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# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Online abuse of referees and players 'reflects developments in wider society', committee hears
# Crying Foul
# Crying Foul

Online abuse of referees and players 'reflects developments in wider society', committee hears

May 11th 2022, 4:17 PM 6,086 Views 4 Comments

The Oireachtas Sports Committee convened to discuss abuse in Irish sport.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week
# Cmo
# Cmo

Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 7:11 PM 17,585 Views 12 Comments

Secretary General Martin Fraser was quizzed by politicians at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 21 April, 2022

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing
# Sharon Keogan
# Sharon Keogan

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 4:50 PM 42,408 Views 26 Comments

Committee chair Kathleen Funchion TD was forced to suspend the meeting after comments from Independent Senator Sharon Keogan.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official

Mar 30th 2022, 6:38 PM 5,624 Views 6 Comments

But Richard Browne told politicians today that the threat from cyber crime against the state is ‘high’.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told
# Health
# Health

Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told

Feb 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 14,037 Views 18 Comments

An ongoing struggle to find staff is putting pressure on the system, according to industry representatives.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee
# Health
# Health

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 36,780 Views 14 Comments

Senior NPHET members fielded questions from TDs and senators at a Health Committee meeting today.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 20 January, 2022

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee

Jan 20th 2022, 1:59 PM 38,360 Views 115 Comments

The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
# Accountability
# Accountability

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021

Jan 18th 2022, 2:01 PM 9,087 Views 16 Comments

The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Oireachtas Committee urged to recommend approval of Ireland's first carbon budgets
# Climate
# Climate

Oireachtas Committee urged to recommend approval of Ireland's first carbon budgets

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 1:58 PM 11,618 Views 25 Comments

TDs and senators are examining the proposed caps on Ireland’s emissions between now and 2035 over three days of meetings.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter
# Fallout
From The42
# Fallout

Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 8:03 PM 24,709 Views 29 Comments

The Minister would not be drawn on the possibility of withholding funding from the Union.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Lotto operators seek approval for ‘must-be-won' draw for jackpot prize
# Lotto Questions
# Lotto Questions

Lotto operators seek approval for ‘must-be-won' draw for jackpot prize

Dec 14th 2021, 11:45 PM 46,569 Views 62 Comments

Representatives for the National Lottery will appear before the Oireachtas finance committee tomorrow.

# oireachtas-committee - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again
# Lotto Questions
# Lotto Questions

Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again

Dec 9th 2021, 2:26 PM 50,325 Views 58 Comments

There have been 53 Lotto draws since the jackpot prize was last won.

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says
# Sport
# Sport

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says

Dec 1st 2021, 6:30 PM 9,421 Views 31 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard evidence from Ireland’s largest sporting organisations about the abuse that referees face.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

Nov 30th 2021, 9:50 PM 12,971 Views 19 Comments

Dr Byrne told the Committee that air pollution from cars affects respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

# oireachtas-committee - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content

Nov 2nd 2021, 2:27 PM 23,347 Views 52 Comments

The move has been welcomed by Screen Producers Ireland, who said it could raise €23 million in additional funding for Irish productions.

# 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

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 49,056 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 11,286 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 13,225 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 23,940 Views 66 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 7,693 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 14,511 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 46,923 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 39,953 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 16,479 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 62,056 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 9,448 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 15,964 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 5,418 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 14,430 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 7,439 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 4,707 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 8,966 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 23,063 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 10,375 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 50,095 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 56,744 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 16,564 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 60,987 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 16,096 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 49,061 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.

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