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Michael Lowry: dismissed contributions by three independent experts present at the meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment as “all very fine”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

TDs and Senators of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment have a lot on their plate. Climate change alone i(...)

Mr Ó hEaghra addresses the Joint Committee on Education and Skills. He called on the chair to ensure that the translation service would be made available in the future. Photograph: Screengrab/Oireachtas.ie

Oireachtas committee rooms should be equipped with translation facilities for the Irish language, Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has said.(...)

 Martin Collins from Pavee Point speaking at the launch of the Justice and Equality Committee report on Traveller ethnicity at the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government will recognise Traveller ethnicity within weeks, an Oireachtas committee indicated on Thursday. A number of speakers at the publicati(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was strange how the goodwill that pervaded Wednesday’s Oireachtas hearing into sport in Ireland almost always came back to the ill winds of fiscal(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív said a choice will have to be made between the ‘insignificant risk’ to local freshwater pearl mussel  balanced with the possibility that somebody will die if the road is not upgraded. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will have to make hard decisions in relation to infrastructure projects and “take our chances with Europe”, former government minister Éamon Ó(...)

An Oireachtas committee recommended that minor complaints to Gsoc be dealt with by gardaí.

New measures so that gardaí who interfere with or obstruct whistleblower claims can be demoted or fired have been recommended by an Oireachtas committ(...)

 Cars at an authorised ELV treatment facility on the Naas Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times The Joint Committee on Finance says the Irish motor insurance industry has deliberately been hiding key information from public view and engaging in cartel-like behaviour. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The motor insurance industry and the Central Bank have been accused of throwing consumers to the wolves over the cost of car insurance, and spirallin(...)

Peter Cassells, right, chairman of the expert group on higher education. He called the funding model for the sector  broken. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A college graduate could expect to pay €100-€150 per month over 10-15 years if a student loan scheme is introduced in Ireland, according to experts. (...)

The Central Bank said “national financial regulators have no role in setting or capping premiums or renewal rates”

There was a predictably mixed response to Thursday’s Joint Committee on Finance’s report on the rising cost of motor insurance. The legal profession(...)

The potential withdrawal of EU funding to Northern Ireland as a result of Brexit poses a serious threat to the peace process, Northern Ireland financ(...)

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