Joint Committee

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State pensions cost about €7 billion a year to finance and will rise alongside an ageing population – the proportion of those aged 65 and over rose by 14.5 per cent between 2006 and 2011.

The mandatory retirement age should be scrapped in Ireland, allowing people to continue working and contributing to their pension pots, an Oireachtas (...)

An example of the public services card.

The State appears to be on a “collision course” with European law over its handling of major projects involving personal data, an Oireachtas committee(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy: Her report into the outcome of the assembly on abortion contained a series of recommendations agreed by the members by consensus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly have called for better sex education in schools and for more support for pregnant women in Ireland. The report of (...)

The Department of Housing  is in ongoing discussions with the owners of Airbnb on putting together protocols for landlords advertising on the Airbnb lettings website. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New guidelines are being drawn up in an attempt to regulate short term leasing of homes across the State on websites such as Airbnb. An Oireachtas H(...)

Controversial legislation on fishing access to Irish waters would deliver an “open back door” to EU vessels and undermine Ireland’s position during Brexit talks. Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversial legislation on fishing access to Irish waters would deliver an “open back door” to EU vessels and undermine Ireland’s position during Br(...)

Senator Catherine Noone.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has been elected chairwoman of the Oireachtas abortion committee, which met for the first time on Wednesday in priva(...)

AIB said it would typically provide debt financing for up to 65 per cent of the total cost of an apartment development, including the site value. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

AIB has decided it can start funding the building of apartments in parts of Dublin again – a decade after the property market imploded. The State-con(...)

 Hildegarde Naughton will be one of four Fine Gael TDs on the Oireachtas abortion committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs Hildegarde Naughton and Peter Fitzpatrick will take the final two slots on the 21-person Oireachtas abortion committee. Fine Gael and F(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended that abortion should be permitted in the State in a wide range of circumstances. File photographs: The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas committee on abortion will be not allowed to rotate their positions with other party members. The names of the members of t(...)

TDs and Senators will eventually have to take a position on the issue – for the first time, in some cases. Photographs: The Irish Times

How did we get here? A Government led by a socially-conservative Taoiseach set up a Citizens’ Assembly, which eventually creates shockwaves by recomme(...)

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