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November 2009
10 November 2009
Bill to Regulate Premium Rate Phone Services to be Considered with Communications Minister at Oireachtas Committee Meeting Media Release
New legislation which aims to protect consumers against premium phone lines which operate scams targeting elderly, young and vulnerable people will be scrutinised at a meeting of the Select Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources tomorrow (11th) at 9:45 am in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House. ..
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10 November 2009
Irish Farmers' Association to appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security -Media Notice
Irish Farmers' Association President Padraig Walshe will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11th, to discuss meeting the challenge of climate change through sustainable food development.
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10 November 2009
Minister for the Environment to outline Government position on negotiations at next month's UN climate change summit in Copenhagen-Media Notice
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, John Gormley, will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11th, to outline the Government's position on negotiations at the forthcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen.
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09 November 2009
Officials from Enterprise Ireland and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to discuss employment schemes -Media Notice
Officials from Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10th to discuss schemes to encourage employment and sustain business.Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on
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05 November 2009
Gender targets essential to encourage more women to participate in politics -Media Notice
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights - The single most effective reform to encourage greater participation by women in politics in Ireland would be the introduction of mandatory positive action measures through legislation requiring political parties to adopt gender targets or quotas in their candidate selection process, according to a new report by a Sub-Committee of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights
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04 November 2009
Professor Brendan Drumm and Secretary General of Department of Health and Children to appear before the Committee of Public Accounts
Professor Brendan Drumm, Chief Executive of the HSE, and Mr Michael Scanlan, Secretary General of the Department of Health and Children, will give evidence to the Committee of Public Accounts tomorrow on two major issues relating to the health sector:
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04 November 2009
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights to launch report on women's participation in politics Media Invite
You are invited to attend, or send a representative, to the launch of a report by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights on Women's participation in politics, tomorrow, 5th November at 11.30 am in the AV Room of Leinster House.
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03 November 2009
Joint Professional Insurance Brokers Association to appear before Oireachtas Joint Committee on Economic Regulatory Affairs Media Notice
Chief executive of the Professional Insurance Brokers Association (PIBA), Diarmuid Kelly, will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Economic Regulatory Affairs tomorrow, Wednesday, 4th November to discuss the impact of regulation on small and medium sized enterprises.
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03 November 2009
The Federation of Irish Sports to appear before Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Media Notice
Representatives from the Federation of Irish Sports will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4th, to discuss the future funding of sport and why funding of sport matters in the current economic downturn.
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03 November 2009
Joint Committee on the Constitution - Is our electoral system failing women? - Press Release
Continuing its hearings on reform of the electoral system, at its meeting tomorrow the Joint Committee on the Constitution will consider the impact of the present electoral system on women's representation in Parliament. The meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 4 November at 9.30 a.m. in Committee Room 2, Leinster House.
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03 November 2009
Dublin City Council and Dublin Chamber of Commerce to appear before Transport Committee to discuss bus gate - Media Notice
Representatives from Dublin City Council and Dublin Chamber of Commerce will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport tomorrow, Wednesday, 4th November to discuss the bus gate at College Green.
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02 November 2009
IBEC and SIPTU to appear before Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment - Media Notice
IBEC director Brendan McGinty and representatives from SIPTU will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment tomorrow, November 3rd 2009 to discuss employee and employer rights, low pay and minimum wage and union recognition.
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02 November 2009
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights to launch report on women's participation in politics - Media Invite
You are invited to attend, or send a representative, to the launch of a report by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights on Women's participation in politics on Thursday, 5th November at 11.30 am in the AV Room of Leinster House. The report by the Sub-Committee on Women's Participation in Politics examines the
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October 2009
30 October 2009
Celebrating 90 Years of Dáil Éireann "Celebratory Photographic Exhibition to open in Waterford" - Media Notice
Earlier this year, the Houses of the Oireachtas celebrated 90 years of Dáil Éireann by hosting a special commemorative sitting of both Houses in the Mansion House in Dublin. To further mark this significant anniversary year, the Houses of the Oireachtas officially launched a photographic exhibition entitled 'Celebrating 90 Years of Dáil Éireann' in Leinster House earlier this year.
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28 October 2009
Irish Ambassador to Ethiopia to appear before the Sub-Committee on Overseas Development to discuss development aid programme - Media Notice
The Irish ambassador to Ethiopia, Síle Maguire, and representatives from Self Help Africa will appear before the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Overseas Development tomorrow, Thursday, 29th October, as part of the sub-committee's review of Ireland's development aid programme in Ethiopia.
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28 October 2009
Climate Change law necessary for Ireland to demonstrate its commitment to become low carbon economy -Media Notice
Ireland's policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now needs to be translated into legally binding targets, according to a new report, The Case for Climate Change Law, published today (October 28th) by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security.
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28 October 2009
InterTradeIreland to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement -Media Notice
Chief Executive of InterTradeIreland, Liam Nellis, and Aidan Gough, Strategy and Policy Director, will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement tomorrow, Thursday 29th October to discuss all-island economic development.
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27 October 2009
Debt and Development Coalition Ireland to appear before Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs -Media Notice
The Debt and Development Coalition Ireland will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs tomorrow, Wednesday 28th October, to discuss Ireland's policy on developing country debt.
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27 October 2009
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security to launch report on the need for climate change law -Media Invite
You are invited to attend, or send a representative, to the launch of a report by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security, tomorrow, 28th October at 2pm in the AV Room of Leinster House.
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23 October 2009
CIÉ Chairman to appear before Oireachtas Transport Committee -Media Notice
CIÉ Chairman Dr John Lynch will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport on Tuesday, 27th October to discuss recent allegations of malpractice and poor control procedures at Iarnród Éireann.
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21 October 2009
Post-Primary Education Forum to appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Science -Media Notice
The Post-Primary Education Forum (PPEF) will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Science tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd, to discuss the effects of the changes in education spending and the importance of protecting investment in education.
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21 October 2009
Live Webcast of debate on National Asset Management Agency Bill 2009 - Media Notice
The Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service will begin its deliberations of National Asset Management Agency Bill 2009 this week. The Select Committee will meet in private today, Wednesday the 21st October, in CR4, LH 2000, at 2 pm to discuss the process and time scheduling of meetings for the disposal of the NAMA Bill.
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21 October 2009
Social Welfare Schemes with Greater Susceptibly to Fraud Need More Regular Scrutiny Oireachtas Committee Report Recommends-Press Release
Those social welfare payments which are proven to have a higher risk of abuse, namely job seekers' allowance and the one parent family scheme, need more frequent monitoring in order reduce levels of fraud and exploitation, according to a report on Social Welfare fraud published today (21st), by the Oireachtas Committee on Social and Family Affairs.
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21 October 2009
Oireachtas Commission and Minister for Finance Meet to Discuss Changes to the System of Allowances for TD's and Senators -Media Release
The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission met with Brian Lenihan, TD, Minister for Finance yesterday evening (Tuesday) as part of the consultative process in relation to the proposed reform of the system of allowances paid to Oireachtas Members.
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20 October 2009
Micheál Martin to Appear at Meeting of European Affairs Committee-Media Release
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin TD will be appearing at tomorrow's (21st) meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs. The meeting will take place at 10:15 am in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House.
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20 October 2009
Joint Committee on the Constitution to consider the effect of the electoral system on parties, candidates and the political system-Press Release
Continuing its hearings on reform of the electoral system, at its meeting tomorrow the Joint Committee on the Constitution will consider the PR-STV (single transferable vote in multi-seat constituencies) electoral system from a number of perspectives including: incentive structures facilitated by PR-STV inside political parties; its effect on intra-party electoral competition; its influence on candidate selection within political parties; and its impact on political outcomes.
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20 October 2009
Oireachtas Social and Family Affairs Committee to Launch Report on Social Welfare Fraud -Media Invite
You are invited to attend, or send a representative, to the launch of a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Social and Family Affairs, tomorrow, 21st October at 12 noon in the AV Room of Leinster House. The report examines the issue of social welfare fraud.
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20 October 2009
CIF Director General Tom Parlon to appear before Enterprise Committee to discuss challenges facing construction sector in Ireland -Media Notice
Construction Industry Federation director general Tom Parlon will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment tomorrow, October 20th, to discuss the challenges facing the construction sector in Ireland.
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20 October 2009
Release of GOAL Aid Workers a Hugh Relief-Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee -Media Release
The news that captured GOAL humanitarian workers Sharon Commins and Hilda Kawuki have been freed following more than 100 days in captivity is a massive relief, the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs has said today.
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14 October 2009
Bord na Móna Waits 6 Years for Grid Connection for Wind Farm -Media Notice
As Bord na Móna Plans to Phase Out Peat Bogs to Fuel Power Stations within 20 Years it Waits 6 Years for Grid Connection for Wind Farm. Plans by Bord na Móna to establish a Wind Farm in north Mayo holds the dubious distinction of being the project with the longest wait time for connection to the national grid. For six years Bord na Mona have been waiting for connectivity in order to build a wind farm which would be Ireland's largest onshore farm, the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources was told today
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13 October 2009
Actor Brendan Gleeson and authors Colum McCann and Sebastian Barry to appear before Oireachtas Committee on Arts, Sport.. Media Notice
Committee to discuss funding of arts in the current economic downturn. Actor Brendan Gleeson and authors Colum McCann and Sebastian Barry will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th, to discuss funding of arts in the current economic downturn.
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13 October 2009
President of Irish Exporters Association to Attend Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee amid Concerns for Irish Exports to UK - Media Release
The difficulties facing Irish exporters and how they can be assisted to overcome the present problems facing the industry will be analysed at a meeting of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee tomorrow, (14th) at 2:30 pm. The President of the Irish Exporters Association, Mr Liam Shanahan will attend the meeting.
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13 October 2009
Dáil Éireann elects new Ceann Comhairle - Media Notice
Dáil Éireann met today (Tuesday) and elected a new Ceann Comhairle.  The new Ceann Comhairle is Séamus Kirk, T.D. who, on his election, becomes the the sixteenth Ceann Comhairle since the meeting of the first Dáil 90 years ago.The Ceann Comhairle has represented the constituency of Louth since November 1982. 
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13 October 2009
Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment calls on Tesco to reverse decision to withdraw business from Dublin processor -Media Notice
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment has called on Tesco Ireland to reverse its decision to withdraw its business from Dublin Meath Growers (DMG) Last November, just two months after the fruit and vegetable co-op opened a new €5 million facility to meet demand from the multiple, Tesco Ireland withdrew its business.
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12 October 2009
Chief Executive of Gleeson Group to appear before Oireachtas Enterprise Committee to discuss challenges facing manufacturing sector - Media Notice
Pat Cooney, chief executive of the Gleeson Group, a leading supplier and distributor of beverage products in Ireland, will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment tomorrow, October 13th 2009 to discuss the challenges facing the manufacturing sector in Ireland.
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12 October 2009
Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment to visit Irish fruit and vegetable suppliers -Media Notice
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment will visit a number of Irish fruit and vegetable growers and processors in North Dublin tomorrow, October 13th as part of its investigation into the retail trade in Ireland.The Committee will be visiting: Keelings Farm Roslin, St. Margaret's, Co. Dublin at 9.30am; Dublin Meath Growers Society Limited, Broughan, Kilshane Cross, The Ward, Co. Dublin at 11.30am.
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12 October 2009
Celebrating 90 Years of Dáil Éireann - Celebratory Photographic Exhibition to open in Tullamore - Media Notice
Earlier this year, the Houses of the Oireachtas celebrated 90 years of Dáil Éireann by hosting a special commemorative sitting of both Houses in the Mansion House in Dublin. To further mark this significant anniversary year, the Houses of the Oireachtas officially launched a photographic exhibition entitled 'Celebrating 90 Years of Dáil Éireann' in Leinster House earlier this year.
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08 October 2009
HSE to Appoint Specific Team to Manage Co-ordination of Acute Paediatric Services, HSE Chief Tells Health Committee - Media Release
The Health Service Executive is to establish a specific team to manage the relationship between the HSE and the acute paediatrics services, Professor Brendan Drumm, CEO of the HSE told the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children today.
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07 October 2009
Co-Author of Definitive UN Report on Gaza Conflict to Attend Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee - Media Release
One of the authors of the authoritative report by the UN Human Rights Council into the Gaza conflict will appear at a meeting of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee tomorrow, (8th) at 11:30 am.
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06 October 2009
Joint Committee on the Constitution to discuss the diversity of representation in Parliament - Press Release
The Joint Committee on the Constitution will continue its hearings tomorrow on reform of the electoral system for the election of members to Dáil Éireann. The meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 October at 9.30 a.m. in Committee Room 4, Leinster House.
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