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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  18 - 22 September 2017

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Last updated Monday 20 September 2017 at 10.30

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 19 September 2017


Dáil Éireann

Adjourned until 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday 20 September 2017


Seanad Éireann

Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 26 September 2017


Committee Meetings

Budgetary Oversight CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Session on pre-budget Scrutiny of Budget 2018 [Representatives from Ibec]


Wednesday 20 September 2017


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, RIG) (32 mins)

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Special Meeting of Joint Committees for engagement with Mr. Guy Verhofstadt MEP European Parliament Brexit Coordinator (without debate)
Motion re: Broadcasting Act 2009 (Designation of Major Events) Order 2017 (Referral to Committee) (without debate) (Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment)

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

3.47 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business (115 mins)
Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017  - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sol-PBP) (120 mins)
Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2017 Second Stage

10.00 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 26 September 2017


Committee Meetings 

Budgetary Oversight CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session on pre-budget scrutiny of budget 2018 [Representatives from Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI), Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Irish Tax Institute and Chambers Ireland]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Child protection audit commissioned by an Garda Síochána [Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection].

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. 
AGENDA: Investing in the Right to a Home - Housing, HAPS and Hubs Report
Session ADr. Mary P Murphy and Dr. Rory Hearne; and
Session B: Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Dublin Regional Homeless Executive

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 12.15 p.m. 
AGENDA: Engagement on the Future of Europe
Session A: 12.15 pm [Youth Representatives Ms Vanessa Mulhall and Mr Robert Nesirky from the National Youth Council (NYCI)]
Session B: 12.50 pm [Dr Pat Ivory, Director of EU and International Affairs, Ibec]

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Engagement with Michael Parsons, Chair Designate, The Heritage Council and engagement with Professor John McCafferty, Chair Designate, Irish Manuscripts Commission

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Engagement with Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy, Chair, Citizens' Assembly

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2.15 p.m. 
AGENDA: Session A: Engagement with Dr Declan Bedford, Chairman Designate, Medical Bureau of Road Safety.
Session B: Engagement with Dr Joseph Hiney, Chairman Designate,Drogheda Port Company

Dáil Business R160 5-Storey Block 6.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Thursday 21 September 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

2.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)
Government Business: Motion re. Europol Regulation (Referral to Committee) (without debate) (Department of Justice and Equality)

2.47 p.m.  Weekly Divisions (43 mins)
Government Business (time permitting): Until 3.30 p.m.
Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection)

3.30 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (90 mins)

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

5.48 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: (120 mins)
Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016 - Second Stage (Deputy Brian Stanley)

7.48 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

Adjourned until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 26 September 2017


Committee Meetings 

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 9.30 a.m. 
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Proposal: Schedule A (Priority Proposal) COM(2017)335; and
(ii) Matters relating to the Banking Sector [ Mr. Liam McLoughlin CEO, Retail Ireland, Bank of Ireland]

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

European Union Affairs (Joint)Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint)Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) Dáil Chamber 10.30 a.m. 
AGENDA: Special meeting of the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs meeting with the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence and the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement for engagement with Mr. Guy Verhofstadt MEP, European Parliament Brexit Coordinator

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: The situation of non-EEA crew in Irish Fishing Fleet under the Atypical Worker Permission Scheme (resumed).
Session A: [Representatives of Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation, Irish Fish Producers Organisation, Irish South and East Fish Producers Organisation, Irish Fishermen’s Organisation, The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, and National Inshore Fisheries Forum]
Session B: [Representatives of Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, Naval Service, and Marine Survey Office]
Session C: [Representatives of the Workplace Relations Commission and the Health and Safety Authority]


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday

Dáil Wednesday
Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017
Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017
Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday
 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 2 October 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
To be decided

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 26 September 2017 - Fianna Fáil - Flooding or Housing related topic (provisional)
Wednesday 27 September 2017 - Sinn Féin - A Housing Bill yet to be published (provisional)

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 28 September 2017
Report on Immigration, Asylum and the Refugee Crisis — Joint Committee on Justice and Equality


Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

** Week commencing 25 September 2017
Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 (Select Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 1.30 p.m. Committee Room 4, LH2000)

** Week commencing 2 October 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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