The Dáil will this evening begin to debate the emergency legislation that seeks to prepare Ireland for a no-deal Brexit.

TDs will sit late for the next three nights in an effort to progress the Omnibus Bill.

The comprehensive legislation, which encompasses nine Government departments, must complete 11 stages before the end of March.

Fianna Fail's Brexit spokesperson, Mayo TD Lisa Chambers, says the new bill is unprecedented in that it covers a number of departments and sectors - from transport and agriculture to health and finance.

Deputy Chambers says it's unfortunate, with just over a month till the UK is due to leave the EU, that we still don't know if a Brexit deal will be agreed.


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