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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 30 January - 3 February 2012

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Last updated Friday 27 January 2012 at 5.00 p.m.


 Tuesday 31 January 2012


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.

Questions (Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

3.15 p.m.       

Leaders Questions

3.36 p.m.       

Questions (Taoiseach)

4.36 p.m.       

Order of Business    

5.06 p.m.       

Topical Issues

5.54 p.m.

Statements re “Proposed Amendment to Section 40 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000” (to conclude within 50 minutes)
(Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 - Second Stage (resumed)
(Department of Justice and Equality) 

7.30 p.m       

Private Members Business: Motion re Small Primary Schools (Fianna Fail)
 
9.00 p.m.

Dáil Adjourns

Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.

Order of Business

3.45 p.m.

Education (Amendment) Bill 2012 - Committee State
(Minister for Education and Skills)

Matters on the Adjournment


Committee Meetings

 

Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture  CR3, LH 2000 2 p.m. (T) AGENDA: Current work priorities for the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) [Representatives from ComReg]
 
(ii) Regulation of the vehicle clamping industry [County and City Managers’ Association; and Cork City Council]
 
Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform CR2, LH 2000 2.30 p.m. (T) AGENDA: Matters relating to cigarette smuggling [Mr. Benny Gilsenan and Mr. William Hanley, Retailers Against Smuggling]
 
Justice, Defence and Equality 1. CR1, LH 2000 3 p.m. (T) AGENDA: Election of Vice-Chairman
 
2. CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m. (T)(S) AGENDA: (i) Motion re. Proposal that Dáil Éireann approves Ireland’s accession to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the principles for the establishment and operation of a Battlegroup to be made available to the European Union in the second half of the year 2012 [Department of Defence]; and
(ii) Motion re. Proposal that Dáil Éireann approves the terms of the Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United States of America on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Serious Crime [Department of Justice and Equality]

 


Wednesday 1 February 2012


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Leaders Questions

10.51 a.m.   

Order of Business   

11.21 a.m.   

Statements Post European Council (to conclude within 85 minutes)

Statements re Health Service Plan
(Department of Health)

1.30 p.m.       

SOS   

2.30 p.m.       

Questions (Minister for Finance)

3.45 p.m.       

Topical Issues

4.33 p.m.   

Morning Business Continued   

7.30 p.m.       

Private Members Business: 
Motion re Small Primary Schools   (Fianna Fail) (resumed)

9.00 p.m.

Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Order of Business

11.45 a.m. - 1.15 p.m.

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011 [Seanad] - Amendments from Dáil Éireann
 
Motion for the Early Signature of the Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011

1.15 p.m - 2.45 p.m.            
 
Statements and Questions and Answers on Local Government Reform
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government
 
4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
 
Private Members Business:   [Fine Gael Group]
 
6.00 p.m.
 

Committee Meetings

Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht CR4, LH 2000 10.30 a.m. (T) AGENDA: Fuel laundering, the loss of revenue to the State and its impact on the road haulage sector and retailers in the industry.
Session 1. 10.30 a.m.
[Irish Farmers’ Association; and Professional Agricultural Contractors’ Association];
Session 2. 11.25 a.m. 
[Irish Petrol Retail Association]; and
Session 3. 12.10 p.m.
[Officials from the Revenue Commissioners and from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government]
 
Jobs, Social Protection and Education CR3, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. (T) AGENDA: (i) The future role of guidance counselling in secondary schools [Institute of Guidance Counsellors];
(ii) The future of the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) [Representatives of MLPSI]; and
(iii) Motion re. a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation
 
 
Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m. AGENDA: Private Meeting
 
Members' Interests (Seanad Éireann) CR3, LH 2000 2 p.m. AGENDA: Private Meeting
 
Penal Reform (Sub-Committee of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. (T) AGENDA: Submissions re: Penal Reform
Session 1.  9.30 a.m.
[Probation Service; and Irish Prison Service]
Session 2.  2.30 p.m.
[Care after Prison; The Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders; and the Inspector of Prisons]

 


Thursday 2 February 2012


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Leaders Questions

10.51 a.m.   

Order of Business

11.11 a.m.

Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 - Second Stage (resumed)(to adjourn at 12 noon if not previously concluded)
(Department of Justice and Equality)

Statements re Health Service Plan Resumed (to conclude at 3.42pm if not previously concluded)
(Department of Health)

3.42 p.m.   

Topical Issues

4.30 p.m.   

Questions (Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government
 
5.45 p.m.
 
Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.

Order of Business                   

11.45 a.m. - 1.45 p.m.

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Debate to be adjourned if not concluded and resumed on 7 February)
(Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Statements and Questions and Answers on Foreign Affairs
(Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs)

5.00 p.m.

Matters on the Adjournment


 

Committee Meetings

European Scrutiny - Finance and Public Expenditure (Sub-Committee of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform) CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m. AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs CR3, LH 2000 11.30 a.m. (T) AGENDA: The International Agreement on a Reinforced Economic Union [Dr. Alan Ahearne; Mr. Tom McDonnell; Professor John McHale; and Professor Karl Whelan]
 
Health and Children CR2, LH 2000 11.30 a.m. (T) AGENDA: The role and functions of the Irish Advocacy Network (I.A.N.) [Ms. Colette Nolan, Chief Executive Officer, I.A.N.]
 
Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement CR3, LH 2000 2.30 p.m. (T) AGENDA: (i) Election of Chairman;
(ii) Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising; and
(iii) Developments in Northern Ireland [ Mr. Owen Paterson M.P., Secretary of State for Northern Ireland]
 
Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Sub-Committee) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m. (T)(S) AGENDA: Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Bill 2011 [Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]
 
Public Accounts CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m. (T) AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) 2010 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts:
[Mr. Martin Callinan, Commissioner of An Garda Síochána]

Friday 3 February


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Home Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2011

1.30 p.m.

Dáil Adjourns

 


 Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week:

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
 

Dáil Wednesday
 

Dáil Thursday
 

Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Education (Amendment) Bill 2012

Seanad Wednesday

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011 [Seanad]

Seanad Thursday

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011

Committees

 


Report Stage Business planned for Scheduling in Dáil Éireann


** Week beginning 6 February 2012

No Bills Scheduled

** Week beginning 13 February 2012

No Bills Scheduled


PROVISIONAL LISTING OF BILLS FOR DÁIL SELECT COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

** Week commencing 6 February 2012

Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme) and Remuneration Bill 2011 (8 February)

** Week commencing 13 February 2012

Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2011 (15 February)


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Please Note re Committee Meetings
All Committees listed are Joint Committees except when marked with an (S) = Select, or Public Accounts which is a Dáil Standing Committee.

(T) = To be televised; (S) = Select; (M) = Multi-media presentation