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#Oireachtas Committee

# oireachtas-committee - Last year 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 16,519 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 62,114 Views 61 Comments

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

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 9,497 Views 10 Comments

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

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 16,005 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.

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 5,433 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 14,459 Views 64 Comments

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

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 7,476 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.

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 4,744 Views 11 Comments

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

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 8,995 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.

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 23,089 Views 61 Comments

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

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 10,402 Views 19 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

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 50,126 Views 35 Comments

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

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 56,785 Views 92 Comments

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

'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 16,634 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”.

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 61,061 Views 95 Comments

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

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 16,125 Views 10 Comments

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

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 49,081 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.

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 15,714 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 - All time

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 17,112 Views 34 Comments

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

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 15,331 Views 5 Comments

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

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 12,278 Views 14 Comments

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

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 9,362 Views 9 Comments

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

'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 58,569 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 9,701 Views 16 Comments

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

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 48,632 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”.

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 11,215 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.

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 23,059 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.

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 20,439 Views 61 Comments

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

'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 15,169 Views 12 Comments

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

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 20,804 Views 38 Comments

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

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 8,534 Views 16 Comments

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

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 10,755 Views 15 Comments

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

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 9,997 Views 24 Comments

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

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 9,831 Views 4 Comments

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

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 25,949 Views 28 Comments

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

'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 24,077 Views 18 Comments

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

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 8,318 Views 8 Comments

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

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 10,733 Views 37 Comments

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

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 63,450 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 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 8,647 Views 8 Comments

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