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# Oireachtas

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Commissioner told 'credibility of gardaí at stake' as TD warns of potential 'Jo Cox moment'
TDs and senators have condemned yesterday’s protests, which saw politicians trapped in Leinster House.
There were a number of violent incidents throughout the day, and a total of thirteen people were detained by gardaí.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee said senior gardaí would meet with Oireachtas officials to discuss a security review.
Thirteen arrested as anti-immigration protesters threaten politicians outside Leinster House
This year
Ryan Tubridy's Public Accounts Committee appearance most viewed Oireachtas event ever
Before the RTÉ debacle made its way into the Houses of the Oireachtas, the John Delaney and FAI saga was one of the most viewed events on Oireachtas TV.
FF politicians call for security improvements at Leinster House
A number of members recounted incidences in which they were shouted at and felt harassed leaving and entering the Houses of the Oireachtas.
What to expect and where to watch Ryan Tubridy's Late Late Showdown before the Oireachtas
The Journal will live-blog the main information from both hearings as well as host a stream of them.
Analysis: If RTÉ is to survive this scandal it must focus on public-interest only from now on
DCU’s Dr Eileen Culloty looks at how RTÉ could move on from the current controversies and embrace a future model of true public service.
Poll: Will you watch today's Oireachtas committee on the RTÉ payment scandal?
Have your say.
The Remote: RTÉ hasn't produced a drama like this one in years
What will you be watching?
Assisted Dying: TDs admit 'steep learning curve' and moral struggles as Committee finally meets
One TD questioned why someone who has ‘ten years instead of ten months left’ should be excluded if their life has become unbearable.
Opinion: The government cannot fix housing because their entire approach is flawed
Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats is putting forward a motion today calling for a reversal of some government housing policies.
Having a job is 'no longer a way out of homelessness', TDs told
Wayne Stanley said the issue is arising particularly where younger people are gaining employment despite living in emergency accommodation.
Hospitals and EDs 'don't hold all solutions to overcrowding', Donnelly tells committee
The health minister acknowledged that waiting lists for scheduled care increased by nearly 60% between 2015 and 2021.
'Well Mom, you said it would happen': Biden says Oireachtas address one of his greatest honours
The US president touched on his Irish roots, Northern Ireland and that ‘All Blacks’ gaffe remark.
Last year
Ursula von der Leyen thanks Irish people for their support in welcoming Ukrainian refugees
Von der Leyen will also address a joint sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Complaint made against Marc MacSharry over 'verbal attack' on Leas Cheann Comhairle
MacSharry accused Catherine Connolly of ‘discrimination’ by consistently putting him at the bottom of the speaking order.
Paul Reid finishes last day as CEO of the HSE
Reid said he was ‘feeling emotionally drained saying goodbye to staff’.
Investigation: TDs who own rental property but haven't declared rental income
One TD registered 18 properties and no rental income.
TDs are required to declare any additional incomes above €2,600.
Six TDs did not mention any rental income, despite their declaration of ownership of rental properties.
A seventh said he had declared rental income correctly but this was not reflected.
'Unacceptable': Sinn Féin warn Meath TD over lapse in rental property RTB registration
Fianna Fáilers were uneasy about Troy staying, but didn't expect him to fall so soon
Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.
Coveney tells committee that new Defence Forces funding will be 'about people'
“I don’t believe that it’s possible to deliver something more ambitious,” Coveney said this evening.
Ukraine's Zelenskyy will address both houses of the Oireachtas in early April
Ukraine’s charismatic leader accepted an invitation to address the Dáil and the Seanad.
Stardust campaigners call for jurors to be paid using portion of €8 million budget
The bill was brought forward by Sinn Féin senator Lynn Boylan and will be introduced in the Seanad tomorrow.
'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'
A bill seeking to amend the Constitution by allowing remote voting to take place is going before the Dáil today.
'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.
'There isn't any time to lose': Committee chair defends ambition of proposed carbon budgets
Senator Alice-Mary Higgins said the proposed budgets “can be strengthened” but TD Brian Leddin said more ambition is not “realistic”.
Oireachtas committee set to quiz Coveney on champagne celebration
The Foreign Affairs Minister will face questions from an Oireachtas committee next week on a June 2020 champagne celebration in his department.
Marc MacSharry compares Ireland to 'Marxist Republic' after claiming Oireachtas staffer opened his post
The saga began when MacSharry tried to circulate a report on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health last July.
Criticism of British Ambassador's refusal to appear before Good Friday Agreement committee
Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín said the decision to refuse the invitation was “a disgrace”.
Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets
The proposed budgets setting out limits on greenhouse gas emissions still need the green-light from government.
Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.
Five TDs spent almost €4,000 between them printing Christmas material using Oireachtas facility
51 different TDs and senators used the Oireachtas printer in the run up to Christmas.
51 different TDs and senators used the printer in the run up to Christmas.
Figures released under Freedom of Information show that the total cost of Oireachtas printing before Christmas was €6,428.96.
All time
Oireachtas passes legislation to cap rent increases at 2% per year
The legislation aims to cap rent in line inflation or 2% per annum, whichever is lower.
The Dáil's Ceann Comhairle has tested positive for Covid-19
Seán Ó Fearghaíl will work from home and his Dáil duties will be carried out by the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.
Parties to pay for politicians' antigen tests while Oireachtas staff to get tests for free
The Oireachtas says antigen tests will not be free to TDs and Senators.
No evidence doping rules in Irish horseracing lower than international standards
The finding was made in a report by the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee.
'It wasn’t a job offer': Coveney says Zappone should have been told role wasn't a 'done deal'
The minister said his mistakes in recent weeks had contributed to what has become a political embarrassment.
Coveney acknowledges "making mistakes in recent weeks" and that this has created "a political embarrassment for the Government"
In hindsight , Coveney says it would have been helpful for him to respond to Zappone's text to tell her that it was not a job offer, but rather a concept.
The minister called Zappone on Sunday to tell her their text messages were being released
'A crisis in FOI': How Zapponegate highlighted crucial flaws in Ireland's transparency legislation
Zapponegate: Ex-Minister texted Coveney to say thanks for 'incredible opportunity' in March
Coveney received a text but not a 'formal invitation' to Zappone event at Merrion Hotel
The minister is facing scrutiny from an Oireachtas committee over Katherine Zappone’s appointment as a UN envoy.
Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
Michael D Higgins says he received nine Bills in one day.
Establishment of Special Committee to examine Dying with Dignity Bill recommended
The Justice Committee said today that the proposed legislation has “serious technical issues”.
'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.
Johnny Ward: Racing chiefs saddle up to face Oireachtas quizzing
Jim Bolger’s recent comments have prompted lots of questions.
‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.