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 The new Dail term begins this afternoon following the summer recess. The upcoming Budget, Brexit, policing matters and the negotiations concerning the confidence and supply agreement are expected to be high on the agenda.


A mother from Dublin is set to walk from the Taoiseach's constituency office in Ongar to the Dail this morning in an attempt to call for change in the healthcare system, specifically how children with special needs are cared for. It comes as recent figures show that over 700,000 people are on waiting lists, of which 48,000 are children.


300,000 people are expected to attend the 87th National Ploughing Championships that starts today in Tullamore, Co Offaly. The three-day event will feature over 300 ploughing competitions and over 1,700 exhibitors. The event is prepared to have an economic impact of €35 million.



It will be dry this morning with sunny spells. Showery rain will develop in the afternoon but gradually clearing in the evening. Temperatures will range from 17-20 degrees.