Today in Leinster House: October 11, 2012

THE LAST DAY of the week is another one with busy committee meetings which deserve more attention than the plenary business… 9:30am – Committee on Health and Children - Events kick off in Room 2, where members meet IBEC representatives, the Irish Heart Foundation, and the Special Action Group on Obesity to discuss the growing number […]

Today in Leinster House: May 2, 2012

The Dáil’s day is tied up with relatively routine government business, but in the Seanad there’s a very LGBT-heavy day. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Innovation - An early start in Room 3: Ruairi Quinn drops in to discuss next week’s meeting of EU education ministers, while officials from his Department will discuss concerns raised […]

Today in Leinster House: March 7, 2012

The Dáil’s day is again wrapped up with the Greek bailout – and the aftermath from last week’s summit in Brussels – while the committees keep busy and the Seanad discusses rare diseases. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education - A long day begins in Room 3, where Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan will brief members […]

Today in Leinster House: January 18, 2012 [updated]

(Updated: 11.39am) There’s the odd prospect of an 11-hour committee meeting to provide shape to the day, while the legislative business is more mundane in both houses. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education - The day begins in Room 3, where officials from the Department of Social Protection will brief members on social assistance payments […]

Today in Leinster House: December 7, 2011

The committees will spend today brushing through some important procedural pieces, while the Dáil spends its day discussing the Budget and the Seanad gets on with the legislative business. Here’s what’s happening this wintry Wednesday. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education – The day begins in Room 3 with the usual meeting of the […]

Today in Leinster House: November 29, 2011

The Dáil’s week is dominated by high-profile legislation – including a bill cutting judges’ pay, a bill allowing for a household charge, and a proposed constitutional amendment. That’s not to mention the stuff going on elsewhere – so a busy one all around. 12:30pm – Order of Business – For the second week running, the […]

Today in Leinster House: October 19, 2011

Continuing the theme from yesterday, the Dáil is largely eaten up with legislation meaning the more interesting items of the day could well be popping up elsewhere. Here’s what the day has in store: 9:30am - Jobs, Social Protection and Education – The weekly meeting sees the committee put on its Jobs hat, as innovation minister […]

Today in Leinster House: October 5, 2011 [updated]

[Updated @ 10.40am] As with yesterday, today’s business in the two houses is largely taken up with procedural stuff – meaning that the meat of the action will actually take place in committees. Nonetheless, here’s what the day has in store: 9:30am – Justice, Defence and Equality – The day begins in Room 2, where […]

Today in Leinster House: September 14, 2011

Back in the big leagues today: there’s been three weeks of committee meetings already, but today the big business gets underway as the Dáil and Seanad both get back from their summer break. It’s not just routine business either – there’s the small matter of a constitutional amendment to get through the Dáil today…

Today in Leinster House: September 13, 2011

The Dáil and Seanad resume from their summer break tomorrow but before that there are two committee meetings, each worth keeping an eye on. 3:30pm – Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture – Communications minister Pat Rabbitte, and his secretary-general Aidan Dunning, go over some of the ‘priority issues’ facing the department. That’s in Committee Room […]