Last day of Dáil before refurbishment and longer recess

Last day of Dáil before refurbishment and longer recess

Today is the last day of the Dáil and Seanad before politicians go on their summer holidays.

Business will wrap up with an effort to secure the release of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa held in Egypt and moves to appoint an Education Ombudsman.

Summer recess is set to last 10 weeks this year.

TDs are taking an extra long break this year to facilitate the installation of new sound and voting systems in the Dáil chamber.

The upgrades are expected to cost around €690,000.


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