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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  30 May  - 01 June 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 15.06

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 30 May 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Amendment of takeback date for Motions re. Legal Acts in the Justice Area and Insolvency Proceedings (without debate)
Revised Estimates (back from Committee) (without debate) (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)

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

3.47 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business: (115 mins)
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Finance)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): Motion re. Hospital Health Services (120 mins)

10.00 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 the Mid-term Capital Review and Report of the Public Service Pay Commission (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)

6.30 p.m. Criminal Justice Bill 2016 – Second Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)


Committee Meetings

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 3 p.m. 
AGENDA: (i) Pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 [Representatives from the Irish Greyhound Board / Bord na gCon]; and(ii) Anti-doping strategy of the Irish Thoroughbred industry [Representatives from the Turf Club]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Session A: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] & the General Scheme of an Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016 [Representatives from: Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI); An Foras Pátrúnachta; Educate Together; Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS); Muslim Primary Education Board (MPEB); General Synod Board of Education of the Church of Ireland; National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE); Joint Managerial Body/Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools (JMB/AMCSS); and the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA)]
Session B: Engagement with Caranua [Representatives from: Caranua]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Brexit (resumed) - Matters relating to Financial Services
Session A: 4 p.m
. - Mr. Pat Lardner, CEO, Irish Funds Industry Association; Mr. Marc Coleman, Director of Financial Services Ireland (FSI); Mr. Aidan Regan, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin; and
Session B: 5.30 p.m. - Mr. Ed Sibley, Director of Credit Institutions, Mr. Gerry Cross, Director of Policy and Risk and Mr. John Flynn, Head of Irish Economic Analysis, Central Bank of Ireland

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Na dúshláin a bhaineann le Craoltóireacht in Éireann trí mheán na Gaeilge [Ionadaithe ó Raidió Fáilte 107.7FM, Raidió na Life 106.4FM agus Raidió na dTreabh]


Wednesday 31 May 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

10.00 a.m.  Government Business
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 (resumed) (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, RIG) (32 mins)

12.32 p.m   Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)
Motion re. Amendment of Terms of Reference of the Special Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (without debate)

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

1.47 p.m   P.Q.s: Oral -  Minister for Social Protection (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 (Rural Independent Group): (120 mins)  Motion re. Fair Deal Scheme

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)
Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Report Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 -  Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Finance)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Finance)

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. Domestic Violence Bill 2017 - Committee Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)

2.00 p.m.  Statements on the audit of the use of section 12 of the Child Care Act by An Garda Síochána (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)

3.00 p.m.  Statements on Tourism  (Minister of State, Department Transport, Tourism and Sport)

4.30 p.m.  Private Members Business -  Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Senator Lynn Ruane)
Motions regarding EU Regulation in the Justice Area and in Insolvency Proceedings - Back from Committee without debate (Department of Justice and Equality)

6.00 p.m.  Statements on the proposed sale of AIB shares (Minister for Finance)

7.15 p.m  Statements on the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

8.15 p.m. Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Motions re the participation of Ireland in two measures pursuant to Protocol 21 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in the civil justice area

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Examination of Matters arising from Interim Report of AGS Internal Audit Unit on Financial Procedures at the Garda College Templemore

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: (i) The Implications of Brexit for Transport, Tourism and Sport;
(ii) The Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies and contracts for Chief Executives and
(iii) The current situation at Bus Éireann.[Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport]

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland [Representatives from the Irish Foster Care Association and EPIC]

Dáil Reform (Sub) Room 2, LH 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Health (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 1.30 p.m. Engagement with the Chair Designate of the National Cancer Registry Board [Mr. Jerome Coffey];
Session B: 2.30 p.m. Engagement with the Chair Designate of the National Treatment Purchase Fund [Mr. John Horan]; and
Session C: 3.30 p.m. Issues in relation to Medical Scanning Services [Professor Sean Daly, Consultant Obstetrician, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital]

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 (resumed) [Representatives from Voice Ireland (The Environmental Pillar)]

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


Thursday 01 June 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)
Motion re. Legal Acts in the Justice Area (back from Committee) (without debate) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Motion re. Insolvency Proceedings (back from Committee) (without debate) (Department of Justice and Equality)

12.47 p.m. Weekly divisions 

1.30 p.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Statements re. Mother and Baby Homes (Department of Children and Youth Affairs)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 -  Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Finance)
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]  - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

3.30 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: 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.  Committee Report/PMB: Report on the Recognition of Traveller Ethnicity (Joint Committee on Justice and Equality) (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 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (a) 9 a. m. Business of the Committee;
(b) C&AG Report 2015:
(i) Chapter 13: Revenue’s Review of Medical Consultants’ Tax Affairs
(ii) Chapter 14: Research and Development Tax Credit
(iii) Chapter 16: Deferral of Tobacco Stamp Liability
[Officials from the Revenue Commissioners]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Detailed scrutiny of the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Presidential Voting) Bill 2014 [PMB] Session A: [Mr. Seán Crowe T.D., Mr. Gerry Adams T.D.] Session B: Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Review of the implementation of Cost of  Insurance Working Group - First Progress Update 2017 - Report on the Cost of Motor Insurance [Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement]

Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017 [Officials from the Department of Social Protection]

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 in respect of: i) energy matters, ii) the future of the EU and iii) relations between the State and Northern Ireland
Session A: 10.00 a.m.

Engagement on Energy Matters [Eirgrid: Ms Rosemary Steen, Executive Director External Affairs and Mr Rodney Doyle, Executive Director Market Operations; and SSE Airtricity Ireland: Mr Stephen Wheeler, SSE Ireland Managing Director]
Session B: 11.00 a.m.
Engagement on the Future of the EU [European Movement Ireland, Ms Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director]
Session C: 12 noon
Engagement on Relations between the State and Northern Ireland [Dr Mary Murphy, Department of Government, University College Cork, Jean Monet Chair in European Integration]
Session D: 2.30 p.m.
Engagement on the Future of the EU [Dr Anthony Coughlan, Associate Professor Emeritus in Social Policy, TCD]

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

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

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.15 p.m. 
AGENDA: The Implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland's Environment - Shared Cross Border Issues


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday

Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 

Dáil Wednesday
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] - Second Stage 
Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] 
Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] 
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 ​​

Dáil Thursday
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad

Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Criminal Justice Bill 2016

Seanad Wednesday
Domestic Violence Bill 2017 

Seanad Thursday

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 13 June 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage
Other business to be announced

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 13 June 2017  - Fianna Fáil - Motion re. Mortgages
Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Social Democrats-Green Party — Motion re. Building Standards

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 15 JUNE 2017
Sláintecare Report of the all-party Committee on the Future of Healthcare


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

Week commencing 5 June 2017
No Bills Scheduled

Week commencing 12 June 2017
Hallmarking (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Select Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Thursday, 15 June 2017 at 2 p.m. in CR4, LH2000)
Public Sector Standards Bill 2015 (Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach,15 June 2017, at 11.30 a.m. in Committee Room 2)

Report Launches
The Joint Committee on Social Protection will launch a report entitled Proposed Restructuring of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service and the Citizens Information Service on Thursday 1 of June at 14:00 p.m. in the AV Room
The Select Committee on the Future of Healthcare will launch a report entitled Sláintecare Report on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 9.45 a.m. in the AV Room


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