Fianna Fáil leader set to object to Dáil summer holidays being "too long"

It may see the Dáil rise until very late in September

Dail, summer holidays, break, rise, Micheal Martin, Leinster House

Micheal Martin on The Plinth at Leinster House | Image:

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says plans for the Dáil to begin summer holidays on July 7th for up to 12 weeks is "too early and for too long".

This will mean the current Dáil will take a break after just eight weeks of business being conducted.

Fine Gael TDs have been told of the move, as renovations need to take place in Leinster House.

And due to the extent of the work it is also expected that the Dáil will not return until very late in September - possibly just days before the budget.

However it is understood Committees of the Dáil once established will continue work for much of July and return in early September, as they hold their sittings in a different building.

But Mr Martin looks set to object.