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.
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What's on this week
Committees for week commencing Monday 30 March
On Tuesday, the Jobs Committee continues its series of meetings on women entrepreneurship and balanced regional development, when it meets with representatives from Bord Bia and Kernel Capital. The Agriculture Committee will hear from Animal Health Ireland on progress in controlling animal diseases, while the Finance Committee will scrutinise the EU Green Paper on building a capital markets union with key business voices.
The Communications Committee meets on Tuesday with Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White TD for an update on the recent EU Energy Council meeting. On Wednesday, officials from the same Department will be before the Committee for pre-publication talks on the Minerals Development Bill 2014.
Wednesday will also see the Finance Committee examine the fallout of the liquidation of Setanta Insurance and the Foreign Affairs Committee assess Ireland’s Diaspora Policy with Minister of State Jimmy Deenihan.
The Education Committee will discuss developments in Irish language education with the Department of Education and various representative groups, while the Justice Committee will meet with representatives from the Immigration Control Platform on the issue of undocumented immigrants living in Ireland. The Public Service Oversight Committee continues its consideration of Ireland’s direct provision system with Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin on Wednesday evening.
European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, will be before the EU Affairs Committee on Thursday, while the Good Friday Agreement Committee will hear from Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan TD on the Stormont House Agreement and recent developments in Northern Ireland. Also on Thursday, the Environment Committee will launch a key report on genealogy (A/V Room 11.15am), authored by Deputy Catherine Murphy.
Meanwhile, the PAC will meet with officials from the Health Service Executive on their annual accounts for 2013, as well as a special report on procurement breaches by the HSE. The Banking Inquiry also meets in public on Thursday when it will engage with representatives of property consultants Jones Lange LaSalle and CBRE Ireland.