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# Oireachtas Committee

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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.
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.
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.
'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.
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.
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”.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House
A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.
'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'
The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.
'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.