Today in Leinster House: November 15, 2012

THE DÁIL’S agenda is once again eaten up with legislation, but that’s not to say that there’s quite a few important discussions happening elsewhere… 9:30am – Committee on Health and Children – It’s quite unusual for motions to be put in front of Oireachtas committees, but this is a high-profile exception. Consultant oncologist Prof John Crown […]

Today in Leinster House: October 4, 2012

THE PRESIDENT of the European Parliament will undoubtedly get some bad press upon his arrival to address the Dáil today – any German man coming to say hello wearing his EU colours is going to face a tough time from the commentariat – but there’s some other bits and bobs around too. 9:30am – Committee […]

Today in Leinster House: May 23, 2012

THERE’S MORE ministerial visits to committee rooms today, as cabinet members seek approval of extra Budget funding for their departments, while the Dáil breaks the back of some new legislation and the Seanad puts some gift wrap on some older bits. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Innovation – The day begins in Room 3, where Young […]

Today in Leinster House: April 18, 2012

The Dáil and Seanad are both back in business today, with two bills of massive political importance – the Fiscal Compact referendum, and the ULA bill legalising abortion in certain circumstances. Within all of that, there’s also plenty of important topics in the committees. A packed day. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education – The […]

Today in Leinster House: February 22, 2012

A slew of committee meetings put meat on the bones of the day, while the Seanad holds more timely debate and the Dáil gets through some legislation which has been knocking around for a while. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education – The day kicks off in Room 3, where members deal with no fewer […]

Today in Leinster House: February 1, 2012

There are some marquee moments in all sides today, with interesting topics in the committees to supplement marquee votes in the Seanad and a major discussion on that possible referendum in the Dáil. 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education – The Wednesday begins, as it tends to, with the Jobs and Education committee on room 3. […]

Today in Leinster House: December 6, 2011

So, today’s the day – the day when the Dáil gets by far its biggest audience of the year, as Michael Noonan stands up to tell the country exactly how their money will be spent for the next twelve months. There’s other stuff going on too, you know… 12:30pm – Order of Business – In […]

Today in Leinster House: November 15, 2011

The Dáil business this week is eaten up by the passage of four bills – three of which are longstanding – while the Seanad business is back to its relatively straightforward nature. Here’s what will be getting business going on Tuesday. 2pm – Questions (Minister for Finance) – Given that the morning’s cabinet meeting is […]

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: 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 […]