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 26 January
Tuesday will see important visits by Oireachtas Committees – the Public Service Oversight Committee will visit two direct provision centres in Galway and Limerick, while the Agriculture Committee travels to Belfast for meetings with counterparts in the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development in Stormont as well as Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA.
The Jobs Committee will be discussing entrepreneurs, women in the tech industry, skill needs and the need for balanced regional development of entrepreneurial hubs, with representatives from the Irish Exporters Association presenting. That evening, the Health Committee resumes consideration the rising costs of professional medical indemnity insurance with legal and patient representatives. Also on Tuesday, the Environment Committee continues its pre-legislative Scrutiny of the draft Planning and Development (No.1) Bill 2014, while the Finance Committee commences its scrutiny of the draft heads of the Finance (Tax Appeals Commission) Bill.
Wednesday will see the Education and Social Protection Committee discuss the provision of Information Technology in Schools with Camara Ireland, and consider a report on the Intreo Project by the Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed. Boston College Professor on Banking Edward Kane will appear before the Banking Inquiry, while the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Defence Committee will review Revised Estimates with Ministers Charlie Flanagan and Simon Coveney respectively.
Also on Wednesday, the Communications Committee will meet with Moya Doherty, Chair Designate of RTÉ and Dr Pauric Travers, Chair Designate of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, while the Petitions Committee will consider the issue of tendering of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme with individual petitioner Deirdre McCarthy.
On Thursday, the PAC will consider the accounts of the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland and wider spending in the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, while the Agriculture Committee will meet the Health and Safety Authority on proposals to cut back on farm inspections despite the rise in farm fatalities. Also on Thursday, the European Affairs Committee will engage with Irish MEPs and Commission representatives on the European Commission’s work programme for 2015 and the Children's Committee meets with Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Dr Geoffrey Shannon.
View list of Committees.