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 27 April
The Nexus Phase of the Banking Inquiry continues next week, with former AIB CEOs Michael Buckley and Eugene Sheehy and current CEO David Duffy appearing on Wednesday. Former Bank of Ireland CEO Brian Goggin appears before the Committee on Thursday morning. Later on Thursday, Inquiry Members will engage with former ECB Chairman Jean Claude Trichet at an event being organised by the Institute of International and European Affairs.
The Agriculture Committee meets on Tuesday to follow up on farmers' concerns on the Basic Payments Scheme and GLAS with Department of Agriculture officials, while the the Jobs Committee will meet with key players in the creative arts industry to discuss opportunities for jobs and growth. The Communications Committee will resume consideration of the North-South Interconnector with representatives from the Monaghan Anti-Pylon Committee. Meanwhile the Select sub-Committee on Finance will meet for committee stage consideration of the Customs Bill 2014.
Wednesday will see the Finance Committee meet Bank of Ireland CEO Richie Boucher and Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown as part of its ongoing consideration of issues facing the banking sector in Ireland. Mortgage rates, arrears and repossessions are likely to feature in the discussions. Meanwhile, the Social Protection Committee will consider the difficulties accessing illness or disability related payments with key stakeholders
The Foreign Affairs Committee will consider trade between Ireland and South East Asian countries with the Irish Exporters’ Association, while the Petitions Committee will discuss another batch of public petitions received.
Also on Wednesday, the EU Affairs Committee will hold a special meeting on the migration crisis in the Mediterranean. Peter Sutherland, the UN Secretary General's Special Representative for International Migration, the Italian Ambassador to Ireland and representatives of the Migrant Rights Council will be in attendance.
The EU Affairs Committee meets again on Thursday to consider Ireland’s National Reform Programme, while the Transport Committee will continue its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Road Traffic Bill 2015. The PAC meets to agree draft reports on the Fishery Harbour Centres and the Wards of Court, while the Children’s sub-Committee will convene for committee stage consideration of the Children First Bill with Minister James Reilly TD.