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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Oireachtas Committee

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# Oireachtas Committee
No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows
He was questioned before an Oireachtas committee today on concerns raised by the Garda Ombudsman.
# Mortgage crisis
Honohan: Banks threatened repossession in 62 per cent of 'sustainable solutions'
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill?
The issue will be one major question debated today as Oireachtas committee considers Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
# Booze Ban
Committee: Sponsorship of sport by alcohol companies ‘should remain in place’
An Oireachtas Committee has published a series of recommendations today on the government proposals to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport.
# Bank to school
Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school
The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.
# Overpaid Presenters
RTE stars paid "too much" says station boss
RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.
# Abortion
Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings
Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.
# Oireachtas
Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators
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
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.
# Consultants
HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims
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.
# Social Media
Digital Rights Ireland defend existing online laws before oireachtas committee
Representatives from Digital Rights Ireland and Google appeared before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications earlier today.
# mobility allowance
Oireachtas committee 'concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman'
They have now called on a member of the Department of Health to address their concerns about
# Social Media
Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media
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).
# Abortion
What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?
Was Benedict referring to Ireland when he spoke of laws that “unjustly alter the balance” between mother and baby?
# Links
Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'
Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.
# Bankers
Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest
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.
# Disability
Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law
Emily O’Reilly was speaking about the department’s decision not to remove age limits on allowances for people with severe disability.
# Gardaí
Shatter criticised for refusal to commit to minimum garda numbers
The Justice Minister also said he is unable to say when recruitment will recommence despite the high numbers expected to retire this year.
# Smoking Ban
Crown "disappointed" as Oireachtas committee votes against smoking ban at Leinster House
Finian McGrath TD, who was against the motion, said he was “delighted” the committee showed some “common sense” on proposed ban on campus.
# Allowances
Public Accounts Committee to examine HSE allowances
In considering the allowances, the committee will compare the Irish system of compensating medical staff with international systems.
# Heritage
Fate of Moore Street 1916 buildings up for debate
Oireachtas committee to hear from representatives campaigning for the preservation – but owners of site who want to redevelop it won’t attend.
# Road Safety
Committee recommends double penalty points for drivers using phones
The Dáil committee also recommended the points systems north and south of the border should be aligned.
# Your Say
Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled?
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
Petitions system to allow public to 'set parliamentary agenda'
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
Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'
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
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
Ulster Bank customers still receiving warning letters
Two people contacted yesterday after receiving warnings about missed loan payments and failed direct debits.
# septic tanks
TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'
Mattie McGrath – who isn’t even a member of the Oireachtas environment committee – was ordered out by the chairman.
# Dairy
Committee criticisms proposed changes to cheese ads aimed at children
Andrew Doyle TD noted the concern among farmers and the agri-food sector over the “targeting of cheese” in proposed by the BAI.
# Missing
Report due on missing persons in Ireland
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality recently heard from people involved in the search for missing persons.
# Exploration
Report calls for 'clear and transparent' policies on Irish gas and oil
Oireachtas Committee report on offshore exploration says tax on petroleum finds should be raised.
# Exploration
Oireachtas report due on Ireland's offshore oil and gas exploration
Joint committee recommendations to focus largely on a fair and equitable tax regime for the petroleum industry.
# Vodafone
Union welcomes intervention of Oireachtas Committee in Vodafone dispute
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture has invited Vodafone to appear before them.
# Capacity
Legal capacity bill 'should focus on human rights'
Joint Oireachtas committee says proposed legislation needs to protect the rights of the individual.
# Health
Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House
Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.
# Retirements
Minister says doctors' pro bono weekends must be formalised through Croke Park
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.
# Referendum
Voters sketchy on arguments made for or against Oireachtas inquiries referendum
Panel of experts present the findings of their study into why people voted no to the Oireachtas inquiries referendum.