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# Oireachtas Committee

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# Clamping
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.
# Bahrain
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.
# personal debt
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.
# Fuel Laundering
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.
# Cigarettes
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.
# septic tanks
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.
# Pyrite
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.
# Health Service
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.
# Finance
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”.
# Driving
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.
# Bailout
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.
# London 2012
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.
# open shop?
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”.
# Referendum
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.
# Political Reform
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.
# Ivor The Terrible
Will Ivor face the Gardaí?
First a Seanad committee, but what next?