Today in Leinster House: October 18, 2012

THURSDAY’S business is more like Tuesday’s than Wednesday’s – after a slew of intriguing committee meetings and high-profile legislation, it’s back to the more routine humdrum. That said, there’s still chat about cheaper drugs, public sector allowances, and social welfare payments, so if they float your boat… 9:30am – Committee on Health and Children – Frances […]

Today in Leinster House: May 9, 2012

The Seanad’s back from its long weekend, while the Dáil takes care of some overdue business and the committees get on with the usual nitty-gritty. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Innovation – The day begins in Room 3 where officials from the Department of Social Protection will offer their thoughts on the practicalities of changing the […]

Today in Leinster House: March 28, 2012

There’s plenty of weighty meat in the committee rooms to keep us busy – and a genuinely intriguing Bill being brought forward by the independents in the Seanad – while the Dáil spends its day holding further discussion on the Mahon Tribunal’s final report. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education – The day begins in […]

Today in Leinster House: February 16, 2012

The Dáil will put one more nail in the Budget 2012 coffin today, while there’s some other interesting nuggets coming up in the Seanad too – where Lucinda Creighton may be prepared to offer hints on the prospect of an EU referendum. 10:00am – Public Accounts Committee – The Thursday begins with the Public Accounts Committee […]

Today in Leinster House: January 12, 2012

Back into the general swing of things in the first Thursday of 2012 – with notable business at all levels. 10:00am – Public Accounts Committee – Room 1’s routine Thursday morning could, in fact, be the most interesting one of the day. Members will discuss the 2010 report of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission – […]

Today in Leinster House: December 8, 2011

While the Dáil’s day is broken up into simple chunks, three committee meetings will see three ministerial visits – while the Seanad keeps the legislative fires burning. Here’s Thursday’s schedule. 10:00am – Public Accounts Committee – Thursday’s sittings begin with the usual Room 1 convening of the Public Accounts Committee, who will – unusually – have […]

Today in Leinster House: November 9, 2011

Continuing the theme from yesterday, the Dáil’s day is eaten up by rubberstamping some longstanding legislation, while the Seanad Here’s what the day has in store: 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education – The weekly meeting sees the committee put on its Education hat, as officials from children’s charity Barnardos brief members on how children […]

Today in Leinster House: October 6, 2011

Continuing the theme from earlier in the week, the houses are largely eaten up with legislation – but nonetheless some interesting items on the daily agenda. Here’s what’s coming: 10:00am – Public Accounts Committee – John Corrigan from the NTMA, Paul Carthy from the National Pension Reserve Fund, and Brian Murphy from the National Development Finance […]

Today in Leinster House: September 29, 2011

A few interesting things coming up at committee level today, while the houses themselves finish up their consideration of some leftover legislation… 10am – Public Accounts Committee – Thursdays begin, as Thursdays are wont to do, with the Public Accounts Committee meeting in Room 1 to have a look at the Comptroller & Auditor General’s […]

This week in Leinster House: July 5-8, 2011

It’s a four-day week in Leinster House this week – the Seanad is being made to convene on Friday so that it can give its imprimatur to some emergency legislation. The committees make this week difficult to give a proper chart of, but here’s my attempt anyway.