Today in Leinster House: September 25, 2012

IT’S A FOUR-DAY week in the Dáil this week, as the children’s rights referendum dominates proceedings – but there’s still other bits and pieces worthy of attention. 1:30pm – Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation – Getting the ball rolling, Committee Room 2 plays host to a debate on proposed EU rules to simplify the […]

Today in Leinster House: June 14, 2012 [updated]

TWO MAJOR PIECES of European-themed legislation going through the committees today, while the Dáil hopes to put an end to other straggling pieces of legislation longstanding on its agenda. Again, it should be noted that at the time of publication, there had been no announcement of any speaking time for Mick Wallace, so this is […]

Today in Leinster House: May 10, 2012

The legislative agenda today is largely concerned with putting away longstanding bills, though there’s room for one crucially important bill in the Seanad agenda while the committees have a plethora of visitors. 10:00am – Public Accounts Committee – Thursday begins, as usual, in Room 1 where the Dáil’s highest-profile committee discusses spending on transport, rural roadbuilding, […]

Today in Leinster House: March 21, 2012

It’s the first day back for the Dáil and Seanad, but each house has some important stuff to get through while the committees add a considerable amount of meat to the bones of the day. So, without further ado… 9:30am – Jobs, Social Protection and Education – Members get together in Room 3 to kick off […]

Today in Leinster House: February 9, 2012

The Seanad has a busy day with ministers taking various Q&A sessions, while the Dáil wraps up its consideration on a contentious piece of legislation. 10:00am – Public Accounts Committee – The day begins in Room 1, where the PAC takes a close look at the spending of the Vocational Education Committees (VECs) of Kildare, Cork […]

Today in Leinster House: December 14, 2011

Today’s Dáil business is again dominated by the Household Charge bill, but the Seanad’s sparse day is still an interesting one – and there are a couple of interesting committee meetings due too. While not all of them are public – and those which aren’t are not listed here – it is worth noting that […]

Today in Leinster House: October 11, 2011

This week in the Oireachtas will be a varied one, with a couple of juicy committee meetings while both Houses get their way through a decent raft of legislation. All in all, it’ll be a rammed week – so let’s start with the beginning, and outline what’s on the agenda for Tuesday. 12pm – Health […]

This week in Leinster House: May 24-26, 2011

It’s finally happening: this week we’re getting our second House of the Oireachtas, when the 24th Seanad (complete with the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees) meets for the first time. That could well mean we have committees convening and meeting soon. Tuesday Questions to the Taoiseach at 2:30pm is largely based on the Taoiseach’s meetings with Queen […]

This week in the Dáil: April 12-14, 2011

Another week, another batch of ministerial questions and various minor policy jibes to work through as both the government and the opposition parties continue to try and bed into their respective roles. While the new government continues to shepherd through the passage of the last administration’s leftover legislation, there’s not much cause for major argument, […]