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# 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 Tue 3:19 PM 55,668 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 16,365 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 60,675 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 15,871 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 48,905 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 15,149 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 17,085 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 15,291 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 12,234 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 8,763 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 57,624 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 9,663 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 48,424 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 11,164 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 23,028 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 20,400 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 15,137 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 20,755 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 8,499 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 10,715 Views 15 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

Nov 20th 2019, 4:39 PM 9,921 Views 24 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Nov 14th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,765 Views 4 Comments

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
# Emissions
# Emissions

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

Nov 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 25,736 Views 28 Comments

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
# ICCL
# ICCL

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 23,861 Views 18 Comments

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
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

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

Oct 16th 2019, 9:35 PM 8,258 Views 8 Comments

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'
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

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

Aug 21st 2019, 4:21 PM 10,705 Views 37 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

Jul 24th 2019, 12:40 PM 63,402 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 17th 2019, 3:54 PM 8,623 Views 8 Comments

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

# oireachtas-committee - Sunday 14 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 14th 2019, 1:18 PM 7,499 Views 6 Comments

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
# Losing Out
# Losing Out

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

Jun 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 19,758 Views 49 Comments

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

# oireachtas-committee - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 10th 2019, 8:02 PM 26,665 Views 26 Comments

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
# Bridging Loan
# Bridging Loan

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

Apr 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,042 Views 26 Comments

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
# John Treacy
# John Treacy

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 5:41 PM 22,673 Views 62 Comments

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'
# Take A Stand
# Take A Stand

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

Mar 28th 2019, 5:21 PM 19,720 Views 97 Comments

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
# Outlook
# Outlook

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

Feb 27th 2019, 4:57 PM 37,984 Views 26 Comments

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
# Family Court
# Family Court

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

Feb 20th 2019, 10:20 AM 12,887 Views 0 Comments

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
# National Children's Hospital
# National Children's Hospital

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

Feb 6th 2019, 1:11 PM 15,522 Views 71 Comments

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
# Dublin Moderation
# Dublin Moderation

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

Jul 30th 2018, 1:42 PM 12,135 Views 17 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

May 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 21,500 Views 41 Comments

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
# John Lawlor
# John Lawlor

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

Apr 24th 2018, 10:03 AM 18,886 Views 0 Comments

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

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