WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?
Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting,TheJournal.ie brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.
So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…
3 things we’ll be keeping an eye on
- All eyes will be on the Public Accounts Committee this morning as the finances of Rehab will be once again put under the microscope. Payments made to the group by the HSE, SOLAS and the government will all be discussed in Room 1 at 10 am. Angela Kerins, who stepped down as the group’s CEO last week, will not appear before the committee, despite repeated calls to do so, citing health reasons. Instead the organisation will be represented by chairman Brian Kerr, finance director Keith Poole and members of the remuneration committee.
- The final Leaders’ Questions of the week will take place at 12 pm.
- Richie Boucher, Group CEO of Bank of Ireland, will become the latest bank official to address the Finance Committee on mortgage arrears and the resolution process in Room 4 at 10 am.
Everything else that’s happening in the Dáil
- Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will be answering questions related to his department at 9.30 am.
- Several bills will be discussed today from 10.45 am: the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Bill 2013, the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2014, the Central Bank Bill 2014 and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014.
- The Order of Business will be read at 12.21 pm.
- Morning Business will continue at 12.41 pm.
- Topical Issues will be discussed at 4.42 pm, where everything and anything could come up.
- The Dáil will adjourn at 5.30 pm.
Everything happening in the Seanad
- The Order of Business will be read at 10.30 am.
- At 11.45 am the Seanad will debate the 2014 Building Control (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations.
- The Statute of Limitations (Amendment) (Home Remediation-Pyrite) Bill 2012 will be discussed at 12.45 pm. The Bill seeks to enable householders whose properties have been damaged by pyrite to make a claim within a certain time period.
- Following this, Matters on the Adjournment will be discussed.
Everything else that’s happening in the Committees
- The Health Committee will discuss sickle cell disease in Room 2 at 9.30 am and chronic pain management in at 9.30 am.
- The Agriculture Committee will meet with Imelda Reynolds, Chairperson Designate of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board in Room 3 at 10 am.
- The Cypriot, Danish, Estonian and Spanish ambassadors to Ireland will discuss the voting rights of EU citizens with the European Affairs Committee in Room 3 at 2 pm.
Here’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House today:
- Dáil Éireann
- Seanad Éireann
- Committee Room 1
- Committee Room 2
- Committee Room 3
- Committee Room 4
- To access streams on iOS, click here
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