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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 9 - 13 October 2017

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Last updated Thursday 12 October  2017 at 11.58

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 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann

1.00 p.m.  Budget 2018 Statements  (8 hours)

9.00 p.m.  SOS (30 mins)

9.30 p.m.  Financial Resolutions (150 mins)

12.00 a.m.  Dáil adjourns

Seanad Éireann

3.30 p.m. Order of Business
Motion regarding Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017 – Back from Committee without debate (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

4.45 p.m.  Statements on Budget 2018 (Minister of State at the Department of Finance)

Committee Meetings

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Straitéis Óige don Ghaeltacht [Ionadaithe ó Muintearas – An Togra Oideachais Gaeltachta]

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (90 mins)  

11.30 a.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, Sol-PBP, I4C FF, LAB) (48 mins) 

12.18 p.m.  Leaders’ Statements on Budget 2018 (8 x 30 minutes) (approx)

4.18 p.m.   SOS (on conclusion of Leaders’ Speeches)

5.30 p.m.   Budget Speeches (resumed) (20 minutes slots) (4 hours 30 mins)

10.00 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 Northern Ireland (Minister for Foreign Affairs)

2.15 p.m.   Motion regarding Eighth Report of the Convention on the Constitution – Referral to Committee (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)

4.00 p.m.  Private Members Business: Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Fianna Fáil Senators)

6.00 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns

Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Issues in relation to Adult Safeguarding (resumed) [Officials from the Department of Health; and a Representative from the Institute of Public Administration

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Wards of Court
Session A - 9 a.m. [Justice for Wards Group]
Session B - 9.45 a.m. [The Courts Service]

Seanad Public Consultation R160 5-Storey Block 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A - 2 p.m. International developments in the provision of health care services in the area of termination of pregnancies
[Dr. Abigail Aiken, Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Texas; Dr. Ronald Johnson and Dr. Bela Ganatra, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation]
Session B - 4 p.m. Health care issues arising from the Citizens' Assembly recommendations
[Dr. Rhona Mahony, Master, National Children’s Hospital and Professor Fergal Malone, Master, Rotunda Maternity Hospital]

Public Petitions (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Discontinued Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Schemes [Minister of State for Disabilities]

Thursday 12 October 2017

Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (90 mins)  

11.30 a.m.   Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, RIG, SD-GP, SF, Sol-PBP) (48 mins) 

12.18 p.m.  Budget Speeches (resumed) (to adjourn at 4.00 pm) (3 hours 42 mins)

4.00 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 the Future of Europe (Minister of State for European Affairs)

Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee
(ii) Transport Infrastructure Ireland Financial Statements 2016

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Matters relating to the Banking Sector (resumed)
Session A: 9.30 a.m. [Mr. Padraic Kissane]
Session B: 10.45 a.m. [[Mr. Harald Felzen, European Project Manager, Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, SBFIC; Mr. Seamus Boland, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Rural Link and Mr Seamus Maye, Joint Chair, Public Banking Forum of Ireland]

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Detailed Scrutiny of the Electoral (Amendment)(No.3) Bill 2014 [PMB] [Mr. Éamon Ó Cuív T.D.]; and
Session B: Detailed Scrutiny of the Prohibition of Micro Plastics Bill 2016 [PMB] [Mr. Seán Sherlock T.D.]

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

Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10.30 a.m. (T)
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Health care issues: (i) Primary Care (ii) Crisis Pregnancy Management
[Dr. Brendan O’Shea, Director, Post-Graduate Resource Centre, Irish College of General Practitioners]

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Discussion with Groups Working with those affected by violence 
[Ms. Anne Cadwallader, Pat Finucane Centre; Ms.  Margaret Urwin, Justice for the Forgotten;  Mr. Mike Ritchie, Relatives for Justice]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 3 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week


Dáil Tuesday

Dáil Wednesday

Dáil Thursday


Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday


Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday

Committees Thursday

Indicative Business for Week Commencing 16 October 2017

Water Services Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed)
National Archives (Amendment) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage
Hallmarking (Amendment) Bill 2016 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2016 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Rural Independent Group — Motion re. Effect of expansion and enlargement of city boundaries on country areas
Wednesday 18 October 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 Second Stage

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Deputy Billy Kelleher) Second Stage

Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

** Week commencing 16 October 2017
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

** Week commencing 23 October 2017
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

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