Conal O’Boyle said government is trying to hide the fact that they still grant oil licenses while telling people to buy an electric car.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

From The42 Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM Transparency

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

# oireachtas-committee - Sunday 14 July, 2019

From The42 Quinn: 'If governance proposals aren't followed I'd be afraid of where Irish football goes next' Concerns

Quinn: 'If governance proposals aren't followed I'd be afraid of where Irish football goes next'

The former Ireland international went on to say that constructive talks had been held between his consortium and League of Ireland clubs.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Schools are teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours as an invisible way of suspending them

Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon said anecdotal evidence shows some children suffer disproportionately from “reduced timetables”.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

From The42 'I had 92 caps for the country and today, for the first time in my life, I was truly embarrassed by my association' Reaction

'I had 92 caps for the country and today, for the first time in my life, I was truly embarrassed by my association'

Niall Quinn and Brian Kerr were disappointed in today’s Oireachtas Committee hearing involving the FAI.

'The €100,000 issue': A timeline of statements as FAI, John Delaney to face politicians today

Here’s what the FAI has been saying over the past few weeks ahead of today’s Oireachtas hearing.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'If you don't regulate the FAI, who does?': Sport Ireland faces questions over FAI and the €100k loan

Sport Ireland, which provides funding each year to the FAI, said it isn’t satisfied with what the FAI has said so far.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Student blasts politicians over climate change: 'You're stealing my future and you have absolutely no right'

Sumaya Mohammed, a 12-year-old student from Cork, was one of five students who had a hard-hitting message for politicians.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise

Despite Brexit, the Central Bank believes workers are in line for pay increases of up to 7% over the next two years.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Father Ted territory': Harris says he was unaware of the NCH cost implications before last year's Budget

Harris maintained his claim that he was not aware of the project’s rising costs until August 2018.

# oireachtas-committee - Monday 30 July, 2018

Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report

An undercover Channel 4 Dispatches programme into moderation at the Dublin Headquarters revealed widespread failures.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues

It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements

Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option

A summary of the Attorney General’s advice has been published.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

New report says household charge should replace TV licence - 2 years after plan was shelved

Each household that has a device that can be used to view the public broadcaster’s content would be liable for the charge.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Aviation regulator found out about Ryanair's flight cancellations through social media

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary was invited to the committee meeting today, but declined to attend.

'There can only be losers': Sky says it will drop RTE if broadcaster starts to charge pay TV operators

RTE is seeking a change in legislation that will allow it to charge operators for its channels.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee

An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.

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