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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  10 -  14 July 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 13 July  2017 at 20.28

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 11 July 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)
Motion re. Oireachtas Committee Chairs (without debate)

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

3.47 p.m.   P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Defence (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.   Government Business: (155 mins)
Statements on Srebernica (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) (to conclude within 40 minutes)
Mediation Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)

8.40 p.m.   Private Members Business (Labour): Waste Reduction Bill 2017 Second Stage (120 mins)

10.40 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m. Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m. Order of Business

4.45 p.m.  Private Members Business - Motion re: Srebrenica massacre - Senators Frank Feighan, Neale Richmond

5.45 p.m.  Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017 - All Stages - Motion for the Earlier Signature of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017 - without debate (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)

Private Members Business - Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 – Report and Final Stages [Sinn Féin Senators]


Committee Meetings

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

Health (Select) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Minister for Health]

Dáil Reform (Sub) Room 2, LH 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Education and Skills (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Matters related to the operation of the School Transport Scheme [Officials from the Department of Education and Skills and Representatives from Bus Éireann; the National Council for Special Education (NCSE); the National Parents' Council Primary; and the National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE)] 

Seanad Procedure and Privileges R160 5-Storey Block 4.45 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 5 p.m.            Ceanncheathrú Nua d’Fhoras na Gaeilge agus an costas a bhaineann leis [Foras na Gaeilge agus Oifig na nOibreacha Poiblí]
Session B: 6 p.m.    Na dúshláin a bhaineann le Craoltóireacht in Éirinn trí mheán na Gaeilge agus na dualgais atá ar Raidió Teilifís Éireann faoin reachtaíocht [Raidió Teilifís Éireann]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) 1. CR3, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Broadcasting (Amendment Bill) 2017 and Retransmission Fees
[Officials from Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Representatives from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Raidió Teilifís Éireann; and TG4]
2. CR3, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Broadcasting (Amendment Bill) 2017 and Retransmission Fees
[Officials from Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Representatives from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Raidió Teilifís Éireann; and TG4]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 5.30 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Announcement by the UK Government regarding its withdrawal from the 1964 London Fisheries Convention; and
(ii) Issues concerning mussel seed quota allocation in Lough Foyle
[Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine]

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 7.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Wednesday 12 July 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.   Government Business: (120 mins)
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017 - All Stages (Department of Rural and Community Affairs)
Motion re. Defence – Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the deployment of a contingent of the Permanent Defence Force to serve as part of EUNAVFOR MED – Operation Sophia (Department of Defence) (to conclude within 80 minutes)
Mediation Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously continued) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Finance)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, Sol-PBP, I4C) (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 Justice and Equality (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)
Mortgage Arrears Resolutions (Family Home) Bill 2017 Second Stage

6.45 p.m.   Government Business: (255 mins)
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017 - All Stages (Department of Rural and Community Affairs)
Motion re. Defence – Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the deployment of a contingent of the Permanent Defence Force to serve as part of EUNAVFOR MED – Operation Sophia (Department of Defence) (to conclude within 80 minutes)
Mediation Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously continued)(Department of Justice and Equality)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Finance)

11.00 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 School Transport (Minister of State for Training and Skills)

2.00 p.m.  Motion regarding Report of the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Brexit: Implications with Potential Solutions (Minister of State for European Affairs)

4.00 p.m.  Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017 – Committee & Remaining Stages (Senator James Reilly)

5.00 p.m.  Private Members Business  [Senators Ivana Bacik, Kevin Humphreys, Ged Nash, Aodhán Ó’Riordain]

7.00 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals: Schedule A: COM(2017) 262 (legal framework for the European Solidarity Corp);
(ii) Update on the Affordable Childcare Scheme; and
(iii) Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland (resumed)
[Minister for Children and Youth Affairs]

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 9.00 a.m. The processes and criteria used when evaluating ‘Orphan Drugs’ [Representatives from the Health Service Executive; and the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics ];
Session B: 10.30 a.m. Funding of ‘Orphan Drugs’ [Representatives from the Alpha One Foundation; and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland ]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Engagement with Ms. Carol O'Farrell, Chairperson Designate, The Valuation Tribunal
(ii) Pension issues in relation to a group of Gardaí who left prior to 1 October 1976  [Mr. Oliver Shanley, Mr. Anthony Morris and Mr. Pat Hynes, former Gardaí  ]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid. [Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport ]

Justice and Equality (Select) CR2, LH 2000 11.15 a.m.
AGENDA: Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Divorce) Bill 2016 [PMB] [Ms. Josepha Madigan T.D.]

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

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

Budgetary Oversight CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Development and reform of the budget process [Representatives from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC)]
(ii) Equality budgeting [Representatives from the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI)]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 3.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

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


Thursday 13 July 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Government Business: (180 mins)
Summer Economic Statements (Department of Finance) (to conclude after 3 hours if not previously concluded)

1.00 p.m.   Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, I4C) (32 mins)

1.32 p.m.   Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)
Motion re. Eleventh Report of the Committee of Selection (without debate)
Motion re. Establishment of Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care (without debate)
Motion re. Standing Order 147 (without debate)

1.47 p.m.   Weekly divisions (43 mins)

2.30 p.m.     SOS (30 mins)

3.00 p.m.    Government Business: (342 mins)
Motion re. Defence – Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the deployment of a contingent of the Permanent Defence Force to serve as part of EUNAVFOR MED – Operation Sophia (Department of Defence) (resumed, to conclude within 80 minutes)
Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 - All Stages (Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government)
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 -  Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Finance)
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Public Expenditure & Reform)
Mediation Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously continued) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Amendments from the Seanad (Department of Children and Youth Affairs)
Motion re. Framework Agreement with EU and Republic of the Philippines (back from Committee)(without debate)

9.12 p.m.    P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (90 mins)

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

11.30 p.m.   Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m. Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business
Motion regarding the arrangements for the sitting of the House on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Motion regarding Discharge of Order for Report Stage for the Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016

12.45 p.m.  Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017 - All Stages [Department of Rural and Community Affairs]

2.15 p.m.   Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 - Second Stage [Department of Justice and Equality]


Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) Appropriation Accounts 2015
Vote 20: Garda Síochána
Vote 22: Courts Service
[Officials from An Garda Síochána and Courts Service]
(b) 2.30 p.m. Private Session

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Overview of Operations and Functioning of NAMA including the recently published NAMA Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016 [Mr. Frank Daly, Chairman and Mr. Brendan McDonagh, Chief Executive Officer, National Asset Management Agency]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Engagement with Mr. Jack Keyes, Chairperson Designate, Pyrite Resolution Board
Session B: Implementation of Housing & Homelessness Policies & Initiatives [Officials from Dublin City Council, Cork City Council, Waterford City & County Council and Fingal County Council]

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

Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Select) CR4, LH 2000 12.15 p.m.
AGENDA: The Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of the Philippines, of the other part. [Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development]

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Friday 14 July 2017


Dáil Éireann 

10.00 a.m.  Government Business: (10 hours)
Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Deputy James Browne) (Department of Health)
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017 - Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 -  Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Finance)
Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Amendments from the Seanad (Department of Finance) (originally sponsored by Deputy Pearse Doherty)
Mediation Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously continued)(Department of Justice and Equality)
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 - Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Public Expenditure & Reform)
Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Amendments from the Seanad (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Children and Youth Affairs)
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously continued) (Department of Finance
Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (to adjourn after the opening speeches) (Department of Social Protection)
Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation)

8.00 p.m.   Adjournment


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday

Mediation Bill 2017
Criminal Justice (Commission of Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2017

Dáil Wednesday
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017
Mediation Bill 2017
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016
Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016
 

Dáil Friday
Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017
Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014
Mediation Bill 2017
National Shared Services Office Bill 2016
Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017
Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017
Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017
 



Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday
Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017

Seanad Thursday
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016

Committees

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

Committees Wednesday
Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Divorce) Bill 2016 [PMB]

Committees Thursday

 


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 17 July 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 24 July 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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