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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.
Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million
The mistakes made were ‘honest mistakes’ the latest reports states.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting
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?
Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.
Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí
Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.
TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017
Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.
Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend
A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits
TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.
'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online
Members of the public will be able to explore the over 10,000 historical documents online.
Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment
In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.
€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years
For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders
What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.
How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?
“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.
FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?
The Kerry TD has been criticised for his contribution to the committee yesterday.
Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House
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.”
John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible'
The new executive vice-president says he was doing “three jobs” in the FAI.
Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends
There was a row at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee over the plan to increase carbon tax.
Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children
An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.
'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?
A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.
Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for switch to Juventus at the end of the season
The Wales international has reportedly agreed a five-year deal worth £36 million.
Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.
Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?
The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.
Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution
The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.
€70k for desserts and €100k for confectionery set aside in food contracts for Dáil catering facilities
A tender to supply each of the Oireachtas’ five catering facilities was issued last week.
Oireachtas to spend €775,000 on 'online news aggregator service'
The service must be “easy to use” and allow TDs, Senators and their staff the ability to search content easily.
Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says
A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.
Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month
Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil team up to force government into addressing rising student rents
The issue of spiralling rents in student accommodation has been at the forefront of the political debate in recent months.