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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 16 - 20 January 2017

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Last updated Friday 16 January 2017 at 17.45

The start times indicated in this schedule are based, in part, on the expected end time of preceding items of business. In the event items of business conclude earlier or later than expected, the start times for subsequent business may be affected.


Tuesday 17 January 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, AAA-PBP) (32 mins)
SO 34 (if any)

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business (30 mins)

Motion re. Changes to Standing Orders (without debate)

3.02 p.m.  Taoiseach’s Questions (45 mins)

3.47 p.m. Government Business (130 mins)
Statements on Northern Ireland

5.57 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Finance (90 mins)

7.27 p.m.  Topical Issues (48 mins)

Private Notice Question (if any)

8.15 p.m. Private Members Business (AAA-PBP): (120 mins)
Anti-Evictions Bill 2016

10.15 p.m. Adjournment


Seanad Éireann

Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 24 January 2017


Committee Meetings

An Ghaeilge, An Ghaeltacht agus na nOileán (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: (i) Gaillimh le Gaeilge’ An chéad chathair in Éirinn a bhfuil stádas dátheangach bainte amach aici – Conas is féidir í a neartú is a athchruthú i mbailte agus cathracha eile [Ionadaithe Gaillimh le Gaeilge]
(ii) Tionchar an Bhille Oideachais – Ligean Isteach i Scoileanna ar scoileanna a fheidhmíonn trí mheán na Gaeilge [Ionadaithe Cearta Oideachais]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals;
Schedule A: COM(2016)698:
(ii) Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector; and
Review of the Common Agricultural Policy
[Professor Alan Matthews, Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin]

Budgetary Oversight CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: (i) The revised book of estimates
(ii) 2016 outturn for expenditure, and
(iii) Developments and challenges for public expenditure policy in 2017
[Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) [Representative from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: (i) EU Scrutiny: COM (2016) 761 - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (Text with EEA relevance)
(ii) Policy issues arising from the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016
and Report of the Post Office Network Business Development Group (and the Implementation Group)
[Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Representatives from ComReg (Commission for Communications Regulation), Post Office Network Business Development Group, An Post, Age Action, Communications Workers Union, and Irish Postmasters Union]


Wednesday 18 January 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, RIG) (32 mins)
SO 34 (if any)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)

1.02 p.m.  Taoiseach’s Questions (45 mins)

1.47 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Education and Skills (90 mins)

3.17 p.m.  Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

4.05 p.m.  SOS

4.45 p.m.  Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): (120 mins)
 Motion re. Tillage Farming

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Communications Regulation (Postal Services)(Amendment) Bill 2016 - Second Stage resumed (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Planning Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 -  Second Stage resumed (Department of Housing Planning Community and Local Government)

10.15 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 24 January 2017


Committee Meetings 

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Ionchur na Seirbhíse Páirceanna Náisiúnta agus Fiadhúlra i bhforbairt agus cothabhail an líonranaisiúnta bóthre, lena n-Airithe [Oifigigh ón Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta]
The input of the National Parks and Wildlife Service in the development and maintenance of the national road network, including the issue of the N59 in Galway in particular [Officials of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs]

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Health Service Reform [Representatives from the Private Hospitals Association]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m. (T)
AGENDA: Engagement with Mr Philip O'Leary, Chairperson Designate, Legal Aid Board

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. (T)
AGENDA: Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness – First Quarterly Progress Report Strategy for the Rented Sector
[Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government]

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: Consideration of the Report on the Funding of Domestic Public Water Services in Ireland (resumed) [Representatives from the Department of Finance, and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government]

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: (i) The European Commission’s Annual Work Programme and the work of the European Commission Representation
in Ireland [Mr. Gerry Kiely, Head of Representation, European Commission Representation in Ireland]; and
(ii) Policy implications for the European Union of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel’s work [Mr. Alex Dunne, Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 2 p.m. (T)
AGENDA: Sport in Ireland; Challenges, Strategies and Governance
[Mr. John Delaney, CEO, Football Association of Ireland (FAI), Mr. Páraic Duffy, Director General, Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Mr. Philip Browne, CEO, Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU)


Thursday 19 January 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, RIG, SD-GP) (32 mins)
SO 34 (if any)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)

12.47 p.m.  Weekly divisions (43 minutes)

1.30 p.m. Government Business (120 mins)
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Second Stage resumed (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Planning Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 -  Second Stage resumed (Department of Housing Planning Community and Local Government)

3.30 p.m  P.Q.s: Oral – Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (90 mins)

5.00 p.m  Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

5.48 p.m  Committee Report/PMB (120 mins)
Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016 – Second Stage

7.48 p.m  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 24 January 2017


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m. (T)
AGENDA: National Maternity Strategy 2016 – 2026 [Representatives from the Health Service Executive; the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m. (T)
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee
(ii) C&AG Report 2015 - Chapter 11 - Guardian Ad LitemService
[Representatives from the Dept of Children and Youth Affairs]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m. (T)
AGENDA: (i) EU Legislative Proposals: Schedule A and Schedule B items
(ii) Department of Finance’s Statement of Strategy 2016-2019 [Mr. Derek Moran, Secretary General, Department of Finance]

Dáil Business R160 5-Storey Block 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday

Dáil Wednesday
Communications Regulation (Postal Services)(Amendment) Bill 2016
Planning Development (Amendment) Bill 2016

Dáil Thursday
Communications Regulation (Postal Services)(Amendment) Bill 2016
Planning Development (Amendment) Bill 2016


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday

 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 24 January 20167

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Post-European Council Statements
Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 [Seanad] – Report Stage

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 24 January 2017 - Sinn Féin -  Motion re. Continued operation of the Good Friday Agreement
Wednesday 25 January 2017 - I4C – Motion re. Establishment of Commission of Investigation into the Stardust Tragedy

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILLS/COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 26 JANUARY 2017
Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2016— Second Stage — Willie O'Dea


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 23 January 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 30 January 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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