Debrief

Thu, Nov 8, 2012, 00:00

Legislation under discussion today

The new children’s hospital. Minister for Health James Reilly is expected to hold a 20-minute question-and-answer session on the Dolphin report. This is due to follow set speeches by Dr Reilly and Opposition health spokespeople.

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Committees sitting

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will this morning give a pre-Ecofin briefing to the finance committee, while various civil society groups will present pre-budget submissions to the committee in the afternoon. The preservation of historic buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street will be discussed at the environment committee.

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In the Seanad

Dealing with youth unemployment in recession will be the topic of an address to Senators by Nobel Prize winner Christopher Pissarides.