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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  13 - 17 November 2017

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Last updated Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 17.41

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 14 November 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, RIG) (32 mins)

2.32 p.m.   Order of Business (30 mins)
Motions without debate:
Motion re. Estimate Provision for the Horse & Greyhound Racing Fund Allocation for 2018 (Referral to Committee) (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine)
Motion re. Changes to Standing Orders 23, 25, 29A, 38, 110A and 140

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

3.47 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.  Government Business: (115 mins)
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)

8.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sinn Féin):  Multi-Party Action Bill 2017 - Second Stage (120 mins)

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business
Motion regarding the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund 2018 – Referral to Committee without debate (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

4.45 p.m.  Statements on the Diaspora (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

6.15 p.m.  Statements on the Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government entitled: “The Impact of Short Term Lettings on Ireland’s Housing and Rental Market’
(Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)

8.15 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Private Meeting
Session B:  Detailed Scrutiny of the Electoral (Amendment)(No.3) Bill 2014 [PMB] (resumed) [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals:
Schedule A: COM(2017)424 Proposal for amending Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 on the Common Fisheries Policy
Schedule B: COM(2017)483; COM(2017)484; COM(2017)486; COM(2017)556; and
(ii) Issues surrounding Climate Change [Officials from Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine]


Wednesday 15 November 2017


Dáil Éireann

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.   P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Health (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 (Labour Party): (120 mins)
Housing (Homeless Families) Bill 2017 Second Stage

6.45 p.m.  Government Business: (210 mins)
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Health)
Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 - Order for 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.  Water Services Bill 2017 –Committee & Remaining Stages
Motion for the Earlier Signature of the Water Services Bill 2017 - without debate (Department of Housing Planning and Local Government)

3.30 p.m.  Statements on Health   
(Department of Health)

5.30 p.m.   Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Report Stage (Amendments from Dáil Éireann) and Final Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)

6.00 p.m.  Private Members Business: Motion re JobPath  (Senators Rose Conway Walsh, Paul Gavan, Fintan Warfield, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Trevor Ó Clochertaigh, Niall Ó Donnghaile)

8.00 p.m. Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Rights, Resources and Regulation of Homecare
Session A: 9 a.m. [Officials from the Department of Health; and Representatives from the Health Research Board]
Session B: 10.30 a.m. [Representatives from Age Action Ireland; Dr. Eamonn O’Shea, Health Economist; and Representatives from the National Community Care Network (NCCN)]

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Select) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Further Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 34 (Housing, Planning and Local Government) [Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Communications (Data Retention) Bill 2017
[Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and National Union of Journalists (NUJ)]

Rural and Community Development (Select) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Further Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 42 (Rural and Community Development) [Minister for Rural and Community Development]

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

Dáil Reform (Sub) R160 5-Storey Block 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Mid-year review of the 2017 Estimates for Public Services – Vote 34 (Housing, Planning and Local Government) [Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Select) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Further Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 33 (Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) [Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht]
Meastacháin Athbhreihnithe Breise -Vóta 33 (Cultúr, Oidhreacht agus Gaeltacht)  [An tAire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta]

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Socioeconomic Reasons [Dr. Caitriona Henchion, Medical Director, Irish Family Planning Association] 
Session B: Health care issues - Crisis Pregnancy management [Ms. Janice Donlon, HSE, Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Engagement with Mr. David McGarry, Chairperson Designate, Shannon Foynes Port Company and Mr. Fred Barry, Chairperson Designate, National Transport Authority

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 3 p.m.
AGENDA: Engagement on the Future of Europe (resumed) [Mr Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)]

Education and Skills (Select) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Technological Universities Bill 2015 [Minister of State for Higher Education]


Thursday 16 November 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m. Committee Report: (120 mins)
Motion re. Sláintecare Report – Committee on the Future of Healthcare

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, RIG)  (32 mins)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)
Government Business:
Motion re. Further Revised Estimate – Vote 34 – Housing, Planning and Local Government (without debate) (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)

12.47 p.m.  Weekly divisions (43 mins)

1.30 p.m.   SOS (30 mins)

2.00 p.m.  Government Business: (120 mins)
Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Justice and Equality)

4.00 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral – Minister Foreign Affairs and Trade (90 mins)

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

6.18 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: (120 mins)
Report entitled Scrutiny of the Banded Hours Contract Bill 2016 [PMB] - Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation

8.18 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 Councillors Conditions (Department of Housing Planning and Local Government)


Committee Meetings 

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) Engagement on Education and Training Board (ETB) Sector
Session A:  Appropriation Accounts 2016  Vote 26: Education and Skills – Reform of Education and Training Boards/SOLAS
SOLAS 2016 Financial Statements – ETB Sector.

Matters relating to ETB Sector as outlined in C&AG Report 99 Financial Reporting in the Public Sector
Session B: City of Dublin ETB - 2015 Financial Statements
Kilkenny and Carlow ETB - 2016 Financial Statements
Session C: Tipperary ETB - 2015 Financial Statements
Kildare and Wicklow ETB - 2013/2014 Financial Statements

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A - 9:30 a.m. [Patrick Paul Walsh, Professor of International Development Studies, UCD]
Session B - 11:00 a.m.  [Ambassadors of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Kenya]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10.15 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

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


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

Dáil Wednesday
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017
Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday
Water Services Bill 2017

Seanad Thursday
Water Services Bill 2017

Committees

Committees Tuesday
Electoral (Amendment)(No.3) Bill 2014 [PMB]

Committees Wednesday
Technological Universities Bill 2015

Committees Thursday


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 20 November 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Finance Bill 2017 — Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Technological Universities Bill 2015 — Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 — Order for Second Stage and Second Stage


PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 21 November 2017 - Fianna Fáil — Motion re. Insurance
Wednesday 22 November 2017 - Sol-PBP — Prohibition of Wild Animals in Circuses Bill 2017

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 23 November 2017
University College Galway (Amendment) Bill 2017 — Second Stage — Deputy Eamon Ó Cuív


Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

** Week commencing 20 November 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 27 November 2017
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 (Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and the Taoiseach on Thursday 30th November at 9.30a.m. in Committee Room 2, LH2000)
Thirty fourth Amendment of the Constitution Presidential Voting Bill 2014 (Select Committee on Housing Planning & Local Government on  Wednesday 29th November at 10.15am in Committee Room 1,LH2000)


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