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    Oireachtas writes articles about TDs dail speeches and sends them to local media

    Oireachtas Correspondent writes articles about TDs speeches and sends to them Local Media each week Local Media Reports, Houses of the Oireachtas


    Local Media Reports

    Each week the Oireachtas Correspondent reviews what members from a particular constituency have said in the Dáil, Seanad and in Oireachtas committees and compiles newspaper reports based on these contributions. These reports are sent to local and regional newspapers in an article format highlighting the contribution of members of the Oireachtas from the previous week of proceedings.

    These articles will be listed by the constituencies that the relevant newspapers cover and sometimes will also be listed by interest area where a magazine of a specific interest carries the reports. Articles will remain on the Oireachtas website for a 10 week period before being removed.
    On this page you will find reports, which, are compiled by an independent, impartial journalist on behalf of the Houses of the Oireachtas.



    (I've downloded them all)
    i've only just noticed this, don't think many people knew of its existence, maybe they've been doing this for yearas and the new thing is putting the 'articles' online but i wonder how many and how much of those articles are just copy and pasted into local papers?

    it atleast be better to add a link to the debate record on the same page so you can see the response Dramatic changes in housing market highlighted by Collins
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    This is just unbelievable.
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    Reck-less Reck-less is offline

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    This is the first one that I looked at:

    Here is a Local Media Oireachtas Report, for Cork for the Week Ending 30 November, 2012, and which is entitled “Overstaffed HSE is inefficient claims Collins”:


    The HSE is not capable of doing anything more than squandering taxpayers’ money at the expense of the vulnerable in society, Cork North West Fine Gael Deputy Aine Collins told the Dáil.

    Speaking on the Health Insurance Bill she said the only way to reduce insurance costs was to reduce hospital and care costs. But she felt that judging from the past and present actions of the HSE and its inefficient handling of the recent change to home help services it was highly unlikely that organisation was capable of doing anything more than squandering taxpayers' money at the expense of the most vulnerable in our society.

    “Despite the fact that the HSE is overstaffed at an administrative level, all it was capable of doing was a desktop study of its customers' needs, which appears to bear no relation to the situation on the ground,” she said. “Despite the fact that it has many administrators, the HSE seems unable to communicate with or even discuss cases with public representatives or people on the ground.”

    If Fine Gael hopes to follow through with their election commitment to introduce universal health insurance at an affordable cost, they must begin by abolishing every block in the HSE, she said. “The organisation is unfit for purpose. Instead of promoting better health services, it is the main reason progress is not being made. We talk a great deal about how good we are at innovation in this country but I have yet to see any of that in the processes and the delivery of our health services.”
    Here is an article which appeared in the Corkman newspaper on Thursday November 29, 2012, entitled Overstaffed HSE is inefficient claims TD Collins - News - Tim Ryan - Corkman.ie


    The HSE is not capable of doing anything more than squandering taxpayers’ money at the expense of the vulnerable in society, Cork North West Fine Gael Deputy Aine Collins told the Dáil.

    Speaking on the Health Insurance Bill she said the only way to reduce insurance costs was to reduce hospital and care costs. But she felt that judging from the past and present actions of the HSE and its inefficient handling of the recent change to home help services it was highly unlikely that organisation was capable of doing anything more than squandering taxpayers' money at the expense of the most vulnerable in our society.

    “Despite the fact that the HSE is overstaffed at an administrative level, all it was capable of doing was a desktop study of its customers' needs, which appears to bear no relation to the situation on the ground,” she said. “Despite the fact that it has many administrators, the HSE seems unable to communicate with or even discuss cases with public representatives or people on the ground.”

    If Fine Gael hopes to follow through with their election commitment to introduce universal health insurance at an affordable cost, they must begin by abolishing every block in the HSE, she said. “The organisation is unfit for purpose. Instead of promoting better health services, it is the main reason progress is not being made.

    “We talk a great deal about how good we are at innovation in this country but I have yet to see any of that in the processes and the delivery of our health services.”
    Spot the difference.
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    DuineEile DuineEile is offline

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    Ah yes. Our fearless media. Going to no expense to uncover the truth...



    Just as long as it is presented in a well formatted press release so all they have to do is copy and paste. God forbid a "journalist" might have to write anything themselves.


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    This is pretty shockin' alright ....come on guys make a teensy effort at objectivity.
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    This has always gone on. The Pol-Corrs get the speeches from the transcribers email site now. Before one would ring up their office or call down and get what were called "the blacks", speeches that the transcribers had not yet corrected and checked.

    The Pol-Corrs also keep in close contact with all Party Press offices looking for anything to fill a space. For instance an article I had written for fun for other secretaries was picked up and used by a very well known correspondent, and was even on the TV show "What the papers say". It's a symbiotic relationship that exists between politicians and political correspondents. One side doesn't play the game, he loses out.
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    yes this may have always happened, but this looks worse for local newspapers, not only are they just repeating what 1 local politician said they can't even rewrite the speech for themselves?

    two degrees away from journalism

    ah so Tim Ryan is the oireachtas correspondent

    http://timryan.ie/

    https://www.google.ie/search?hl=en&q...+correspondent

    look articles with the byline of Tim Ryan, Oireachtas correspondent

    http://www.farmersjournal.ie/site/fa...er--15038.html
    http://www.nationalist.ie/news/local...rers-1-4425599
    http://www.kerryman.ie/news/16m-spen...r-2176551.html

    more honest but still strange


    wondering why i ddin't find his name sooner go to this page http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/...ng28september/ see http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/...eys-taoiseach/ but search in google you find the article with his name here http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/mediazone/localmediareports/weekending28september/mayo/


    http://timryan.ie/about/
    this guy says he lobbies tds and senators on behalf of companies and various organisations _and_ also gets articles in newspaper across the country paid for by the oireachtas

    In June 2011 Tim was appointed to the Government’s High Level Group on Business Regulation. In February 2012 he was appointed a Director of the Private Residential Tenancies Board (www.prtb.ie) by the Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan TD
    he writes for and edits the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers magazine http://www.ipav.ie/Documents/Industr...umn%202012.pdf
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    Reck-less Reck-less is offline

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    I've just noticed that there have been no Oireachtas Local Media Reports since this week:




    Now I wonder why is that?
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    updated 15th just slow
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