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Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge...everything happening in Leinster House today

Everything you wanted to know about the Oireachtas today but were too afraid to ask…

Enda Kenny makes his way to the stage for his leaders speech which closed the Fine Gael Ard Fheis.
Enda Kenny makes his way to the stage for his leaders speech which closed the Fine Gael Ard Fheis.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

WANT TO KNOW what’s going on in Leinster House today?

Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, 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:

  • After speaking to the party faithful at the weekend’s Ard Fheis, Enda Kenny gets back to the weekly routine with Leaders Questions at 2.30pm.
  • Fianna Fáil are introducing the new Protection of Residential Mortgage Account Holders Bill at 7.30pm which aims to ensure that mortgage holders whose IBRC mortgages are sold to third-parties receive statutory protection form the Central Bank.
  • Tánaiste and Minster for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore will speak about recent and forthcoming meetings of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. Ukraine will feature heavily after it begins at 4.30pm in Room 1.

Everything else happening in the Dáil:

  • The Government is giving itself over four hours to speak about their Priorities for the Year Ahead from 2.51pm. We wouldn’t like to use the term ‘a lot done more to do’, but it’s likely that the statements will go along such lines.



Everything happening  in the Seanad:

  • Order of Business in the upper chamber begins at 2.30pm with the agenda to be confirmed later.
  • Former Senator, TD and chairman of Mayo County Council Martin J. O’Toole died in October last year. The Seanad will give members the chance to pay tribute from 3.45pm.
  • Finance Minster Michael Noonan will head up statements to the Seanad on Economic Growth and Job Creation from 5pm.

Everything else happening in the committees:

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Rónán Duffy

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