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# oireachtas - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 8:36 AM 18,884 Views 0 Comments

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
# HSE
# HSE

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

Sep 18th 2019, 11:54 AM 6,467 Views 10 Comments

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
# Pints
# Pints

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 10,938 Views 48 Comments

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
# Belleek House
# Belleek House

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 20,576 Views 42 Comments

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'
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

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

Aug 20th 2019, 9:25 PM 36,794 Views 70 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Hearing
# Oireachtas Hearing

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

Jul 31st 2019, 3:21 PM 8,246 Views 27 Comments

The agency appeared before an Oireachtas hearing this morning.

# oireachtas - Monday 15 July, 2019

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting

Jul 15th 2019, 12:43 PM 11,419 Views 69 Comments

Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Jul 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 22,709 Views 44 Comments

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

# oireachtas - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí
# Premiums
# Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Jul 4th 2019, 2:11 PM 22,372 Views 64 Comments

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

# oireachtas - Monday 1 July, 2019

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017
# Spending
# Spending

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Jul 1st 2019, 6:25 PM 16,962 Views 58 Comments

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend
# Pride Festival
# Pride Festival

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

Jun 26th 2019, 6:32 PM 21,065 Views 227 Comments

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

# oireachtas - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

Jun 13th 2019, 5:01 PM 13,003 Views 43 Comments

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online
# Treasures Of The Oireachtas
# Treasures Of The Oireachtas

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online

Jun 12th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,459 Views 5 Comments

Members of the public will be able to explore the over 10,000 historical documents online.

# oireachtas - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment
# Rehab
# Rehab

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

Jun 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 15,305 Views 53 Comments

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

# oireachtas - Friday 17 May, 2019

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

May 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,262 Views 80 Comments

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

# oireachtas - Friday 10 May, 2019

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
# Emergency
# Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

May 10th 2019, 11:57 AM 19,516 Views 108 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

# oireachtas - Saturday 13 April, 2019

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?
# PAC Mentality
# PAC Mentality

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

Apr 13th 2019, 9:30 PM 14,320 Views 24 Comments

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

# oireachtas - Thursday 11 April, 2019

FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?
# Fact Check
# Fact Check

FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?

Apr 11th 2019, 5:44 PM 64,953 Views 61 Comments

The Kerry TD has been criticised for his contribution to the committee yesterday.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Apr 10th 2019, 9:06 PM 25,855 Views 51 Comments

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”

# oireachtas - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible'
# Football
# Football

John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible'

Apr 3rd 2019, 8:08 AM 31,713 Views 69 Comments

The new executive vice-president says he was doing “three jobs” in the FAI.

# oireachtas - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends
# Rise At The Pump
# Rise At The Pump

Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends

Mar 28th 2019, 4:41 PM 10,741 Views 91 Comments

There was a row at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee over the plan to increase carbon tax.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children
# Family Courts
# Family Courts

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children

Mar 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 18,994 Views 45 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?
# PAC It In
# PAC It In

'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?

Feb 27th 2019, 5:45 PM 13,766 Views 0 Comments

A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.

# oireachtas - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for switch to Juventus at the end of the season
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for switch to Juventus at the end of the season

Jan 10th 2019, 11:15 AM 6,408 Views 8 Comments

The Wales international has reportedly agreed a five-year deal worth £36 million.

# oireachtas - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
# Forensics
# Forensics

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

Dec 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,568 Views 19 Comments

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

# oireachtas - Friday 7 December, 2018

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?

Dec 7th 2018, 8:52 AM 20,082 Views 55 Comments

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.

# oireachtas - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution

Dec 6th 2018, 1:57 PM 6,866 Views 15 Comments

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

€70k for desserts and €100k for confectionery set aside in food contracts for Dáil catering facilities
# Feeders' Questions
# Feeders' Questions

€70k for desserts and €100k for confectionery set aside in food contracts for Dáil catering facilities

Nov 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 16,231 Views 38 Comments

A tender to supply each of the Oireachtas’ five catering facilities was issued last week.

# oireachtas - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service'

Oct 20th 2018, 8:00 AM 10,110 Views 37 Comments

The service must be “easy to use” and allow TDs, Senators and their staff the ability to search content easily.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says
# Future Of Mental Healthcare
# Future Of Mental Healthcare

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says

Oct 17th 2018, 7:24 AM 5,245 Views 5 Comments

A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.

# oireachtas - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month
# Constitution
# Constitution

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Sep 20th 2018, 9:39 PM 15,631 Views 50 Comments

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

# oireachtas - Monday 4 June, 2018

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents

Jun 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,766 Views 38 Comments

The issue of spiralling rents in student accommodation has been at the forefront of the political debate in recent months.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech
# The 8th
# The 8th

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech

May 29th 2018, 6:04 PM 38,288 Views 126 Comments

The TD, who has campaigned on the issue for years, said she couldn’t believe change had taken so long.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

May 16th 2018, 7:04 PM 19,492 Views 15 Comments

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# oireachtas - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'Elitist', 'not sure it's worth saving': Slow progress of Seanad reform criticised
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

'Elitist', 'not sure it's worth saving': Slow progress of Seanad reform criticised

Apr 15th 2018, 1:32 PM 9,864 Views 74 Comments

It’s been five years since Ireland voted to keep the Seanad in a referendum, but not much has changed since.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East'
# Snow Day
# Snow Day

Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the 'the Beast from the East'

Feb 28th 2018, 1:51 PM 9,348 Views 46 Comments

The business committee has decided to suspend the Dáil at 2pm today.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes
# New Laws
# New Laws

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

Feb 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 14,691 Views 21 Comments

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs
# Ireland 2040
# Ireland 2040

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

Feb 14th 2018, 1:48 PM 16,138 Views 61 Comments

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told
# Digital Age Of Consent
# Digital Age Of Consent

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told

Feb 13th 2018, 4:15 PM 17,702 Views 43 Comments

Online experts have been giving evidence before an OIreachtas committee.

# oireachtas - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

Jan 18th 2018, 1:41 PM 11,218 Views 31 Comments

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.