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The Budget, the Budget and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

Let there be Budget...
Let there be Budget...
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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…

The one thing we’ll be keeping an eye on

  • Dáil: Budget 2014 – There’s really only one item on the agenda in the lower house today and that’s the Budget announcement by Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin from 2.30pm.
  • The pair are due to speak for around 40 minutes each before the opposition get their turn at around 3.50pm.
  • Then there will be a 30 minute break so we can all gather our breath before TDs begin debating and voting on financial resolutions contained in the Budget.

All of TheJournal.ie’s Budget 2014 coverage can be followed here >

Everything else that’s happening in the Dáil

  • After Budget Day madness, the Dáil will adjourn at midnight.

Everything else that’s happening in the Seanad

  • The Seanad gets down to the Order of Business at 1pm for around 90 minutes before it breaks for the Budget announcement.
  • At 4.45pm senators return to the chamber to give statements on the Budget.
  • Then there’s Matters on the Adjournment.

Everything else that’s happening in the Committees

  • Before the Budget madness gets under way, the Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Committee convenes in Committee Room 2 at 12.30pm to hear submissions on the Companies Bill from the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies – Ireland and the Irish Social Enterprise Network.

Here’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House today

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