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#Oireachtas inquiries

# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 4 October, 2013

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
# A House Divided
From The Daily Edge
# A House Divided

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

Oct 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 48,571 Views 66 Comments

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster
# Stardust
# Stardust

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster

Aug 22nd 2013, 7:31 AM 6,389 Views 40 Comments

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.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Column: An Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crisis would be a show trial
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: An Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crisis would be a show trial

Jul 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 38 Views 17 Comments

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.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: RTÉ wages, money laundering, and funding the Revenue
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: RTÉ wages, money laundering, and funding the Revenue

May 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,678 Views 2 Comments

RTÉ director-general Noel Curran will attend the Communications committee today to discuss broadcasters’ wages.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 17 May, 2013

New Oireachtas inquiries regime can be used 'to hold government to account'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

New Oireachtas inquiries regime can be used 'to hold government to account'

May 17th 2013, 3:54 PM 7,594 Views 24 Comments

The legislation to allow Oireachtas inquiries – within the limits of the Constitution – has finally been published today.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives
# Out With A Bang?
# Out With A Bang?

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries... if it survives

Mar 31st 2013, 8:00 AM 2,863 Views 20 Comments

The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 14 July, 2012

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 12 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.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 21 June, 2012

'Standalone' referendum on children's rights to be held this autumn - Gilmore
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

'Standalone' referendum on children's rights to be held this autumn - Gilmore

Jun 21st 2012, 12:52 PM 2,525 Views 25 Comments

The Tánaiste says the government is keen to run the Children’s Rights referendum as soon as wording can be agreed.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers

Apr 28th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,272 Views 5 Comments

Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 23 April, 2012

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides
# October 27
# October 27

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:04 PM 2,040 Views 27 Comments

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…

43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day
# Referendums
# Referendums

43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day

Apr 23rd 2012, 5:55 PM 1,725 Views 15 Comments

Only 57 per cent of voters claimed to understand the proposal, compared to 71 per cent who understood plans on judges’ pay.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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 1,802 Views 12 Comments

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

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse

Dec 1st 2011, 2:06 PM 1,721 Views 38 Comments

The Dáil committee is told it already has the legal power to carry out an investigation, and agrees to draw up terms of reference.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 11 November, 2011

Dáil committee agrees to draw proposals for banking inquiry
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Dáil committee agrees to draw proposals for banking inquiry

Nov 11th 2011, 11:22 AM 236 Views 3 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to examine whether it can hold an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the bank guarantee.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 6 November, 2011

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 31 October, 2011

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Poll: Should the Oireachtas inquiries referendum be re-run?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Oireachtas inquiries referendum be re-run?

Oct 30th 2011, 11:25 AM 3,364 Views 122 Comments

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?….

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated
# Referendums
# Referendums

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated

Oct 29th 2011, 8:17 PM 2,370 Views 74 Comments

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
Live Oct 29th 2011, 3:16 PM

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
Live Oct 29th 2011, 2:15 PM

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

# oireachtas-inquiries - Thursday 27 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Oct 27th 2011, 8:11 PM 2,772 Views 3 Comments

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 - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Support falls for Oireachtas inquiries amendment - poll
# Oireachtas Inquiries
# Oireachtas Inquiries

Support falls for Oireachtas inquiries amendment - poll

Oct 25th 2011, 8:17 AM 372 Views 8 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries

Oct 25th 2011, 7:40 AM 41 Views 37 Comments

The proposed amendment is dangerous and puts all of our rights at risk, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 24 October, 2011

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

Oct 24th 2011, 3:34 PM 975 Views 14 Comments

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote
# Referendums
# Referendums

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Oct 24th 2011, 9:02 AM 882 Views 27 Comments

Eight former attorneys general signed a public letter saying that the two constitutional amendments will endanger individual rights and judicial independence.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Column: A ‘Yes’ vote on Oireachtas inquiries will bring us a vital democratic function
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A ‘Yes’ vote on Oireachtas inquiries will bring us a vital democratic function

Oct 23rd 2011, 6:45 PM 51 Views 36 Comments

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.

Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda
# October 27
# October 27

Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda

Oct 23rd 2011, 3:09 PM 961 Views 31 Comments

The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Friday 21 October, 2011

# oireachtas-inquiries - Saturday 15 October, 2011

What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot
# Referendum Guide
# Referendum Guide

What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot

Oct 15th 2011, 10:30 AM 2,633 Views 37 Comments

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.

# oireachtas-inquiries - Monday 26 September, 2011

Referendums confirmed on Oireachtas inquiries and judges' pay
# Constitution
# Constitution

Referendums confirmed on Oireachtas inquiries and judges' pay

Sep 26th 2011, 5:45 PM 363 Views 6 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan has suggested that unemployed people could be given jobs at polling stations during the ballots.