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'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 48,151 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 11,203 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 13,028 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 23,810 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 7,519 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 14,492 Views 17 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 46,881 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 39,725 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 16,431 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 61,793 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 9,412 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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# Military Retention Crisis

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

Jun 29th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,945 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 5,412 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 14,397 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 7,423 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 4,657 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 8,958 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 23,029 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 10,372 Views 19 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
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15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

Apr 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 50,054 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events
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# Easing Restrictions

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 3:19 PM 56,723 Views 92 Comments

NPHET and the Government are due to consider the further easing of restrictions again at the beginning of May.

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists
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# Medical Cards Holders

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists

Apr 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 16,525 Views 20 Comments

Dentists will warn TDs and senators that the State’s dental scheme for medical card holders is on the “brink of collapse”.

Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021
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Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 5:57 PM 60,923 Views 95 Comments

The LVA also wants an end to the distinction between ‘wet’ pubs and venues serving food.

Up to 200 post offices at risk of closure in next 12 months, union says
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Up to 200 post offices at risk of closure in next 12 months, union says

Mar 16th 2021, 3:44 PM 16,067 Views 10 Comments

Irish Postmasters’ Union general secretary has said that as more postmasters retire, the service will lose its backbone.

HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes
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HSE: Vaccine plan has already changed 15-17 times due to supply shortfalls and sequencing changes

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:05 PM 49,012 Views 130 Comments

The Health Minister said the vaccination programme “hasn’t all been flawless”, but is making an impact on infection rates among some cohorts.

Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone
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Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:51 PM 15,639 Views 46 Comments

A total of 4,300 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in nursing homes during January, the Oireachtas Health Committee heard.

A small volume of Covid-19 vaccines could be available this month, Taoiseach tells FF TDs
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A small volume of Covid-19 vaccines could be available this month, Taoiseach tells FF TDs

Updated Dec 16th 2020, 8:55 PM 17,097 Views 34 Comments

Up to 15 mass vaccination centres around the country are being considered, the health committee also heard today.

Beef and mushrooms to be worst hit as all agriculture sectors will be 'seriously affected' by Brexit
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# Stark Warning

Beef and mushrooms to be worst hit as all agriculture sectors will be 'seriously affected' by Brexit

Dec 8th 2020, 8:10 PM 15,315 Views 5 Comments

Irish Farmers Association president Tim Cullinan issued the stark warning at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
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Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,257 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
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# Children's Rights

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 9,101 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

'Broken' TV licence system costing €50 million per year, RTÉ tells Oireachtas committee
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'Broken' TV licence system costing €50 million per year, RTÉ tells Oireachtas committee

Nov 11th 2020, 6:30 PM 58,444 Views 144 Comments

The committee also heard of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the media industry.

Independent radio group to tell committee it 'cannot wait' for Media Commission to ensure its survival
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Independent radio group to tell committee it 'cannot wait' for Media Commission to ensure its survival

Nov 11th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,675 Views 16 Comments

Irish Secretary of the NUJ Séamus Dooley said that local and national media organisations were “on the brink of ruin”.

Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance
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Michael Healy-Rae apologises for supporting John Delaney during 2019 Oireachtas appearance

Nov 10th 2020, 4:04 PM 48,532 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry TD said in April 2019 that he was “quite confident” that Delaney could only be accused of being “passionately committed to his job”.

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic
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Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic

Sep 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,189 Views 16 Comments

Hiqa was criticised for its “very late” issuance of guidance to nursing homes at the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid Response today.

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told
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Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told

Sep 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,039 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties will be among a number of parties addressing the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 today.

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country
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Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country

Aug 26th 2020, 12:04 PM 20,416 Views 61 Comments

The issue of Phil Hogan was raised as HSE officials addressed an Oireachtas Committee this morning.

'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned
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'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 2:19 PM 15,155 Views 12 Comments

Two sittings took place today at 9am and 11.30am.

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results
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Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

Jul 10th 2020, 5:49 PM 20,794 Views 38 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

Almost 1 in 5 nursing home residents diagnosed with Covid-19, Oireachtas committee hears
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Almost 1 in 5 nursing home residents diagnosed with Covid-19, Oireachtas committee hears

Jun 18th 2020, 7:25 PM 8,508 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Health’s secretary general was speaking before an Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 earlier today.

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

Dec 9th 2019, 7:00 PM 10,723 Views 15 Comments

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

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