Two TDs who met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week have said they will raise some of the points discussed when the Dáil resumes next month.

Independent TD Mick Wallace and Clare Daly of the United Left Alliance met Mr Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London.

The two are now said to be studying information provided to them by Mr Assange.

The TDs have called on Irish people living in Australia to vote for Mr Assange's new political party in the Senate elections there next month.

Speaking about the meeting, Mr Wallace said: "I can confirm there will be a number of issues related to surveillance, communications and foreign affairs matters, evolving from our discussions with Assange, which we will raise in the Dáil."