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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.
Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.
Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.
Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.
National Cyber Security Centre director salary should be up to €290,000, Committee hears
Four leading cyber security experts spoke to the Oireachtas Committee on Communications today.
Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks meets this morning.
Another 'outdoor summer': Here's when to expect this week's Covid re-opening decisions
There could be more easing in terms of households meeting outdoors and in sports.
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.
Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
Ireland has administered over one million first doses of Covid-19 vaccines
Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.
Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.
When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO tells Oireachtas committee
An Oireachtas committee heard from healthcare representative organisations this morning.
Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.
TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
Figures obtained by show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.
Eir CEO says it was a 'mistake' to locate customer care centre in Sligo
Carolan Lennon has since clarified her remarks and said Eir is “committed to Sligo”.
Private hospitals will play a role in the event of a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations, says HSE boss
Reid will tell the committee today that waiting lists have stabilised.
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.
‘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.
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.
Supreme Court receives report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at golf event
The former Attorney General has apologised for his attendance at the event.
Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?
Many are angry that TDs and senators will see a pay rise next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'
The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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 committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.
Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis
Inclusion Ireland has asked to appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee.
Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad
Former TDs Michael D’Arcy and Eugene Murphy have been elected.
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.