Tommorrow the Dail is back in session. We will hear all the usual stuff about the TDs being back from their 11 day holiday. Actually, we only missed 3 sitting days and 1 was a public holiday. With the entire government overseas, there would have been little point in sitting in plenary session on those two days.
Nonetheless, I do think that my constituents have a right to know what I was doing, so here it is. It wasn’t a busy week but I still had lots of work to do.
Friday 12th (8.5hrs)
Leinster House. Press Statement and interviews on Aer Lingus dispute. Business network lunch in town. Returned phone calls and e-mails.
Saturday 13t (8.5hrs)
Constituency Day – canvass, meeting re development plan, attended two charity functions in Rolestown and Blakestown
Sunday 14th (O hrs)
Monday 15th (6.5 hours)
Visited a school. Office work. Staff meeting. Replied to e-mails and prepared a mailing.
Tuesday 16th (1.5hrs)
Returned calls and office work. Mostly spent the day shopping. Needed a new suit.
Wednesday 17th St Patrick’s Day (7hours)
Meeting. Prepared speech for FG National Conference. Replied to e-mails. Prepared a Dail motion and press statement
Thursday 18th (6hrs)
E-mails, phone calls, wrote a speech, traveled to Kerry
Friday 19th (7 hours)
FG National Conference in Killarney. Prepared media with press office. Met business people from South Kerry. Attended opening session of conference
Saturday 20th (11 hours)
Still in Killarney Attended conference. Participated in three sessions. Newstalk morning show and RTE Saturday View.
Sunday 21st (4 hours)
E-mails. Prepared a mailing. Wrote this blog
Monday 22nd (8 hours)
Pat Kenny on RTE radio. Office work. Prepare for constituency AGM and attend it. Travelling around to it all
Total – 68 hours over 6 working days = 11.3 hours a day
Dail is back in session – back to 14 hour days – roll on Easter !