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#Summer Recess

From TheJournal.ie Socks, jogging and Love Actually: One month in office, Leo has seen some highs and lows New In The Job

Socks, jogging and Love Actually: One month in office, Leo has seen some highs and lows

The autumn is going to be a lot more challenging for the new Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today Summer's Over

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today

*Except for that one day to talk about Apple.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny has quelled the fire for now, but leader hopefuls are putting their best foot forward Leadership Battle

Enda Kenny has quelled the fire for now, but leader hopefuls are putting their best foot forward

The minute the Taoiseach spoke openly about heading off into the Castlebar sunset, it opened up the conversation about who will take over.

From TheJournal.ie 5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs Seanie Says Relax This post contains videos

5 examples of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett completely losing it with TDs

The Dáil is over for the summer so here’s a look back at deputies getting told off by the principal.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil over: TDs are off on their summer holidays* and won't return until the middle of September Holi-dáil

Dáil over: TDs are off on their summer holidays* and won't return until the middle of September

*Sorry, constituency work. Senators are also off for eight weeks too.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer Opinion

Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer

The Dáil and Seanad may not be voting but that doesn’t mean TDs and Senators are on holidays. In fact, the summer months are when a lot of important work gets done, writes Anne Ferris TD.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Summer holidays and public inquiry legislation Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Summer holidays and public inquiry legislation

A quiet day in the houses of the Oireacthas with only the Seanad sitting to discuss MEP constituencies and public inquiries.

From TheJournal.ie The government wanted to publish 29 Bills this term. How did it do? School's Out

The government wanted to publish 29 Bills this term. How did it do?

We’ve gone through the government’s list, published in April, to check on its progress in publishing proposed new laws.

Revenue, Bolt and Burger King: The week in numbers

Revealed: The true cost of Olympics tickets, and the secrets behind manufacturing a worldwide chart-topper…

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Enda Kenny's message to mark the summer break School's Out This post contains videos

WATCH: Enda Kenny's message to mark the summer break

The Taoiseach has posted a message to the public on the government’s press website, offering an update on his work.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Rowdy scenes - but no disagreement - as Dáil votes for eight-week break School's Out This post contains videos

VIDEO: Rowdy scenes - but no disagreement - as Dáil votes for eight-week break

The Dáil’s summer break is a week longer than it was last year, though it now sits for slightly longer each day.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet signs off on ‘interim’ €100 household levy Cabinet

Cabinet signs off on ‘interim’ €100 household levy

A €100 household charge will be imposed for two years, while the presidential election will take place on October 27.

From TheJournal.ie 10 things I learned in my first term in the Dail Opinion

10 things I learned in my first term in the Dail

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly’s guide to life in Leinster House: “Like jumping onto a fast-moving train, blindfolded, whilst balancing a full tray of drinks…”

From TheJournal.ie 15 days, 15 bills: Government's race to publish laws 100 Days

15 days, 15 bills: Government's race to publish laws

After today there are 15 days of Dáil sittings before Summer – and 15 laws the government said it expected to publish.