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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  25 -  29 September 2017

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Last updated Thursday 28 September 2017 at 11.50

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 26 September 2017


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, SD-GP)  (32 mins)

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Change to Committees’ Orders of Reference and Appointment of a new Committee (without debate)
Motion re. Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017 (Referral to Committee) (without debate) (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)
Motion re. Taxation Agreements between Kazakhstan and Macao (Referral to Committee) (without debate) (Department of Finance)

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

3.47 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business: (115 mins)
Mediation Bill 2017 - (Amendments from the Seanad) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Statements re. BREXIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

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

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.   Order of Business 
Motion regarding Appointment of a new Committee and Change of Other Committees' names - without debate
Motion regarding Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017  - Referral to Committee without debate (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)
Motion regarding Europol Regulations – Referral to Committee without debate (Department of Justice and Equality)
Motion re Broadcasting Act 2009 (Designation of Major Events) Order 2017 - Referral to Committee without debate (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)

5.00 p.m. Statements on the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 (Minister of State for Disability Issues)


Committee Meetings

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: (i) Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland [Representatives from the Irish Grain Growers]; and
(ii) Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland and Review of the Nitrates Action Plan [Representatives from the Irish Farmers' Association]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Breaches in fire safety at a number of primary schools nationwide [Minister for Education and Skills]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Matters relating to the Banking Sector (resumed) [Mr. Bernard Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Allied Irish Banks]

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m. 
AGENDA: Na dúshláin a bhaineann le Craoltóireacht in Éirinn trí mheán na Gaeilge agus na dualgais atá ar TG4 faoin reachtaíocht’


Wednesday 27 September 2017


Dáil Éireann

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   Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (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. Housing

6.45 p.m.  Government Business (210 mins)
Statements re. BREXIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Water Services Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)

10.15 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.    Commencement Matters 

11.30 a.m.    Order of Business 

2.00  p.m.    Statements on Mid-term Review of the Capital Plan and next steps (Minister of State at the Department Public Expenditure and Reform)

3.30 p.m.    Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 - Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)

5.00 p.m.    Private Members Business - An Bille um Údarás na Gaeltachta (Leasú) 2017 (Senators Trevor Ó Clochertaigh, Niall Ó Donnghaile and Paul Gavan)
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 - Committee & Remaining Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded)
[Department of Justice and Equality]

700 p.m.    Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 
 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Mid-year review of the 2017 Estimates for Public Services – Vote 38 (Health) [Minister for Health]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m. 
AGENDA: Recent issues relating to An Garda Síochána [Ms Josephine Feehily, Chairperson, Policing Authority]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) Dáil Chamber 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Mid-year review of the 2017 Estimates for Public Services-Vote 29 (Communications, Climate Action and Environment)
[Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment and  Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Cyber Security for children and young adults (resumed) [Representatives from Webwise.ie and Hotline.ie]

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Constitutional issues arising from the Citizens' Assembly recommendations [Dr. David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin; Professor Fiona de Londras, Chair of Global Legal Studies, Birmingham University Law School and Ms. Mary O’Toole S.C.]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Select) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. 
AGENDA: Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 [Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection]

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 Scrutiny of Budget 2018 [ Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform]


Thursday 28 September 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)
Government Business: Motion re. Referral of Eighth Report of the Convention on the Constitution to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (without debate) (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)

12.47 p.m.  Weekly divisions (43 mins)

1.30 p.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Water Services Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
National Archives (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

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

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

5.48 p.m.   Committee Report/PMB  (120 mins)
Report on Immigration, Asylum and the Refugee Crisis  (Joint Committee on Justice and Equality)

7.48 p.m.  Dáil adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.    Commencement Matters 

11.30 a.m.     Order of Business 

01.15  p.m.    Statements on Housing (Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government)


Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 9.00 a.m. (i) Acting Commissioner Ó Cualáin: Statement in relation to Report on the re-opening of Garda Stations
(ii) Business of the Committee
(iii)HIQA Financial Statements 2016
2.30 p.m. Private Session

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.45 a.m.
AGENDA: Matters relating to the Banking Sector (resumed)
Session A - 10 a.m.: Permanent TSB [Mr. Jeremy Masding, Chief Executive Officer]
Session B - 11.30 a.m.: KBC Bank [Mr. Wim Verbraeken, Chief Executive Officer]

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.00 a.m.
AGENDA: Update on Housing Issues [Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government]

Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Functional changes to the Department and the legislative agenda [Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection]

Dáil Business R160 5-Storey Block 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Budgetary Oversight CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Future of Mental Health Care (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Mediation Bill 2017 - (Amendments from the Seanad) 

Dáil Wednesday
Water Services Bill 2017


Dáil Thursday
Water Services Bill 2017
National Archives (Amendment) Bill 2017

Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016

Seanad Thursday
 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
 Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 2 October 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESSNational Archives (Amendment) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)
Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 3 October 2017 - Independents 4 Change — Motion re. Animal Welfare
Wednesday 4 October 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Vacant Housing Bill, yet to  be published

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017
Medical Practitioners Bill 2017 — Second Stage — Deputy Billy Kelleher


Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

** Week commencing 2 October 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 9 October 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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