Today in Leinster House: October 31, 2012

IT’S HALLOWEEN – and while the Dáil and Seanad are on recess, the two financially-minded committees are putting in their shifts, and hoping their subject matter doesn’t leave them with too many Halloween frights.

10:00am – Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform – The Finance committee is spending two days meeting the heads of the surviving State-guaranteed financial institutions to see what’s going on and where they’re headed. First, in Room 4, it’s the turn of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) to send representatives to brief members on the affairs of the former Anglo and Irish Nationwide Building Societies.

1:00pm – Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform – Once they’re done it’s the turn of 99.8% State-owned AIB to offer an update on its current circumstances.

2:00pm – Public Accounts Committee – Over in Room 1, it’s the Public Accounts Committee continuing its six-week investigation into public sector workers’ allowances. This time it’s examining the allowances paid by the Department of the Environment – but first, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions will be in to offer its tuppenceworth on why the payments are so important.

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