On Monday, I put the final touches to a Private Members’ Bill on Housing that I have been working on and hope to introduce in the near future. Opposition Deputies are not allowed to bring forward legislation that will have a cost to the Exchequer so you have to try and come up with alternative ways to help our citizens.
On Tuesday afternoon, I attended meetings of the Budgetary Oversight Committee and the Seanad Reform Implementation Group. I also represented my group of Independents at the Ceann’s dinner for Polish parliamentarians who were visiting Leinster House. All week I was studying in detail the proposed amendments to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancies) Bill 2018 and voted according to the research that I had done on each. This debate is expected to continue into next week before moving to the Seanad.