The Dáil Is To Close A Week Earlier Than Expected Before Christmas
TDs will finish up on December 16 this year
It seems Christmas is coming early for some...
The Dáil committee has agreed to close shop a full week earlier than planned this year.
What was supposed to be a pre-winter finishing term day of December 23, has now been replaced with December 16 - however, those at power assure us that the same amount of parliamentary work will still take place.
The decision was made last Thursday by the cross-party business committee, in response to the decision in October to sit for two days during the mid-term break.
The existing Dáil schedule for this year was based on a 12-week working agenda from September to December, meaning the mid-term week sitting meant the original timetable was made redundant.
Therefore, the term finishing one week early brings the original schedule back in line.
Two days of work meaning a whole week off? This certainly has gotten us thinking about a potential career change...