I saw this on Leo's blog today and thought it was interesting and a good exercise in transperancy. Basically he lists out how much time he spent on all the various aspects off his job over the course of the month of March.
I wasn't sure where to put it, but decided on Fine Gael as Leo Varadkar is in Fine Gael.
The rest and the actual list is available here:The Dáil is back in plenary session on Wednesday. No doubt we will hear all the usual stuff about the politicians coming back from a twelve week summer holiday even though most people know this is not the case. Most of us take a week or two or maybe three in August. Within a few days, people will be pointing out that the Dáil chamber is often empty as if they had no noticed before. However, leaving aside the cynicism, there is a valid question to be answered. If TDs are not in the Dáil Chamber, what are they doing?
The answer is, I was not sure. So I did a ‘time audit’ in March to find out. At the end of each day I wrote down what I did for each half-hour period. I think March is a good month to pick as the Dail is in session for three weeks and in recess for one. There is also a bank holiday. It is fairly representative of the year.
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