Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
We do not have a day yet but we are keen to work with the Deputy and get this legislation passed. We should set the objective to have it enacted before the summer recess and if we can work together on it, we would be happy to see that done.
On a separate vein, I was able to sign the money message for the Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 yesterday. I recognise the role of Deputies Shortall and Catherine Murphy of the Social Democrats in that. We also agreed to grant a money message today for a Seanad Private Members' Bill in relation to people who have gone missing for seven or eight years for whom there is trouble getting a death certificate. These are three examples of Opposition legislation that we are keen to progress. There are others too.