On Monday I held my two information clinics in Darndale and Donnycarney. For a large part of Tuesday afternoon, I attended the Seanad Reform Implementation Group meeting and debated possible amendments to the Report and the Bill. I have since submitted my own annex and minority report to the group. I asked for the 60 members of Seanad Éireann to be elected by all the people on the same franchise and similar constituencies to Dáil Éireann. I also attended the Budgetary Oversight Committee which was discussing the failure to make adequate provision for the Health Budget.
It was another busy week in the Dáil with a lengthy meeting of the Budgetary Oversight Committee on Tuesday afternoon where we are examining gender proofing the Budget. On Wednesday afternoon, I was the representative for the Independents4Change Technical Group at the meeting of the Seanad Reform Implementation Group where Senator Michael McDowell was elected Chairperson.