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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  10 -  14 April 2017

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Last updated Thursday 13 April  2017 at 11.52

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 11 April 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. Committee on the Future of Healthcare to extend its deadline to report back to the Dáil (without debate)

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)
Statements on Brexit, to include Motion re. Report of the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs entitled “Committee Travel to Brussels 7-8 February 2017” (resumed)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): - Motion re. Justice (120 mins)

10.00 p.m.  Dail Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m. Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m. Order of Business

4.45 p.m. Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation)


Committee Meetings

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) 1. CR4, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting
2. CR4, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Dáil Business Room 2, LH 11.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Saincheisteanna maidir le hAcmhainní Daonna in Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann [Catherine Heaney Uasal, Cathaoirleach; Raghnall Ó Floinn Uasal, Stiúrthóir; Séamus Lynam Uasal, Stiúrthóir Oibríochtaí Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann]
Human Resources Issues in the National Museum of Ireland [Ms Catherine Heaney, Chairperson;  Raghnall Ó Floinn Uasal, Director; Mr. Seamus Lynam, Head of Operations from the National Museum of Ireland]

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Select) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 29 (Communications, Climate Action and Environment) [Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment; and Minister of State for Natural Resources]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals
Schedule A: COM(2016)34 and COM(2012)124 (Public procurement in third countries); COM(2016)662 (PRIMA initiative)
Schedule B: COM(2016)508; COM(2016)524; COM(2016)614; COM(2016)629; COM(2016)630; COM(2016)631;
(ii) Engagement with Mr. Tom Coughlan, Chairperson Designate, Health and Safety Authority; and
(iii) Detailed scrutiny of the Banded Hours Contract Bill 2016 [PMB] (resumed)
Session A: [Dr. Des Ryan, Lecturer in Law at Trinity College Dublin; and Representatives from the Law Society of Ireland]
Session B: [Representatives from ICTU; Mandate Trade Union; SIPTU; and Unite the Union]


Wednesday 12 April 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, Sol-PBP, I4C)  (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

4.45 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sinn Fein): - Motion re. Garda Commissioner (120 mins)

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Statements on the Report of the Fennelly Commission (to conclude within 90 minutes)
Motion re. Report of the Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (to conclude within 2 hours 40 minutes)

10.55 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m. Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business

12.45 p.m.  Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Committee and Remaining Stages
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 – Committee Stage (Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation)

3.00 p.m.   Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 – Second Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)

Private Members Business
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Senators Billy Lawless, Victor Boyhan, Michael McDowell, Gerard P. Craughwell)


Committee Meetings 
 

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

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Select) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government]
9 a.m. Session A (note: The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs is scheduled to meet in this room between 2 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. - see separate entry for details)
5 p.m. Session B

Justice and Equality (Select) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 16 (Valuation Office); Vote 20 (Garda Síochána); Vote 21 (Prisons); Vote 22 (Courts Service); Vote 23 (Property Registration Authority); Vote 24 (Justice and Equality); Vote 25 (Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission); Vote 41 (Policing Authority)
[Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10.45 a.m.
AGENDA: Detailed Scrutiny of the Criminal Justice (Aggravation by Prejudice) Bill 2016 [PMB] [Ms. Fiona O'Loughlin, T.D.]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty - Drink Driving) Bill 2017 (resumed) [Mr, Pat Crotty, President and  Mr. Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive,Vintners' Federation of Ireland and Mr. Donall O’Keeffe, CEO and  Ms. Deirdre Devitt, Chair,  Licensed Vintners Association]

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Work of the General Affairs Council (GAC);
(ii) Key developments with regard to the UK’s notification of their intention to withdraw from the European Union;
(iii) Future of Europe; and
(iv) Ireland and the European Semester Process 2017
[Mr. Dara Murphy T.D., Minister of State for European Affairs]

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Céard a theastaíonn a dhéanamh chun pobal tuaithe inmharthana a chaomhnú (atógál)
What it takes to sustain a viable rural community (resumed)
[Mr Jerh O'Donoghue, Chairperson, Rathmore Social Action Group and Péigí Uí Cheidigh Uasal, Tearmann Éanna]


Thursday 13 April 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m. Government Business (85 mins)
Pre-European Council Statements

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)
Inland Fisheries Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Foreign Affairs)

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.   Dail Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m. Order of Business

Motion regarding the amendment of Seanad Standing Orders 70, 81, 104 and 104A - without debate
Motion regarding the establishment of a Special Committee on the Eight Amendment of the Constitution  - without debate
Motion regarding the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union - without debate [Seanad CPP]

12.45 p.m. Heritage Bill 2016 - Report and Final Stages (Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

6.00 p.m.  Motion regarding the Report of the Special Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government)


Committee Meetings 

 

Health (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Detailed Scrutiny of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 [PMB] (resumed) [Officials from the Department of Health]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (a) 9 a. m. Business of the Committee;

(b) (i) C&AG Special Report 96: Cost of Child Abuse Inquiry and Redress
     (ii) Caranua Financial Statements 2014 & Caranua Financial Statements 2015
[Officials from the Department of Education & Skills and Representatives from Caranua]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: A review of Building Regulations, Building Controls and Consumer Protection (resumed)
Session A:   [Ms. Orla Hegarty, UCD, Representatives from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and Irish Planning Institute]; and 
Session B:  [Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Officials]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Banking and Financial Regulation [Mr. Jonathan Sugarman]

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

Budgetary Oversight CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: The Draft Stability Programme Update [Minister for Finance]


Report Launch

Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment will launch a report entitled Report on the Detailed Scrutiny of the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 on Wednesday, 12 April at 11am in the AV Room


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday

Dáil Wednesday

Dáil Thursday
Inland Fisheries Bill 2017
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]



Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday
Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016


Seanad Thursday
Inland Fisheries Bill 2017
Heritage Bill 2016

 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 1 May 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage
Public Sector Standards Bill 2015 – Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016 – Order for Report, Report and Final Stages


PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 2 May 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Motion re. Mental Health
Wednesday 3 May 2017 - Sinn Féin — Motion re. Health


THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Rural Equality Bill 2017 – Second Stage – Deputy Martin Kenny


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

Week commencing 17 April 2017

No Bills Scheduled

Week commencing 24 April 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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