The Committee Schedule outlines the committees which are meeting in any particular week. Its details the time, location, agenda for the meeting and also names witnesses who will be appearing before each committee.
What's on this week
Week commencing Monday 17 November
It's a busy week for Transport Committee, who meet on Tuesday with John Fitzgerald, Chair Designate of the National Transport Authority. The Select sub-Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport will consider the Sport Ireland Bill on Wednesday and meet with Minister Paschal Donohoe on Thursday to consider the 2014 Supplementary Estimates.
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys will appear before the Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht on Tuesday to discuss future plans for the Department. The Committee will also discuss planning and development issues and carry out scrutiny of EU proposals.
Also on Tuesday, the Sub-Committee on the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language and Related Matters will meet with Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner, while the findings of the recent ICT Skills Audit will be on the agenda of the Jobs Committee when it will hear from representatives of Fast Track to IT an industry-led initiative which works in close collaboration with government departments and national education and training agencies, local development organisations and a host of community based organisations.
The National Milk Agency's Annual Report for 2013 will be on the agenda of the Agriculture Committee when it meets on Tuesday afternoon. The Committee will also consider a motion on horse and greyhound funding with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TD. Meanwhile, Bord na gCon will be appearing before the PAC on Thursday to consider a special C&AG report into the greyhound industry.
Tuesday will also see the Public Expenditure and Reform Select Sub Committee considering the Registration of Lobbying Bill 2014 with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in attendance.
The Finance Committee will resume its overview of the Banking Sector in Ireland on Wednesday when it will hear from Patrick Honohan, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland, Mortgage Insurance Schemes will be on the Committee’s agenda on Thursday when it will meet with representatives from Arch Mortgage Insurance; Genworth Mortgage Insurance Europe; and JLT Insurance Brokers Ltd; Brendan Burgess, AskAboutmoney.com; Karl Deeter, IrishMortgagebrokers; Paul Joyce, Senior Policy Researcher, FLAC; Dr Ronan Lyons, Economist, Trinity College Dublin; and Dr Rory O'Donnell, National Economic and Social Council
Wednesday will also see the Justice Committee meet with the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. The Justice Select Committee will also consider the 2014 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services – Vote 20 (Garda Síochána); Vote 21 (Prisons); and Vote 22 (Courts Service) with the Minister for Justice and Equality.
The Dail Select Committee on Social Protection meets with the Tánaiste for committee stage consideration of the Social Welfare Bill 2014 on Wednesday and Thursday, while on Wednesday afternoon, the Petitions Committee will discuss another batch of public petitions received.
HIV in Ireland, in particular advances in testing opportunities and enhancing engagement with health services will be on the Health Committee’s agenda when it meets with Tiernan Brady, Policy Director, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network.
View list of Committees.