Today in Leinster House: October 25, 2012

AFTER A PRETTY CRAMMED week it’s back to a relatively slim agenda for today, as the Seanad discusses last week’s event in Brussels and the Dáil discusses the state of the Irish economy. 9:30am – Committee on Health and Children – We start in Room 2, where all four (did you know there were four?) health insurers […]

Today in Leinster House: September 26, 2012

THE DÁIL’S agenda for the rest of the week is fairly single-minded, with the Children’s Rights referendum dominating its timetable. With that, the legislative programme – containing quite a few important bits of stuff – heads to the blue carpets of the Seanad instead. 9:30am – Committee on Transport and Communications – The day starts in […]

Today in Leinster House: May 15, 2012

THE LEGISLATION in both Houses of the Oireachtas this week has a strangely financial tint, but there’s also some pretty beefy committee materials on the way. Kicking off the week… 1:30pm – Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture – The day begins in the usual Room 3, where the agriculture committee continues its hearings on the reform […]

Today in Leinster House: March 22, 2012

The committee schedule for Thursday is a little less hectic than yesterday’s, but the Dáil still has some important legislation to take care off while the Seanad and other committees keep themselves busy too. 10:00am – Public Accounts Committee – After last week’s marathon session to discuss spending at the Mahon Tribunal, this week the meeting […]

Today in Leinster House: February 14, 2012

It’s not a very soppy Valentine’s Day in the Dáil this week, with plenty of verbal daggers to be tossed across the chamber as the Finance Bill 2012 puts the final parts of the Budget into law. Meanwhile, there are plenty of other landmines waiting for others across the Houses. [Apologies to email readers – […]

Today in Leinster House: December 15, 2011

It’s another busy day in Leinster House today, with a packed committee schedule and important legislation in either house… 10:00am – Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht – In the first of two meetings today – and in two 50-minute sub-sections – members get to meet the incoming chairmen of two of Ireland’s port authorities. At […]

Today in Leinster House: November 3, 2011

As outlined yesterday, today’s Dáil schedule is pretty empty, with the main item being the Fianna Fáil private members’ time. Again, there are two committee meetings, but one is private. So, without further ado, Thursday’s schedule: 10:30am – Leaders’ Questions – The days kicks off with Eamon Gilmore standing up to fend off opposition barbs […]

Today in Leinster House: September 27, 2011

Although the government side has outlined its plans for the weekly schedule, it’s still abiding largely by the previous model – so though this is the second week with a ‘full’ schedule of Dáil, Seanad and committee business, it’s still a three-day week with a relatively light workload for the Seanad. Anyway, all of that […]