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Forum on Mental Health

Forum on Mental Health announced 18.08.17

The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, will host a Forum on Mental Health on 19 September 2017 in Dublin Castle. At the forum, TDs and Senators will listen to the views of those with experience of mental health services in Ireland.

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Restricted tours due to restoration works on Georgian Leinster House 27.07.17

Due to the ongoing restoration works on Georgian Leinster House, tours during the month of August will be restricted, with certain parts of the Parliament building closed to the public.

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Committee on Children and Youth Affairs launches report 26.07.17

The Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs Union has today published its Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017.

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Expert forum on Dáil privilege established 24.07.17

The Ceann Comhairle, Mr. Séan Ó Fearghaíl TD, has announced the establishment of an expert forum on Dáil privilege. The forum will examine issues surrounding the constitutional right to freedom of debate and will report to the Ceann Comhairle by the end of November.

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PAC Report 18.07.17

PAC report finds that Garda management failed to rectify financial situation in Templemore despite numerous opportunities to do so

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Library & Research Service provides guide to researching Oireachtas Members past and present 18.07.17

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service provides a useful guide for people wishing to research Oireachtas Members, past and present.

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British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly meets in Kilkenny 17.07.17

The British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) convenes today in Kilkenny for its 54th Plenary. The programme will focus on Brexit and a number of related issues.

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Live audio feed of Oireachtas debates 13.07.17

Members of the public can listen in to Dáil and Seanad proceedings, as they happen, on their phones.

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Committee of Public Accounts publishes report on the examination of financial statements in the third-level education sector 11.07.17

The PAC has today called for greater transparency in the management of the financial accounts of third-level institutions. The committee’s Report on the Examination of Financial Statements in the Third-Level Education Sector focuses on a sample of seven third-level institutions whose financial accounts were examined by the committee over the past number of months.


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Dáil and Seanad to mark 22nd anniversary of Srebrenica massacre 11.07.17

The Dáil and Seanad will today mark the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Members of the Seanad will table a motion on the Srebrenica massacre at 4.45 pm and there will be statements in the Dáil at 6.05 pm.

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