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# oireachtas - Monday 26 April, 2021

Another 'outdoor summer': Here's when to expect this week's Covid re-opening decisions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Another 'outdoor summer': Here's when to expect this week's Covid re-opening decisions

Apr 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,864 Views 53 Comments
  • As well as the schedule for May the Taoiseach is expected to give some indications of the plan for June this week.
  • The main announcements are expected on Thursday night, with NPHET set to convene on Wednesday.
  • It comes amid the easing of some restrictions on sports today and the reopening of outdoor attractions like zoos.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
# Summertime
# Summertime

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

Apr 20th 2021, 4:47 PM 11,201 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 12,917 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question

Feb 16th 2021, 1:32 PM 29,290 Views 114 Comments

The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO to tell Oireachtas committee
# Frontline
# Frontline

Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO to tell Oireachtas committee

Feb 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 27,448 Views 53 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will meet with healthcare representative organisations later this morning.

# oireachtas - Friday 15 January, 2021

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

Jan 15th 2021, 7:34 PM 32,857 Views 90 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

# oireachtas - Friday 25 December, 2020

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
# On The House
# On The House

TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant

Dec 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 70,634 Views 95 Comments

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo
# Complaints
# Complaints

Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo

Updated Nov 25th 2020, 6:36 PM 117,332 Views 162 Comments

Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss

Nov 11th 2020, 7:15 AM 14,607 Views 15 Comments

Reid will tell the committee today that waiting lists have stabilised.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 21st 2020, 5:14 PM 30,290 Views 17 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Oct 6th 2020, 8:15 PM 19,672 Views 16 Comments

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
# Capital Issues
# Capital Issues

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

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 12:16 PM 36,725 Views 126 Comments

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
# Covid Commitee
# Covid Commitee

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

Sep 30th 2020, 10:44 AM 24,804 Views 23 Comments

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?
# Intensive Care
# Intensive Care

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

Sep 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 78,778 Views 49 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Sep 29th 2020, 5:14 PM 27,772 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:49 PM 38,821 Views 59 Comments

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'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:42 PM 34,335 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

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

Aug 26th 2020, 3:00 PM 20,085 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Aug 13th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,442 Views 23 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

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

Jul 10th 2020, 5:49 PM 20,758 Views 38 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jul 10th 2020, 12:32 PM 22,307 Views 21 Comments

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
# Special Committee
# Special Committee

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

Jul 10th 2020, 6:05 AM 14,014 Views 14 Comments

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
# Bleak Outlook
# Bleak Outlook

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

Jun 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,575 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 15,934 Views 17 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jun 18th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,081 Views 11 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Jun 16th 2020, 7:59 PM 21,800 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Jun 9th 2020, 2:15 PM 15,136 Views 22 Comments

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
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

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

Jun 6th 2020, 12:23 PM 10,275 Views 13 Comments

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
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

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

May 20th 2020, 8:39 PM 32,253 Views 32 Comments

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
# Michael McNamara
# Michael McNamara

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns

May 18th 2020, 4:13 PM 11,199 Views 20 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,255 Views 13 Comments

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
# Upper House
# Upper House

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

Updated Apr 1st 2020, 3:58 PM 42,789 Views 108 Comments

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
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

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

Feb 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,587 Views 37 Comments

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
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

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

Jan 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,046 Views 36 Comments

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
# Settling Up
# Settling Up

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

Dec 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 38,599 Views 69 Comments

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'
# Oireachtas Printer
# Oireachtas Printer

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

Dec 12th 2019, 4:57 PM 15,735 Views 45 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Printer
# Oireachtas Printer

Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million

Dec 11th 2019, 11:24 AM 17,231 Views 66 Comments

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
# Dee Forbes
# Dee Forbes

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

Dec 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,189 Views 122 Comments

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
# Off The Presses
# Off The Presses

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

Nov 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,545 Views 82 Comments

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
# Pilot Scheme
# Pilot Scheme

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

Nov 16th 2019, 9:00 PM 89,667 Views 45 Comments

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

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