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

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Last updated Thursday 23 March 2017 at 12.03

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 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, I4C) (32 mins)

2.32 p.m. Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Companies Act 2014 (Referral to Committee without Debate) (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

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

3.47 p.m.  Post European Council Statements (105 mins)

5.32 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral –   Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (90 mins)

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

7.50 p.m.  Government Business (10 mins)
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016  - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sinn Féin) (120 mins)
Motion re. Mother and Baby Homes

10.00 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business
Motion regarding the Companies Act 2014 – Referral to Committee without debate (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

4.45 p.m.  Statements on Rebuilding Ireland 2nd Quarterly Progress Report (Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal)

6.45 p.m.  Statements on JobPath (Minister for Social Protection)

8.15 p.m  Expressions of Sympathy on the death of Mr. Martin McGuinness, former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister


Committee Meetings

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals
Schedule A: COM(2016)595 and COM(2016)596 Marrakesh Treaty.
Schedule B: COM(2016)34; COM(2016)63; COM(2016)64; COM(2016)233; COM(2016)412; COM(2016)440; and
(ii) ConnectIreland’s ‘Succeed in Ireland’ programme
Session A: [Officials from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]
Session B: [Representatives from ConnectIreland]

Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Select) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 30 (Agriculture, Food and the Marine) [Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 4 p.m. Detailed Scrutiny of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] and Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016 [Representatives from Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI); Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO), Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI); Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI); and Irish Second-Level Students' Union (ISSU)]
Session B: 5 p.m. The Implications of Brexit for the Irish Educational System [Representatives from the Higher Education Authority; the Irish Research Council; Dublin City University (DCU); the British Irish Chamber of Commerce; the Irish Universities Association; and International Schools Dublin]  

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Overview of the Credit Union Sector - Review of Implementation of the Recommendations in the Commission on Credit Unions Report [Irish League of Credit Unions (ICLU), Credit Union Development Association (CUDA), Credit Union Manager's Association (CUMA) and MABS]

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: An Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn ar bhonn uile-Éireann tar éis an Bhreatimeachta [ Ionadaithe ó Foras na Gaeilge, Pobal – Béal Feirste agus Conradh na Gaeilge]


Wednesday 22 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 (resumed)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, SD-GP) (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 Transport, Tourism and Sport (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  (Independents 4 Change)
Thirty Fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) Bill 2016 – Second Stage

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 -  Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Health)
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016  - Report and Final Stages (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)
Mediation Bill 2017 -  Second Stage resumed (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.  Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)

2.45 p.m.  Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Committee Stage (Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

4.15 p.m. Private Members Business
Pensions (Equal Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Second Stage (Senators Ivana Bacik, Kevin Humphreys, Ged Nash, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin)

6.15 p.m. Statements on the Reports of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach entitled ‘Report on the Rising Costs of Motor Insurance’ and the Cost of Insurance Working Group’s Report on the Cost of Motor Insurance  (Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform)


Committee Meetings 

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Health Service Reform [Minister for Health]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Penal Reform [The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice; and The Prison Officers Association]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Motion re Bus Éireann (Deputy Robert Troy) and Road Safety Strategy (resumed) [Mr. Michael Moroney, Chief Executive Officer, The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI Ireland); Mr. Harry Lee, Lee and Associates Consultants; Ms. Verona Murphy, President, Irish Road Hauliers Association and Mr. John Farrell, General Manager, Tullamore Motor.]

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: The work of Scouting Ireland [Representatives from Scouting Ireland]

Dáil Reform (Sub) Room 2, LH 10.15 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Public Petitions (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Engagement with the Financial Services Ombudsman arising from Public Petition No. P00035/16

Budgetary Oversight CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Review of the Capital Plan  [Mr. Michael Nolan, Chief Executive, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)]

Health (Select) CR3, LH 2000 2.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017 [Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy at the Department of Health]

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


Thursday 23 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

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.  P.Q.s: Oral  Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation  (90 mins)

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

3.05 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: (120 mins)
Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 – Second Stage

5.05 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

The Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union will meet in the Seanad Chamber


Committee Meetings 

 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) 9 a.m. Appropriation Accounts 2015
Vote 26: Education and Skills [Officials from the Department of Education and Skills]
(iii)2.30 p.m. Correction of the record in relation to HSE meeting of 2 February 2016 [Officials from the Health Service Executive]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals - Schedule B: COMs (2017)61 [Estonia – VAT Derogation], 64 and 65 [EC-Mexico Trade Agreement], 79 [Waiver re. Union Goods in Croatia] and 93 [Imposing a fine on Austria]; and
(ii) Overview of the Credit Unions Sector - Review of Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission on Credit Unions Report (resumed)
Session A: Officials from Department of Finance
Session B: Ms. Anne-Marie McKiernan, Registrar for Credit Unions, Central Bank of Ireland

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Select) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A. 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services –  Votes 35 (Army Pensions) and 36 (Defence)
Session B. UN Motion re: Proposal that Dáil Éireann approves the report by the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence, regarding service by the Defence Forces with the United Nations in 2015.
[Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach and Defence with special responsibility for Defence]

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

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select) Seanad Chamber 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Engagement on the Common Travel Area [Officials from the Department of Justice and Equality]

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 11.15 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 

Dáil Wednesday
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016
Mediation Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016
Mediation Bill 2017


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday
 Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016
 Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

Seanad Thursday
 

Committees

Committees Tuesday
Education (Amendment) Bill 2015

Committees Wednesday
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 27 March 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad] – Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)
Mediation Bill 2017 -  Second Stage resumed (Department of Justice and Equality)


PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 28 March 2017- Fianna Fáil — Motion re. Defence Forces
Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Rural Independents Group —Motion re. Children’s Hospital


THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 30 MARCH 2017
Ethical Public Investment (Tobacco) Bill 2017 – Second Stage – Deputy Sean Fleming


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 27 March 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 3 April  2017

No Bills Scheduled


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