emergency legislation

  • The Dáil meets today to pass emergency laws to deal with the impact of the coronavirus.

    All stages of the omnibus bill are expected to pass during a 10-hour sitting with reduced attendance.

    It includes a 3.7 billion euro social welfare package, and a temporary ban on evictions and rent increases.

    The Dáil will also elect a Leas Ceann Comhairle - likely to be Independent TD Denis Naughten.