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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 1 - 5 May 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 17.00

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 2 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Change to Standing Order 21 (without debate)
Motion re. PQ Rota Change (Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) (without debate)

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

3.47 p.m.   Government Business (105 mins)
- Post-European Council Statements (to conclude within 1 hour 45 minutes if not previously concluded)

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

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

8.00 p.m. Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): - Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 (120 mins)

10.00 p.m.  Motion re. Change to Standing Order 27 (40 mins)

10.40 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

Seanad Éireann Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9 May 2017


Committee Meetings

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 [Representatives from the Irish Council Against Bloodsports and the Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland]; and
(ii) Issues relating to the Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme [Representatives from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland]

Education and Skills (Select) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 26 (Education and Skills) [Minister for Education and Skills]

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Plean infheistíochta na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta aontaithe ag 80 grúpa Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta; (ii) Tráchtaireacht ar Chóras na Scéimeanna Teanga – Tuairisc an Choimisinéara Teanga faoi Alt 29 d’Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003.
[ An tAire Gnóthaí Gaeltachta agus Acmhainní Nádúrtha]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 5.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Future Funding of Higher Education in light of the Cassells Report (including Income Contingent Loans in Ireland for Higher Education Financing) [Dr. Charles Larkin; Dr. Shaen Corbet; Dr. Aedín Doris (Maynooth University) and Dr. Darragh Flannery (University of Limerick)]


Wednesday 3 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

2.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)

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

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

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

6.05 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sinn Féin): - Motion re. Health (120 mins)

8.05 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Foreign Affairs)

10.15 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

Seanad Éireann Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9 May 2017


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: Detailed Scrutiny of the Employment Equality (Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Age) Bill 2016 [PMB] [Mr. John Brady, T. D.]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Upgrading of the N4 and N5 roads infrastructure [Ms. Lisa Brady, Chief Executive Officer, Longford Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Ciaran Corcoran, Abbot Diagnostics  and Midland Chairman, IBEC, Mr. Seamus Butler, Butler Manufacturing Services and Former President, Longford Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Brian McCann, Lecturer, Institute of Technology, Sligo]

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: The work of the City and County Childcare Committees [Representatives from the City and County Childcare Committees]

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Issues in relation to recent media reports that some residential centres for people with disabilities are not in compliance with regulations laid down in the Health Acts
Session A: 1.30 p.m. [Representatives from the Health Information and Quality Authority]
Session B: 3 p.m. [Representatives from the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies]

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


Thursday 4 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m. Private Members Business  Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill 2016 Second Stage (Deputy Seán Sherlock)(120 mins)

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

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

12.47 p.m. Weekly divisions (43 mins)

1.30 p.m.  SOS (30 mins)

2.00 p.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016 - Report and Final Stages (resumed) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Foreign Affairs)
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Foreign Affairs)

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

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

6.18 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: - Rural Equality Bill 2017 Second Stage (Deputy Martin Kenny) (120 mins)

8.18 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

Seanad Éireann Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9 May 2017


Committee Meetings

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Detailed scrutiny of the Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Water in Public Ownership) (No. 2) Bill 2016 [PMB]
Session A: [Ms. Joan Collins T.D., Mr. Séamas Ó Tuathail S.C. and Ms. Treasa Brannick O'Cillin
Session B: [Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (a) 9 a. m. Business of the Committee;
(b) Bord na gCon Financial Statements 2015
[Officials from Bord na gCon]
(c) 2015 Appropriation Accounts
Vote 20: Garda Síochána - Audit of the Garda College
[Officials from An Garda Síochána]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Improving investment opportunities in the wider economy [Mr. Andrew McDowell, Vice-President, European Investment Bank and Mr.Nick Ashmore, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland;
Session B:Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposal COM(2017)114 - Proposal for a Regulation on European Business Statistics [Mr. Padraig Dalton, Director General, Central Statistics Office]

Social Protection (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Pensions (resumed)[Representatives from Age Action Ireland]

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select) Seanad Chamber 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Implications for the Irish economy of a hard and soft exit
Session A: 10 a.m.
[Mr. Gabriel Fagan, Chief Economist; Mr. Mark Cassidy, Head of Financial Stability; and Ms. Mary-Elizabeth McMunn, Head of Risk Division, Central Bank of Ireland]
Session B: 11 a.m. [Mr Kevin Sherry, Executive Director; Ms Anne Lanigan, Brexit Manager; and Mr Garrett Murray, Manager, Policy and Government Relations, Enterprise Ireland]
Session C: 12 p.m.  [Mr Arnold Dillon, Brexit Campaign Lead and Mr Gerard Brady, Economist,  Ibec; Ms Patricia Callan, Director, Small Firms Association; and Mr Ciaran Fitzgerald, Agri-Food Economist, Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI); Mr Kevin Thompson, Insurance Ireland; and Mr John McGrane, Director General of the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce]
Session D: 2.30 p.m. [Mr. Paul McGarry SC, Chairman of the Bar of Ireland and Chairman of the Working Group on Brexit, Bar of Ireland, and Mr Patrick Leonard SC, Bar of Ireland]

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

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Acht na Gaeilge [Mr. Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin, Bainisteoir Abhcóideachta, Conradh na Gaeilge; Mr. Julian de Spáinn, Ard-Rúnaí, Conradh na Gaeilge; Mr. Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh, Feidhmeannach Cumarsáide, Chosaint Teanga & Ionadaíochta, Conradh na Gaeilge]


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday

Dáil Wednesday
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017
Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]

Dáil Thursday
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017
Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

 

Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday

 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday
 


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 8 May 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage
Judicial Courts Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (yet to be published)
Judicial Appointments Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (yet to be published)

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 9 May 2017 - Labour — Gender Pay Gap Bill (yet to be published)
Wednesday 10 May 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Motion re. Dublin

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017 – Second Stage – Deputy Maurice Quinlivan


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

Week commencing 8 May 2017

Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016  [PMB] (Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 5.30 p.m. in CR2, LH2000)
Coroners Bill 2015 [PMB] (Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 10 May at 9 a.m. in CR2, LH2000)
Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach on Thursday 11 May 2017 at 10 a.m. in CR2, LH2000)

Week commencing 15 May 2017

Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 1.30 p.m. in CR4, LH2000)
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 (Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 17 May at 9 a.m. in CR2, LH2000).


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