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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 27 February - 3 March 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 1 March February 2017 at 15.56

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 28 February 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

2.32 p.m. Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Extended Take Back Date for Report of Services by the Defence Forces with the United Nations (Dept of Defence) (without debate)
Motion re. Reasoned Opinion (Committee on Justice and Equality) (without debate)
Motion re. Capital Carryover (Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform) (without debate)

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

3.47 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral –  Minister for Finance (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business (115 mins)
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad] – Second Stage (Dept of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Dept of Justice and Equality)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Labour): Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann March

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business
Motion regarding a reasoned opinion of the Committee on Justice and Equality – without debate (Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality)

4.45 p.m.  Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Amendment Bill 2016 - Second Stage (Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment)


Committee Meetings

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Budgetary Oversight CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: The Report on the Revised Macroeconomic Indicators [Representatives from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the Central Bank of Ireland]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals - Schedule A: The "Clean Energy for all Europeans" package. COM (2016) 759; COM (2016) 761; COM (2016) 767; COM (2016) 861; COM (2016) 862; COM (2016) 864; COM (2016) 863.
(ii) The effect of the proposed withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) on the energy market in Ireland.
[Representatives from CER (Commission for Energy Regulation), Eirgrid, ESB and SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland)]


Wednesday 1 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, AAA-PBP) (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 Education and Skills (90 mins)

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

4.05 p.m.  SOS  (30 mins)

4.35 p.m.  Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): Motion re. Insurance Industry (120 mins)

6.35 p.m.  SOS  (10 mins)

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Statements on Traveller Ethnicity
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad] – Second Stage (resumed) (Dept of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Dept of Justice and Equality)
Mediation Bill 2017 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Dept 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.  Domestic Violence Bill 2017 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)

3.30 p.m.  Private Members Business

5.30 p.m. Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Penal Reform [Victims Rights Alliance]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Select) CR4, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 34 (Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government) [Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 11a.m. The current situation in Bus Eireann (resumed) [Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport]
Session B: 1.30p.m.  Road Safety Strategy (resumed) [Assistant Commissioner, Michael Finn, Roads Policing/Major Events/Emergency Management, An Garda Siochána; Ms. Donna Price, Irish Road Victims Association and Ms. Susan Gray, Promoting Awareness, Responsibility and Care on our Roads (PARC Road Safety Group)]

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Briefing on the work of the European Parliament Information Office in Dublin. [Mr. James Temple-Smithson, Head of Office, European Parliament Information Office]

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Seisiún A: 2.30p.m. i) An Bille um Chartlann Náisiúnta (Leasú) agus cur i ngníomh reatha an Achta um Chartlann Náisiúnta, 1986
ii) Céard a theastaíonn a dhéanamh chun pobal tuaithe inmharthana a chaomhnú (atógáil) [Aire agus Oifigigh ón Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta ]
Seisiún B: 4.30p.m. Láithreáin stairiúla mhuirí a chosaint lena n-áirítear láithreán stairiúil an Lusitania agus tumadóireacht ag na láithreáin seo a cheadúnú [Oifigigh ón Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta]
Session A: 2.30p.m. i) The National Archives (Amendment) Bill and the current implementation of the National Archives Act 1986
ii) What it takes to maintain a viable rural community (resumed) [Minister and Officials from the Dept. for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs]
Session B: 4.30p.m. The Protection of marine historical sites including the Lusitania historical site and the licencing of diving at these sites [Officials from the Dept. of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs]


Thursday 2 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, 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)
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Dept of Justice and Equality)
Mediation Bill 2017 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Dept 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)
Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (Amdt) Bill 2016 — Second Stage (Deputy Clare Daly)

7.48 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.   Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.   Order of Business
Heritage Bill 2016 – Committee Stage (resumed) (Minister for Arts, Heritage, Rural, Regional and Gaeltacht Affairs)


Committee Meetings 

Health (Select) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services – Vote 38 (Department of Health) [Minister for Health]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) Appropriation Accounts 2015
Vote 34: Environment, Community and Local Government
C&AG Report 2015
Chapter 4: Central Government Funding of Local authorities
Chapter 5: Progress on Land Aggregation

[Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government]
(iii) Private Meeting

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Proposals: Schedule A COMs(2016)850, 851, 852, 853, 854 (Financial Regulation - Risk Reduction Measures; COM(2016)811 (Temporary VAT General Reverse Charge Mechanism for Intra-Trading); and COM(2016)825 (Control of funds entering and leaving the European Union)
(ii) Financial Services Ombudsman’s Bureau – Strategic Plan 2017 and Tracker Mortgage Issues [Mr. Ger Deering, Financial Services Ombudsman]

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


Report launch:


Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will launch a report entitled Impact of the UK Referendum on Membership of the European Union on the Irish Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors on Tuesday, 28 February at 3pm in the AV room.


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016

Dáil Wednesday
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016
Mediation Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016
Mediation Bill 2017


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Amendment Bill 2016

Seanad Wednesday
Domestic Violence Bill 2017

Seanad Thursday
Heritage Bill 2016

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 6 March 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 – Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017(not yet published)
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 – Order Report, Report and Final Stages

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 7 March 2017 - AAA-PBP — Protection of Life During Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2017 (not yet published)
Wednesday 8 March 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Motion re. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Report of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality entitled “Report on the Recognition of Traveller Ethnicity”


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 6 March 2017

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014  Select Committee on Health on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 4 p.m. in CR3 LH2000
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad] Select Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Thursday 9 March 2017 at 2 p.m. in CR4 LH2000 (subject to referral)

** Week commencing 13 March 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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