Oireachtas Returns

After a gruelling holiday, Dail and Seanad Eireann resume in plenary session this afternoon to a workmanlike legislative programme and a Government coasting on a healthy economy and respectable opinion polls toward a general election in 16 months’ time. Leaders’ Questions kick off at 3.45pm followed by Questions to the Taoiseach and the Order of Business, which can be viewed live here.

Private Members’ Business in the Dail is on the EU Services Directive while the Upper House concerns itself with the pay and conditions of workers.

The Irish Times editorial previews the forthcoming session here. It all seems dull enough but, as we all know, events from absolutely nowhere have a habit of making it all little more interesting.