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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 23 - 27 January 2017

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Last updated Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 14.10

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 24 January 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

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

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

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

3.47 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral -  Minister for Social Protection (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m. Government Business:  (115 mins)
Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)

8.00 p.m. Private Members Business (Sinn Féin): (120 mins)
Motion re. Tracker Mortgages

10.00 p.m. Adjournment


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business

4.45 p.m.   Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Second Stage  (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)


Committee Meetings

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1 p.m.
AGENDA: Engagement on EU Corporate Taxation Strategy and EU Investment and Growth Strategies [Mr. Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Taxation and Customs, European Commission]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals -  Schedule A: COM(2016)750 Geographical Indications - Spirit Drinks
(ii) Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food and fisheries sectors
[Representatives from the Irish Fish Producers Organisations and the Irish Fish Processors & Exporters Association]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

An Ghaeilge, An Ghaeltacht agus na nOileán (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Wednesday 25 January 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, SD-GP) (32 mins)

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

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

1.47 p.m.  Government Business (105 mins)
Post European Council Statements

3.32 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (90 mins)

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

5.50 p.m.  SOS

6.30 p.m.  Private Members Business (I4C): (120 mins)
Motion re. Establishment of Commission of Investigation into the Stardust Tragedy

8.30 p.m.  Government Business (105 mins)
Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016  - [Seanad] -  Second Stage resumed (Department of Justice and Equality)
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage -  (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage - (Department of Justice and Equality)

10.15 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business

12.45 p.m. Statements on Health (Minister for Health)

3.00 p.m.  Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 – Committee Stage (resumed) (Department of Job, Enterprise and Innovation)

4.30 p.m. Private Members Business


Committee Meetings 

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Health Service Reform [Dr. Brian Turner, Department of Economics, Cork University Business School, University College Cork]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2016 and the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2016 [PMB] [Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 9 a.m. Sports in Ireland: Challenges, Strategies and Governance  [Mr. Kieran Mulvey, Chairman, Sport Ireland, Mr. John Treacy, CEO, Sport Ireland and Mr. James Galvin, CEO, Federation of Irish Sport]
Session B: 11.15 a.m. Current financial situation at Bus Eireann, The Expressway Service and the Rural Transport Programme. [Mr Ray Hernan, Acting CEO, Bus Eireann and Mr Seamus Boland, CEO,Irish Rural Link]

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Issues relating to the weight of schoolbags [Representatives from the National Parents Council Primary; the National Parents Council Post Primary; and Dr. Sara Dockrell, Assistant Professor,Trinity College Dublin]

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Public Ownership of the Public Water System [Representatives from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Treasa Brannick Ó Cíllin and Mr. Séamas Ó Tuathail, Senior Counsel]

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 1.30 p.m. Overcrowding at Hospital Emergency Departments [Representatives from the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine; the Irish Congress of Trade Unions; and Patient Focus]; and Session B: 3 p.m. Overcrowding at Hospital Emergency Departments [Representatives from the Health Service Executive]

Public Petitions (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Public Petitions received

 


 

Thursday 26 January 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Statements on Symphysiotomy (120 mins)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, AAA-PBP, RIG) (32 mins)

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)

National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 - Second Stage resumed - (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 - Second Stage resumed-  (Department of Justice and Equality)

3.30 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (90 mins)

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

5.48 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: (120 mins)
Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Second Stage

7.48 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business

2.00 p.m.  Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 – Committee and Remaining Stages
Statements on Northern Ireland (Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade)


Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii)Appropriation Accounts 2015
Vote 35: Army Pensions
Vote 36: Defence
C&AG Report 2015
Chapter 8: Disposal of Government Jet
[Representatives from the Department of Defence and Public Expenditure and Reform]

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) 9:30 a.m. The work of UNHCR, with particular reference to the situation in Syria [Grainne O’Hara, UNHCR]
(ii) 11:00 a.m. Discussion on the killing of Michael Dwyer in Bolivia [Mrs Caroline Dwyer]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Business & Banking [Mr. Gerry Beades, Chairman, Friends of Banking Ireland, Ms. Jackie Lavin, Bill Cullen Premier Cars; and Mr. Seamus Ó Muilleaneoir, Chairman, Public Banking Forum of Ireland]

Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Labour Activation (resumed) [Representatives from Ibec, SIPTU, the ICTU and The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed]

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

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: The Implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement and its Institutions (resumed) [Mr. Tom Arnold, Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs]


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016

Dáil Wednesday
Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 -
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016

Dáil Thursday
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016

Seanad Wednesday
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016

Seanad Thursday
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2016 [PMB]

Committees Thursday


Report Launch

Report on the Recognition of Traveller Ethnicity
Joint Committee on Justice and Equality
Audio Visual Room, LH 2000 on Thursday, 26 January 2017 at 9:45 a.m.


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 30 January 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Statements on the Establishment of a Commission of Investigation into NAMA
Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 [Seanad] – Report Stage
Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad] – Second Stage

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 31 January 2017 - Fianna Fáil – Motion re. Brexit (provisional)
Wednesday 1 February 2017 - RIG – Motion re. Care of the Elderly


THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Report on the Rising Costs of Motor Insurance – Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach

 


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 30 January 2017
No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 06 February 2017
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016


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