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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 19 - 23 June 2017

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Last updated Friday 21 June 2017 at 16.10

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 20 June 2017


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, I4C) (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 Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business: (115 mins)
Motions re. Renewal of Certain Provisions of the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 and the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (to conclude within 40 minutes) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 -  Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Health)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil ): Motion re. Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.   Order of Business 
Motions regarding reports of the Seanad CPP (without debate)

4.45 p.m.  Inland Fisheries Bill 2017 - Second Stage (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)

6.30 p.m.  Motion regarding Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 
Motion re the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2005 (Department of Justice and Equality)

7.10 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Examination of Matters arising from the Interim Report of AGS Internal Audit Unit on Financial Procedures at the Garda College Templemore (resumed)
Session A: 9 a.m. [Commissioner of An Garda Síochána]
Session B:  7 p.m. [The Policing Authority & the Department of Justice and Equality]
(note: The Committee on Budgetary Oversight is scheduled to meet in this room between 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. - see separate entry for details)


Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m. 
AGENDA: Engagement on aspects of the Irish Mortgage Market
Session A: 2 pm - Report on Options for Ireland's Mortgage Market [Ms. Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission]; and
Session B: 3 pm - Distressed Mortgages - Legislative Proposal [Mr. Brian O’Reilly, RIGHT2HOMES]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Issues concerning the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 and domestic aspects of fish quota allocations within the Irish fishing industry [Representatives from the Irish Fish Producers Organisations and the National Inshore Fisheries Forum]

Budgetary Oversight CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: The Fiscal Assessment Report [Representatives from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC)]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m. 
AGENDA: Decarbonising Transport – the key role of alternative fuels and technologies, including Electric Vehicles
Session A:  [Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; representatives from the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland), CER (Commission for Energy Regulation), ESB (Electricity Supply Board), SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry), IRHA (Irish Road Haulage Association), and IEVOA (EV Owners Ireland)]
Session B: Oversight of CER (Commission for Energy Regulation) [Commissioners from CER]


Wednesday 21 June 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, SD-GP) (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   Government Business (85 mins)
Pre-European Council Statements (to conclude within 85 minutes if not previously concluded)

3.12 p.m   Parliamentary Questions: Oral -  Minister for Health (90 mins)

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

5.30 p.m.  SOS (40 mins)

6.10 p.m.  Private Members Business (Social Democrats-Green Party Group): (120 mins)
Motion re. Building Standards, Regulations and Homeowner Protection

8.10 p.m.  Government Business (115 mins)
Statements on the Procedure for Nomination for Appointment to the Judiciary (115 mins)

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. Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 – Committee Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)

3.00 p.m.  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) – Second Stage (Department Communications, Climate Action and Environment)

5.00 p.m.  Private Members Business 
Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Second Stage (Senators Joan Freeman, Gerard P. Craughwell, Marie Louise O’Donnell)

7.00 p.m  Private Members Business
Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Second Stage (Sinn Féin Senators)

9.00 p.m. Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland (resumed) [Representatives from TUSLA]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 (resumed)
 [Mr.Denis Kelleher, barrister and author]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. 
AGENDA: The Impact of Short Term Lettings on Ireland’s Housing & Rental Market
Session A: [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government  and  Representatives from Dublin City Council ]
Session B: [Representatives from Focus Ireland, Simon Community and the Peter McVerry Trust]

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select) CR2, LH 2000 11.15 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m. 
AGENDA: White Paper on the Future of Europe [Mr. Gerry Kiely, Head of Representation, European Commission Representation in Ireland]

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m. 
AGENDA: The work of the Western Development Commission in sustaining viable rural communities [Paddy McGuiness, Chairman, Western Development Commission]
Coimisiún Forbartha an Iarthair; an Obair atá ar siúl chun Pobal tuaithe inmharthana a chaomhnú [Paddy McGuinness, Cathaoirleach, Coimisiún Forbartha an Iarthair ]


Thursday 22 June 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

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

12.47 p.m.  Government Business
Weekly divisions

1.30 p.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 -  Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Health)
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]  - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

3.30 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (90 mins)

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

5.48 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: Sláintecare Report – Committee on the Future of Healthcare (120 mins)

7.48 p.m.  Dáil adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m. Commencement Matters

11.30 p.m.  Order of Business 

12.45 p.m.  Criminal Justice Bill 2016 – Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)

2.15 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Health (Select) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 [PMB] [Mr. James Browne, T.D.]

 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) Matters relating to the Financial Accounts of the Third Level Sector [Officials from University of Limerick, University College Cork, Dublin Institute of Technology and Cork Institute of Technology]
(iii) 2.30 p.m. - Private Session

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: The situation in Ukraine [Mrs. Olena Shaloput, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Ukraine] 

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

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR2, LH 2000 11.15 a.m. 
AGENDA: National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 [Mr Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, e-Government, Finance and Public Expenditure]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m. 
AGENDA: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness - Third Quarterly Progress Report and Emergency Accommodation [ Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government and Officials from the Department]

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Seanad Select) Seanad Chamber 2.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Implications of the UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union for relations between the State and Northern Ireland [The Lord Alderdice]


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017

Dáil Wednesday
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016

Dáil Thursday
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017
Heritage Bill 2016 



Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Inland Fisheries Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday
Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016
Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 

Seanad Thursday
Criminal Justice Bill 2016
 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday
Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 [PMB]
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 27 June 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
 To be announced

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 27 June 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Local Government (Establishment of Town Councils Commission) Bill 2017 – Second Stage
Wednesday 28 June 2017 - Sinn Féin — Motion re. Defence

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 29 JUNE 2017
Protection of Employees (Collective Redundancies) Bill 2017 — Second Stage — Deputy David Cullinane


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

Liostáil Shealadach Billí lena mBreithniú i Roghchoistí Dála / Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

Week commencing 26 June 2017
Mediation Bill 2017 (Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 28 June  at 9 a.m. in CR2 LH2000)
Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 (Select Committee on Education and Skills on Wednesday 28 June  at 4.30p.m. CR2 LH2000)
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] (Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Thursday 29th June at 9:00 am in the Dáil Chamber)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 (Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach on Thursday, 29 June, at 10 a.m. CR2 LH2000

Week commencing 3 July 2017
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bill 2017 (Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach will consider the on Tuesday, 4 July, at 2 p.m. CR2 LH2000)

Report launch:
The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will launch a report on ‘The Implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement’ on Thursday 22 June in the AV room in Leinster House at 14:30.


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