Convention Centre, Dublin.
New ministers arrive for a Dáil session. From top: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney; Chief Whip Dara Calleary; Minister for Education Norma Foley; Green Party Leader and Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan.
The Government is seeking Dáil approval for €483 million.
The money is aimed at making the reopening of businesses as easy as possible, the Tánaiste told TDs.
The Dáil heard that the vast majority of the funding is as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
….Sinn Féin said it would support the revised estimates today.
However, party spokesperson Imelda Munster said grants and interest free loans should be provided to small and medium sized companies.
Earlier: Michael Taft: Follow The Money
New Lord Mayor of Dublin, Green Party’s Hazel Chu leaving the Dail in the Convention Center, on one of her first assignments as the capital’s first citizen.
Earlier: Eileen In