Thursday, 8 October 2020
Sittings and Business of Dáil: Motion
Regarding Wednesday's proposal, our party cannot accept the schedule for leaders' statements as laid out - the Taoiseach at 30 minutes, the Tánaiste at 30 minutes and the Green Party at 20 minutes, which is a run of an hour and 20 minutes. We again propose that their contributions be interspersed. It is in the public interest to have back and forth. We propose that the schedule be the Taoiseach at 30 minutes, Sinn Féin at 30 minutes, the Tánaiste at 30 minutes, the Labour Party at 15 minutes, the Green Party at 20 minutes, the Social Democrats at 15 minutes and so on. We feel strongly about this and I put it to the Government to agree.