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


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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 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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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=Tim+Ryan,+Oireachtas+correspondent

look articles with the byline of Tim Ryan, Oireachtas correspondent

http://www.farmersjournal.ie/site/farming-Minister-intends-to-open-AEOS-scheme-in-September--15038.html
http://www.nationalist.ie/news/local/hayes-seeks-automatic-medical-cards-for-cancer-sufferers-1-4425599
http://www.kerryman.ie/news/16m-spent-and-still-no-sign-of-cromane-pier-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/mediazone/localmediareports/weekending28september/ see http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/mediazone/localmediareports/weekending28september/mayo/13000fewerpatientsontrolleys-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/Industry/Magazines/PP_Autumn 2012.pdf
 
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Here is an article from the Corkman newspaper:




Sherlock outlines challenges for just two Cork VECS - News - Corkman.ie

By Tim Ryan, Oireachtas correspondent

Thursday January 24 2013

A JOINED-UP approach to course delivery and necessary redeployment within each VEC area is now absolutely vital, Minister of State Seán Sherlock told the Dáil.

Opposing a Fianna Fáil motion on education, he said he was only too well aware of the level of focus there has been on the level of reduction in the two Cork VECs.

"At present, there are just under 5,400 Post Leaving Course (PLC) places available at City of Cork VEC and Cork County VEC. This represents a significant tranche of the overall number of such places throughout the country," he said.

"There are 316 staff at the two VECs - the VECs are expected to have the same number of places available and 284 staff from next September. This is, by some margin, one of the biggest allocations of PLC places and staff in the country.

"It is only right that a county as important as Cork should have such a high level of resources available to it. The Department sanctions the teaching posts to the VECs which, in turn, allocate them to the schools and colleges under their remit."

As the changes will not take effect until September, the VECs have the opportunity to plan how best to deal with a slightly reduced allocation, he said.

"I know there has been concern that the most innovative courses, particularly in cloud computing, veterinary nursing and computer programming, are at risk," he said. "We acknowledge this.

"However, that is the challenge every principal of a college of further education will have to manage carefully with his or her CEO.

"With the Government and colleagues in Cork, I will work closely with the CEOs and local principals to ensure the breadth of course provision is maintained, particularly in the cutting edge areas that are so vital to our economic recovery."

This, he said, should include examining whether similar courses offered in more than one college can be merged to ensure niche offerings are maintained. Teacher allocations should not be fixed in isolation in each college.

The Fianna Fáil motion was defeated by 78 votes to 43.
I will post the Local Media Oireachtas Report, for Cork for this particular week, if and when it becomes available on the Oireachtas website, probably in about 4-5 weeks.

Not yet available.​
 

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Local Media reports were put up on the Oireachtas website much earlier than I had anticipated.

Here is an article from the Corkman newspaper:

Sherlock outlines challenges for just two Cork VECS - News - Corkman.ie

By Tim Ryan, Oireachtas correspondent

Thursday January 24 2013


A JOINED-UP approach to course delivery and necessary redeployment within each VEC area is now absolutely vital, Minister of State Seán Sherlock told the Dáil.

Opposing a Fianna Fáil motion on education, he said he was only too well aware of the level of focus there has been on the level of reduction in the two Cork VECs.

"At present, there are just under 5,400 Post Leaving Course (PLC) places available at City of Cork VEC and Cork County VEC. This represents a significant tranche of the overall number of such places throughout the country," he said.

"There are 316 staff at the two VECs - the VECs are expected to have the same number of places available and 284 staff from next September. This is, by some margin, one of the biggest allocations of PLC places and staff in the country.

"It is only right that a county as important as Cork should have such a high level of resources available to it. The Department sanctions the teaching posts to the VECs which, in turn, allocate them to the schools and colleges under their remit."

As the changes will not take effect until September, the VECs have the opportunity to plan how best to deal with a slightly reduced allocation, he said.

"I know there has been concern that the most innovative courses, particularly in cloud computing, veterinary nursing and computer programming, are at risk," he said. "We acknowledge this.

"However, that is the challenge every principal of a college of further education will have to manage carefully with his or her CEO.

"With the Government and colleagues in Cork, I will work closely with the CEOs and local principals to ensure the breadth of course provision is maintained, particularly in the cutting edge areas that are so vital to our economic recovery."

This, he said, should include examining whether similar courses offered in more than one college can be merged to ensure niche offerings are maintained. Teacher allocations should not be fixed in isolation in each college.

[It would seem that the editor did not see fit to use the following 2 paragraphs:]























The Fianna Fáil motion was defeated by 78 votes to 43.
This would appear to have been the original:

Sherlock and O'Brien differ on challenges facing Cork's two VECs

By Tim Ryan, Oireachtas correspondent

Local Media Reports for the Week Ending 26 January

A joined-up approach to course delivery and necessary redeployment within each VEC area is now absolutely vital, Minister of State Seán Sherlock told the Dáil.

Opposing a Fianna Fáil motion on education, he said he was only too well aware of the level of focus there has been on the level of reduction in the two Cork VECs.

“At present, there are just under 5,400 Post Leaving Course (PLC) places available at City of Cork VEC and Cork County VEC, he said. “This represents a significant tranche of the overall number of such places throughout the country. There are 316 staff at the two VECs. The VECs are expected to have the same number of places available and 284 staff from next September. This is, by some margin, one of the biggest allocation of PLC places and staff in the country. It is only right that a county as important as Cork should have such a high level of resources available to it. The Department sanctions the teaching posts to the VECs which, in turn, allocate them to the schools and colleges under their remit.”




As the changes will not take effect until September, the VECs have the opportunity to plan how best to deal with a slightly reduced allocation, he said.

“I know there has been concern that the most innovative courses, particularly in cloud computing, veterinary nursing and computer programming, are at risk,” he said. “We acknowledge this. However, that is the challenge every principal of a college of further education will have to manage carefully with his or her CEO. With the Government and colleagues in Cork, I will work closely with the CEOs and local principals to ensure the breadth of course provision is maintained, particularly in the cutting edge areas that are so vital to our economic recovery.”





This, he said, should include examining whether similar courses offered in more than one college can be merged to ensure niche offerings are maintained. Teacher allocations should not be fixed in isolation in each college.

However, supporting the motion, Cork North Central Sinn Féin Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said the reality is that we face the loss of between 400 and 500 teaching posts.

“The Minister of State knows that as well as I do,” he said. “He made much play about trying to protect front-line services. The reality in my county is that we are taking 10% of the staff from the sector and expecting the remainder to deliver education of the same quality as was delivered heretofore to the same number of students. According to the Minister of State, we hope the CEOs and the principals can get around the table and protect existing courses. It is just not true or honest to say this Government's priority is to protect front-line services, as the measure under discussion is achieving the complete opposite. We are removing 10% of staff from the further education sector in my county and there is no way of trying to paint that in any different light. Consider the impact it will have on colleges of further education in my constituency and community, including Coláiste Stiofán Naofa and Terence MacSwiney Community College. The impact will be felt for many years.”

The Fianna Fáil motion was defeated by 78 votes to 43.
 

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Check out the Kilkenny Reporter - 23 Jan 2013, where you’ll find on page 22 a heading entitled:

'At The Reporter we are delighted to welcome new columnist Tim Ryan
who will keep our readers up to date with happenings in the Oireachtas'​
 

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list of some of the papers that use the oireachtas correspondent

Nespaperspublisher
The Evening EchoThomas Crosbie Holdings
The Irish Farmers JournalThe Irish Farmers Journal
Donegal DemocratJohnston Publishing Ltd.
The Liffey ChampionThe Liffey Champion
Connacht TribuneConnacht Tribune
The Kilkenny People Johnston Publishing Ltd.
Tullamore TribuneAlpha Newspaper Group
Connaught TelegraphConnaught Telegraph
Tipperary StarJohnston Publishing Ltd.
Waterford News & StarThomas Crosbie Holdings
The Evening HeraldIndependent News and Media
Kilkenny ReporterKilkenny Reporter
CorkmanIndependent News and Media
The Southern StarO'Regan family
Limerick LeaderJohnston Publishing Ltd.
The NationalistJohnston Publishing Ltd.
Munster ExpressMunster Express Ltd.
KerrymanIndependent News and Media

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqAEiinGYynOdFFWbXZBT3BSVUJ2Nm1NcG93VldhTUE#gid=0
 
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Check out the Kilkenny Reporter - 23 Jan 2013, where you’ll find on page 22 a heading entitled:
'At The Reporter we are delighted to welcome new columnist Tim Ryan
who will keep our readers up to date with happenings in the Oireachtas'​
good find


self promotional freesheet doesn't mention they don't pay him to write these, hes paid by the oireachtas, they pretend they've hired a columinst.
 
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