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# oireachtas - Yesterday’s News

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

‘Very challenging situation’ for Ireland if UK breaches international law, McEntee says

The Justice Minister said there will be ‘shock and surprise’ if the UK backs out of NI Protocol.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2

Glynn said the restrictions on Dublin would only be taking effect this week.

Donnelly announces plans to double number of public health staff in Ireland

Donnelly made the announcement during this morning’s Covid-19 Oireachtas Committee.

How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?

During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Supreme Court receives report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at golf event

The former Attorney General has apologised for his attendance at the event.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?

Many are angry that TDs and senators will see a pay rise next week.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Ceann Comhairle says Clifden golf event was either 'collective crass stupidity' or 'arrogant delusion'

There was public fury over revelations that around 80 guests, including serving and former politicians, attended the golf dinner.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Dr Ronan Glynn: 'People who need to self-isolate should have no fear about their employment'

Dr Glynn said people should be compensated for their 14-day self-isolation.

# oireachtas - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Committee to hear 'more than 40 meat plant workers in one town sharing accommodation'

Union representatives will tell committee members that the industry contains ‘unrivalled vectors’ for the transmission of the virus.

# oireachtas - Friday 10 July, 2020

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

Why were there so many clusters of Covid-19 in meat plants? TDs to hear experiences of staff today

The Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 Response will also hear from Department of Health officials on the re-opening of schools today.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

# oireachtas - Thursday 18 June, 2020

HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people

Paul Reid will appear before the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

More than four years’ worth of welfare claims processed in a few weeks, Oireachtas committee hears

Department of Social Protection staff processed more than 1.2 million claims in a few weeks.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Committee hears further outbreaks of Covid-19 'probable', but strategy is 'right one for Ireland at this time'

Any future increases in numbers would likely be managed in a targeted way, Professor Philip Nolan said today.

# oireachtas - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting

A group of 10 Senators have written to Leo Varadkar urging action two months after the Seanad elections have concluded.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'It's not surprising there's confusion': Glynn aims to provide clarity on 'two-hours-in-a-room' guidance

If someone attended a two-hour meeting and was then diagnosed, others in the room could be considered close contacts and have to self-isolate.

# oireachtas - Monday 18 May, 2020

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns

Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.

# oireachtas - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis

Inclusion Ireland has asked to appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad

Former TDs Michael D’Arcy and Eugene Murphy have been elected.

# oireachtas - Thursday 20 February, 2020

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out

A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt

The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.

# oireachtas - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Clerk defends Oireachtas printer purchase and says it makes 'financial sense'

The clerk of the Dáil said the business case for buying the printer is still sound.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million

The mistakes made were ‘honest mistakes’ the latest reports states.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms

Forbes wants the Government to take action to tackle households evading the licence fee.

# oireachtas - Friday 29 November, 2019

The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month

The amount spent by the Oireachtas on the controversial printing press is under the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee.

# oireachtas - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Six rural towns were given €100k to try rejuvenate their town centres. Here's how they're getting on

The towns were chosen last year, and the local councils have been planning ways they might entice people to live in town centres.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'No-one has been held responsible': Case of Dara Quigley to come before Oireachtas committee

The journalist and activist died by suicide in April 2017. Weeks before, images of her had been shared widely online.

# oireachtas - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses

Fine Gael’s Maria Bailey and Alan Farrell were among those found to have made invalid expenses claims.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland

Meath couple Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis spoke of death threats they received on the Late Late show on Friday.

# oireachtas - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees

O’Brien had taken High Court and Supreme Court cases over utterances in the Dáil in a debate on Siteserv in 2015.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

# oireachtas - Friday 23 August, 2019

Dáil bar: Over €13k more spent on drinks so far in 2019 compared to same period last year

Twice as much was spent in February 2019 than the same month last year.

# oireachtas - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Maria Bailey resigns as chair of two more Oireachtas committees following 'swing-gate'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last month sacked Bailey from the position of chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again

The agency appeared before an Oireachtas hearing this morning.

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