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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 6 July 2015

Brian Cowen will appear before the Banking Inquiry again on Wednesday, for a meeting that will focus on decisions made during his tenure as Taoiseach. The Inquiry meets with a range of witnesses Thursday, including Cathy Herbert, former Special Advisor to the late Brian Lenihan, Derek Quinlan of Quinlan Private, and former Brendan McDonagh and Michael Somers, formerly of the NTMA.

On Tuesday, the Environment Committee resumes its hearings on the establishment of an Electoral Commission. The Jobs Committee will continue discussion on the all-island economy while the Agriculture Committee convenes for consideration of Ireland’s horse industry with Horse Sport Ireland and bookmakers’ representatives.

On Wednesday, the Education Committee will hear from the Chair Designate of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, while the Marine Committee continues its hearings on the development of Ireland’s aquaculture industry and the Petitions Committee will consider another batch of public petitions received.

Economists Dr Stephen Kinsella, Dan O’Brien and Dr Constantin Gurdgiev will appear before the Finance Committee to consider Quantitative Easing measures, while the EU Affairs Committee meets with the Luxemburg Ambassador to hear about his country’s priorities as it assumes the six-monthly EU presidency.

Also on Wednesday, the Communications Committee will meet with representatives from Samaritans and the Telecommunications and Internet Federation to discuss the Samaritans free help line phone number and Minister Charlie Flanagan TD appears before the Foreign Affairs Committee for consideration of Ireland’s approach at the recent Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

The Foreign Affairs Committee convenes again on Thursday for a discussion with Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the UN David Donoghue to make 60 years of United Nations membership. Also on Thursday, the Health and  Justice Committees meet in Joint session with Minister of State for Drugs Strategy Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD.  

The PAC meets with Department of Education and Cork Education and Training Board officials to consider a C&AG investigation into internal controls at Cork VEC.

The Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Bill 2015 is at Committee stage on Thursday, while the Communications Committee will launch its Report on 'The Regulation and Inspection of Gas Installers Operating in Ireland' on Wednesday.