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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 22 -  26 May 2017

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Last updated Friday 22 May 2017 at 16.30

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 23 May 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)

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

3.47 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Justice and Equality (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business: (115 mins)
Motion re. Commission of Investigation (National Asset Management Agency) Draft Order 2017
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Justice and Equality)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sinn Féin): Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Report and Final Stages (180 mins)

11.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business

4.45 p.m. Statements on Public Service Broadcasting (Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment)

6.30 p.m. Statements on the National Rehabilitation Hospital (Department of Health)

7.10 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 12 noon 
AGENDA: Engagement with Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the Draft General Scheme of the Data Sharing and Governance Bill (resumed) [Officials from Digital Rights Ireland Ltd; and Mr. Denis Kelleher, Barrister-at-Law]

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR3, LH 2000 2.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 3.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Detailed scrutiny of the Banded Hours Contract Bill 2016 [PMB] (resumed)
Session A: 3.30 p.m. [Representatives from the University of Limerick]
Session B: 4.15 p.m. [Mr. David Cullinane T.D.]
Session C: 5.00 p.m. [Minister of State for Employment and Small Business]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals:
Schedule B: COM(2017)68; and COM(2017)128; and
(ii) Pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 [Representatives from Sport Ireland]

Budgetary Oversight CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: The revised capital plan [Representatives from the Irish Exporters Association]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Review of the performance of ComReg's statutory functions and Strategy Statement 2017 – 2019 [Mr. Gerry Fahy, Chairperson, Mr. Jeremy Godfrey and Mr. Kevin O’Brien, Commissioners, ComReg]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Select) CR4, LH 2000 6 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] [Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]; and
(ii) Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB]


Wednesday 24 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, Sol-PBP) (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 Education and Skills (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): (120 mins) Motion re. Caranua

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Criminal Justice Bill 2016 (changed from Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016) - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 (changed from Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016) - Report and Final Stages (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]  - Second Stage (Department for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and the Gaeltacht)

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.  Statements on Defence Matters (Department of Defence)

2.30 p.m.  Statements on Areas of Natural Constraint (Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine)

4.00 p.m.  Motion regarding Commission of Investigation (National Asset Management Agency) Order 2017 (Department of the Taoiseach)

5.00 p.m.  Private Members Business - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Senators Ivana Bacik, Kevin Humphreys, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Gerald Nash)

7.00 p.m. Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Justice and Equality (Select) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Parole Bill 2016 [PMB] [Mr. Jim O'Callaghan T.D.]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: The situation pertaining to the collapse of the Pilot Training College of Ireland [Mr. Brian Kealy and Ms. Martina Kealy, Coordinators, Pilot Training College Action Group]

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m. 
AGENDA: Engagement with MEPs from the Island of Ireland

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m. 
AGENDA: An Straitéis Spáis Náisiúnta 2002 go 2020 agus an straitéis a leanfaidh í i gcomhthéacs an tionscadail atá idir lámha ag an gCoiste faoi láthair ar ‘Ceard a dteastaíonn a dhéanamh chun pobal tuaithe inmharthana a chothú’
Seisiún A: 2.30 p.m. [An Dochtúir Brian Hughes]
Seisiún B: 4.30 p.m. [Oifigigh ón Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil]
The National Spatial Strategy 2002 to 2020 and its successor within the context of the Committee’s current project on ‘What it takes to sustain a viable rural community’
Session A: 2.30 p.m. [Dr. Brian Hughes]
Session B: 4.30 p.m. [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government]


Thursday 25 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

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.  Government Business
Motion re. Framework Agreement between EU and Mongolia (Back from Committee) (without debate) (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Weekly divisions 

1.30 p.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Finance)

3.30 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (90 mins)

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

5.48 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: Pension Fund (Prohibition of Levies) Bill 2016 Second Stage (Deputy Willie O’Dea)  (120 mins)

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 

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Select) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: The Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Mongolia, of the other part  [Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade]

Health (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Issues in relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its relevance for health and wellbeing (resumed) [Representatives from Centre for Independent Living; and Disability Federation of Ireland]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee
(ii) Private meeting

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Brexit - Matters relating to Customs, Trade and Tariffs (resumed) [Mr. Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy and Tax, Chartered Accountants Ireland; Mr. Niall Cody, Chairman, Office of the Revenue Commissioners; and Ms. Carol Lynch, Partner, BDO Ireland]

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Matters considered by the Foreign Affairs Council and other matters relating to foreign affairs and trade [Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade]

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 relations between the State and Northern Ireland
Session A: 10.00 a.m. [Representatives from Border Communities Against Brexit]
Session B: 12.00 p.m. [Dr. Duncan Morrow, Director of Community Engagement, Ulster University]
Session C: 2.30 p.m. [Ms. Gina McIntyre, Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)]
Session D: 3.15 p.m. [Professor Christopher McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen’s University Belfast]

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

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad

Dáil Wednesday
Criminal Justice Bill 2016 (changed from Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016) 
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad
Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 (changed from Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016)
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad] 

Dáil Thursday
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017

Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday

Committees

Committees Tuesday
 Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]
 Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB]

Committees Wednesday
Parole Bill 2016 

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 29 May 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 — Order for Report, Report and Final Stages Additional business to be confirmed

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 30 May 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Motion re. Health Waiting Lists
Wednesday 31 May 2017 - Rural Independents Group — Motion re. Fair Deal Scheme

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Report on the Recognition of Traveller Ethnicity — Joint Committee on Justice and Equality


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 29 May 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 5 June 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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