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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 3 - 7 July 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 5 July 2017 at 12.00

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 4 July 2017


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, RIG)  (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 Children and Youth Affairs (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business: (115 mins)
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Justice and Equality)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): Motion re. Bin Charges

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.  Domestic Violence Bill 2017 - Committee Stage - (Minister for Justice)

7.00 p.m.  Statements on Finite Lives, Dying, Death and Bereavement. An Examination of State Services in Ireland by Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell (Minister for Social Protection)


Committee Meetings

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 11 a.m. 
AGENDA: Credit Union Finance for Social Housing
(i) Representatives from the Irish League of Credit Unions
(ii) Representatives from the Housing Supply Alliance

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR2, LH 2000 2.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 [Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals:
Schedule B: COM(2017)137; COM(2017)162; COM(2017)182; COM(2017)244; COM(2017)245; EWN(2017)C 187-60; EWN(2017)C 188-20; EWN(2017)C 188-21; EWN(2017)C 196-10; EWN(2017)L 146-17; EWN(2017)L 149-98; EWN(2017)L 155-6; and
(ii) The situation of non-EEA crew in Irish Fishing Fleet under the Atypical Worker Permission Scheme [Representatives from Migrant Right Centre Ireland and International Transport Workers’ Federation]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m. 
AGENDA: (i) Engagement with Mr. Paul Holden, Chairperson Designate, Digital Hub Development Agency;
(ii) Oversight of BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland) [Mr Michael O'Keeffe, Chairman, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland]


Wednesday 5 July 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Government Business  (120 mins)
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017 - Second and Remaining Stages (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017 - Order for Second andSecond Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, 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   Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Finance (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 (Sinn Féin): (120 mins) - Motion re. Childcare

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017 - Second and Remaining Stages (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (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.    Statements on Household Waste Charges (Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment)

3.30 p.m.       Private Members Business  Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Committee Stage  - (Sinn Féin Senators)
Private Members Business  Declaration of Independence Day Bill 2017 – Second Stage -  (Senators Keith Swanick, Diarmuid Wilson, Mark Daly and Paul Daly)


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Link between Homelessness and Health [Representatives from the Simon Communities of Ireland]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 (resumed)
(i) Mr. Simon McGarr, Solicitor and member of Digital Rights Ireland, and Mr. TJ McIntyre, Law Lecturer in UCD and Chair of Digital Rights Ireland
(ii) Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. 
AGENDA: Session A: Private
Session B: Credit Union Finance for Social Housing (resumed)
(i) Officials from the Department of Finance
(ii) Officials from the Central Bank of Ireland

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m. 
AGENDA: Session A: 2.00 p.m.
Briefing on key developments on the European Agenda [Ms. Helen McEntee T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for European Affairs]
Session B:  2.45 p.m.
The priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU [Her Excellency Mrs. Kristi Karelsohn, Ambassador of Estonia to Ireland]

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m. 
AGENDA: Oidhreacht Nádúrtha na hÉireann a chaomhnú - idir fauna, flora agus ghnáthóga uathúla [ionadaithe ó An Taisce- Iontaobhas Náisiúnta d'Éirinn, An Chomhairle Oidhreachta agus Oideas Gael ]
Preserving Ireland's National Heritage - its fauna, flora and unique habitats [Representatives from An Taisce-the National Trust for Ireland, The Heritage Council and Oideas Gael ]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 4.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Thursday 6 July 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
 Statements on the Quarterly Report on Housing

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.  Weekly divisions

1.30 p.m. SOS

2.00 p.m.  Government Business (300 mins)
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Justice and Equality)

7.00 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Education (90 mins)

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

9.18 p.m.  Dáil adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee will meet in the Seanad Chamber


Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: (a) 9.00 a.m. 2015 Appropriation Accounts - Vote 7: Office of the Minister for Finance 
C&AG Report 2015 - 
Chapter 1: Exchequer Financial Outturn for 2015 
Chapter 2: Government Debt 
Finance Accounts 2015
(b) 2.30 p.m.  2015 Appropriation Accounts -
 Vote 11: Office of the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform 
Vote 12: Superannuation and Retired Allowances 
Vote 18: Shared Services 
Vote 39: Office of Government Procurement
C&AG Report 2015 -
Chapter 3: Vote Accounting and Budget Management
C&AG Special Report 95: Financial Reporting in the Public Sector

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: Schedule A - COM(2017)164 & 165; COM(2017)208; COM(2017)256 and COM(2017)276; Schedule B - COM(2017)169; COM(2017)170; COM(2017)188 and COM(2017)293
(ii) Pre-Ecofin Council Engagement [Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform]

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. 
AGENDA: Session A: 9:30 a.m. Organ harvesting in China [Mr. David Matas and Mr Ethan Gutmann]
Session B: 11:00 a.m. The work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Mediterranean the current humanitarian implications of EU policy in the area [Dr. Conor Kenny, MSF]

Seanad Public Consultation Seanad Chamber 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Public Consultation on Children's Mental Health Services in Ireland
Session A: 10 a.m. - Professional Bodies / Clinicians
Session B: 2 p.m. - State/Official Bodies

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

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Dáil Reform (Sub) Room 2, LH 2.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Report Launch

The Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union will launch a report entitled 'Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions' on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 at 11.00 a.m. in the AV Room.


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

Dáil Wednesday
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017
Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016
Minerals Development Bill 2015 [Seanad]
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017



Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Domestic Violence Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday
 

Committees

Committees Tuesday
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 10 July 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Mediation Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Financial Services and Pension Ombudsman Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage
National Shared Services Offices Bill 2016 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Motion re. Framework Agreement with the EU and Republic of the Philippines (back from Committee)

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Labour Party - Bill on Economic Indicators (yet to be published)
Wednesday 12 July 2017 - Fianna Fáil - Mortgage Arrears Resolution (Family Home) Bill 2017 - Second Stage

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 13 July 2017
Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016 – Second Stage – Deputy Brian Stanley


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 10 July 2017
Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017 (Select Committee on Social Protection on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 at 11.00 a.m. Committee Room 2, LH2000) (subject to referral)
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Select Committee on Health on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 at 1.30 p.m. Committee Room 3, LH2000)
The Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Divorce) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 at 11.00 a.m. Committee Room 2, LH2000)

Week commencing 17 July 2017
No Bills Scheduled


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