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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  15 - 19 May 2017

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Last updated Friday 15 May 2017 at 17.20

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 16 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business (30 mins)
Motions re. EU Regulation in Justice Area and in Insolvency Proceedings (Referral to Committee) (without debate) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Motion re. Financial Resolution for Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad] (without debate)
Motion re. Ministerial rota for PQs (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Department of Social Protection (without debate)

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

3.47 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation  (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business: (115 mins)
Motion to instruct the Committee on the Minerals Development Bill 2015 (to conclude within 60 minutes)
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 -  Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Justice and Equality)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sol-PBP): Equal Participation in Schools Bill 2016 Second Stage (120 mins)

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business
Motions regarding EU Regulation in Justice Area and in Insolvency Proceedings  - (Referral to Committee without debate)

4.45 p.m. Statements on the Migrant Integration Strategy  
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 – Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
 


Committee Meetings
 

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR3, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Select) CR2, LH 2000 11 a.m. 
AGENDA: Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 [Representatives from Greyhound Racing Integrity Ireland]

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

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Brexit: Recent Developments and Future Negotiations [Mr. John Callinan, Second Secretary-General, Department of the Taoiseach]

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 5.15 p.m. 
AGENDA: Discussion on submissions received in relation to the Committee's review of Skills and Apprenticeships schemes [Representatives from Building and Allied Trades' Union (BATU); Construction Industry Federation (CIF); Centre of Craft Studies at Cork Institute of Technology; Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI); Irish Hotels Federation (IHF); and SOLAS]  


Wednesday 17 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, 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   P.Q.s: Oral -  Minister for Defence (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 (Fianna Fáil): (120 mins) Motion re. Consumer impact of increased insurance costs

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Planning and Development Bill (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Housing, Community and Local Government)
Criminal Justice Bill 2016 (changed from Bail Bill 2016) - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (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

2.30 p.m.  Statements on the Second Interim Report of the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes (Minister for Children & Youth Affairs)

4.15 p.m.  Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Report Stage (Amendments from Dáil Éireann) and Final Stage 
Statements on Childhood Obesity (Department of Health)

6.00 p.m.  Private Members Business - Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Senators James Reilly, Jerry Buttimer, Gabrielle McFadden, John O’Mahony, Ray Butler, Catherine Noone, Colm Burke, Tim Lombard, Martin Conway, Maria Byrne)


Committee Meetings 
 

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Findings of HIQA Statutory Foster Care Service inspection reports [Representatives from the Health Information and Quality Authority]

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

Justice and Equality (Select) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 [Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty Notice - Drink Driving) Bill 2017 (resumed) [Ms. Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive Officer, Road Safety Authority]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Select) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources]

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Issues in relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its relevance for health and wellbeing [Representatives from Mental Health Reform; Inclusion Ireland; National Federation of Voluntary Bodies; and The Not for Profit Business Association]

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

Budgetary Oversight CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m. 
AGENDA: Pre-budget hearing [Representatives from Age Action Ireland]


Thursday 18 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

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

12.47 p.m.  Government Business (43 mins)
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 - (Amendment from the Seanad) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Weekly divisions (on conclusion of the above Bill)

1.30 p.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 -  Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Finance)

3.30 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Finance (90 mins)

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

5.48 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB:  Residential Tenancies (Housing Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) (Amendment) Bill 2016 Second Stage (Deputies Bríd Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett and Gino Kenny)

7.48 p.m.  Dáil adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

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: (a) 9 a. m. Business of the Committee;
(b) Bord na gCon Financial Statements 2015 (resumed)
[Officials from Bord na gCon]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. 
AGENDA: EU Action on Ireland's breach of Urban Waste Water Directive [Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, Commission for Energy Regulation and Irish Water]

Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the Draft General Scheme of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill [Officials from Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Department of Justice and Equality; Mr Dale Sunderland, Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commission and Mr Cathal Ryan, Assistant Commissioner, Data Protection Commission]

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select) Seanad Chamber 10 a.m.AGENDA: Implications of the UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union for agriculture
Session A: 10.00 a.m. Engagement with the Ulster Farmers’ Union [Mr Barclay Bell, President; and Mr Wesley Aston, Chief Executive]
Session B: 11.00 a.m. Engagement with Teagasc [Professor Gerry Boyle, Director]
Session C: 11.45 a.m. Engagement with Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ITBA); and the Alliance for Racing and Breeding [Mr Shane O'Dwyer, CEO of ITBA; and Ms Elizabeth Headon, Spokesperson for the Alliance for Racing and Breeding].
Session D: 12.30 p.m. Engagement with Macra na Feirme and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)  [Mr James Healy, President of Macra na Feirme and Mr Joe Healy, President of the IFA].
Session E: 2.45 p.m. Engagement with Food Drink Ireland (FDI) [Mr Paul Kelly, Director]

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

Social Protection (Select) CR4, LH 2000 10.45 a.m. 
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 37 (Social Protection) [Minister for Social Protection]

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Engagement on the role of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) [Mr. John Ging, Director of Coordination and Response Division at OCHA]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.45 p.m.
AGENDA: Voting Rights in Northern Ireland [Mr. Mark Bassett, Barrister-at-Law; Professor Colin Harvey, Queen’s University Belfast]


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 


Dáil Wednesday
Planning and Development Bill (Amendment) Bill 2016 
Criminal Justice Bill 2016 (changed from Bail Bill 2016) 

Dáil Thursday
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016

Seanad Wednesday
Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014

Seanad Thursday

Committees

Committees Tuesday
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

Committees Wednesday
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016
Minerals Development Bill 2015

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 22 May 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Statements on Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest
Statements on Housing and Homeless
Legislation to be announced

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 23 May 2017 - Sinn Féin - Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Report Stage
Wednesday 24 May 2017 - Independents 4 Change - Motion re. Caranua

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 25 MAY 2017
Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Second Stage - Deputies Willie O’Dea and Mary Butler
 


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 22 May 2017
Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] 
Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] (Select Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Tuesday 23 May 2017 at 6 p.m. in CR4, LH2000)
Parole Bill 2016 [PMB] (Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at 9 a.m. in CR2, LH2000)

** Week commencing 29 May 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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