The Dail has officially begun its two month summer recess and will not return until September. In a message of thanks the Tanaiste Simon Covney commended the Fianna Fail party for their assistance over the past year.
In what could be considered as an olive branch before cruical confidence and supply agreement talks between the two parties this coming October, Mr Coveney thanked the party for their support whilst enacting a number of legislations during the past Dail term.
Both parties who are expected discuss the future of the current Fine Gael minority led Government later this year will not return to official Government duties until September.
In a day where most TD’s attended the final sitting, a number of proposed legislations were submitted for consideration including a proposal that will see shared maternity leave amongst parents.
Although the Dail left for the summer break without any problems, it’s expected that there will be some long negotiations this coming autumn as number of key issues will be raised in regards to October’s Budget proposals.
Fianna Fail say they will review the current confidence and supply agreement once the details of next year’s budget are outlined.