Enda Kenny leaves for US as new Government faces first Dáil sitting

Enda Kenny leaves for US as new Government faces first Dáil sitting

The first full Dáil sitting since the Government was formed takes place today.

Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will answer parliamentary questions and take leaders questions from the Opposition, almost 12 weeks since the General Election.

Tonight, Fianna Fáil will table legislation that would force banks to cut variable rate mortgage rates.

If the Government doesn't accept it, the minority administration could face its first defeat in a vote tomorrow night.

After this morning's weekly Cabinet meeting, Enda Kenny will head to the United States where he has attending a series of events marking the 1916 centenary.

He will join US Vice President Joe Biden, to formally open the Ireland 100 festival in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The three-week arts festival is the centrepiece of the events commemorating the 1916 Rising in the US.

The Taoiseach will plant an Irish oak tree on Capitol Hill tomorrow to mark the centenary.

When he returns later this week, he is expected to announce his line-up of junior ministers and 11 appointments to the Seanad.


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