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The Dáil returns after the summer break with the Government and opposition expected to focus on the upcoming budget on 10 October.
Oireachtas members will also be focusing on the issue of abortion.
An all-party Oireachtas committee on the Eight Amendment, which acknowledges the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother, will also hold its first public meeting today & The Chair of the Citizens' Assembly Ms Justice Mary Laffoy is due to appear before it.



Former RTÉ sports commentator and journalist Jimmy Magee has passed away aged 82.
The veteran broadcaster had been ill for some time.
He was born in New York city and raised in Co Louth.
Known as the memory man, he joined RTÉ in 1956 and in his time as a broadcaster, commentated on 11 Olympic Games and 12 World Cups.
Magee began his career in broadcasting as a reporter for the RTÉ Radio programme "Junior Sports Magazine". Presented by Harry Thuillier, The programme was broadcast on a Saturday and mainly covered rugby, hockey and athletics.
Magee doubled his early years in broadcasting with a full-time clerical post in British Rail. On leaving that job, he presented a number of sponsored radio programmes before concentrating on sport.


Weather 

Today will be cloudy and wet, with rain becoming widespread, turning persistent and possibly heavy at times in the afternoon and evening. Maximum temperatures 16 to 18 degrees.