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# Oireachtas inquiries

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# A House Divided
Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?
# stardust
Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster
The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.
Column: An Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crisis would be a show trial
We need to establish exactly what caused the banking crisis and led to the bank guarantee scheme – but are TD best placed to do this? A Commission of Inquiry is surely a better model, writes Eoin O’Malley.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: RTÉ wages, money laundering, and funding the Revenue
RTÉ director-general Noel Curran will attend the Communications committee today to discuss broadcasters’ wages.
# Banking Inquiry
New Oireachtas inquiries regime can be used 'to hold government to account'
The legislation to allow Oireachtas inquiries – within the limits of the Constitution – has finally been published today.
# Out with a bang?
Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives
The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.
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.
# Children's Rights
'Standalone' referendum on children's rights to be held this autumn - Gilmore
The Tánaiste says the government is keen to run the Children’s Rights referendum as soon as wording can be agreed.
# Prime Numbers
Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers
Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?
# October 27
Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides
The Referendum Commission had 23 days to write, design and print its guide for the Oireachtas Inquiries referendum – and will only have 27 for the Fiscal Compact…
# Referendums
43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day
Only 57 per cent of voters claimed to understand the proposal, compared to 71 per cent who understood plans on judges’ pay.
# 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.
# Inquiry
Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse
The Dáil committee is told it already has the legal power to carry out an investigation, and agrees to draw up terms of reference.
# Banking Crisis
Dáil committee agrees to draw proposals for banking inquiry
The Public Accounts Committee is to examine whether it can hold an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the bank guarantee.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Oireachtas inquiries referendum be re-run?
There have been hints that this may not be the last we see of this particular issue. Do you think there should be another go at it?….
# Referendums
Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated
However, Brendan Howlin indicated earlier that we haven’t heard the end of the issue – and we may go to the polls on a new version.
Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened
With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.
Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?
# Oireachtas inquiries
Support falls for Oireachtas inquiries amendment - poll
Opposition to the constitutional change has more than doubled to 20 per cent, an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll found.
Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries
The proposed amendment is dangerous and puts all of our rights at risk, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly.
# Race for the Áras
Presidential candidates split on referendums voting
While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.
# Referendums
Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote
Eight former attorneys general signed a public letter saying that the two constitutional amendments will endanger individual rights and judicial independence.
Column: A ‘Yes’ vote on Oireachtas inquiries will bring us a vital democratic function
Ireland is virtually alone in not having parliamentary inquiries – and they may finally bring answers about the banking crisis, writes constitutional law expert Donal K Coffey.
# October 27
Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda
The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.
# Referendum Guide
What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot
Two referendums are being voted on alongside the Dublin West by-election and the Presidential election: one concerns judges’ pay and the other concerns giving powers of inquiry to the Oireachtas.
# Constitution
Referendums confirmed on Oireachtas inquiries and judges' pay
Minister Phil Hogan has suggested that unemployed people could be given jobs at polling stations during the ballots.