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# working group

This year
Working group established to counter spread of 'false and harmful' disinformation
The group is aiming to publish a new National Counter Disinformation Strategy by the end of the year.
Politicians hear calls for 'mandatory' theory test for prospective dog owners
A working group on dog control was established by the Government earlier this month.
Working group established around dog control and ownership after recent 'harrowing scenes'
The Agriculture Minister said ‘the harrowing scenes we have witnessed recently show the threat dogs can pose’.
All time
Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds
The working group said the “years of acrimony” following Brexit show the dangers of calling a vote without adequate planning.
Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report
The review was instituted by the previous minister for justice Charlie Flanagan following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.
World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown
The governing body wants referees to clamp down on side entry and players diving off their feet.
HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence
Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.
Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group'
The working group was first floated in 2017 and was originally expected to be up and running earlier this year.
Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women
People with outside expertise will sit on the new group, with a chairperson to be appointed shortly.
Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group
Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.
Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision
173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.
Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"
Former judge Bryan McMahon says such a move would be “in the spirit of the ideals of 1916″, but would require “political will”.
People have lost years of their lives in Direct Provision - here is how it could end
The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has called for a streamlining of the system
Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin
The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.
The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers
It is hoped the review by a working group will take place early next year.
Here's why postmasters want cashless welfare payments suspended
The cashless welfare payments are due to be introduced by 2017.
Questions raised over new human rights and equality body
Alan Shatter has published details of the plan to merge the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commision – but not everyone is happy.