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# oireachtas - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

# oireachtas - Monday 21 July, 2014

Did you know the Oireachtas offers Irish and French classes?

They do. And it cost nearly €18,000 last year.

# oireachtas - Saturday 19 July, 2014

'Seagulls have lost the run of themselves': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains videos

# oireachtas - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

# oireachtas - Saturday 5 July, 2014

# oireachtas - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The banking inquiry will ask leading economists to help figure out what it should investigate

The Oireachtas Committee met for the third time in private session this morning.

In numbers: The Dáil and Seanad sat for 234 days or 1,745 hours last year

The Houses of the Oireachtas has released some interesting figures in its 2013 annual report.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

How much will you be paying for your water?

The Commission for Energy Regulation will be giving TDs and Senators a briefing on water tariffs in Leinster House today.

# oireachtas - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'I’m going to hit you between the eyes': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains videos

# oireachtas - Friday 20 June, 2014

Full metal racket: The Government's in no mood for a scrap, and the McGraths are livid...

Mattie had done a lot of work on his scrap metal bill, but the Government weren’t playing ball. And Finian threatened to hit the Minister between the eyes… with facts.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent ... Taoiseach: No it isn't

There are concerns that thousands of people who didn’t respond to the HSE will now be left without a medical card.

Union of Students want to talk to politicians today

USI are hosting a social lobby of the Oireachtas.

# oireachtas - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.

# oireachtas - Saturday 14 June, 2014

# oireachtas - Thursday 12 June, 2014

How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got...

A guidance note was issued to all deputies and senators last night in the wake of recent controversies surrounding whistleblowers.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?

The DNA of the most serious criminals will be kept on a database under a new law. But is it a good idea? Or a step too far for civil liberties?

# oireachtas - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

# oireachtas - Saturday 7 June, 2014

# oireachtas - Friday 6 June, 2014

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Should there be a centralised database to record all racist incidents in Ireland?

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# oireachtas - Saturday 31 May, 2014

'This is farcical': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

You win some, you lose some…

# oireachtas - Thursday 29 May, 2014

What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC?

NAMA officials will be grilled by the Public Accounts Committee on the details of their latest annual report….

# oireachtas - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

Top Justice official for Guerin grilling today, Commissioner also facing TDs' questions

The election over, TDs and senators were back at work yesterday. Today, the much-anticipated committee appearance of Brian Purcell will provide the main focus in Leinster House.

# oireachtas - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Sinn Féin could be in trouble for filming a party political broadcast outside Leinster House

The party could now be the subject of a complaint to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges.

# oireachtas - Saturday 17 May, 2014

# oireachtas - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Taoiseach says nobody should be asked if their child 'still had Down syndrome?'

Medical cards were discussed in the Dáil this afternoon.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians warned not to use pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes for electoral purposes

If a candidate uses the envelopes inappropriately it’s regarded as an election expense and must be accounted for.

# oireachtas - Saturday 10 May, 2014

'Dear Enda...': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

You win some, you lose some…

# oireachtas - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Wanted: someone to explain banking to our TDs

If you can hammer out the intricacies of the banking system in less than 4,500 words, step this way.

Who's going to replace Alan Shatter and why is Michael Noonan's top official resigning?

It’s been (to say the least) a dramatic week in Leinster House so far… What’s on Thursday’s schedule?

# oireachtas - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility

The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.

# oireachtas - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC

Kerins’s solicitor says the former CEO of Rehab was hopitalised after her last appearance.