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# Oireachtas Committee

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legal capacity bill 'should focus on human rights'
Joint Oireachtas committee says proposed legislation needs to protect the rights of the individual.
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.
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.
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.
Oireachtas committee to wrap up clamping hearings with local authority reps
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
Foreign affairs committee to hear of Irish-trained medics jailed over protests in Bahrain, as well as efforts to support human rights defenders.
Credit card debt down - but average card still over €1,300 in debt
Central Banker Joe McNeill says that overall credit card debt is down since 2008, though the per-card average really hasn’t changed.
Oireachtas committee to meet over fuel laundering
Representatives from the Revenue, the Dept of Environment and farm and retail groups will be at today’s meeting.
Anti-smuggling lobby to brief Oireachtas Committee on illegal cigarette trade
Over 109 million illegal cigarettes with a retail value of €45.9m were seized by Revenue Customs officials last year.
Government strikes down bid to halt septic tank bill
Opposition TDs wanted to delay the Water Services Amendment Bill until expert advice had been received, but were frustrated.
HomeBond 'snub' over pyrite 'a matter of serious public concern' - Committee
As many as 20,000 homes in Ireland are thought to be affected by the pyrite mineral that was used in building materials.
FÁS management to appear before Public Accounts Committee
Senior officials from the state agency are to face questions as the Dáil committe scrutinises its accounts for last year.
HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators
Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.
Central Bank to review how banks handle 'distressed' mortgage holders
Governor Patrick Honohan told Oireachtas committee that Central Bank checking that institutions are following its code in tackling mortgage arrears: “They are behind the curve”.
Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?
Compulsory driving lessons for secondary students and reminders for drivers about NCT renewal dates are also among the proposals from an Oireachtas committee.
New bailout deal saves Ireland €900m a year - Noonan
Michael Noonan tells the Oireachtas finance committee that the new interest rate will apply to loans already borrowed.
Olympic athletes 'should get tax breaks to visit Ireland'
The proposed measures are designed to lure London 2012 athletes to use Ireland as a base.
Oireachtas committee to vet chairs of State boards
“Scrutiny” of new appointments to CIE, Dublin Bus, Iarnrod Eireann and Dublin Bus is to prove that State boards are not a “closed shop”.
Kenny promises autumn referendum on Oireachtas committee powers
A referendum giving renewed powers of investigation to Oireachtas committees will be held with the Presidental election.
Size matters for Oireachtas, as more members squeeze into fewer committees
The number of committees will be slimmed down from 27 to 14, as details of the new Oireachtas committees are confirmed.
Ireland ‘seriously misjudged’ the ‘madness’: How the world sees the Nyberg report
Peter Nyberg’s report into the Irish banking crisis “reads like a psychologist’s report”, in the eyes of the world’s media.
Will Ivor face the Gardaí?
First a Seanad committee, but what next?