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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  27 November -  1 December 2017

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Last updated Thursday 30 November 2017 at 11.34

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 28 November 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

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

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business (30 mins)

3.02 p.m.  Deferred divisions (from 23 November 2017) (43 mins)

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

4.30 p.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (90 mins)

6.00 p.m.  Topical Issues (48 mins)

6.48 p.m.  Statement by Minister for Justice and Equality re. Justice Issues (57 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

7.45 p.m.  Government Business: (135 mins)
Social Welfare Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Employment and Social Protection)
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)
Financial Resolution re. Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform) (without debate)
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Second Stage (Department of Health)

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.  Commencement Matters

3.30 p.m.  Order of Business
Motions regarding the Reports of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills entitled ‘Report on Positive Mental Health in Schools’ and ‘Report on the eligibility of maintenance grants to students (Wake up SUSI)’ - without debate
Motion regarding the Report of the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government entitled: The Impact of Short Term lettings on Ireland’s Housing and Rental Market’ – without debate (Senator Jerry Buttimer)

4.45 p.m.  Finance Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Department of Finance)
Domestic Violence Bill 2017 - Committee Stage (resumed) (Department of Justice and Equality)


Committee Meetings

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
(a) 10 a.m.
(b) 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A - 10 a.m.  Private Meeting
Session B -  5 p.m: An Post and the Post Office Network (resumed) [Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
Representatives from: An Post; Irish Postmasters' Union; Tico Mail Works; Age Action Ireland]

Session C - 7.00 p.m: Engagement with Mr. Geoffrey Meagher, Chairperson Designate of Bord na Móna

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: The August 2017 Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Inspection Report on Oberstown Children Detention Campus [Representatives from Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)]

Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: The Cost of Doing Business (resumed)
Session A  [Representatives from Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association,Retail Grocery Dairy and Allied Trades Association and National Off-Licence Association]
Session B [Representatives from Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, and Insurance Ireland]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4.30 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; COM(2017)619 Proposal for a Council Regulation (correction of production levies in the sugar sector for 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 marketing years)
Schedule B: COM(2017)483; COM(2017)484; COM(2017)486; COM(2017)556; COM(2017)595; and COM(2017)596; and
(ii) Pre Council meeting and Sea Fisheries Sustainability Impact Assessment  Report [Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine]

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Select) CR1, LH 2000 6.45 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 30 (Agriculture, Food and the Marine) [Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 7.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Further Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: COMs(2017)536, 537, 538 and 539 collectively referred to as the 'ESA Package' [Representatives from the Central Bank of Ireland, Department of Finance; and Irish Funds]
Session B: (i) Review of Ireland's Corporation Tax Code; and (ii) Matters arising from the publication of the Paradise Papers [Mr. Seamus Coffey, Lecturer in Economics]


Wednesday 29 November 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.  Parliamentary Questions: Oral - Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (90 mins)

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

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)
Motions without debate:
Motion re. Supplementary Estimates (4) Leave to Introduce
Motion re. Supplementary Estimates (4) Referral to Committee

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

1.47 p.m.  SOS (60 mins)

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

3.35 p.m.  Private Members’ Business (Sinn Féin): Motion re Disclosures Tribunal (120 mins)

5.35 p.m.  Government Business: (4 hrs 40 mins)
Social Welfare Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Employment and Social Protection)
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)
Financial Resolution re. Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform) (if not previously taken) (without debate)
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 - Report Stage (resumed) (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Health)

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.   Private Members Business  -   Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rent) (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Senators Robbie Gallagher, Catherine Ardagh, Keith Swanick)

2.45 p.m.    Statement by the  Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment) 

Statement by the  Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)

5.45 p.m.    Motion regarding Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund 2018 - Back from Committee (Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

6.30 p.m.   Statements on Ireland’s bid for the European Banking Authority  (Department of Finance)

7.20 p.m.   Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Statements regarding Garda Overtime Budget (Minister for Justice & Equality)


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: ‘Primary Care Expansion’ as recommended in the Sláintecare Report
Session A: 9 a.m. [Representatives from the Irish College of General Practitioners; and the National Association of General Practitioners]
Session B: 10.30 a.m. [Representatives from the Irish Medical Organisation; and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Detailed Scrutiny of the Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill 2016 [PMB] [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Right to Die with Dignity (Resumed) [Professor Des O’Neill, Dr Louise Campbell, and Disability Action (NI)]

Rural and Community Development (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Action Plan for Rural Development [Department of Rural and Community Development]

Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Scrutiny of the Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad] [Representatives from Irish Farmers Association, Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association, BirdWatch Ireland and The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland]

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Termination in cases of foetal abnormality [Dr. Peter Thompson, Consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust]
Session B: Ancillary recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly Report [Officials from the Department of Education and Skills; Officials from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Select) CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Supplementary Estimate for Public Services – Vote 31 (Transport, Tourism and Sport)[Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport]

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: The Future of Europe (resumed)
Session A: 2.00 p.m. [Dr Eoin O’Neill and Dr Finbarr Brereton, Lecturers in Environmental Policy, University College Dublin (UCD) Earth Institute; Mr Michael Ewing, Coordinator, and Mr Oisín Coghlan, Director, Friends of the Earth Ireland and member of the Steering Committee of the Environmental Pillar, The Environmental Pillar]
Session B: 3.00 p.m. [Mr Paul Ginnell, Policy Officer, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland; Dr Seán Healy, CEO, Social Justice Ireland]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR4, LH 2000 4.45 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Supplementary Estimate for Public Services - Vote 5 (Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions) [Mr Joe McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State Department of the Taoiseach with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands]

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Select) CR1, LH 2000 4.45 p.m.
AGENDA: Motions regarding Ireland’s participation in two European Defence Agency Projects: 
(i) Joint Procurement Arrangement for EU SatCom Market 
(ii) European Centre for Manual Neutralisation Capabilities (ECMAN) pursuant to section 2 of the Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009. [Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach and Defence with special responsibility for Defence]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 6.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Taxation matters arising from the publication of the ‘Paradise Papers’ [Mr Niall Cody, Chairman, Office of the Revenue Commissioners]


Thursday 30 November 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.  Parliamentary Questions - Oral Minister for Finance  (90 mins)

12.00 p.m.  Government Business: (16 mins)
Motion re. Appointment of a member of the Government

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

12.48 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)

1.03 p.m.  Government Business: (64 mins)
Motion re. European Defence Agency (with debate, 8 x 5 minutes) (Department of Defence)
Motion re. Proposed authorisation by Dáil Éireann for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to instruct legal representatives (with debate, 8 x 3 minutes)

2.07 p.m.  Weekly divisions (43 mins)

2.50 p.m.  SOS (40 mins)

3.30 p.m.  Government Business (90 mins)
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Health)
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Second Stage (Department of Justice and Equality)
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)

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

5.48 p.m.  Private Members’ Bill: University College Galway (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív) (120 mins)

7.48 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business

12.45 p.m.  Statements to mark World Aids Day on 1 December, 2017

1.45 p.m.   Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Health)
Domestic Violence Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)


Committee Meetings 

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A - 9 a.m. The current situation in Palestine [Representatives from Sadaka]
Session B - 11 a.m.  Review of the Irish aid Programme (resumed) [Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Minister of State with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development]

Justice and Equality (Select) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Supplementary Estimate for Public Services - Justice and Equality Vote (Vote 20) (Subject to Referral) [Minister for Justice and Equality]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee
(ii) C&AG Report 2016 Chapter 20: Corporation Tax receipts

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 2017 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 12 (Superannuation and Retired Allowances) and Vote 17 (Public Appointments Service) [Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform]

Future of Mental Health Care (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m. 
AGENDA: Update on the implementation of 'A Vision for Change' [Officials from the Health Service Executive (HSE)]

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

Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Select) CR1, LH 2000 2.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Social Welfare Bill 2017 (subject to referral) [Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection]

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 3 p.m.
AGENDA: Ancillary recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly Report [Officials from the HSE; Officials from the Department of Health]


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Social Welfare Bill 2017
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]

Dáil Wednesday
Social Welfare Bill 2017
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad

Dáil Thursday
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017
University College Galway (Amendment) Bill 2017


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Finance Bill 2017
Domestic Violence Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday

Seanad Thursday
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017
Domestic Violence Bill 2017

 

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill 2016 [PMB]
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]

Committees Thursday
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017
Social Welfare Bill 2017


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 4 December 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
To be confirmed

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 5 December 2017 - Independents 4 Change - To be confirmed
Wednesday 6 December 2017 - Fianna Fáil - To be confirmed

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 2 FEBRUARY 2017

Statements re. Paradise Papers


Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

** Week commencing 4 December 2017

National Archives Amendment Bill (2017) (Select Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on Thursday 7 December 2017 at 12.30 p.m. in Committee Room 1 LH2000)

** Week commencing 11 December 2017

No Bills Scheduled


Report Launch

Report on Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2017  and  Report on Future Funding of Public Service Broadcasting in Ireland 2017

Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment  Audio Visual Room LH 2000 on Tuesday 28 November 12 noon.

Report on the Review of the Credit Union Sector with specific reference to the Credit Union Advisory Committee Review of Implementation of the Recommendations in the Commission on Credit Unions Report (June 2016)

Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform,,Audio Visual Room LH 2000  on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 11 a.m.

 Report  on Sustaining Viable Rural Communities

Joint Committee on Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht ,Audio Visual Room LH 2000, on Thursday 30 November 2017  at 12 noon


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