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#Oireachtas Committee

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Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill?

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:08 AM 10,039 Views 154 Comments

The issue will be one major question debated today as Oireachtas committee considers Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

Committee: Sponsorship of sport by alcohol companies ‘should remain in place’
# Booze Ban
# Booze Ban

Committee: Sponsorship of sport by alcohol companies ‘should remain in place’

Jul 2nd 2013, 1:53 PM 10,392 Views 89 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee has published a series of recommendations today on the government proposals to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport.

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school
# Bank To School
# Bank To School

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school

Jun 25th 2013, 5:38 PM 12,070 Views 85 Comments

The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.

RTE stars paid "too much" says station boss
# Overpaid Presenters
# Overpaid Presenters

RTE stars paid "too much" says station boss

May 22nd 2013, 11:56 AM 12,352 Views 54 Comments

RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings

May 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,780 Views 7 Comments

Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Apr 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,988 Views 19 Comments

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

Column: What Irish companies need to know about cyberbullies in the workplace
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What Irish companies need to know about cyberbullies in the workplace

Apr 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 470 Views 11 Comments

With new media comes new risks, writes Julie O’Neill who says many employers might not know they could be liable for statements made by their employees outside of working hours.

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims
# Consultants
# Consultants

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims

Mar 21st 2013, 6:43 PM 7,066 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas report found that consultants were not signing off on claims and recommended that the HSE look at naming those holding up the collection of income.

Digital Rights Ireland defend existing online laws before oireachtas committee
# Social Media
# Social Media

Digital Rights Ireland defend existing online laws before oireachtas committee

Mar 20th 2013, 1:18 PM 4,864 Views 15 Comments

Representatives from Digital Rights Ireland and Google appeared before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications earlier today.

Oireachtas committee 'concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman'
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Oireachtas committee 'concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman'

Feb 27th 2013, 8:03 PM 6,110 Views 41 Comments

They have now called on a member of the Department of Health to address their concerns about

Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media
# Social Media
# Social Media

Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 3,748 Views 41 Comments

Transport and Communications joint committee has launched a public consultation process to explore the use – and abuse – of social media. (And you can participate through social media).

What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?
# Abortion
# Abortion

What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?

Jan 8th 2013, 8:34 AM 8,937 Views 109 Comments

Was Benedict referring to Ireland when he spoke of laws that “unjustly alter the balance” between mother and baby?

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'
# Links
# Links

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'

Jan 5th 2013, 1:58 PM 8,903 Views 32 Comments

Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.

Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest
# Bankers
# Bankers

Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest

Dec 20th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,516 Views 52 Comments

Four directors – including former Tánaiste Dick Spring – will be questioned by the Oireachtas Finance Committee on whether the bailed-out banks are acting in the public interest.

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law
# Disability
# Disability

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law

Dec 7th 2012, 2:46 PM 5,067 Views 19 Comments

Emily O’Reilly was speaking about the department’s decision not to remove age limits on allowances for people with severe disability.

Shatter criticised for refusal to commit to minimum garda numbers
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Shatter criticised for refusal to commit to minimum garda numbers

Nov 27th 2012, 6:55 PM 6,926 Views 91 Comments

The Justice Minister also said he is unable to say when recruitment will recommence despite the high numbers expected to retire this year.

Crown "disappointed" as Oireachtas committee votes against smoking ban at Leinster House
# Smoking Ban
# Smoking Ban

Crown "disappointed" as Oireachtas committee votes against smoking ban at Leinster House

Nov 15th 2012, 12:52 PM 8,710 Views 52 Comments

Finian McGrath TD, who was against the motion, said he was “delighted” the committee showed some “common sense” on proposed ban on campus.

Public Accounts Committee to examine HSE allowances
# Allowances
# Allowances

Public Accounts Committee to examine HSE allowances

Nov 8th 2012, 9:28 AM 4,436 Views 16 Comments

In considering the allowances, the committee will compare the Irish system of compensating medical staff with international systems.

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate
# Heritage
# Heritage

Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate

Nov 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,507 Views 27 Comments

Oireachtas committee to hear from representatives campaigning for the preservation – but owners of site who want to redevelop it won’t attend.

Committee recommends double penalty points for drivers using phones
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Committee recommends double penalty points for drivers using phones

Sep 29th 2012, 2:32 PM 5,717 Views 40 Comments

The Dáil committee also recommended the points systems north and south of the border should be aligned.

Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled?

Sep 29th 2012, 12:08 PM 8,047 Views 99 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has recommended a penalty points reform so we ask: Should points for drivers using their phones be increased from two to four?

Petitions system to allow public to 'set parliamentary agenda'
# Petitions System
# Petitions System

Petitions system to allow public to 'set parliamentary agenda'

Sep 12th 2012, 10:12 PM 4,875 Views 33 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will take petitions from the public and be “a robust body acting on behalf of our people” according to its chairman.

Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'

Jul 24th 2012, 4:45 PM 5,084 Views 12 Comments

The chairman of the pyrite panel made the comment at an Oireachtas committee meeting this afternoon.

Column: Yes, we need a banking inquiry – but we can’t let politicians do it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, we need a banking inquiry – but we can’t let politicians do it

Jul 14th 2012, 8:00 AM 19 Views 22 Comments

Have you ever seen our TDs in action? They’re hardly the people to investigate this complex – and untrustworthy – industry, writes Aaron McKenna.

Ulster Bank customers still receiving warning letters
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank customers still receiving warning letters

Jul 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 10,994 Views 48 Comments

Two people contacted TheJournal.ie yesterday after receiving warnings about missed loan payments and failed direct debits.

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'

Jun 26th 2012, 5:00 PM 7,715 Views 25 Comments

Mattie McGrath – who isn’t even a member of the Oireachtas environment committee – was ordered out by the chairman.

Committee criticisms proposed changes to cheese ads aimed at children
# Dairy
# Dairy

Committee criticisms proposed changes to cheese ads aimed at children

May 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,128 Views 22 Comments

Andrew Doyle TD noted the concern among farmers and the agri-food sector over the “targeting of cheese” in proposed by the BAI.

Report due on missing persons in Ireland
# Missing
# Missing

Report due on missing persons in Ireland

May 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,655 Views 1 Comment

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality recently heard from people involved in the search for missing persons.

Report calls for 'clear and transparent' policies on Irish gas and oil
# Exploration
# Exploration

Report calls for 'clear and transparent' policies on Irish gas and oil

May 9th 2012, 2:16 PM 1,941 Views 14 Comments

Oireachtas Committee report on offshore exploration says tax on petroleum finds should be raised.

Oireachtas report due on Ireland's offshore oil and gas exploration
# Exploration
# Exploration

Oireachtas report due on Ireland's offshore oil and gas exploration

May 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,022 Views 7 Comments

Joint committee recommendations to focus largely on a fair and equitable tax regime for the petroleum industry.

Union welcomes intervention of Oireachtas Committee in Vodafone dispute
# Vodafone
# Vodafone

Union welcomes intervention of Oireachtas Committee in Vodafone dispute

May 1st 2012, 8:48 PM 3,529 Views 9 Comments

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture has invited Vodafone to appear before them.

Legal capacity bill 'should focus on human rights'
# Capacity
# Capacity

Legal capacity bill 'should focus on human rights'

May 1st 2012, 4:02 PM 1,745 Views 1 Comment

Joint Oireachtas committee says proposed legislation needs to protect the rights of the individual.

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House
# Health
# Health

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House

Mar 29th 2012, 6:44 AM 1,026 Views 2 Comments

Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.

Minister says doctors' pro bono weekends must be formalised through Croke Park
# Retirements
# Retirements

Minister says doctors' pro bono weekends must be formalised through Croke Park

Feb 23rd 2012, 2:53 PM 2,448 Views 6 Comments

Minister James Reilly said that as the HSE faces challenges from thousands of retirements, the willingness of consultants and clinicians to work weekends has improved.

Voters sketchy on arguments made for or against Oireachtas inquiries referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Voters sketchy on arguments made for or against Oireachtas inquiries referendum

Feb 22nd 2012, 6:13 PM 1,815 Views 12 Comments

Panel of experts present the findings of their study into why people voted no to the Oireachtas inquiries referendum.

Oireachtas committee to wrap up clamping hearings with local authority reps
# Clamping
# Clamping

Oireachtas committee to wrap up clamping hearings with local authority reps

Feb 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 1,620 Views 4 Comments

Representatives of local authority groups are set to present their views on clamping to the committee today.

Oireachtas committee meets over human rights abuse in Bahrain
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Oireachtas committee meets over human rights abuse in Bahrain

Feb 15th 2012, 7:15 AM 958 Views 6 Comments

Foreign affairs committee to hear of Irish-trained medics jailed over protests in Bahrain, as well as efforts to support human rights defenders.