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#Oireachtas Committee

From The42 Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

From TheJournal.ie Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss Climate Change

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

From TheJournal.ie Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend Homelessness

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend

Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told Emissions

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

From TheJournal.ie 'No-one has been held responsible': Case of Dara Quigley to come before Oireachtas committee ICCL

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told Online Abuse

Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told

The Justice Committee is examining issues such as cyberbullying, harassment, stalking and revenge porn.

From TheJournal.ie Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away' National Broadband Plan

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action Climate Change

16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action

Conal O’Boyle said government is trying to hide the fact that they still grant oil licenses while telling people to buy an electric car.

From The42 Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM Transparency

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

From The42 Quinn: 'If governance proposals aren't followed I'd be afraid of where Irish football goes next' Concerns

Quinn: 'If governance proposals aren't followed I'd be afraid of where Irish football goes next'

The former Ireland international went on to say that constructive talks had been held between his consortium and League of Ireland clubs.

From TheJournal.ie Schools are teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours as an invisible way of suspending them Losing Out

Schools are teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours as an invisible way of suspending them

Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon said anecdotal evidence shows some children suffer disproportionately from “reduced timetables”.

From The42 'I had 92 caps for the country and today, for the first time in my life, I was truly embarrassed by my association' Reaction

'I had 92 caps for the country and today, for the first time in my life, I was truly embarrassed by my association'

Niall Quinn and Brian Kerr were disappointed in today’s Oireachtas Committee hearing involving the FAI.

From TheJournal.ie 'The €100,000 issue': A timeline of statements as FAI, John Delaney to face politicians today Bridging Loan

'The €100,000 issue': A timeline of statements as FAI, John Delaney to face politicians today

Here’s what the FAI has been saying over the past few weeks ahead of today’s Oireachtas hearing.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you don't regulate the FAI, who does?': Sport Ireland faces questions over FAI and the €100k loan John Treacy

'If you don't regulate the FAI, who does?': Sport Ireland faces questions over FAI and the €100k loan

Sport Ireland, which provides funding each year to the FAI, said it isn’t satisfied with what the FAI has said so far.

From TheJournal.ie Student blasts politicians over climate change: 'You're stealing my future and you have absolutely no right' Take A Stand

Student blasts politicians over climate change: 'You're stealing my future and you have absolutely no right'

Sumaya Mohammed, a 12-year-old student from Cork, was one of five students who had a hard-hitting message for politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise Outlook

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise

Despite Brexit, the Central Bank believes workers are in line for pay increases of up to 7% over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system Family Court

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Father Ted territory': Harris says he was unaware of the NCH cost implications before last year's Budget National Children's Hospital

'Father Ted territory': Harris says he was unaware of the NCH cost implications before last year's Budget

Harris maintained his claim that he was not aware of the project’s rising costs until August 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report Dublin Moderation

Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report

An undercover Channel 4 Dispatches programme into moderation at the Dublin Headquarters revealed widespread failures.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced Recycling

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

From TheJournal.ie Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues John Lawlor

Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues

It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements Data

Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements

Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead Scu Shut Down

Taoiseach says he uses his personal email for official business when his mobile phone goes dead

The Taoiseach was grilled about the unit’s controversial Ireland 2040 plan, the body’s expenditure, and the use of his personal email for official government business.

From TheJournal.ie Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report Oireachtas Committee

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says The Eighth

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

From TheJournal.ie This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option Abortion Referendum

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option

A summary of the Attorney General’s advice has been published.

From TheJournal.ie New report says household charge should replace TV licence - 2 years after plan was shelved Oireachtas Report

New report says household charge should replace TV licence - 2 years after plan was shelved

Each household that has a device that can be used to view the public broadcaster’s content would be liable for the charge.

From TheJournal.ie Aviation regulator found out about Ryanair's flight cancellations through social media Flight Disruption

Aviation regulator found out about Ryanair's flight cancellations through social media

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary was invited to the committee meeting today, but declined to attend.

From TheJournal.ie 'There can only be losers': Sky says it will drop RTE if broadcaster starts to charge pay TV operators Retransmission Fees

'There can only be losers': Sky says it will drop RTE if broadcaster starts to charge pay TV operators

RTE is seeking a change in legislation that will allow it to charge operators for its channels.

From TheJournal.ie Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee Why So Much?

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee

An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House Ava

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House

A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.

From TheJournal.ie 'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous' Dail Dress Code

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions Gardai In Crisis

'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.

From TheJournal.ie "Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?" Homeless Crisis

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"

Fr Peter McVerry has spoken of the rules facing families in emergency accommodation at the Oireachtas Homeless Committee.

From TheJournal.ie The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now No Report At All?

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure Deafblind

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP Brexit

'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP

Gordon Brown reckons a Brexit would make the UK akin to the ‘North Korea of Europe’. So… would it?

From TheJournal.ie 'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history' Industrial Abuse

'The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history'

Mixed Race Irish is asking for the Government to recognise the abuse they suffered in State-run institutions.

From TheJournal.ie Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline Leaky Pipes

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.

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