Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Oireachtas Committee

# oireachtas-committee - All time

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 7,543 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.

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 19,811 Views 49 Comments

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'
# 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 26,694 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 14,155 Views 26 Comments

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
# 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 22,690 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.

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 19,768 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.

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 38,037 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.

'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 13,287 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.

'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 15,539 Views 71 Comments

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
# Dublin Moderation
# Dublin Moderation

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

Jul 30th 2018, 1:42 PM 12,159 Views 17 Comments

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
# 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 21,548 Views 42 Comments

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
# 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 18,929 Views 0 Comments

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
# Data
# Data

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

Apr 17th 2018, 6:29 PM 12,148 Views 87 Comments

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
# Scu Shut Down
# Scu Shut Down

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

Mar 29th 2018, 3:00 PM 17,619 Views 49 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

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

Mar 29th 2018, 11:40 AM 5,307 Views 19 Comments

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 Eighth
# The Eighth

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

Feb 6th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,351 Views 329 Comments

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
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

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

Jan 30th 2018, 6:31 PM 16,052 Views 110 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Report
# Oireachtas Report

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

Nov 28th 2017, 3:34 PM 27,032 Views 134 Comments

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
# Flight Disruption
# Flight Disruption

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

Oct 4th 2017, 4:37 PM 15,946 Views 19 Comments

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
# Retransmission Fees
# Retransmission Fees

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

Oct 4th 2017, 10:07 AM 45,342 Views 113 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Sep 12th 2017, 3:13 PM 12,452 Views 56 Comments

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
# Why So Much?
# Why So Much?

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

Nov 24th 2016, 4:20 PM 37,551 Views 112 Comments

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
# Ava
# Ava

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House

Nov 24th 2016, 12:18 PM 13,932 Views 63 Comments

A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'
# Dail Dress Code
# Dail Dress Code

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

Oct 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 15,801 Views 36 Comments

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
# Gardai In Crisis
# Gardai In Crisis

'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions

Oct 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 48,108 Views 83 Comments

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"

May 27th 2016, 9:10 AM 22,414 Views 100 Comments

Fr Peter McVerry has spoken of the rules facing families in emergency accommodation at the Oireachtas Homeless Committee.

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now
# No Report At All?
# No Report At All?

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

Nov 23rd 2015, 11:56 AM 9,116 Views 54 Comments

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure
# Deafblind
# Deafblind

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure

Jun 28th 2015, 8:15 AM 29,993 Views 5 Comments

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP

Mar 10th 2015, 7:03 PM 17,309 Views 89 Comments

Gordon Brown reckons a Brexit would make the UK akin to the ‘North Korea of Europe’. So… would it?

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'
# Industrial Abuse
# Industrial Abuse

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:45 PM 28,414 Views 45 Comments

Mixed Race Irish is asking for the Government to recognise the abuse they suffered in State-run institutions.

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline
# Leaky Pipes
# Leaky Pipes

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

Oct 21st 2014, 10:05 PM 25,558 Views 110 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.

There are 14 times more Irish people looking to adopt than there are children available
# Adoption
# Adoption

There are 14 times more Irish people looking to adopt than there are children available

Jun 26th 2014, 12:41 PM 17,975 Views 35 Comments

However the Children’s Rights Alliance has warned that Ireland must not adopt from countries not inside The Hague recommendations.

"Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan
# Looking To 2050
# Looking To 2050

"Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan

Apr 23rd 2014, 6:40 PM 8,032 Views 56 Comments

The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.

'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'
# Lack Of Compassion
# Lack Of Compassion

'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'

Mar 6th 2014, 1:01 PM 7,739 Views 22 Comments

The chief medical officer was questioned on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise this morning.

Oireachtas committee has “grave concerns” about issues raised by GSOC
# Bugging Claims
# Bugging Claims

Oireachtas committee has “grave concerns” about issues raised by GSOC

Feb 12th 2014, 10:22 PM 18,317 Views 72 Comments

GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien and other members of the Ombudsman faced questions from TDs and Senators over a report in the Sunday Times that the agency’s communications systems were bugged.

Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change

Jan 20th 2014, 10:43 PM 26,351 Views 126 Comments

In a letter to Gerry Adams TD, the Oireachtas Joint sub-Committee on Administration said that the bar ‘operates on the basis of parliamentary privilege’.

Poll: Should the former CRC chief be compelled to appear at an Oireachtas hearing?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the former CRC chief be compelled to appear at an Oireachtas hearing?

Dec 10th 2013, 9:45 AM 6,651 Views 48 Comments

A TD is seeking extra powers for the Public Accounts Committee to compel the outgoing chief to appear before it.

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman

Dec 4th 2013, 12:03 PM 7,099 Views 22 Comments

After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.

No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows

Nov 20th 2013, 6:52 PM 9,622 Views 44 Comments

He was questioned before an Oireachtas committee today on concerns raised by the Garda Ombudsman.

Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'

Sep 25th 2013, 3:48 PM 7,252 Views 82 Comments

The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that ‘it was notable, though perhaps not surprising’ that banks have pursued this option.