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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  11 - 15 December 2017

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Last updated Thursday 14 December 2017 at 12.10

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 12 December 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

12.00 p.m.  Government Business:  (120 mins)
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)

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

2.32 p.m.  Order of Business  (30 mins)
Possible deferred divisions from Friday 8th December
Motions without debate:
Motion re. PQ Rota Change (with effect from January 2018)
Financial Resolution re. Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Department of Justice and Equality)
Motion re. EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) (title corrected from Motion re. Direct Provision and Employment) (Referral to Committee) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Motion re. Fifteenth Report of the Committee of Selection and Appointment of Chair

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

3.47 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Defence  (90 mins)

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

6.05 p.m.   Government Business:  (2 hrs 55 mins)
Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 - All Stages (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Committee and Remaining Stages (Department of Health)

9.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Rural Independent Group): (120 mins)
Motion re. homecare packages

11.00 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

1.00 p.m.  Commencement Matters

2.00 p.m.  Order of Business
Motion regarding EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU - Referral to committee without debate (Department of Justice and Equality)

3.15 p.m.  Finance Bill 2017 – Report and Final Stages (Department of Finance)
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 – Second Stage (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)


Committee Meetings

Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann CR2, LH 2000 3.00 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Seanad Procedure and Privileges R160 5-Storey Block 3.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Coillte’s Annual Report 2016 and issues surrounding Climate Change [Chief Executive Officer and representatives from Coillte]

Budgetary Oversight CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Current position on re-valuation and calculation of Local Property Tax and Commercial Stamp Duty [Revenue Commissioners]

Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: The Cost of Doing Business (resumed)
[Representatives from Irish Farmers Association, Restaurants Association Ireland and Construction Federation Ireland]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Wednesday 13 December 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.   Parliamentary Questions: Oral- Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  (90 mins)

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

12.30 p.m.   Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)
Motions without debate:
Financial Resolution re. Finance Bill 2017 (Department of Finance)
Motion re. Appointment of Ordinary Member of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission

1.02 p.m.      Parliamentary Questions - Oral Taoiseach  (45 mins)

1.47 p.m.      Government Business:  (85 mins)
Pre-European Council Statements (to conclude within 85 minutes)

3.12 p.m.      SOS  (60 mins)

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

5.00 p.m.    Private Members’ Business (Fianna Fáil): Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017 (120 mins)
Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017 Second Stage

7.00 p.m.    Government Business: (4 hrs 15 mins)
Statements on Northern Ireland (to conclude within 2 hours) (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) (8 x 15 minutes)
Finance Bill 2017 Recommendation from the Seanad (Department of Finance)
Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 - All Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Committee and Remaining Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Health)
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)

11.15 p.m.   Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.   Commencement Matters

11.30  a.m.  Order of Business

Private Members Business: re. Special Needs Assistants

Statements on Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) (to conclude within 1 hour 15 minutes) (Minister of State for Defence)

 


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Oversight and Monitoring of Hospital Consultant Contracts as highlighted on the RTE Prime Time programme which aired on 21 November 2017
Session A: [Representatives from the Health Service Executive; Officials from the Department of Health]
Session B: [Representatives from the Irish Hospital Consultants Association; and the Irish Medical Organisation]

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Detailed Scrutiny of Local Government (Establishment of Town Councils Commission) Bill 2017 [PMB]
Session A: [Deputy Shane Cassells, sponsor]
Session B: [Officials from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government]

Rural and Community Development (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: National Planning Framework [Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Accessibility of Public Transport for people with disabilities [Senator John Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Federation; Ms. Joan Carthy, Head of Advocacy, Irish Wheelchair Association; Mr. Eddie Redmond, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Deaf Society; Mr. Chris White, Chief Executive Officer, National Council for the Blind; Mr Paddy Connelly, Chief Executive Officer, Inclusion Ireland; Dr. Margaret Kennedy, Disability Activist]

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 2.00 p.m.
AGENDA: Completion of the examination of the Report and Recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly and preparation of a Draft Report in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Joint Committee.

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 2.00 p.m. The Future of Europe (resumed) [Ms. Fiona O’Donovan, Policy and Research Assistant, Disability Federation of Ireland]
Session B: 3.00 p.m. The Future of Europe (resumed) with a focus on Education and Culture [Mr Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport]

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Thursday 14 December 2017


Dáil Éireann

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

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

12.32 p.m.    Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)
Government Business:
Motion re. Presentation and Circulation of Revised Estimates 2018 (updated title) (Referral to Committee) (without debate) (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)
Motion re. Referral to Joint Committee of proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations (without debate)
Motion re. Report of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport under Standing Order 114 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009 on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services - COM (2017) 647 (without debate)
Motion re. PQ Rota Change (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform) (without debate)

12.47 p.m.    SOS (40 mins)

1.27 p.m.      Government Business:  (5 hrs 40 mins)
Appropriation Bill 2017 - All Stages (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform) (to conclude within 1 hour 40 minutes)
Technological Universities Bill 2015 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Education and Skills) (to adjourn after 2 hours if not previously concluded)
Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad] - (All Stages) (Department of Health) (to conclude within 2 hours if not previously concluded)

7.07 p.m.      Weekly divisions  (40 mins)

7.47 p.m.      Government Business: (5 mins)
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage Resumed (Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)

7.52 p.m.     Government Business: (120 mins)
Statements on the McCartan Report on the Stardust Disaster (8 x 15 minutes)

9.52 p.m.     Topical Issues (48 mins)

10.40 p.m.   Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.    Commencement Matters

11.30  a.m.   Order of Business
Motion regarding the arrangements for the sitting of the House on Friday 15 December, 2017 and Tuesday 19 December, 2017– without debate

Motions regarding Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018, Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) (Regulations 2018 and Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2018  - Referral to Committee without debate (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)

Motion regarding Reasoned opinion of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport regarding proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending (EC) 1073/2009 on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services - (COM) 2017 647 (Senator Jerry Butimer)

12.45 a.m.    Social Welfare Bill 2017 – Report and Final Stages (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection)

2.30 p.m.    Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 – Committee and Remaining Stages
Motion for the earlier signature of the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017  - without debate
(Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)

4.00 p.m.     Private Members Business Landlord and Tenants (Ground Rents) (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Committee & Remaining Stages (Senators Robbie Gallagher, Catherine Ardagh, Keith Swanick)


Committee Meetings 

Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 9:00 a.m - Asia trade opportunities Post Brexit [Representatives from Asia Matters]
Session B: 10:45 a.m.  The role of the ONE Campaign in ending extreme poverty and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. [Jamie Drummond, Executive Director, ONE Campaign]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: 9 a.m. (i) Business of the Committee
(ii) C&AG Report 2016
Chapter 3: Cost of Bank Stabilisation Measures as at end 2016
IBRC Liquidation
[Officials from the Department of Finance]
2.30 p.m. Private Session

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Taxation matters arising from the publication of the ‘Paradise Papers’ (resumed) [Mr. Bernard Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Allied Irish Banks]

Future of Mental Health Care (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Primary Care in Mental Health [ Professor Joyce O'Connor, Former Chairperson of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy and Dr. Brendan O'Shea, Director of the Postgraduate Resource Centre, Irish College of General Practitioners]

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

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Private
Session B: Public - Draft Report of the Committee


Friday 15 December 2017


Dáil Éireann 

10.30 a.m.  Government Business: (4 hrs)
Statements re Child Homelessness (to adjourn after 2 hours if not previously concluded) (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Domestic Violence Bill 2017 [Seanad] - (Second Stage) (Department of Justice and Equality)
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded) (Department of Justice and Equality)

2.30 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.00 a.m.  Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad] – Report Stage (Amendments from Dáil Éireann) and Final Stage [Senators Mark Daly, Keith Swanick, Catherine Ardagh]
Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 - Report and Final Stages
Appropriation Bill 2017 – All Stages (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)
Motion for the earlier Signature of the Appropriation Bill 2017 - without debate
Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 - All Stages (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)


Report Launch

Report on the situation of non-EEA crew in the Irish Fishing Fleet under the Atypical Worker Permission Scheme

Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Audio Visual Room, LH2000 on Thursday 14 December 2017 at 10am


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017
Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]

Dáil Wednesday
Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

Dáil Thursday
Appropriation Bill 2017
Technological Universities Bill 2015
Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

Dáil Friday
Domestic Violence Bill 2017 [Seanad]
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Finance Bill 2017
Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday

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

Seanad Friday
Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015
Appropriation Bill 2017
Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
Local Government (Establishment of Town Councils Commission) Bill 2017 [PMB]

Committees Thursday

 


Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

** Week commencing 18 December 2017

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 25 December 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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