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'Significant progress' made on National Broadband Plan, firm tells Oireachtas
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'Significant progress' made on National Broadband Plan, firm tells Oireachtas

Updated Wed 4:59 PM 14,869 Views 43 Comments

The NBI have said that there have been over 330,000 premises surveyed so far, of 544,200 premises in total.

Funding for sports should be tied to commitment to stopping abuse, says Oireachtas committee
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Funding for sports should be tied to commitment to stopping abuse, says Oireachtas committee

Tue 6:26 PM 7,455 Views 2 Comments

The committee’s chair said there is “no place for abusive or discriminatory behaviour in sport”.

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
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Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly

Tue 4:14 PM 14,005 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was announced this afternoon by Ministers Norma Foley and Josepha Madigan.

Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says
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Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says

Tue 1:14 PM 9,441 Views 16 Comments

Mary O’Kelly says healthcare workers can’t afford to live in the capital.

Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says
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Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says

Jun 15th 2022, 3:11 PM 9,854 Views 6 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Health said many doctors already work longer hours than what is considered legal and safe.

Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told
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Rising cost of building materials is getting worse on a weekly basis, TDs to be told

May 24th 2022, 7:20 AM 22,495 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Home Builders Association will tell TDs that the situation is getting worse on a weekly basis.

Online abuse of referees and players 'reflects developments in wider society', committee hears
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Online abuse of referees and players 'reflects developments in wider society', committee hears

May 11th 2022, 4:17 PM 6,129 Views 4 Comments

The Oireachtas Sports Committee convened to discuss abuse in Irish sport.

Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week
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Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 7:11 PM 17,601 Views 12 Comments

Secretary General Martin Fraser was quizzed by politicians at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing
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'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 4:50 PM 42,446 Views 25 Comments

Committee chair Kathleen Funchion TD was forced to suspend the meeting after comments from Independent Senator Sharon Keogan.

‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official
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‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official

Mar 30th 2022, 6:38 PM 5,633 Views 5 Comments

But Richard Browne told politicians today that the threat from cyber crime against the state is ‘high’.

Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told
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Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told

Feb 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 14,050 Views 18 Comments

An ongoing struggle to find staff is putting pressure on the system, according to industry representatives.

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee
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Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 36,793 Views 14 Comments

Senior NPHET members fielded questions from TDs and senators at a Health Committee meeting today.

TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
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TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee

Jan 20th 2022, 1:59 PM 38,399 Views 114 Comments

The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.

Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
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Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021

Jan 18th 2022, 2:01 PM 9,095 Views 16 Comments

The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.

Oireachtas Committee urged to recommend approval of Ireland's first carbon budgets
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Oireachtas Committee urged to recommend approval of Ireland's first carbon budgets

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 1:58 PM 11,624 Views 25 Comments

TDs and senators are examining the proposed caps on Ireland’s emissions between now and 2035 over three days of meetings.

Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter
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Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 8:03 PM 24,716 Views 29 Comments

The Minister would not be drawn on the possibility of withholding funding from the Union.

Lotto operators seek approval for ‘must-be-won' draw for jackpot prize
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Lotto operators seek approval for ‘must-be-won' draw for jackpot prize

Dec 14th 2021, 11:45 PM 46,572 Views 62 Comments

Representatives for the National Lottery will appear before the Oireachtas finance committee tomorrow.

Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again
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Lotto reps to appear before Oireachtas committee as jackpot goes unclaimed again

Dec 9th 2021, 2:26 PM 50,334 Views 58 Comments

There have been 53 Lotto draws since the jackpot prize was last won.

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says
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Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says

Dec 1st 2021, 6:30 PM 9,426 Views 31 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard evidence from Ireland’s largest sporting organisations about the abuse that referees face.

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland
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Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

Nov 30th 2021, 9:50 PM 12,976 Views 19 Comments

Dr Byrne told the Committee that air pollution from cars affects respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content
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Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content

Nov 2nd 2021, 2:27 PM 23,351 Views 52 Comments

The move has been welcomed by Screen Producers Ireland, who said it could raise €23 million in additional funding for Irish productions.

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
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'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 49,252 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí
'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear
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'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear

Oct 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,290 Views 10 Comments

A report published this week highlighted issues with “extremely long working hours with few breaks,” and pay often below minimum wage.

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears
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Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears

Oct 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 13,234 Views 18 Comments

The Oireachtas committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media discussed the issue today.

No ‘vast conspiracy’ to delay Sláintecare, committee told
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No ‘vast conspiracy’ to delay Sláintecare, committee told

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 1:10 PM 23,956 Views 66 Comments

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Health, faced the Health Committee alongside Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
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Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee

Sep 28th 2021, 5:35 PM 7,701 Views 2 Comments

Failure to balance the privacy rights of mothers with the identity rights of children could spark legal challenges to new laws, he said.

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment
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Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment

Sep 21st 2021, 12:26 PM 14,515 Views 16 Comments

Martin Fraser in the Department of An Taoiseach will face the committee, though Zappone has confirmed she will not.

'It wasn’t a job offer': Coveney says Zappone should have been told role wasn't a 'done deal'
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'It wasn’t a job offer': Coveney says Zappone should have been told role wasn't a 'done deal'

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 1:00 PM 46,930 Views 148 Comments
  • Coveney acknowledges "making mistakes in recent weeks" and that this has created "a political embarrassment for the Government"
  • In hindsight , Coveney says it would have been helpful for him to respond to Zappone's text to tell her that it was not a job offer, but rather a concept.
  • The minister called Zappone on Sunday to tell her their text messages were being released
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
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People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days

Jul 21st 2021, 12:04 PM 39,968 Views 58 Comments

Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
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'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,488 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

Covid tracker app will be able to store EU Digital Covid Cert
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Covid tracker app will be able to store EU Digital Covid Cert

Jul 13th 2021, 11:17 AM 62,065 Views 61 Comments

1.8 million Digital Covid Certs will be delivered by next Monday.

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
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Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,457 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
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Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'

Jun 29th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,976 Views 18 Comments

RACO will tell the Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs that cuts to the military budget is to blame for the retention crisis.

Bolger to be invited before Oireachtas committee to discuss doping claims
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Bolger to be invited before Oireachtas committee to discuss doping claims

Jun 22nd 2021, 10:43 PM 5,419 Views 2 Comments

Earlier this month Bolger outlined his concerns about the possibility of doping within Irish racing.

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
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Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,433 Views 64 Comments

‘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'
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Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:35 PM 7,444 Views 7 Comments

Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.

Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers
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Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers

May 25th 2021, 2:06 PM 4,712 Views 11 Comments

Family members appeared before the Good Friday Agreement Committee in Dublin today.

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements
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Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements

May 21st 2021, 7:49 AM 8,968 Views 6 Comments

Leo Varadkar told an Oireachtas committee he felt it was odd and suspicious that people would not be able to see an agreement they had signed.

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
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Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

May 18th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,069 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit
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Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit

May 10th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,377 Views 19 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

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