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From TheJournal.ie 'It's not surprising there's confusion': Glynn aims to provide clarity on 'two-hours-in-a-room' guidance Close Contacts

'It's not surprising there's confusion': Glynn aims to provide clarity on 'two-hours-in-a-room' guidance

If someone attended a two-hour meeting and was then diagnosed, others in the room could be considered close contacts and have to self-isolate.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns Michael McNamara

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns

Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.

From TheJournal.ie Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis Covid-19

Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis

Inclusion Ireland has asked to appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad Upper House

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad

Former TDs Michael D’Arcy and Eugene Murphy have been elected.

From TheJournal.ie The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out New Beginnings

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out

A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months Travel Expenses

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

From TheJournal.ie 84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt Settling Up

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt

The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.

From TheJournal.ie Clerk defends Oireachtas printer purchase and says it makes 'financial sense' Oireachtas Printer

Clerk defends Oireachtas printer purchase and says it makes 'financial sense'

The clerk of the Dáil said the business case for buying the printer is still sound.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million Oireachtas Printer

Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million

The mistakes made were ‘honest mistakes’ the latest reports states.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms Dee Forbes

'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms

Forbes wants the Government to take action to tackle households evading the licence fee.

From TheJournal.ie The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month Off The Presses

The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month

The amount spent by the Oireachtas on the controversial printing press is under the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Six rural towns were given €100k to try rejuvenate their town centres. Here's how they're getting on Pilot Scheme

Six rural towns were given €100k to try rejuvenate their town centres. Here's how they're getting on

The towns were chosen last year, and the local councils have been planning ways they might entice people to live in town centres.

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 Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses Expenses Claims

Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses

Fine Gael’s Maria Bailey and Alan Farrell were among those found to have made invalid expenses claims.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland Social Media

Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland

Meath couple Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis spoke of death threats they received on the Late Late show on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees

O’Brien had taken High Court and Supreme Court cases over utterances in the Dáil in a debate on Siteserv in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks HSE

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bar: Over €13k more spent on drinks so far in 2019 compared to same period last year Pints

Dáil bar: Over €13k more spent on drinks so far in 2019 compared to same period last year

Twice as much was spent in February 2019 than the same month last year.

From TheJournal.ie Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room Belleek House

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

From TheJournal.ie Maria Bailey resigns as chair of two more Oireachtas committees following 'swing-gate' Swing-gate

Maria Bailey resigns as chair of two more Oireachtas committees following 'swing-gate'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last month sacked Bailey from the position of chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again Oireachtas Hearing

Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again

The agency appeared before an Oireachtas hearing this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting Rats Out

Dáil bars undergoing 'deep clean and sanitisation' following rat sighting

Leinster House in Dublin was first built in 1745 and is currently undergoing renovation works.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

From TheJournal.ie TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017 Spending

TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017

Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.

From TheJournal.ie Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend Pride Festival

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits Climate Action

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

From TheJournal.ie 'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online Treasures Of The Oireachtas This post contains videos

'The trove of documents belong to the Irish people': Maps, cartoons and periodicals from the past 300 years now available online

Members of the public will be able to explore the over 10,000 historical documents online.

From TheJournal.ie Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment Rehab

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

From TheJournal.ie €28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

From TheJournal.ie What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean? Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

From TheJournal.ie How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees? PAC Mentality

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee? Fact Check

FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?

The Kerry TD has been criticised for his contribution to the committee yesterday.

From The42 Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House Political Football

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”

From TheJournal.ie John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible' Football

John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible'

The new executive vice-president says he was doing “three jobs” in the FAI.

From TheJournal.ie Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends Rise At The Pump

Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends

There was a row at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee over the plan to increase carbon tax.

From TheJournal.ie Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children Family Courts

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

From TheJournal.ie 'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees? PAC It In

'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?

A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.

From The42 Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for switch to Juventus at the end of the season Italian Job

Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for switch to Juventus at the end of the season

The Wales international has reportedly agreed a five-year deal worth £36 million.

From TheJournal.ie Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019 Forensics

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

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