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TDs will get to have their say on the Guerin report today

Two hours have been set aside for statements on the report today in the Dáil.

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter reading a report - although not Guerin.
Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter reading a report - although not Guerin.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?

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

  • 12.41 pm: Tempers are sure to flare as TDs get two hours to give their reaction to the Guerin report.
  • 12.00 pm: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will be taking the spotlight for Leaders’ Questions – Department of Justice reform and medical cards could dominate the agenda.
  • 9.30 am: Transport Minister Leo Varadkar faces a looming bank holiday strike at Aer Lingus, something likely to come up when he answers questions on his portfolio.

Everything else that’s happening in the Dáil

  • 10.45 am: Deputies will (again) debate on the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014, which proposes a range of changes to laws for landlords and tenants.
  • 12.21 pm: The Order of Business will be read.
  • 4.42 pm: The pick ‘n’ mix of concerns and questions that is Topical Issues will take place.
  • 5.30 pm: The Dáil adjourns.

Everything happening in the Seanad

  • 10.30 am: The Order of Business will be read at the start of what will not be a very busy day.
  • 11.45 am: Senators will have their say on the Central Bank Bill 2014. One function of this bill to allow for Ireland to pay into the ESM.
  • Once that has concluded, Matters on the Adjournment will be heard.

Everything else that’s happening in the Committees

Jobs Committee

Public Accounts Committee

Public Expenditure Committee

  • 10am, Room 3: Committee members, along with Minister Brendan Howlin, will continue pouring over new legislation aimed at protecting whisteblowers.

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

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Nicky Ryan

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