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Martin: “Proposed Dail break is too early and is far too long”

Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin has said he thinks the proposed 3 month holidays for TD’s is too long.

Mr Martin said the the holidays should be shortened in order to tackle a number of key Government issues. The long break which will coincide with the renovations of Leinster House comes after the recent hiatus which saw a number of TD’s being given more time off until the formation of a new Government.

Mr Martin made his comments whilst speaking at a Fianna Fáil event last night to celebrate the centenary of the Easter Rising and the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the party in 1926. Mr Martin told his fellow colleagues that the proposed period for the Dáil to rise is “too early and it is too long”.

“It is a surprise because that hasn’t been communicated to me, although I did speak with the Ceann Comhairle and the Clerk of the Dáil two weeks ago and they were indicating it would be the middle of July, around the 18th.

“The clerk did explain about the structural problems with Leinster House, the old part of Leinster House from his perspective, required urgent remedial works, in terms of securing it and so on.”

The Fianna Fáil leader added that he would be discussing the matter with other parties in the Dáil over the coming days.

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