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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  6 -  10 March 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 9 March 2017 at 11.45

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 7 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, AAA-PBP) 2.00 p.m. – 2.32 p.m. (32 mins)

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business 2.32p.m. – 3.02 p.m. (30 mins)

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

3.47 p.m.   P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business:  - Motion re. Commission of Investigation (Grace case) (115 mins)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (AAA-PBP) :  - Protection of Life During Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Second Stage (120 mins) - Deputies Bríd Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett, Gino Kenny, Mick Barry, Ruth Coppinger, Paul Murphy, Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin

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.  Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Amendment Bill 2016 – Committee and Remaining Stages (Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment)


Committee Meetings

Public Accounts CR1, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Health (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Consideration of the Health Products Regulatory Authority Report on Cannabis for Medical Use - A Scientific Review [Representatives of the HPRA and Officials from the Department of Health]

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 3 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) An todhchaí: Post in Éirinn nó an bád bán (ii) Féinmharú agus daoine óga (iii) An t-ochtú leasú ar na mBunreacht [Coláiste an Eachréidh, Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola, Coláiste na Coiribe, Gaelcholáiste Choilm]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Systems, Governance and Procedure in Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) [Mr. Brian Kavanagh, CEO, HRI]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals:
Schedule A: COM(2016)382 (Skills Guarantee); COM(2016)625 (Europass)
Schedule B: COM(2016)708; COM(2016)742 (European Globalisation Adjustment Fund)
(ii) Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] and the General Scheme of the Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016 [Officials from the Department of Education and Skills; Department of Children and Youth Affairs; and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  Representatives from the Ombudsman for Children's Office; the Office of the Ombudsan; the National Parents' Council Primary; the Irish Primary Principals' Network; and the Special Needs Parents' Association]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Overview of the operations of the National Lottery
Session A 4 p.m. Ms. Tara Buckley, Director-General RGDATA
Session B: 5.30 p.m. Mr. Liam Sloyan, Regulator, National Lottery Regulator


Wednesday 8 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m. Government Business: - Motion re. Commission of Investigation (Grace case) (120 mins)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, 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.   Pre-European Council Statements

3.12 p.m.   P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Health  (90 mins)

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

5.30 p.m.   SOS (40 mins)

6.10 p.m.   Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil) : - Motion re. National Education Psychological Service (NEPS) (120 mins)

8.10 p.m.   Government Business (210 mins)
 Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Health)
 Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] – Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
 Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 – Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
 Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017 – Second Stage resumed (Department of Health)

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.  Ráitis maidir le Seachtain na Gaeilge (An tAire Stáit Kyne)

2.15 p.m.    Private Members Business - Motion re. Tourism

4.30 p.m.    Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

6.30 p.m.    Motion regarding Commission of Investigation (Grace Case) (Department of Health)

7.50 p.m.    Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Childcare (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Guardian ad Litem) [Representatives from Barnardos and the Children's Rights Alliance]

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 (Resumed) [Probation Service and Irish Prison Service]

Dáil Reform (Sub) Room 2, LH 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Children and Youth Affairs (Select) CR1, LH 2000 10.45 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 40 (Children and Youth Affairs) [Minister for Children and Youth Affairs]

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 1.30 p.m. - 3.45 p.m. The implications of Brexit for the Health Sector [Officials from the Department of Health];
Please note that the Select Committee on Health will meet between 4pm and 5.15pm - see separate entry for further details
Session B: 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Women’s Reproductive Health [Mr. Dainius Puras, UN Special Rapporteur; Ms. Orla O’Connor, Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland]

Public Petitions (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Promoting awareness of the Public Petitions Process [Representatives from the Citizens Information Board]

Budgetary Oversight CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Developments in the national debt [Representatives from the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)]

Health (Select) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Minister of State with special responsibility for Health Promotion at the Department of Health]

Public Accounts CR1, LH 2000 4.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Dáil Procedure Room 2, LH 6 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Thursday 9 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Government Business: (120 mins)
Statements on the Announcement by the Commission of Investigation confirming Human Remains on the Site of the former Tuam Mother and Baby home

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

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation  (15 mins)
Motion re. report back date from the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (without debate)

12.47 p.m.  Government Business (40 mins)
Motion re. Commission of Investigation (Grace case)

1.27 p.m.  Weekly divisions  (43 mins)

2.10 p.m.  SOS (30 mins)

2.40 p.m.    Government Business (120 mins)
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017 – Second Stage resumed (Department of Health)

4.40 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (90 mins)

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

6.58 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: - Universal Jurisdiction of Human Rights Bill 2015 – Second Stage (120 mins)

8.58 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m. Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business
Motion regarding Joint Committee on Future Funding of Domestic Water - without debate

12.45 p.m.  Statements on the Announcement by the Commission of Investigation confirming Human Remains on the Site of The former Tuam Mother and Baby Home (Department of Children)

2.30 p.m.   Motion regarding Commission of Investigation (Grace Case) (Department of Health)

4.00 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 9:00 a.m. The implications of Brexit for Irish foreign policy [Dr Karen Devine, Department of Law and Government]
Session B: 10:45 a.m. Discussion on the potential impact of Brexit on Irish Exports [Representatives from Irish Exporters Association]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) HSE Patients’ Private Property Accounts 2015
HSE Financial Statements 2015 – Note 13 Fair Deal Scheme
Health Repayments Scheme Donations Fund 2015
[Officials from the Dept of Health and the Health Service Executive]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Proposal COM(2016)856 (Recovery and Resolution of Central Counterparts (ii) Further scrutiny of EU legislative proposals COMs(2016)850, 851, 852, 853, 854 (Financial Sector Regulation - Risk Reduction Measures)
[Representatives from the Department of Finance and Central Bank of Ireland ]

Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) and Citizens Information Service  (CIS) restructuring (resumed) [Representatives from the National Association of Citizens Information Services and the National Development Managers Network] 

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

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR2, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 11 (Office of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform), Vote 12 (Superannuation and Retired Allowances), Vote 14 (State Laboratory), Vote 15 (Secret Service), Vote 17 (Public Appointments Service), Vote 18 (National Shared Services Office), Vote 19 (Office of the Ombudsman)and Vote 39 (Office of Government Procurement) [Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness - Second Quarterly Progress Report [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Select) CR4, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [Mr. John Halligan T.D. Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation]

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 3 p.m.
AGENDA: The Implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement and its Institutions (resumed) [Dr. Duncan Morrow, Lecturer and Director of Community Engagement, University of Ulster]


Report launch:

Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will launch a report entitled The Likely Economic Impact of Brexit with Particular Emphasis on Jobs and Enterprise on Thursday, 9 March at 10.30 am in the AV room. 


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday

Dáil Wednesday
 Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
 Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016
 Health (Amendment) Bill 2017
 Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Amendment Bill 2016

Seanad Wednesday
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Amendment Bill 2016
Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

Seanad Thursday

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014

Committees Thursday
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad]


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 20 March 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Health)
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 – Report Stage (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 21 March 2017 - Sinn Féin — TBA
Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Independents 4 Change — Thirty-Fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) Bill 2016 — Second Stage

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 — Second Stage — Deputy Alan Kelly


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 13 March 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 20 March 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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