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 25 May 2015
The Banking Inquiry continues next week with meetings with key Central Bank of Ireland figures, including former Director General Tony Grimes, and former senior colleagues Mary Burke and Con Horan. Former Financial Regulator Patrick Neary will appear before the Inquiry for morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday.
The Seanad Public Consultation Committee launches a noteworthy report on farm safety on Tuesday, while the Finance Committee will host a meeting on the EU’s 2015 Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland with Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs.
The Jobs Committee meets with Minister Richard Bruton and other key stakeholders as it continues discussions on fostering an all-island economy. In a separate session, also on Tuesday, the Chairman Designate of the Panel of Adjudicators Dr Nael G Bunni will also appear before the Committee.
Officials from the Department of the Environment will appear before the Environment Committee to discuss the draft Planning and Development (Miscellaneous) (No. 2) Bill.
The Justice Committee will meet Lorcan O’Connor, Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, on Wednesday morning. Later that day, the Marine Committee will convene to consider the Local Area Fisheries Schemes with officials from Bord Iascaigh Mhara. Also on Wednesday, the Foreign Affairs Committee will resume discussions on trade between Ireland and Southeast Asian countries when it meets with Enterprise Ireland representatives.
Bord na Móna representatives will appear before the Communications Committee to discuss the cessation of peat production at two of their factories, while on Thursday, the Select Communications Committee will meet to consider a motion on Ireland joining the International Renewable Energy Agency.
On Thursday, Central Bank Governor Prof Patrick Honohan will appear before the Finance Committee as it concludes its series of hearings on the banking sector in Ireland. The PAC will assess expenditure at the Department of Social Protection with senior officials, while the Good Friday Agreement Committee will consider cross border healthcare provision with Minister Leo Varadkar TD.
Meanwhile, the Health Committee will meet with the new Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon on his strategic priorities. The Committee will also host a separate session on deafblindness with leading advocates.
The Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2015 and the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 are on the agenda of the Select Finance and Select Environment sub-Committees respectively for committee stage consideration this week.