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Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to discuss Bogus Self Employment

Oireachtas Press Releases - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 4:46pm

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection will meet tomorrow, Thursday, to resume discussion on the topic of bogus self employment.

PAC to meet Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding 2017 Accounts

Oireachtas Press Releases - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 12:04pm

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet tomorrow with Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Good Friday Committee to resume discussion of legacy issues

Oireachtas Press Releases - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 11:55am

Legacy issues will be on the agenda when the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement meets tomorrow at 2.15pm in Committee Room 4, Leinster House.

Communications Committee to hear from University of Limerick’s Head of Economics on National Broadband Plan

Oireachtas Press Releases - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 6:40pm

The Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment will resume its hearings on the National Broadband Plan, tomorrow, 19 June in Committee Room 1, Leinster House.

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to hear from Ombudsman for Children on impact of homelessness on children

Oireachtas Press Releases - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 6:13pm

The Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs will resume its discussion on the impact of homelessness on children, tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June at 10am in Committee Room 1, Leinster House.

Climate Action Committee to discuss Climate Action Plan with Minister Richard Bruton

Oireachtas Press Releases - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 4:16pm

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will hear from Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June on Government’s Climate Action Plan 2019.

Health Committee to examine role of voluntary bodies in the delivery of health and social services

Oireachtas Press Releases - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 3:28pm

The Joint Committee on Health will examine the role of voluntary bodies in the delivery of health and social services, tomorrow, Wednesday 18 June in Committee Room 3, Leinster House at 9am.

Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport to discuss the move towards Low-Carbon Transition in Irish Transport

Oireachtas Press Releases - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 12:40pm

The Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10am in Committee Room 4, Leinster House to discuss the impact of transport on the environment.

Representatives from National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and Dublin City University (DCU) will come before the Committee to discuss the advancement of the Low-Carbon Transition in Irish Transport.

Building on DCU and NESC research findings, their report identifies a set of recommendations and poses a number of questions for stakeholders who wish to strengthen low-carbon transition in Irish transport.

Ahead of the meeting, the Chairman of the Joint Committee, Committee Chairman Fergus O’Dowd TD, said: “The Committee is well aware that we as a country are at a crucial juncture in developing a response to climate change and transitioning to a low-carbon economy.”

Deputy O’Dowd added: “Governance institutions are key enabling factors for decarbonisation across economy and society, and it’s imperative that we as a committee strengthen low-carbon transition in Irish transport.”

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Joint Committee on Public Petitions to consider petition on mandatory training on spectrum disorders for teachers

Oireachtas Press Releases - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 11:49am

The Joint Committee on Public Petitions will hear from National Autism Charity, AsIAm tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June on a call for mandatory training for teachers on the needs of children with spectrum disorders.

Justice Committee continues hearings on Direct Provision and the international protection application process

Oireachtas Press Releases - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 10:57am

Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9am, the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality will meet to discuss direct provision for the fourth and final time before publishing a report on the topic in the autumn.