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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  20 -  24 February 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 22 February  2017 at 15.07

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 21 February 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, SD-GP) (32 mins)

2.32 p.m. Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Capital Carryover Order (without debate) (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)

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)
National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017 - Second Stage resumed (Deputy Colm Brophy) (Departments of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016 -  Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 -  Second Stage resumed (Department of Justice and Equality)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): Public Services and Procurement (Social Value) Bill 2017 (120 mins)

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business

4.45 p.m.  Statements on recent Education Announcements (Minister for Education)


Committee Meetings

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Strategy for the Rental Sector [Representatives from the Department Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Residential Tenancies Board and Housing Agency]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals:
Schedule A: COM(2016)821 Directive on enforcement of the Services Directive; COM(2016)823 Directive on the European services e-card; COM(2016)824 Regulation on the European services e-card;  COM(2017)11 Directive to protect workers from carcinogens at work; and
(ii) Hearings on the Banded Hours Contract Bill 2016 [PMB] (resumed)
Ms. Marguerite Bolger SC; Ms. Cathy Maguire Chairperson of the Employment Bar Association.

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 11.30 a.m.
AGENDA:
(i)Session A: 11:30 a.m. - Report on the Future Funding of Domestic Public Water Services in Ireland [Representatives from Right2Water]. 
(ii)Session B: 12:00 p.m. - Private Session.

European Union Affairs (Joint); Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 12.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Engagement with the First Vice President of the European Commission.  [Mr. Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Education and Skills (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Positive Mental Health in Our Schools [Representatives from Moodwatchers; the Crooked House Theatre Company; the School of Human Development at Dublin City University (DCU); and Jigsaw Mental Health Services].

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Matters relating to the banking sector (resumed)
Session A: 4 p.m. - Mr Larry Broderick, Financial Services Union
Session B: 5.30 p.m. - Mr Padraic Kissane, Financial Advisor, Tracker Mortgage Campaign

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: 'Na seirbhísí na scileanna, an oiliúint agus na saoráidí is gá chun go gcuirfidh státseirbhís na hÉireann seirbhís iomlán ar fáil don phobal, dá custaiméirí agus dá fostaithe'.‘[Ionadaithe ó Gaelchultúr]


Wednesday 22 February 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, RIG) (32 mins)

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 Foreign Affairs and Trade (90 mins)

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

4.05 p.m.  SOS  (40 mins)

4.45 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sinn Fein): Industrial Relations (Right to Access) (Amendment) Bill 2016 — Second Stage (120 mins)

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016- Report and Final Stages resumed (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad] -  Second Stage (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016  - Second Stage resumed (Department of Justice and Equality)
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Heath)

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 Developments in the Organic Sector and in the Greyhound Industry (Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture)

3.00 p.m.  Statements on Symphysiotomy (Department of Health)

4.30 p.m.  Private Members Business
Minimum Custodial Periods upon Conviction for Murder Bill 2017 - Second Stage (Senators Marie Lousie O’Donnell, Gerard P. Craughwell, Kevin Humphreys)

6.30 p.m. Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Session A:Cybersecurity for children and young adults [Representatives from the ISPCC]
(ii) Session B:Governance and control procedures in TUSLA - The Child and Family Agency [Representatives from TUSLA]

Justice and Equality (Select) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] and Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016
[Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: The current situation at Bus Eireann, the Rural Transport Programme and the Free Travel Pass Scheme [Ms. Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority; and officials from Department of Social Protection]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Equity, Fairness and Conservation Measures [Representatives from the Public Water Forum].

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Quarterly update on Health Issues [ Minister for Health and Officials from the Department of Health; and Mr. Tony O’Brien, Director General and Officials from the Health Service Executive]

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

Budgetary Oversight CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Fiscal outlook, competitiveness and labour market developments [Representatives from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)]


Thursday 23 February 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, AAA-PBP, I4C) (32 mins)

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

12.47 p.m.  Weekly divisions (43 mins)

1.30 p.m.   Government Business (120 mins)
Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016  -  Second Stage resumed (Department of Justice and Equality)
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Heath)

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)
Employment Equality (Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Age) 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

Motion for the appointment of a Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union - without debate (Seanad CPP)

1.30 p.m.    Statements on the Diaspora (MoS for the Diaspora and International Development)

3.00 p.m.   Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) Appropriation Accounts 2015 Vote 31: Transport Tourism and Sport [Representatives from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport]

Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) restructuring [Representatives from Citizens Information Board and MABS]                                                                 

Dáil Business Room 2, LH 10.30 a.m.AGENDA: Private Meeting

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.45 a.m.
AGENDA: Motion on Support for the territorial integrity of Georgia and its integration into the European Union


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016

Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016

Dáil Wednesday
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016
Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad]
Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017

Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday
 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 27 February 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 Second Stage
Other items of business to be advised

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 28 February 2017 - Labour Party – Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] — Second Stage
Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Fianna Fáil – Motion re. Ambulance Service

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (Amendment) Bill 2016 — Second Stage — Clare Daly


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 27 February 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 6 March 2017
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014


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